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Bonnie Tinker collection, 1980-2010

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Tinker, Bonnie.
Title
Bonnie Tinker collection
Dates
1980-2010 (inclusive)
Quantity
20 cubic feet, (44 document cases, 1 oversize folder)
Collection Number
Coll 209
Summary
Papers of Bonnie Tinker, a political activist of Portland, Oregon, who championed lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights; headed the organization Love Makes a Family, devoted to same-sex families; and hosted a radio program by the same name. Materials date mostly from the late 1990s and 2000s and consist of records of Love Makes a Family and of other organizations and activities in which Tinker participated.
Repository
Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Davies Family Research Library
Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR
97205
Telephone: 503-306-5240
Fax: 503-219-2040
libreference@ohs.org
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Bonnie Jeanne Tinker was a political activist who championed the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people and headed the Portland, Oregon organization Love Makes a Family devoted to same-sex families. She was born in 1948 in Boone, Iowa, the daughter of a Methodist minister and official of the American Friends Service Committee who was active in the civil rights and anti-war movements. Her mother, Lorena Jeanne Tinker, held a PhD in psychology. The Tinkers became well-known through their successful U.S. Supreme Court case Tinker v. Des Moines School Board, which affirmed the right of students to wear black arm bands in protest against the Vietnam war.

Bonnie Tinker became an activist at an early age, winning an NAACP essay contest with her entry "What the Emancipation Proclamation means to me." She studied at Grinnell College and CEDOC in Cuernavaca, Mexico, where she was influenced by liberation theology. She moved to Portland, Oregon, where she lived in the Red Emma Collective house and came out as a lesbian. In the early 1970s she worked with a group of Quakers to open Prescott House, a women's shelter and halfway house.

Eventually Bonnie and her partner, Sharon Keeler, adoped a 15 month old baby girl, Connie. They moved to the WHO Farm near Estacada, Oregon, becoming part of the "women's land" movement that was flourishing in southern Oregon in the 1970s. In the late 1970s, Bonnie served as the founding director of the Bradley-Angle House, a shelter for battered women. Around that time she met Sara Graham, who would become her life-long partner and wife. They were married in 2004 when same-sex marriage became briefly legal in Oregon. Together they raised Connie, along with Sara's son Josh, and in 1983 Bonnie gave birth to their son Alex.

In the early 1980s Bonnie worked with the American Friends Service Committee, served as the Portland staff person for the McKenzie River Gathering, was the Development Director for Volunteers of America (1985-1987). After studying photography and journalism at Portland Community College she worked as a free-lance photographer from 1987 to 1992. In 1993, after completing a documentary on same-sex marriage called "Love makes a family," she founded an organization by that name, headquartered in Portland. The group provided support for lesbian and gay families and became involved in political action, including the many campaigns against anti-gay measures promoted by the Oregon Citizens Alliance. She also hosted a radio talk show called "Love makes a family" on the Vancouver, Washington Christian radio station KKEY. She attended the International Women's Conference in Beijing, China, in 1995.

Among the many education and outreach efforts that Bonnie Tinker led was "Opening Hearts and Minds," a workshop devoted to non-violent speech, which was given throughout Oregon and elsewhere in the U.S. She continued her active involvement in civil rights and sexual minority movements and was arrested several times in protest actions. She also danced with the Rosetown Ramblers and was an enthusiastic bicyclist.

Bonnie Tinker died suddenly on July 2, 2009. She had been attending the Friends General Conference in Blacksburg, Virginia, and was hit by a truck while riding her bicycle.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Bonnie Tinker papers date mostly from the late 1990s and 2000s and consist largely of materials related to her work with the organization Love Makes a Family, the radio program of the same name, and to her numerous activities on behalf of lesbian and gay families. Included are organizational records, newsletters, correspondence, fund raising and grant application materials, and numerous subject files. Other significant portions of the collection relate to Tinker's advocacy for queer families and youth, including the organizations YouthNet, the Sexual Minorities Parents Advisory Group (SMPAG), and her "Opening Hearts and Minds" workshops. There is also much material relating to various lesbian/gay related political campaigns in Oregon, including propositions 9 and 13 in the 1990s, and the fight for same-sex marriage in the late 1990s and 2000s. A large number of photographs of events in which Bonnie Tinker and Love Makes a Family participated are included at the end of the collection.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The Oregon Historical Society is the owner of the materials in the Research Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the Research Library prior to any use of reproductions. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use of reproductions may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright holders.

