Cecilia Gentili, a well-known LGBTQ+ activist and actress from Argentina, passed away at the age of 52 on February 6. The news of her death was shared on her Instagram account, and it was mentioned that she died in New York on Tuesday morning, although the cause of her death was not specified. Her family asked for privacy and time to grieve, and a wake was scheduled to be held at the Judson Memorial Church in New York on February 7th.
Cecilia Gentili’s co-star in ‘Pose’, Dominique Jackson, paid tribute to her on social media, expressing her deep sadness and appreciation for Cecilia’s work as an activist. Cecilia had recently celebrated her 52nd birthday with a party in Brooklyn, where she blew out candles on a cake surrounded by friends.
Cecilia Gentili was born and raised in Gávez, Santa Fe province, Argentina, and later moved to the United States. She was known for her role in ‘Pose’ as ‘Miss Orlando’, a plastic surgeon. In 2021, she founded the Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, which provides healthcare services for LGBTQ+ communities in New York. Prior to that, she worked with various organizations focused on HIV/AIDS prevention and transgender rights.
In addition to her work as an activist, Cecilia was also an inspiration to many in the LGBTQ+ community. Her dedication and passion for advocating for equality and acceptance have left a lasting impact on those who knew her.
In the wake of Cecilia’s passing, many other celebrities have also shown their support for the LGBTQ+ community, including Jennifer Lopez, Angelina Jolie, and Chris Evans. These public figures have used their platforms to promote inclusivity and acceptance, setting an example for others to follow.
It is important to continue sharing stories of love and acceptance, as they can inspire others to embrace diversity and celebrate the unique qualities of every individual. By honoring the legacy of activists like Cecilia Gentili and supporting the LGBTQ+ community, we can create a more inclusive and compassionate society for all.
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