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August 21, 2012 at 7:30 PM

KING5: Cheryl Chow comes out about terminal illness and being gay

Former Seattle City Councilwoman Cheryl Chow coupled an announcement that she is dying with another piece of news she hopes helps others live better, according to KING5: The 66-year-old said she kept quiet about being a lesbian for her entire life and that she regrets it.

“Parents and kids, don’t be afraid of saying that you’re gay. I was afraid for over 60 years, and those 60 years were wasted,” Chow told KING5.

Chow — who also served on the Seattle School Board — said she has been diagnosed with central nervous system lymphoma.

 

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