Preferred Citation

Bonnie Tinker papers, Coll 209, Oregon Historical Society Davies Family Research Library.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Series A:  Biographical and personal materials, circa 1989-2010Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Bonnie Tinker obituaries and memorials
2009-2010
1/2
Bonnie Tinker speeches and interviews
1989-2009
1/3
Bonnie Tinker writings regarding the Portland Alliance
2005-2009

Series B:  Love Makes a Family--Communications, 1992-2009Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/4-1/5
Newsletters
1993-2005
1/6
Newsletter information and submissions
1994-1996
1/7
Photograph exhibit booklet and text
Exhibit titled "Loves Makes a Family : living in lesbian and gay families," with photographs by Gigi Kaeser, interviews and text by Pam Brown and Peggy Gillespie.
circa 1995
1/8
Press releases
1993-2008
Correspondence
Box/Folder
1/9
Business correspondence
1993-2008
1/10
Personal letters and cards
1992-1993
2/1
General correspondence
1994-1995
2/2
General correspondence--Including organizational documents and member letters
1995-1997
2/3
General correspondence
1998-2004
2/4
General correspondence
2005-2009; undated
2/5
Thankyou letters and cards
1994-2007
2/6
"Quotable correspondence"
1995-1999
2/7
Letter to evangelist Billy Graham regarding Oregon ballot measure 9
See also series "Political action" below
1992 Sept. 15
2/8
Correspondence with Carol Sadtler regarding book on lesbian families
2004

Series C:  Love Makes a Family board materials, 1988-2011Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Board minutes and related materials
Box/Folder
3/1
1993
3/2
1994
3/3
1995
3/4
1996
3/5
1997
3/6
1998
3/7
1999
3/8
2000
3/9
2001
3/10
2002
3/11
Dad's Group only
2003
3/12
2003
3/13
2004
3/14
2005
3/15
2006 Jan. 24
Box/Folder
4/1
Board documents
2002-2003
4/2
Board fundraising forms
undated
4/3
Board information
circa 2002
4/4
Board notes and letters
2010-2011
4/5
Board lists
undated
4/6
By-laws (approved 1/28/1993) and 1993 financials
1993
4/7
Miscellaneous board materials, including fundraising plan and boad retreat orientation
1988; 1996
4/8
Nominations
undated
4/9
Stratigic planning
circa 2002-2003

Series D:  Fundraising, 1991-2009Return to Top

Files largely contain grant applications to specific funding agencies and foundations

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
4/10
A. J. Muste Institute
2003
4/11
Allen Hills Fund
1992-1993
4/12-4/13
Amricorps
2000-2005
4/14
Appeal letters, general
1993-1997; undated
4/15
Astraea Lesbian Action Foundation
1992-2002
5/1
Astraea Lesbian Action Foundation
2001-2003
5/2
Auctions
1999-2006
5/3
Autzen
1993-2001
5/4
Ben & Jerry's
1996-2000
5/5
Bernstein Memorial Fund
2005-2006
5/6
Black United Fund
1996-2006
5/7
Century High School
2007
5/8
Chicago Resource Center
1993-1999
5/9
Chicago Resource Center
2000-2001
5/10
City of Portland
1998-2000
5/11
Colin Higgins Foundation
1997-2002
5/12
Commincare--Ceremony
2005
5/13
Community Initiatives Grant Program, Portland
1998
5/14
Equinox Foundation (Hormel)
1996-1997
6/1-6/6
Equity Foundation
Includes Oregon Freedom to Marry and Northwest Family Conference funding
1993-2009
6/7-6/8
Funding Exchange
1994-2008
6/9
Fundraising Committee (of Love Makes a Family)--Minutes, memos, correspondence
1995-1996
6/10
Gill Foundation
1996-2002
7/1
Grant writing--General
2000-2002
7/2
Herbert A. Templeton Foundation
1998
7/3
Imperial Sovereign Rose Court
2001
7/4
Jackson Foundation
1998
7/5
Jubitz Foundation
2006-2007
7/6
Lonnie Marin, Jr. Trust
1995-1996
7/7
Major donor campaign
1998
7/8-7/10
McKenzie River Gathering Foundation (MRG)
1993-2009
8/1
McKenzie River Gathering Foundation (MRG)--Sexual Minority Parents Advisory Group
1997-1998
8/2
Mentor Graphics
2005
8/3-8/4
Meyer Memorial Trust
1993-2003
8/5
Miscellaneous fundraising
1993-1995
8/6
Ms. Foundation For Women
1991-1992
8/7
Multnomah County Office and Community Partnership
circa 1999-2000
8/8
National Endowment for the Arts--Media Arts
circa 1994-1995
8/9
National Lesbian/Gay Community Fundraising Partnership
1996
8/10
National Network of Grant Makers--15th Annual Conference
1994
8/11
National Network of Grant Makers--Grant applications
1995-2001
8/12
Needmore Fund
1994-1995
8/13
Neighborhood Partnership Fund
1994-1996
8/14
Nike
1996
8/15
Non-violent Action Community of Cascadia--Grant application form
2003
8/16
Northwest Natural Gas Co.
1994
8/17
Open Hand
undated
8/18
Open Meadows Foundation
1993-2007
8/19
Oregon Community Foundation
2000
8/20
Paul Robeson Fund
1994-1996
8/21
Peace Development Fund
1996
8/22
Pink Flamingo--Bingo event
1999
8/23
Portland General Electric
2000-2003
9/1
Portland Parks and Recreation
1999-2002
9/2
Pride Foundation/Columbia-Willamette Granting Cycle
2009
9/3
Pride Foundation, including event photographs
1996-2000
9/4
Pride Foundation Clark County (Wash.)
2001-2007
9/5
Pride, Oregon (Freedom to Marry Coalition)
1995-1997
9/6
Pride, Oregon (Northwest Sexual Minority Family Conference)
1997
9/7
Pride, Oregon (Love Makes a Family)
2006
9/8
Products for fundraising
1993-1997
9/9
Public Welfare Foundation
1995
9/10
Rainbow Endowment
circa 1996
9/11
Ralph L. Smith Foundation
1994-2008
9/12
Resist (organization)
1994-2008
9/13
Rose Tucker Foundation
1998
10/1
Rosenburg Foundation
2001-2006
10/2
Support letters
1998-2001
10/3
Sponsorship with "Q"
2002
10/4
Tektronix
2001
10/5-10/9
A Territory Resource
1995-2005
10/10
Tides
1996-2002
10/11
"To-do's"
circa 1999-2001
10/12
Union Bank and Citigroup
1999; 2007
10/13
Unitarian Universalist Church
1999
11/1
United Way
1997-2003
11/2
US Bankcorp
1995
11/3
US West Foundation
1994-1997
11/4
Washington State Combined Fund Drive
2005
11/5
Women's Foundation of Oregon
1993
11/6
Youth issues and flyers, Youthnet
See also series "Youth" below
1998-2002

