Oral history interviews with Norm Costa (Sound Recording 02)
- Costa, Norm
Tape 1 Side 2. Norm Costa has lived in the Portland metro area since 1958. He transitioned from an engineering career to running his own beauty salon in Lake Oswego for several years during the 1960's. More recently, Costa has worked for decades as a gay rights activist, mostly working with local health departments on HIV prevention efforts. This interview describes many aspects of the gay experience in Portland over the course of those years, including his experience with politics and activism, personal experiences, gay-oriented clubs and businesses over the years, and the spread of the HIV virus in the early 1980's.
Gay and Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest (GLAPN); Oral history interviews with Norm Costa, by Stephanie Munly and Ruben Reynaga; 2000 November 13-20; SR 4143
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