Dr. Alan Hart, Unwitting Queer Pioneer

By Robin Will, President, GLAPN

This story is inspired by an old newspaper in GLAPN’s collection: a full-page article in the Oregonian of July 14, 1996, by Tom Bates, addressing the history and controversy surrounding Dr. Alan L. Hart.

Hart graduated from …

Queer Heroes NW

Christine Tanner and Lisa Chickadonz met in 1982 at Oregon Health Sciences University. They started a family in the 1990s. (Our online version has their complete story.)

By Robin Will, President, Gay & Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest (GLAPN)

Queer Heroes Northwest …

“Come Out Wherever You Are”: Renée LaChance

Photo of Renée LaChance by Eric Sellers.

By Matt Pizzuti, PQ Monthly

Renée LaChance, the Brilliant List’s Legacy Award winner, co-founded the Portland LGBTQ newspaper Just Out in 1983, a paper she helped expand and eventually sold in 1998. A community leader …

This Month in Queer History: January 2013

Civil rights leader Bayard Rustin
 
1706 – Castration is no longer a penalty for sodomy in Pennsylvania.

1829 – William Maxwell is the last English sailor to be hanged for sodomy.

1868 – Colorado prohibits individuals convicted of sodomy from voting, holding office, …