Series E:  "Love makes a family" radio program, 1993-1998Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
11/7
Contract
1993-1998
11/8
Correspondence (KKEY)
1994-1997
11/9
"Great debate"
1993-1994
11/10
KKEY station information
1995-1998
11/11
Miscellany--Inlcudes memos, letters, flyers, notes
1993-1994
11/12
"Next program"
1993-1996
11/13
Organizational documents/correspondence
1996-1997
11/14
Press coverage and reprints
1993; 1996
11/15
Press releases
1994-1996
11/16
Production ideas
1993-1996
12/1
Production ideas, guest list, questions, correspondence
1994-1996
12/2-12/4
Program transcripts
1994-1996
12/5
Set lists
circa 1993-1996
12/6
Sponsorship, advertising costs
undated
12/7
Public education, radio, syndication
1996
12/8
Web page information
1997

Series F:  Organizations, 1980-2005Return to Top

Many files relate to organizations in which Bonnie Tinker or Love Makes a Family were involved. Some are merely reference files with information on the organization.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
13/1
Advocates for Gay and Lesbian Equality
1993-1995
13/2
Beyond the Closet (Bend, Or.)--Newsletters
1995-1996
13/3
Brother to Brother (Portland)
1994-1999
13/4
Cabrini
1997
13/5
Cascade AIDS Project
1993-1994
13/6
Center Kids (New York)
1989-1997
13/7
Centro Tlahuica de Lenguas e Intercambio Cultural, A. C. (Cuernavaca, Mexico)--Flyer and brochure
1996-1997
13/8
Families and Disability
1994-1995
13/9
The Family Next Door
1993-1995
13/10
Family Pride Coalition Agency information
circa 2000
13/11
Family Tree
1998-2003
13/12
Fellowship of Reconciliation
1996
13/13
Gay Fathers of Los Angeles
1995-1997
13/14
Gay/lesbian/bisexual support groups
circa 1994-1995
13/15
Gay and Lesbian Community Center, Hawaii
1995
Gay and Lesbian Parents Coalition International (GLPCI)
Box/Folder
13/16
Bibliography on gay families
1992
13/17
Conferences
1995-1996
13/18
Correspondence with Bonnie Tinker
1993-1994
13/19
Foundation grants submitted
1994-1996
13/20
General materials
1994-1996
14/1
Letters and announcements
1993-1995
14/2
Mission and purpose
circa 1987-1994
14/3
Newsletters
1993-1997
14/4
Programs survey
1994; undated
Box/Folder
14/5
Gay Lesbian and Straight Teachers Network (GLSTN)--Newsletters, ephemera, notes by Bonnie Tinker
circa 1995-1996
14/6
Gay Parent--Newsletter
1998-1999
14/7
Hand in Hand
1994
14/8
Happy Families
1996
14/9
Hawaii Equal Rights Marriage Project
See also series "Marriage" below
1993; undated
14/10
Herrick-Martin Institute
1993
14/11
History and archives
1994-1998
14/12
HIV and AIDS resources
1993-1995
14/13
Houston Gay and Lesbian Parents
1996
14/14
International Lesbian and Gay Association Bulletin
1995
14/15
Lavendar Familiy Resource Network
1994-1995; undated
14/16
Lavendar Network--Calendar
1987-1988
14/17
Lesbian Community Project
See also Lesbian Community Project records, Mss 2988-12, Oregon Historical Society Research Library
1986-1992
14/18
Lesbian Connection
1993-1994
14/19
Lesbian and Gay Families (Portland, Or.)
1995
14/20
Lesbian and Gay Democratic Club
1995
14/21
Lesbian Herstory Archives
1991-1992
14/22
Lesbian Mothers National Fund
undated
14/23
Metropolitan Community Church, Portland--Program
1980 July 13
14/24
Metropolitan Human Rights Commission
1993-1996
14/25
Minnesota Families
1995-1996
14/26
Momazons--Newsletters
1993-1994
15/1
The Names Project
1987-1993
15/2
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF)
1988-1997
15/3
Open Adoptions
2000; undated
15/4
Oregon Sexual Minority Youth Network
circa 1994
15/5
Our House
See also series "Youth" below
1991
15/6
Outreach to Rural Youth--Love Makes a Family application to McKenzie River Foundation
1993
15/7
Religious faith organizations
1991-1995
15/8-15/19
Parents and Friends of Lesibans and Gays (PFLAG)
1991-2000; undated
16/1
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)--African American Chapter
2009
16/2
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)--Conference
1993
16/3
Phoenix Rising Foundation
1995; 1999
16/4
Portland Area Business Association
1994
16/5
Portland Lesbian Choir
1993
16/6
Portland Lesbian Moms Group
1993
16/7
Portland Police Bureau
1992-2002
16/8
Presbyterians for Lesbian and Gay Concerns of Oregon--Flier
1993
16/9
Pride Foundation--Newsletters
1995-1997
16/10
Progressive Queers
1995
16/11
Right to Privacy
See also Right to Privacy Political Action Committee Records, Coll 281, Oregon Historical Society Research Library
1987-1995
16/12
Rural Organizing Project
1995-1997
16/13
Shalom Ministries
1993-1994
16/14-16/15
Sisters in Action for Power
1999-2005
16/16
Speak to Your Brothers
1994-1998
16/17
Your Famioly, Friends & Neighbors (Idaho)
1991
16/18
Various organizations
1992-1997

