Gordon Lau

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Gordon J. Lau (August 22, 1941 – April 20, 1998) was the first Chinese American elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in San Francisco, California. He was elected to the city board of supervisors under Mayor George Moscone in 1977. Other notable supervisors at the time included Dianne Feinstein, Carol Ruth Silver, Quentin L. Kopp, Dan White, and Harvey Milk (the first openly gay individual to serve). Much like his colleague Milk, who had been an important activist for the LGBT community of San Francisco. Gordon J. Lau Elementary School in Chinatown is named in his honor.

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