Seattle AIDS activist dies

By Editors

Originally published on April 22 2003 12:00 AM ET

Bill Lake, a Seattle AIDS activist, died April 12 of liver complications due to AIDS. He was 52. Lake was a cofounder of the Seattle-based group Resist the List, an organization that protested the state's plan to report HIV infections by name. He also served three years on the Seattle-King County HIV/AIDS Planning Council. Lake, a U.S. Navy veteran from the Vietnam era, helped found the Veteran's Council for American Rights and Equality and the group Lesbian and Gay Veterans of America. He is survived by his parents, William Lake and Susan Teague Lake of Walla Walla, Wash., a brother, and a sister. A jazz celebration of his life will be held at 8 p.m. on April 23 at the Jade Pagoda, 606 Broadway East, in Seattle. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on April 25 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 12 Roy St., also in Seattle.