Series G:  Events, 1988-2009Return to Top

Most materials relate to events in which Bonnie Tinker or Love Makes a Family participated

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
17/1
2001 : a Lesbian Odyssey (New Years' dance, etc.)
2001
17/2-17/3
7 Straight Nights
2007-2008
17/4
All Same Sex Symposium--Bonnie Tinker Speech on Net
2009 May 9
17/5
Association of Multi-Ethnic Americans--Bonnie Tinker speaking
2002
17/6
Barnes and Noble "Close the Book on Hate"
2001
17/7
Beijing +5 Olympia--Bonnie Tinker workshop
2000 February
17/8
Beijing Speakers' Bureau
1996
17/9
Children's Peace Fair
1997; 2007
17/10
Clackamas County (Or.) Fair
2009
17/11
Clark County (Wash.) Fair
2003
17/12
Creating Change Conference (NGLTF)
1995-1996
17/13
Creating Change Conference (NGLTF)
2002
17/14
Equity Coalition
2004
17/15
Equity--Ivestments in Diginity Awards
2005
17/16
Eugene Organization Conference
1999
17/17
Exceptional Children
1994
17/18
Gender Studies Symposium, Lewis & Clark College
1994 April 17-20
17/19
Metropolitan Human Rights Commission Award
1996
17/20
Millenium Magic Dance
1999-2000
17/21
National Lesbian Conference, Atlanta
1991
National March on Washington
Box/Folder
17/22
1987 October
17/23
1988
17/24-17/25
1993
18/1
2000
Box/Folder
18/2
Newstalk, Los Angeles
1995
18/3
Opening Doors Conference
1997
18/4
Oregon Department of Human Resources--Bonnie Tinker speaking
1998
18/5
Oregon Parent-Teachers Association, Legislative Summit
2001
Oregon State Fair
Box/Folder
18/6
2004
18/7
2005
18/8
2006
18/9
2007
18/10
2008
18/11-18/12
2009
Box/Folder
18/13
Oregon Summit on Ethics and Meaning
1996
18/14
Oregon Tribunal--Violations of women's human rights testimony
1996
18/15
Other Mothers--broadcast
1993
18/16
Pacific University, 2005 Summer Institute Program
2005
18/17
Parent-Teacher Panel at Ainsworth School
1993
18/18
Peace Church Conference
2009
18/19
Peacock in the Park
1993
18/20
Peterson Toscano performance
undated
18/21
Portland Center Stage, Flesh & Blood Symposium
2001
18/22
Portland State University class
2001
Pride marches
Box/Folder
19/1
Eugene, Oregon
2005
19/2
Lane County, Oregon
2004
19/3
Montana
2006
19/4
Portland, Oregon--Financial records, fliers
1994-1999
19/5
Portland, Oregon--Program
1998
19/6
Portland, Oregon
1999
19/7
Portland, Oregon
2000
19/8
Portland, Oregon
2004
19/9
Seattle
1985
19/10
Vancouver, Wash.
2001
Box/Folder
19/11
Regional Gay, Lesbian, Bi Youth Conference
1993
19/12
Rikki Lake Show
1997
19/13
Tools for Diversity Workshop
1995
19/14
United Nations 4th International Conference on Women (Bonnie Tinker attended)
1995
19/15
Valentine Fundraising (McMennamins event)
1999
19/16
Washington County Parents and Kids Groups
2002
19/17
White House Egg Roll
2006
19/18
Yamhill County Fair
2009

