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Srissoontorn discusses his experience living in America as a Thai immigrant.
Srissoontorn discusses his experience living in America as a Thai immigrant.
Bhudvanbhen discusses his experience living in America as a Thai immigrant.
Neuberger describes her experience as a teacher in Oregon, how she met her husband, Senator Dick Neuberger, her experiences as a legislator and women in the Oregon House of Representatives and later in the United States Senate. She talks about her relationships with and impressions of many prominent politicians of the 1960s, including Wayne Morse and John F. Kennedy.
Neuberger, Maurine B. (Maurine Brown), 1907-2000
George Eighmey discusses his involvement with progressive causes, his life in the Portland neighborhood of Ladd's Addition, and his years as an Oregon legislator during the 1990s.
Paul Fukui, Operations Manager of the Q Center in Portland, OR, discusses his work with the Q Center and his life as an artist.
Patty Wolff relates stories and anecdotes about the life of Wolff's partner of many years, Maxine L'Ecuyer, and about the lives of lesbians during the first half of the 20th century. Wolff's partner, Maxine L'Ecuyer (b. 1923), was a French-Canadian, left by her parents to be raised in a Catholic orphanage in Kansas. After moving to California on her own at age 14, L'Ecuyer worked as a movie projectionist for the Marines during WWII, after which she joined a Catholic convent, believing her sexuality to be an abomination. Denied the right to take her final vows, L'Ecuyer attended graduate school at the University of Washington, and was briefly institutionalized (as a result of her sexuality being revealed and compromising her professional career as a professor). L'Ecuyer retired to Portland in her late 50s, at which time she at last found a means of realizing her same-sex attractions to other women. L'Ecuyer met Patty Wolff circa 1992, at a rally on Pioneer Square in opposition of Ballot Measure 9.
French discusses Gay and Gray (a Portland service organization for elderly LGBT), as well as her own life story and partnership of 25 years with April Lewis.
French, Carol, 1941-
Davis reflects on her tenure (1998-2011) as the second owner/publisher of Just Out (Portland's LGBT newspaper).
Davis, Marty, 1949-
This interview is the 2nd of two separate interviews conducted in 2009. Hinkle focuses on the No On 9 campaign and his efforts in defeating Ballot Measure 9. Also discussed is the Oregon Citizens Alliance and its leaders, Lon Mabon and Scott Lively (whom Hinkle debated in a well-known Town Council broadcast.)
Hinkle, Charles F.
Leo speaks of her experiences as an out lesbian pastor in the United Church of Christ; her experiences in Nicaragua during the 1980s that led to her decision to attend a Presbyterian seminary; homophobia within the church; and social justice & activism. She also addresses the difficulty her mother had in accepting Leo's lesbianism.
Leo, Susan, 1951-
Radosta discusses his childhood in Salem, OR; his coming out process (at age 27); his professional life as a journalist (including a stint at gay Portland newspaper, Just Out); and his solo performance endeavors.
Segel, a history professor at Reed College, discusses his knowledge of some of the local Portland non-profit organizations including Basic Rights Oregon (BRO), Love Makes A Family, Right to Pride, and Portland Town Council. Segel also discusses his experience of the AIDS epidemic, and his seeing a therapist during the early 1970s in order to come to terms with his homosexuality.
Segel, Edward B.
Maria Council is co-founder/President of Peacock After Dark. Council discusses her introduction to drag; her drag influences including "drag mother" Patty O'Dora and Lady Elaine Peacock; her reputation as Northwest's First Lesbian Drag Queen and subsequently as the first biologically female Empress of the Rose Court; her experiences in workplaces that required different levels of closeting and self-censorship; and her involvement with the local Portland church community.
Besant discusses her involvement in the earliest incarnation of the vocal group The Dyketones; coming out in her early thirties (to herself & to her family); her commitment to Women In the Wilderness (aka Keep Listening); her life with her partner, Marcia; and the community at the Mountain Moving Cafe in the 1980s.
