In a district widely known to have one of the largest LGBT populations in San Francisco, supervisor candidate Rebecca Prozan has garnered the endorsement of LGBT activist Phyllis Lyon. A pioneer in the lesbian rights movement, Phyllis Lyon, was a co-founder of The Daughters of Bilitis, the first lesbian political and social organization in the United States. Her life’s work has focused on obtaining equal rights and combatting discrimination for the LGBT community. On February 12, 2004 and again on June 16, 2008, Phyllis and her long-time partner in life and activism, Del Martin, were the first LGBT couple to be married in San Francisco, once again paving the way for the LGBT community.
“Rebecca Prozan represents the next generation of leaders in the LGBT community who will carry on the movement for equality,” says Lyon. “I am proud to support her. Rebecca and her partner, along with thousands of couples were part of the historic time in 2004 when gay marriage became legal in San Francisco. She understands the emotional complexities that our community faces in the fight for gay marriage.”
“I am humbled to receive the endorsement of Phyllis Lyon,” says Prozan. “Today my wife Julia and I are fortunate to be happily and legally married because of Phyllis and her tireless work. Phyllis’ legacy of activism and courage motivates me to fight for equality until equal means equal.”
LGBT pioneer Phyllis Lyon joins a growing list of Prozan supporters, including: Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club, State Senator Leland Yee, Assemblymember Fiona Ma, District Attorney and Democratic Nominee for Attorney General Kamala Harris, Supervisor Bevan Dufty, Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier, School Board Commissioners Norman Yee and Rachel Norton, and College Trustees Steve Ngo and Lawrence Wong.