Thorpe, Rochella, 1962-

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Thorpe, Rochella, 1962-

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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.


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