Transcript. Weller discusses his personal struggles with being gay in the 1960s, the AIDS epidemic, and a timeline of keystone political action surrounding the gay movement in Washington DC as well as a description of the gay community in Portland, Oregon.
Transcript. Smith describes experience of being a gay teacher and his role with Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN); discusses AIDS, challenges faced by gay students, conditions in the Beaverton School District.
Transcript. This is the first interview with Charles Hinkle. The second interview will be during Spring term 2009. This interview was taken for the Gay and Lesbian Pacific Northwest Archive and conducted by, Michael Lamore and Michelle Brown, who are Portland State University students working with the LGBTQ capstone class. They interviewed Charles F. Hinkle who has been an ACLU lawyer in Portland for over 30 years. Hinkle was involved in the Black civil rights movement in the 60's while working on his degree and took Oregon's first gay rights case of a teacher being fired for her sexual orientation, Peggy Burton, in 1972. Hinkle has been involved in gay civil rights cases ever since. He has been known as a strong ally and advocate to the gay community for many years. His involvement in gay rights in Oregon has a large legacy, but due to time constraints this interview covered his involvement from 1972-1988.
Transcript. George Oberg lives in Vancouver, Washington. He was the first president of the Second Foundation, which was a gay rights organization during the 1970s. During the interview, he talks about the early gay rights movement as well as the AIDS crisis of the 1980s. He talks about how his partner died of AIDS.
Transcript. Anne discusses what it was like for her during 1992 when Oregon voters faced the anti-gay Ballot Measure 9. She organized a protest walk from Eugene to Portland, Oregon. The walk was for 'love and justice' and encouraged Oregonians to vote No on Measure 9.