Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Christine Santiago

The Awesome Woman for Wednesday, August 17, 2011, is Christina Santiago, US Gay Rights Activist. She was only 29 years old, when she died in a stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair on August 13, 2011, She was a manager at Howard Brown Health Center in Chicago, where she had earned recognition as one of Chicago's "30 Under 30" for her work on women's health issues.
Community activist Christina Santiago and her partner, Alisha Marie Brennon, drove from their Chicago home to see Sugarland perform at the Indiana State Fair, a trip a year in the planning.
Christina Santiago was killed in Indianapolis on Saturday when the stage collapsed. She was a brilliant activist and she was Gaby's best friend.
Chicago gay activist Christian Santiago was among the 5 people killed on Saturday as a result of a stage collapse