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Cecilia Gentili, 'Pose' Actress and LGBTQ Activist, Dead at 52

Gentili died on Tuesday at the age of 52.

Describing her as a pillar in the trans community, GLAAD praised Gentili’s multifaceted roles as an advocate, actress, journalist, and sex worker rights activist. Her literary achievements included the publication of her memoir, Faltas: Letters to Everyone in My Hometown Who Isn't My Rapist, which received critical acclaim, winning the American Library Association's Stonewall Book Award in 2023. Her talent and dedication earned her a role on the groundbreaking TV series Pose, where she portrayed Miss Orlando, a character pivotal in providing support and services to transgender women.

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