Prominent anti-Apartheid and intersex activist, Sally Gross, passed away on 14 February 2014. Her last communication had been with prominent New Zealand-based intersex activist, Mani Bruce Mitchell, a friend who had posted a GoFundMe appeal for help on Gross’s behalf in January of the same year. Sally’s founding of and work as part of Intersex South Africa (ISSA) had severely depleted her own limited resources and she fell into poor health. The tragedy of her death as a result of this poor health affected communities all over the world. Many obituaries* followed her death. Sally continues to be greatly missed, but her powerful legacy, including ISSA (now part of Iranti), lives on.
* See, for example, the tributes written by Gabrielle Le Roux and Organization Intersex International.