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posted Friday, March 23, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 12
Remembering Cal Anderson
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Remembering Cal Anderson

Cal Anderson was a trailblazer. He was an activist, a decorated Vietnam War combat veteran, a Washington state senator, and a friend. He was also Washington state's first openly Gay legislator.

Cal fought tirelessly and without fanfare for campaign finance reform, easier voter registration, open access to government documents, and Gay rights legislation. He called himself 'a Democrat who happens to & be Gay,' and he made a difference in many lives.

Cal Anderson died August 4, 1995, of illness related to AIDS. He was 47.

On April 19, 2003, Cal Anderson Park was named and dedicated in his honor.

On March 24, at 11 a.m. at the Northwest corner of Cal Anderson Park at 10th Ave. E. and Denny Way (future site of the Capitol Hill Link light rail station, red construction wall), STart (Sound Transit art program) commissioned artist Kelly Lyles will honor Cal Anderson.

We invite you to help us dedicate this new portrait commemorating his legacy.

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