Our Friend, Stan Lewis (1945 - 2002)

Our Friend, Stanley "Stan" R. Lewis (1945 - 2002)

Dear Democrats for Equality,

With a heavy heart, we sadly inform you about the passing this week of Stan Lewis, a longtime member who once served as Vice President of our club.

A longtime LGBTQ+ activist, Stan had served as Co-Chair of San Diego Pride, was a former president of Dignity/San Diego, and a member of the Gay and Lesbian Advisory Board to the San Diego Chief of Police.

During the mid-to-late 1990s, Stan served as Chief of Staff to former San Diego City Councilmember Valerie Stallings.

He also served as Director of HIV/AIDS Services for one of San Diego's largest non-profit organizations, and was a board member of Alliance Healthcare Foundation. He was a former gubernatorial appointee to the California State Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

In 2015, he recorded a video interview for Lambda Archives of San Diego which you can watch here.

Stan is survived by his loving spouse Mossie, whom we express our sincere condolences and thoughts.

We all stand on the shoulders of Stan's activism, leadership, and service to our LGBTQ+ community.

May he rest in power.


Ryan Trabuco
Club President
San Diego Democrats for Equality

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