Series H:  Political action, 1991-2009Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Oregon Speak Out
Box/Folder
19/19-19/31
Organizers notebook (parts A-M)
circa 1992-1993
20/1
Clippings, reports, memos, talking points
1993
20/2
Florida
1993
20/3
General information
1992-1993
20/4
Handouts
1993
20/5
Information for Idaho Human Dignity
1993
20/6
Organizational charts, notes, handouts
circa 1992-1993
20/7
Reports, memos, clippings, re: meetings in Bend, Medford, and Corvallis
1992-1993
20/8
Moscow, Idaho
1993
20/9
Theme development meeting
1993 April 17
20/10
Workshop leaders' manual
1993
Opening Hearts and Minds
Box/Folder
21/1
A Connecticut Conversation, Love Makes a Family, Freedom to Marry collaboration
undated
21/2
Correspondence from participants
1995
21/3
Evaluations and miscellany
1993-1998; undated
21/4
Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Speakers' Bureau--Literature
1993-1995; undated
21/5
LARA handouts
circa 2008; undated
21/6
Lesbian Uncensored Conference (Lesbian Community Project)
1993
21/7
Letter to Opening Hearts and Minds committe from Bonnie Tinker
1993 Feb. 2
21/8
Public Education Committee, planning for
1993-1994
21/9
Retired documents
1993-1994
Venues
Box/Folder
21/10
Ann Arbor, MI (GLISTN)--Bonnie Tinker speech, evaluations
1998
21/11
Atlanta (AFSC)
1996
21/12
Bend, OR (PFLAG)
1995
21/13
Bend, OR
2009
21/14
Bend, OR (Speak Out)
1993
21/15
Boise, ID (Speak Out)
1993
21/16
Boston, MA (GLISTN)
undated
21/17
Chicago, IL (NGLTF)
2001
21/18
Corvallis, OR
2004-2005
21/19
Federal Way, WA (Assets Conference)
2000
21/20
Gold Beach, Brookings, Coos Bay, OR
1993
21/21
Honolulu
1993
21/22
Illwaco (AAUW)
1997
21/23
Joephine County, OR (HRA)
1996
21/24
Klamath Falls, OR
1997
21/25
Medford, OR
1993
21/26
Medford, OR
1994
21/27
Miami, FL
1993
21/28
Pendleton, OR
1993
21/29
Pittsburgh, PA (NCPCR)
1996-1997
21/30
Portland, OR (Ainsworth UCC)
2003
21/31-21/35
Portland, OR (Augusta Lutheran Church)
1993-1997
22/1
Portland, OR (Boys and Girls Aid Society)
1997
22/2
Portland, OR (First Unitarian Church)
2004
22/3
Portland, OR (Friends Meeting House)--Flier
2006
22/4
Portland, OR (Multnomah Meeting House)
1995
22/5
Portland, OR (PCC "Soul Force")
2007
22/6
Portland, OR (PCC Capstone class)
2005
22/7
Portland, OR (Reed College)
1997
22/8
Portland, OR (Westminster Presbyterian Church, Welcoming the Whole Family Conference)
1996
22/9
Salem, OR
1994
22/10
Salem, OR (Oregon State Fair)
2009
22/11
Seattle, WA (Hands off Washington)
1993
22/12
Tacoma, WA (NW Coming Out Day)
1993
22/13
Vancouver, WA (Simple Justice)
1995
22/14
Wenatchee (AAUW)
1997
22/15
Western State Center
1996
Box/Folder
22/16
Workshop materials
circa 1995
22/17
Workshop notebook
1993
22/18
Workshop notebook
1993-1994
22/19
Workshop notebooks
1995
No on 9 campaign (Oregon Measure 9, 1992)
Box/Folder
22/20
Aftermath of election
1992-1993
22/21
Business/economy efforts
1992
22/22
Buttons, bumper stickers
1992
22/23
Corvallis "No on 9" materials
1992
22/24
Families Opposing Measure 9
1992
22/25
Information, handouts, fliers
circa 1992
23/1
Information, handouts, fliers
circa 1992
23/2
Lawyers' committee
1992
23/3
Military information
1992
23/4-23/5
Miscellany
1992-1993
23/6
News clippings
1992
23/7
Oregon Citizens Alliance campaign materials
1992
23/8
Oregon Democracy Project
1992
23/9
OUT-PAC conference, Eugene
1992
23/10
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays speakers training
1992
23/11
People for the American Way--religious right
1992
23/12-23/14
People of Faith Against Bigotry
1992
23/15
Pink triangles--information on
circa 1992
24/1
Portland Community Coalition
1992
24/2
Portland Speakers' Bureau
1992
24/3
Shared concerns
1992
24/4
Speeches--research
1992
24/5
Speeches--texts
1992
Measure 13 and related political actions (Oregon measure 13, 1994)
Box/Folder
24/6
Anti-gay education-- Oregon Senate vote
1994
24/7
Bigot Busters
1994
24/8
Brainstorming Soc Pac
1994
24/9
Families PAC
1994
24/10
Five Oaks Middle School
1994
24/11
Information and hand-outs from the Oregon Citizens Alliance
1994
24/12
Intiatives for the Oregon Citizens Alliance
1993
24/13
Issues
1994
24/14
Legislation
1994
24/15
Militant homosexual agenda--newspapers
1994
Oregon Citizens Alliance
Box/Folder
24/16
Ground Zero publications and background information
1994
24/17
"No special rights" publications
1994
24/18
OCA--miscellaneous
1994
24/19
Plan for 1996
1994
24/20
"Propoganda"
1994
24/21
Racial agenda (paper by K. Saadat)
1994
24/22
Yes on Measure 13--fliers
1994
Box/Folder
24/23
Oregon Speak Out
1994
24/24
Pioneer Courthouse Square silent vigil (Portland)--use permit
1994
24/25
Pedophilia--Doug Hamlin list of myths
1994
24/26
Salem High School
1994
24/27
Support Our Communities PAC
1993-1994
Other gay/lesbian related political campaigns and actions
Box/Folder
25/1
Civil rights act of 1991 (U.S.)
1991
25/2
Colorado and Florida
1993
25/3
Colorado / Ground Zero
1992-1993
25/4
ENDA program (Oregon Employment Non-descrimination Act)
1996-1997
25/5
The Family Act, Oregon
1997
25/6
Findings on homosexuality, general
1992-1994
25/7
Hawaii
1993
25/8
Idaho
1993
25/9
Love Makes a Family information on Sexual Orientation Act of 1995
1995
25/10
Miscellaneous political issues
1991-1994
25/11-25/12
No on 9
2000
25/13
Oregon Citizens Alliance humor, with Love Makes a Family information
1996
25/14
Oregon Citizens Alliance web pages
2000
25/15
Oregon Parent Teachers Association positions
2000
25/16
People of Faith Against Bigotry
circa 1993
25/17
Senate Bill 2 and 500 (Oregon)
2007
25/18
Senate Bill 2, House Bill 2 (Oregon)
2007
25/19
Senate Bill 1000 (Oregon)
2005
25/20
Speak Out Idaho
1993-1994
25/21
Testimony on Oregon (House Bill 2599)
2009

