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Shawn Lang, Veteran Connecticut LGBTQ+ and HIV Activist, Has Died

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Hartford Courant reports. No cause of death was disclosed.She was deputy director of AIDS Connecticut from 1991 until this year, when the organization was restructured and that position eliminated. “In that capacity, she was the organization’s point person with Connecticut lawmakers on matters of public policy,” the Courant notes.A Massachusetts native, Lang originally worked as a nurse’s aide, then attended the University of Lowell, where she became involved with the campus gay rights group. “I found my people,” she told Hartford Magazine in 2016. “I found a niche around organizing and agitating.”When she moved to Connecticut after college, she first worked at a shelter for survivors of domestic violence, then joined AIDS Connecticut. “She.

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