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Leo, Susan, 1951-

  • Person
  • 1951-

Rev. Susan Leo (b. 1951) was born in Dallas, TX. She moved to Portland in 1972.

Besant, Linda

  • Person

Besant, raised in Denver, CO, came out as a lesbian (in her early 30s) while working as a ski patroller on Mt. Hood. She was an early member of the lesbian band, The Dyketones and is a co-founder of Women In The Wilderness (aka Keep Listening), a women's outdoor group.

Thorpe, Rochella, 1962-

  • Person
  • 1962-

Roey Thorpe (b. 1962) received a music degree at Bowling Green State University (OH) and a masters degree in history from SUNY Binghamton. In 1993 she was the first openly gay person to be elected to the common council of Ithaca, NY; during two years of her four-year council term she was also the acting mayor of Ithaca. In 1998, Thorpe was asked to join Empire State Pride Agenda, an LGBT organization; subsequently she was hired as the Director of Basic Rights Oregon in 2001.

Lewis, April D.

  • Person

April Lewis has spent the majority of her life in Portland, Oregon, and has paid close attention to the evolution of the city’s LGBT communities.

Weller, Jerry

  • Person
  • 1948-

Jerry Weller (b. 1948) is a gay and civil right’s political activist. Over the past several decades Jerry has been fundamental in initiating several organizations and has served on numerous boards and committees on both the local and national level.

Lockert, Laurie

  • Person

Lockert, a Portland area native, studied psychology at Portland State University and has worked in the field of health services.

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