Christina Santiago, Chicago LGBT Advocate, Among Those Killed In Indiana Stage Collapse

08/15/2011 11:40 am ET | Updated Oct 15, 2011

Story by Kate Sosin and Tracy Baim, courtesy of the Windy City Times

Christina Santiago, a well-known LGBT advocate and the manager of programming for Howard Brown Health Center's Lesbian Community Care Project (LCCP), died Aug. 13 when strong winds toppled a concert stage at the Indiana State Fair, killing five.

Santiago's partner, Alisha Marie Brennon, was among 45 injured. Brennon was expected to survive, a friend said. She had surgery Sunday night.

Concertgoers in Indianapolis, Ind., were waiting for country music duo Sugarland to take the stage when strong winds collapsed the stage Saturday night. Weather.com reported that winds were between 50-70 mph. at the fair.

Santiago, 29, was among those killed.

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