Hawes discusses his involvement (since the mid-1980s) with the Rosetown Ramblers, a Portland chapter of the Gay & Lesbian Square Dancing Association.
Hawes, Rick C., 1950-
Philips discusses his involvement (since the 1980s) with the Rosetown Ramblers, a gay & lesbian square dancing club and with the leather & S/M community.
Philips, Scott, 1940-
Thorpe discusses her tenure as Director of Basic Rights Oregon (2001-2006) and her subsequent role on staff at Planned Parenthood in Portland. Thorpe also discusses her youth in Columbia, SC, her coming-out process during the early 1980s, and the significant positions she has held in organizations dedicated to LGBT rights, non-profit community childcare, and at Empire State Pride Agenda (NY).
Thorpe, Rochella, 1962-
Jones discusses racism within the gay community and the fight for greater inclusiveness within LGBT organizations. He discusses his experiences as a black gay man in Portland.
Baker describes what Right to Privacy (RTP) and other gay rights groups did in the 1980s – including fundraising and making people aware of the issues.
Baker, John E.
In this interview, Lewis, shares some fascinating information about her family, her background in diversity training, her involvement with Portland’s lesbian softball league, and her experience of living through the AIDS crisis of the 1980s. Now over twenty-five years sober, April speaks candidly about her identity as a recovering person, twelve-step programs, addiction and abuse within LGBT communities, and the importance of addiction recovery communities.
Lewis, April D.
Lezak discusses his family background and personal history; his education and career in law and personnel and proceedings of the U. S. District Court of Oregon. Lezak worked as an attorney with Newcomb, Sabin, Schawrtz & Landsverk in Portland, Oregon.
Lezak, Sidney I., 1924-2006
Sepenuk discusses his family background and personal history; his education and career in law and personnel and proceedings of the U. S. District Court of Oregon.
Sepenuk, Norman, 1933-
Schwabe discusses his family background and personal history; his education and career in law and personnel and proceedings of the U. S. District Court of Oregon.
Part of Fred Meyer Oral History Project
Herbert Retzlaff discusses his family, early life and education in Germany leading up to and during World War I. He discusses his long career at Fred Meyer, as accountant and vice president.
The Kahl brothers discuss their family, including their distant relation to Oregon Governor Vic Atiyeh, the experience of immigrating to the United States and how they came to Portland, Oregon, The Syrian Orthodox Church, Syrian Lebanese American Club, and the Syrian-American community in Portland. They also briefly discuss how the creation of Israel affected the Syrian, Lebanese and Palestinian communities.
Rask discusses her family background and early life, particularly her father's experience as a Syrian immigrant. She also discusses her life as a second generation Syrian-American, the Syrian-Lebanese community in Portland, her family's connection to the Atiyeh family, Syrian businesses, the Syrian-Lebanese Social Club, and the religious life of the community.
Rask, Esther Azorr
In this interview, Samuel Joseph Teeny discusses his family history, his childhood in Lebanon and Portland, Oregon, the Syrian and Lebanese community in Portland, using English as a second language, Lebanese/Syrian softball league, the Syrian Orthodox Church, the Syrian Lebanese American Club, how the Lebanese independence affected the Syrian Lebanese community, and Syrian and Lebanese businesses in Southeast Portland. Minerva Teeny also describes a traditional Lebanese wedding and Sam describes the various businesses he's owned and his Youth Ministry work.
In this interview, Nora Baseel Womack discusses her parents coming to the Pacific Northwest from Lebanon in the late 19th century, the Syrian and Lebanese community in Saint Helens and the Portland, Oregon area, her work for the telephone company and her husband's work for the Jones Lumber Company, her childhood in Saint Helens, the Lebanese Ladies Society, other Lebanese cultural groups, Lebanese food, and how the independence of Lebanon affected the Lebanese community and the contemporary issues affecting Lebanon.
Womack, Nora Baseel