Series I:  Manuals, 1991-2004Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
26/1
Action kit / training manual
1993-1995
26/2
"Anti-lesbian/gay violence in 1995"
1996
26/3
"Challenging homophobia in schools" (Gay and Lesbian Legislators of B.C.)
2000
26/4
"Families all matter"--Book project curriculum guide (aMaze)
2002
26/5
"Fighting for our families"
2004
26/6
"Freedom to marry" (summit at First Unitarian Church, Portland)
1996 July 27
26/7
Freedom to Marry.org (webpages)
2003
26/8
Lesbian/Gay Speakers' Bureau--training manual (CUAV)
1995
26/9
"Opening Doors II : a conference for professionals who work with lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth" (Oregon State University)
1998 Feb. 27
27/1
"Protecting students from harassment and hate crime" (U.S. Dept. of Education)
1999 Sept.
27/2
Handbook on student responsibilities, rights, and discipline(Portland Public Schools); and Oregon's sexual minority youth : an at-risk population(Task Force on Sexual Minority Youth, Portland, Oregon)
1991 July
27/3
"Queer families : exploring their history, experiences, and spirit," by Anne Marie Coakley Mrowicki (thesis, B.A., Vermont College)
2005 June 24
27/4-27/8
"The Special rights and responsibilities for those allowed to marry in Oregon" (compilation of Oregon statutes, by Oregon Freedom to Marry Coalition)
See also series "Marriage" below, and subseries for Freedom to Marry Coalition.
1996

Series J:  Marriage, 1993-2006Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
28/1
Action steps
2003 Nov.
28/2
American Civil Liberties Union
1996
28/3
Anti gay marriage--literature and clippings
2003-2004
28/4-28/7
Articles, general
1996-2004
28/8
Artificial insemination
1995
28/9
Basic Rights Oregon talking points
undated
28/10
Beyond same-sex marriage
2006
28/11
Colorado
1996
28/12
Correspondence and reports
circa 2004
28/13
Defense of Marriage Coalition--Litertaure and compact disk
2004
28/14-28/15
Defense of Marriage Act, general
1996-2004
28/16
Domestic Partnership Registry
1999-2000
28/17
Economic benefits
2004
28/18
Events and celebrations
1997
29/1-29/2
Fliers, handouts, general information
circa 1999-2004
29/3
Freedom to Marry celebration
1998 Feb. 12
Freedom to Marry Coalition
See also "Manuals" series, above.
Box/Folder
29/4
Editorial meeting with the Oregonian
1997
29/5
Editorial policy
1996
29/6
Oregon politics of meaning
1996
29/7
Press
1996-1997
29/8
Question and answer
undated
Box/Folder
29/9
Gay and Lesbian Parents Coalition International--reports
1997
29/10
Hawaii
1993-1997
29/11
House joint resolution 29 (Oregon)
1999
29/12
House Judiciary Committee
1999
29/13
Human Rights Campaign--literature
undated
29/14
Immigration rights and marriage
1995
29/15
Judge Beardon decision
2004
29/16
Lamda Complete
1995-1996
29/17
Lamda Legal Defense Fund mailing
195-1996
29/18
Legal Marriage Alliance of Washington
1996-1999
29/19
Legislation, Oregon Senate Bill 577
1997
29/20
"Let them eat cake" (exhibit)--clipping
1996
29/21
Love Makes a Family committee on freedom to marry
1996
29/22
Love Makes a Family materials on marriage, general
2008
30/1
Marriage and race
2004
30/2
Marriage equality
2004
30/3
Marriage Matters--flier from organization
2004
30/4
Massachusetts court decision
2003
30/5-30/8
Multnomah County, Or.--Press releases, clippings, fliers, marrige application, Love Makes a Family publicity, court transcript
2004
30/9
National issues
2004
30/10
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force--fliers
circa 2004
30/11
National Organization for Women
1997
30/12
National Working Group
1995
30/13
New York Times article by Patricia Leigh Brown on marriage/children, San Francisco stories
2004
30/14
No on constitutional amendment 76 (Oregon)--endorsements, etc.
2004
30/15
Oregon Supreme Court Decision
2005
30/16
Other organizing projects regarding marriage, including Colorado
1995
30/17
Outreach Media, Crosstalk
1996
31/1
Pamphlets and miscellany (pro and anti-marriage)
2003-2004
31/2
Play/skit by Leslie Wilson adn Sarah Barnard
undated
31/3
Polling
1999
31/4
Portland State University speaking
2004
31/5
Press release from Love Makes a Family
1996
31/6
Press Release, Cecil Charles Prescod
2005
31/7
Press release, Washington for Marriage Ruling rally, Vancouver
2006
31/8
Pro-marriage, faith community statements
1996; 2004
31/9
Registry
1996
31/10
Speaking notes, Freedom to Marry
1996
31/11
Statistics, GAO report
2004
31/12
Support letters
2001
31/13
Utah, California
1995-1996
31/14
Vermont
2000

