Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders marked the passing of civil rights leader Julian Bond with this statement from Executive Director Janson Wu:

“We are grateful today for the life and leadership of Julian Bond. He believed that civil rights belong to everyone, and his lifelong commitment to widening the circle of justice serves as an inspiration for all who work to better our world. We extend our condolences to Julian Bond’s wife and children, and to all who loved him.”