LGBTQ+ Voices

Stina Goetter Oral History Interview

Stina Goetter

In Oregon, during the 1970s, cities like Portland and Eugene began making strides towards equal protection under the law for members of the LGBTQ+ community, but activists faced a conservative backlash during the 1980s and 1990s. However, since the 2000s, Oregon’s LGBTQ+ community members have seen their civil rights and protections expand on issues like freedom from discrimination, the ability to adopt children, and the right to marry. These oral histories represent a growing repository of interviews and event recordings that document the experiences and perspectives of members of the LGBTQ+ community who have spent at least portions of their lives at Oregon State University and/or in Benton County, Oregon.