SAN DIEGO – Tanya Vinson, a local LGBT community personality and activist, died in Illinois in the early morning hours of Saturday, Dec. 17, said her mother, Nancy Mattox of Tacoma, Wash.
Vinson was 33 years old. The cause of death remains unclear.
Mattox said that Vinson, of San Diego, was in Chicago visiting friends and family for the holidays when she died. Vinson attended Tacoma Community College, and was mother to five children, including two teenagers who reside in Washington state.