Steve Lew

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Steve Lew
Born
Watsonville, California
NationalityUnited States
Known forLGBT and AIDS activism

Steve Lew (born 1958 in Watsonville, California) is an Asian-American community organizer, LGBT rights activist and AIDS activist.

Biography[edit]

In 1987, Lew was an organizer for the first west coast conference for Asian Pacific Lesbian and Gays. Lew also co-founded the Gay Asian Pacific Alliance Community HIV Project in San Francisco. The organization grew into a national service organization, was renamed the Living Well project, and eventually merged with the Asian AIDS project to become the Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Center in 1997.[1]

In 1995, Lew was appointed as a member of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS.[2][3]

Lew is a currently Senior Project Director for CompassPoint Nonprofit Services in Oakland, California.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wat, Eric C. (2002). The Making of a Gay Asian Community. Lanham, Maryland, United States: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. p. 204. ISBN 0-7425-1110-3.
  2. ^ "The White House Office of the Press Secretary". President Clinton Signs Executive Order for Creation of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS and Announces Twenty-Three Memberse of the Council. June 15, 1995. Retrieved October 19, 2014.
  3. ^ Dunlap, David W. (June 16, 1995). "Clinton Creates Group to Improve Campaign Against AIDS". Retrieved October 19, 2014.
  4. ^ "Bio: Steve Lew". CompassPoint Non-profit Services. Retrieved October 19, 2014.