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About Just out. (Portland, OR) 1983-2013 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 1, 1987)
After the rally, the subway stations were
absolutely crammed with happy, exuberant
marchers. While waiting for the train, six or
seven lesbians began to sing, “ If you’re gay and
you know it clap your hands.” Suddenly, three
or four thousand of us in the station began
singing, clapping our hands, stamping our feet,
turning around, doing whatever the song asked.
The crowd control people were just going nuts.
Our spontaneous demonstration of happiness
disconcerted the handful of straight tourists who
were also waiting for the train. Even though
there was absolutely no reason to be frightened,
the straight people at worst looked scared, at
best looked really out of place.
Photos by Linda Kliewer
Jusi Out • 17 • November. 1987