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When asked what makes her an ally of the LGBT community, Patti Lynn said courage.


“I’m a short Italian woman,” Lynn said. “I’ve had to fight my entire life to be seen and heard. I firmly believe discrimination in all of its forms is wrong.”

Lynn is a member of the Dolphin Democrats and active in the Broward County political scene. A native of New Jersey, Lynn worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 25 years before retiring in 2005. Currently, she serves as a Community Outreach Liaison for the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

“Patti is one of the most passionate and driven allies for fairness. She is constantly working for people who have been hurt and suffered discrimination,” said Wally Eccleston, past treasurer of the Dolphin Democrats. BSO Sheriff Scott Israel added, “Patti Lynn does an amazing job in our community outreach team on behalf of the Broward Sheriff’s Office. Likewise, she does an equally effective job in her personal political advocacy as a vocal proponent of LGBT equality and social justice.”

Lynn is clearly dedicated to community service. She established a scholarship fund in her daughter’s name, Veronica Lee Lynn (1968 to 1982), at the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranches.

“I truly believe that all men, and women are created equal, and it is incumbent on each of us to treat all people as equals,” Lynn said. “Everyone struggles, everyone loves, and everyone hurts. It is up to each of us to recognize those basic facts of life and have empathy for their lives, trials and tribulations. No one is immune.”