|Known for||LGBT and AIDS activism|
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.
- 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.
- "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.
- Dunlap, David W. (June 16, 1995). "Clinton Creates Group to Improve Campaign Against AIDS". Retrieved October 19, 2014.
- "Bio: Steve Lew". CompassPoint Non-profit Services. Retrieved October 19, 2014.