SEATTLE — A former Seattle city councilwoman who announced last summer that she was gay and said she wanted to encourage others to tell their loved ones the truth has died at age 66.
Cheryl Chow was diagnosed with cancer in 2011. She described her coming out as her “last crusade.”
The Seattle Times reported that Chow died Friday at home. She married her partner of 10 years, Sarah Morningstar, earlier this month. Morningstar confirmed the death, as did a brother, Brien Chow.
Chow was also an educator and former member of the Seattle School Board.
She was a principal, girls’ basketball coach and instructor of the Seattle Chinese Girls Drill Team. In her two terms on the city council, Chow helped create outreach programs for kids involved in Asian street gangs.
Chow was the only daughter of longtime King County Council member Ruby Chow.
Information from The Seattle Times
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