Dean Lynch

Dean Lynch grew up on a farm in Quincy, Washington. He attended Washington State University, first coming to Spokane in 1973 to complete an internship for his degree in sociology and social work. He was the first openly-gay member of Spokane City Council, but he has also been a foster parent, a long-time champion of the disadvantaged, and a prominent community and neighborhood activist. He was born in 1950. He is married to Michael Flannery, who was also interviewed for this project.