LGBT Rights in Oregon: A Historical Perspective

Date: 9/4/2014
Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm
Location: Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt, 1211 SW 5th Ave, 19th Floor

OGALLA, The Gay and Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest (GLAPN), and Oregon State Bar Diversity & Inclusion Department are presenting this free CLE. 

Featuring a presentation by GLAPN historian George Nicola, and a panel discussion with:

  • Judge Lynn Nakamoto
o Oregon Court of Appeals
o Oregon's first Asian American appellate judge
  • Judge Janice Wilson, Ret.
o Oregon's first out judge
o The first openly LGBT person elected to any position in Oregon
  • Prof. Dominick Vetri
o Recipient of the 2012 University of Oregon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award
o Drafter of Eugene's 1977 Human Rights Law, the first citywide non-discrimination law that applied to both public and private institutions 
  • Charles Hinkle
o Lead counsel in Peggy Burton v. Cascade School District Union High School, the first lawsuit filed by a teacher successfully claiming LGBT discrimination
o Recipient of Oregon ACLU's inaugural Charles F. Hinkle Award  
  • Cindy Cumfer
o Pioneering LGBT attorney and activist
o Recipient of the 1996 Oregon State Bar Membership Service Award

Please RSVP for this free CLE at
Refreshments generously provided by Beovich, Walter & Friend.

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