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San Diego LGBT pioneer Robert Lynn passes away at 82

San Diego LGBT pioneer Robert Lynn passes away at 82

Robert Lynn, a civil rights attorney who founded key business and political organizations in support of San Diego’s LGBTQ communities, died Sept. 14. He was 82.

Starting in the 1970s, Lynn forged relationships with organizations representing minorities and women, helping establish the LGBTQ community as a political force in the city, his colleagues and family members said.

In 1975, Lynn served as founding president of the San Diego Democrats for Equality, an influential LGBTQ organization originally known as the San Diego Democratic Club. And in 1979, he launched the San Diego Equality Business Association, which was then called the Greater San Diego Business Association, to support LGBTQ businesses.

Read the full story on the San Diego Union-Tribune HERE.