LGBTQ activist who took on Florida anti-gay marriage ban found dead in landfill

LGBTQ activist who took on Florida anti-gay marriage ban found dead in landfill

Detectives are investigating the death of Jorge “George” Diaz-Johnston, who took on Florida’s anti-gay marriage ban and won a landmark same-sex marriage case in Miami-Dade County.

After vanishing on Jan. 3 from Tallahassee, detectives found him dead in a landfill on Saturday morning in Jackson County. He was 54.

Diaz-Johnson is survived by his husband, Don Johnston; his brother Manny Diaz, a former mayor of Miami; and his nephew Manny Diaz, a former University of Miami head football coach.

“He touched so many people with his kind and generous heart,” Johnston wrote on Facebook.

Diaz released a statement saying in part, “My brother was such a special gift to this world whose heart and legacy...

Full story at WPLG

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