STart (Sound Transit's art program) commissioned artist Kelly Lyles to honor Cal Anderson.
Help us dedicate this new portrait commemorating his legacy.
When: Saturday March 24, 2012 at 11 a.m.
Accompaniment by Rainbow City Marching Band: Rainbow City Brass Quintet
Where: Cal Anderson Park, 10th Ave E & East Denny
Future site of the Capitol Hill Link light rail station, red construction wall
Cal Anderson was a trailblazer. He was an activist, a decorated Vietnam War combat veteran, a Washington State Senator and a friend. He was also Washington state's first openly gay legislator.
Cal fought tirelessly and without fanfare for campaign finance reform, easier voter registration, open access to government documents and gay rights legislation. He called himself "a Democrat who happens to be gay," and he made a difference in many lives.
Cal Anderson died Aug. 4, 1995, of illness related to AIDS. He was 47. On April 19, 2003, Cal Anderson Park was named and dedicated in his honor.
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