Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019
 
search SGN
SERVING SEATTLE AND THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOR 42 YEARS!

click to visit advertiser's website


Javascript DHTML Drop Down Menu Powered by dhtml-menu-builder.com

Last Weeks Edition
   
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




 

 
 

 

 

[Valid RSS]

click to go to advertisers website
to Section One | to Arts & Entertainment
posted Friday, December 11, 2015 - Volume 43 Issue 50
George Zander dies at 71
Section One
ALL STORIES
  next story
George Zander dies at 71

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

George Zander, once chair of Seattle's Dorian group and later chair of King County Democrats, died December 10. He was 71.

Zander's husband, Chris Zander, shared the news on Facebook, but did not disclose the cause of Zander's death.

'My husband George Zander passed away this morning in loving arms and in very little pain,' he wrote. 'His passion and strength has paved the road for many of us to follow, and build from. His legacy will live on forever. I love this man more than I love life itself, I can only assume that is what true love is.'

The couple had been assaulted November 1 near Palm Springs, and Zander was hospitalized with a broken hip. It is not known whether that injury contributed to his death.

Desert Stonewall Democrats Chairwoman Ruth Debra said Zander was rushed to Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs early Thursday, December 10, and he died sometime between 7 and 7:30 a.m.

'This was sudden. This was unexpected,' she said. 'All of us who are his friends are very sad and a little angry.'

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray acknowledged Zander's passing on Twitter.

'George Zander was a powerful voice for change and a dear friend,' Murray said. 'Our thoughts and prayers are with his husband, Chris, his family & friends.'

Zander, who lived in Palm Springs for more than two decades, was regional field manager for Equality California.

'This is really a complete surprise and terrible loss for Equality California and the entire LGBT community and the entire community of Palm Springs,' Equality California Executive Director Rick Zbur said.

Palm Springs Councilman Geoff Kors spent nearly a decade as Equality California's executive director and hired Zander as a field organizer in 2009. Zander also helped with Kors' campaign for a council seat this year.

Zander coordinated Equality California's local volunteer efforts, running phone banks and door-to-door campaigns on issues such as same-sex marriage and health care access.

'And he did an amazing job,' Kors said. 'He's just an amazing human being, a passionate activist. He'll be sorely missed by so many people.'

Tell a friend:

Share on Facebook  Share on Facebook

Post to MySpace!Share on MySpace!

    Share on Delicious

Share on StumbleUpon!

George Zander dies at 71
------------------------------
Capitol Hill death of teen under investigation amid speculation of murder, not suicide
------------------------------
Cincinnati City Council bans conversion therapy
------------------------------
End PrEP profiteering, activists say
------------------------------
Statement from King County Councilmember Joe McDermott on the death of George Zander
------------------------------
GSBA 2015 Business and Humanitarian Award winners announced
------------------------------
Where the House Was
A Documentary Film About Richard Hugo House

------------------------------
Holiday Cheer Vol. 3 CD release party and concert to benefit LGBTQ homeless youth
------------------------------
Dim Sum Dialogue with Pride ASIA at SAAM
------------------------------
Ban Trump! Florida mayor says
------------------------------
Ted Cruz doesn't hate you, his campaign says...
But yes, he does!

------------------------------
Men of color continue at high risk for HIV, CDC says
New HIV infections down 19% overall

------------------------------
LGBT Syrian refugees get priority, White House says
But no guaranteed places

------------------------------
Transgender woman elected to Venezuelan National Assembly
------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------
BREAKING NEWS
------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

click to visit advertiser's website

click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
Seattle Gay Blog post your own information on
the Seattle Gay Blog
 
 

gay news feeds gay news readers gay rss gay
http://sgn.org/rss.xml | what is RSS? | Add to Google use Google to set up your RSS feed
SGN Calendar For Mobile Phones http://sgn.org/rssCalendarMobile.xml
SGN Calendar http://sgn.org/rssCalendar.xml

Seattle Gay News - SGN
1707 23rd Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

Phone 206-324-4297
Fax 206-322-7188

email: sgn2@sgn.org
website suggestions: web@sgn.org

copyright Seattle Gay News 2015 - DigitalTeamWorks 2015

USA Gay News American News American Gay News USA American Gay News United States American Lesbian News USA American Lesbian News United States USA News
Pacific Northwest News in Seattle News in Washington State News