Memorial set for Jazzie Collins

  • Wednesday July 24, 2013
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Friends and colleagues of Jazzie Collins have announced that a memorial will be held Thursday, August 1 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Mission High School, 3750 18th Street (at Church) in San Francisco. Doors open at 5.

Ms. Collins, 54, died July 11 at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in San Francisco. Her cause of death has not been released.

An African American transgender woman, Ms. Collins was serving as the vice chair of the San Francisco LGBT Aging Policy Task Force at the time of her death. She was open about her HIV-positive status and served on the task force from its inception.

Ms. Collins also served on the board of the Trans March. She was recognized last month by the LGBT Legislative Caucus in Sacramento. She was also honored by Supervisor Jane Kim at last week's Board of Supervisors meeting.

Over the years, Ms. Collins worked with a number of local organizations focusing on seniors, residential hotel tenants, immigrants, and low-income residents.

A Facebook posting for next week's memorial notes that it is potluck. For more information, go to the "Memorial for Jazzie Collins" page.

For the Bay Area Reporter's obituary on Ms. Collins, see