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Saturday, March 19, 2005

Alston Mourned

Slain D.C. Official Continues to Unite
Mourners Share How Activist Inspired, Led, Sought Justice

By Lori Montgomery
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, March 20, 2005; Page C01

The church off Thomas Circle was packed, and just about everyone had a Wanda Alston story.

There was the young woman whose life was going nowhere until Alston steered her into activism. The transgendered advocate who felt demoralized by hate crimes until Alston persuaded her to keep going. The Human Rights Campaign worker who, in the wake of Alston's slaying, must face skeptical ministers alone this week at a meeting about gay marriage...