Oral history interview with Roey Thorpe, by Roxanne Michelle Holtman [Sound Recording]

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Oral history interview with Roey Thorpe, by Roxanne Michelle Holtman [Sound Recording]


  • 2010-02-19 (Creation)


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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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Session 1. 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).

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Creative Commons - Attribution, Non-Commercial, ShareAlike (BY-NC-SA) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/

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Oral history interview with Roey Thorpe, by Roxanne Michelle Holtman, 2010 February 19, SR 11470, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.

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