Sept 30, 2005
Volume 33
Issue 39

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Victory Fund endorses Gay Burien City Council member
Victory Fund endorses Gay Burien City Council member
Stephen Lamphear, who is running for re-election to the Burien City Council, is the only candidate in Washington state to be endorsed at this time by the national Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund.

As the nation's largest LGBT political action committee, the Victory Fund provides strategic, technical and financial support to openly LGBT candidates and officials. The Victory Fund is the only national organization committed to increasing the number of openly LGBT public officials at all levels of government.

Lamphear is one of the few openly Gay public officials in Washington state. He has been a well-respected and effective member of the Burien City Council since 1998, and is running for re-election to his third term in November.

An outspoken advocate for social justice, Lamphear worked to create a shelter for homeless women and successfully fought city legislation that would have made being homeless a crime.

Lamphear led the successful effort to secure domestic partner benefits for all unmarried employees of the city, and passed comprehensive antidiscrimination legislation for LGBT citizens in housing, contracting and employment. Along with others in his city, he also successfully lobbied the Washington Association of Cities to make domestic partner benefits available statewide. The Washington Association of Cities provides insurance coverage for many suburban cities around the state.

A Lamphear for Council press release

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