Series K:  Schools, 1987-2005Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Bullying
Box/Folder
31/15
"B is for Bully" (play by Alan Gotlib)
1997
31/16
Boy Scouts
2001-2004
31/17
"Get real : real facts--real solutions; addressing harassment, bullying, and intimidation in Montana schools"
2005
31/18
Miscellaneous literature on bullying
2001-2004; undated
32/1
Miscellaneous pamphlets on bullying
1997-2001; undated
Box/Folder
32/2
Clark County (Wash.) parents' group
2003
32/3
Creating support
circa 1995-1997
32/4
Educators' conference
1995
32/5
Letters of support
1995-2002
32/6
Military in schools
2001; undated
32/7
Miscellaneous school materials
1993-1995
32/8
Other Mothers
1993-1994
32/9
Parent Teachers Association
1994-2000
32/10
Parents: recommended readings
1995; undated
32/11
Portland Public Schools
1993-2005
32/12
Protecting families
1999
32/13
Readings: sexual minorities
1987; 1993
32/14
References for sexual minority families
circa 1999-2001
33/1
Resources
1998-2000
33/2
Right wing protesters
1994
33/3
Safe schools
1995-1996; undated
33/4-33/9
Sexual Minorities Parent Advisory Group (SMPAG)--Including orrespondence, fliers, workshop literature
1997-2002
34/1
SMPAG--Business binder
1999-2000
34/2
SMPAG Curriculum Committee
1997-1999; undated
34/3
Students civil rights/gay rights
undated
34/4-34/6
Teacher support materials
1992-2004
34/7
Womedia film
2003

Series L:  Youth, 1988-2003Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
34/8
Advocacy Team for Sexual Minority Youth
2001-2002
35/1
Brochures on police and youth
1996; undated
35/2
Buttons handout
1989-2001
35/3
City Nightclub
1996
35/4
COLAGE (Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere)--General
1993-2000
35/5
COLAGE--Multi-Queer Program
1998-2003
35/6
"Creating Change"--exhibit/schedule
2002-2003
35/7
Crisis Resource Project and Network, YouthNet retreat miscellany
undated
35/8
Family conference--survey and cover letter
1997
35/9
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender Youth Conference
1999
35/10
"Growing up gay" ( Parents magazine)
1988
35/11
"Important documents"
2002; undated
35/12
Lesbian and gay families
undated
35/13-35/15
Lesbian/gay/bisexual youth conferences
1993-1997
36/1
Lesbian/gay/bisexual youth conferences
1999
36/2
Metropolitan Human Rights Center--"Report on sexual minority youth"
1997
36/3
MultiQueer--Program information and job description
2002; undated
36/4
"The multiracial child"
2002
36/5
Multnomah County sexual minority youth outcomes survey
circa 1998
36/6
Newsletters with YouthNet content
1998-1999
36/7
Original fliers
2000; undated
36/8
Parenting resources
2003; undated
36/9
Queer parents
circa 1993-1996
36/10
Queer youth of color
2001-2002
36/11
Reports, miscellany
1993-1996
36/12
Rural youth
1993; undated
36/13
School Minorities Youth Resources
1998
36/14
Sexual Minorities Roundtable
1999
36/15
Sexual Minority Youth of Color, advocacy support services
2001-2002
36/16
Sexual Minority Youth Network--clipping
1998
36/17
Support letters: MultiQueer, Youth of Color, Rural Youth
2001
36/18
"Turn loose the voices"--study guide
1993
36/19
Violence Prevention Summer Institute
1999
36/20
Young, Loud and Proud
1999
36/21
Youth Advocacy Team
2000-2001
YouthNet
Box/Folder
36/22-36/24
General materials
1998-2000
37/1
Activity event logs
1999
37/2
Agendas
circa 1999
37/3
Conferences
1998
37/4
Contacts
1998-1999
37/5
County contract
circa 1998-2000
37/6
Drafts of fliers
undated
37/7
Goals--Bonnie Tinker notes (?)
undated
37/8
Job applications
undated
37/9
"My job description" (Bonnie Tinker)
undated
37/10
Outreach log
1999-2000
37/11
Position inteview
undated
37/12
Records sent to county regarding site visit
1999
37/13
Reports, quarterly and yearly
1999
37/14
Report
2002
37/15
Service provider/community letters
1999
37/16
Service provider interviews
undated
37/17
Shelter training
undated
37/18
Sign-up sheets
1999-2000
37/19
Survey and results
undated
37/20
Surveys
2000; undated
37/21
Teen intern job description
undated
Box/Folder
37/22
Youth, miscellaneous
1991-1998

