|Edmonton City Councillor Ward 4|
|Preceded by||Lance White|
|Succeeded by||Ben Henderson|
August 1950 (age 67–68)|
Loyal, Wisconsin, U.S.
Towson State University|
San Francisco State University
Michael Albert Phair (born August 1950) is a Canadian politician, who served on Edmonton City Council from 1992 until 2007. He was the first openly gay elected politician in the province of Alberta, as well as one of the earliest openly gay elected officials anywhere in Canada.
In June 2015, the Edmonton Public School Board honoured Mr. Phair by naming a school after him citing his work with HIV Edmonton and Edmonton Homeward Trust. The school will serve students in Grades 7 through 9 with a capacity of approximately 900 students. The school is expected to open in the fall of 2017 in the Webber Greens neighbourhood.
- Moroz, Ross (April 25, 2007), "Venerable councillor calls it a career", Vue Weekly, archived from the original on October 26, 2007, retrieved 2008-02-03
- "Gay politicians come out of the closet and into the cabinet". The Globe and Mail, November 13, 2009.
- "Trustees to lead Pride Parade" Archived 2016-03-24 at the Wayback Machine.. Edmonton Journal, May 25, 2012.
- "Michael Phair ISMSS Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services. University of Alberta, Faculty of Education". www.ismss.ualberta.ca. Retrieved 2016-04-13.
- "Michael Phair to have Edmonton school named for him". www.cbc.ca. Retrieved 2016-04-13.
- "Michael Phair 7-9 (Webber Greens) - Edmonton Public Schools". www.epsb.ca. Retrieved 2016-04-13.
- "Former city councillor Michael Phair named chairman of University of Alberta board of governors". Edmonton Journal. February 25, 2016. Retrieved 2016-04-09.
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