Series M:  General files, 1984-2007Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
38/1
Adoption information
1994-2001
38/2
Annual program plans (Love Makes a Family)
1993-2006
38/3
Articles concerning Love Makes a Family and quoting Bonnie Tinker
1993-2004
38/4
Book catalogs
1995; undated
38/5-38/6
Church organizations
1989-1996
Church and homosexuality
Box/Folder
38/7
African-American and anti-gay
1994-2006
38/8
Churches
1984-2005
39/1
Churches
1995-2006
39/2-39/3
Marriage
2004-2008
39/4
Marriage: "God is still speaking out about Marriage," Resource Collection
circa 1997-2002
Box/Folder
39/5
The Dad's Group--mission statement and information
undated
39/6
Domestic partners--Tanner decision
1996-1999
39/7
Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, public policy
2004-2005
39/8
Emlployment non-discrimination
circa 1995-1997
39/9-39/10
Ephemera--miscellaneous
circa 1990-2005
40/1
Ephemera--miscellaneous
circa 1995-2005
40/2
Ephemera--stickers
circa 1994-2000
40/3
"Family/values"--documentary by Marion Wartell
1994
40/4
Fred Neal for City Council (Portland) campaign fliers
undated
40/5
Forms
undated
40/6
Gay soldiers
1992-1993
40/7
Grannies: protest and testimony
2007
40/8
Handouts, certificates, fliers
circa 1994-2006
40/9
"Hate crimes/not in our town"
1995-1996; undated
40/10
Homosexuality--general
circa 1993-2003
40/11
Homosexuality and the Bible
1995-2005
40/12
Immigration and racism
undated
41/1
Jeff Fisher
1996-1994
41/2
Legal issues
1993-1994; undated
41/3
"Love Makes a Family" song
1997
41/4
Media attacks
2004-2005
41/5
Members, issues, harrasment, Mark Williams (article from the Oregonian)
2001 Jan. 24
41/6
Members: Melissa Mills and Marlene Booth
2002
41/7
Memorabilia taken off walls
2003
41/8
Military/anti-war
2004
41/9
Multnomah County domestic partnership
2000
41/10
Murder of Abdill/Ellis and critical response
1995 Dec.
41/11
Murders
1998 March 2
41/12
PABA and Gay Yellow Page ad
1995
41/13
Parent support group evaluations
1998
41/14
Peace and faith groups
2003-2007
41/15
Press conference, Lesbian Community Project anti-violence
1994 March 8
41/16
Police accountability
2000-2003
41/17
Portland State University class--Love Makes a Family study
2004
Oversize Folder
Posters (3 items)
undated
41/18
Pride Northwest, Inc.--board application
undated
42/1
Program: police
2000-2001
42/2
Public education, anti-oppression
1995-2001
42/3
Public education: Camp Odyssey
1995
42/4
"Sara's job description"
1999
42/5
Transgender information, general
1996-2003
42/6
Transgender issues--Lori Michelle Buckwalter
circa 1996
42/7
Transgender: Metropolitan Human Rights Commission report on transgender descrimination
1996 Oct.
42/8
Transsexual rights ordinance, Portland--letters and emails to Mayor Vera Katz
2000

Series N:  Photographs, 1994-2005Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
43/1
Children's skit, dinner at Darcelle's house
2002
43/2
COLAGE event at beach
1999 Sept.
43/3
Creating Change, Atlanta--election protest
2000
43/4
Darcelle's auction for Love Makes a Family
2001
43/5
Dyke March
2000
43/6
In Other Words--display
2005
43/7
Jean Mountain Grove
circa 1993
43/8
Love Makes a Family campout (?)
2000
43/9
Love Makes a Family rafting trip
1996
43/10
Middle school event
2002
43/11
Newsletter #7
1996
Pride marches/events
Box/Folder
43/12
Photos for PIPPI calendar
1995
43/13
1996
43/14
1999
43/15
2000
43/16
2001
44/1
unidentified pride event
undated
Box/Folder
44/2
Unidentified event
1997
44/3
Wedding of David McCall and Gary Klein
2001
44/4
Workshop
2002
44/5
YouthNet
undated
44/6
YouthNet--No on 9 rally, Cleveland High School
2000
44/7-44/10
Miscellaneous photographs
circa 1994-2005