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A g o ld e n opportunity
K a ren L. Z um w alt
is pleased to announce
the relocation o f her law office to
4040 Douglas Way
P.O. Box 1708
Lake Oswego, Oregon 97035
effective A p ril 4, 1988.
She will continue to limit
her practice to fa m ily law and wills.
Coming soon to
REV BOB E. CARRINGTON. D.D.
I offer twenty-five years experience in Spiritual Counseling. Psychic Reading and Hypnotherapy.
I have studied with some of the leading names in these fields, including Dick Sutphan. Dan
Millman and Freda Morris. A special interest is working with AIDS/ARC patients and the
worried-well to help with fears of death and dying. I am a member of the Association for Past-Life
Research and Therapy, and a certified Clinical Hypnotherapist.
SOUL PATTERN READING
GOING HOMK COTISE UNO
PAST UEE THERAPY
STATEMENT OE SERVICES
Explore cuTrent life soul patterns, their past life cause and life-lessons being taught Go
back to the source and finally understand, learn, release, and heal.
Explore death and the spirit state by going hack and reliving a past-life death experience
Also re-experience planning this lifetime before birth.
Explore unfinished business from past lives.
Working with gay and lesbian couples to explore how soul patterns interact and what
lessons they are together to learn Work also done with groups
Let CMARLA s wisdom, humor and unwavering honesty brighten your path
Work with root causes to make change easy
Both individual and group work available
Please call Rev Carrington at the GOING HOME FOUNDATION for more information. (5031635-3272.
FIFTH A N N U A L
WOMEN rZ WOODS
at Breitenbush Hot Springs-
— August 5,6 & 7, 1988 -
Com e and enjoy the natural setting, therapeutic hot springs, pools, steam
sauna, hiking trails, rustic cabins, old mountain lodge, ovo-lactic vegetarian
meals (included) at historic Breitenbush Hot Springs, 60 miles east of Salem.
This three day retreat for Lesbians is limited to 100 participants. There'll be
time available for healing workshops, play, relaxation, music — your choice.
There will be a dance Saturday night featuring Loose Wimmin. Sliding fee
scale $95-5145 (set vour own fee). Register early, spaces go quickiy. $25
deposit (refundable until June 15). Carpooling avalable from Portland or Salem.
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My history in the Legislature shows involvement in civil rights
for all from the very beginning.
— Shirley Gold
K E L L Y
M A S E K
hirley Gold was first elected to the Oregon
House of Representatives in 1981 and has
served as the District 14 (Southeast Portland)
representative since that time. Last year she was
elected House majority leader. She is currently
seeking election as the state senator for Dis
Shirley, in your press release you say you will
represent all the citizens in your district. With
that in mind, what message do you have for your
gay and lesbian constituents? How will you
support and promote their interests in the
“ The basis I start from with any group is the
right of every American citizen to live as full a
life as they can according to their beliefs. When
I have legislation before me. I evaluate it this
way. 1 will do the same as a senator.
Last term you testified on behalf o f the gay
rights bill (HB 2325). Why did it fail to pass?
What will it take for gay rights to become a
priority issue with legislators? How can the gay
and lesbian community facilitate this process?
“ Among our group in the House and. I
suppose, in the Senate, we have some who are
sort of closet sympathizers. If faced with [gay
rights] legislation on the floor of the House or
Senate their conscience will force them to vote
for it. They are an unknown factor. Their sup
port is difficult to line up. Among Vera [Vera
Katz. House speaker] and myself there is a core
group that has worked quite closely with the
ACLU lobbyist [Laurie Inacy of the American
Civil Liberties Union Commission on Gay and
Lesbian Rights] and other groups you might not
think of as allies, but who are adamant on the
civil rights issues. We strove mightily to get the
votes from the Judiciary Committee
We did not succeed in getting it out of committee.
“ There are three types of supportive legis
lators. There are the kind that come to the Legis
lature and actively pursue support for
their issues. Then there are those who are
openly supportive, but busy with other things.
They will tell you. ‘Yes. I’m there and if anyone
asks me publicly, yes. I support this issue.' The
third group are those who just won't tell you.
You know who they are and you know if you
can get the bill to the floor, they’ll support it.
Those who disappoint us most are in this latter
group. They will not declare themselves.
“ Those who openly advocated for HB 2325
on the Judiciary Committee were Judith
Bauman. David Dix and Dick Springer among
the Democrats. Tom Hanlon (Democrat) was
supportive, but it’s not clear to me whether he
was publicly supportive. The other Democrat
on the committee we could not succeed with
was Mike Burton
4 Those on the commitee who were not open
advocates of the bill, who were supportive, but
fearful for their political careers, required a
show of votes on the floor. Laurie Inacy was
constantly trying to get that necessary support
from the general group. She had perhaps 25 or
26 votes [of 31 required].
' Those legislators who don't have the cour
age to go with an issue have to be shown by the
people in the community who elect them that
this is not only the thing to do. but they’d better
do it because there is enough of a force in this
community to make a difference for them politi
cally. I don't mean that as a threat, just prove
there is support for the issue
“ I don't know if there was a special effort
made [by the gay and lesbian community] to get
support from Tom Hanlon's or Mike Burton's
constituency Once a bill is assigned to a com
mittee it is critical for the lobbying group to see
to contact of these committee members by their
constituents. Another meaningful way to gain
support is to advocate through the member’s
business peers. For example, Mike Burton is
the head of the business administration depart
ment at Marylhurst College. He has much con
tact with the Portland busin:ss community. A
number of highly respected business com
munity people are gay or gay supporters. This
would be very meaningful contact for Mike.
What you are trying to do on this particular issue
is instill some courage in the individual. The
most important advice I could give to the gay
and lesbian community is to work on creating
courage in those whom you need to speak on
your behalf of the Legislature.”
Could you briefly describe your other
“ My priorities continue to be as they have
been. I focus on the preventive, such as early
childhood education and prenatal care, with the
idea of changing things for the better from the
very beginning. I also work on the other end of
the spectrum because I believe that older people
have done their thing for our community and
they rate a peaceful and productive old age.
A final question, Shirley. Do you perceive the
gay and lesbian community as coming into
“ Yes! Sanford Director’s birthday party was
a real sign to the mainstream public that you are
mainstream community folks, you have
arrived. Every available space inside the Mont
gomery Park Building was occupied. It was
packed with gay and lesbian community mem
bers and their supporters. Many of the people
attending were prestigious community
members both in the mainstream and gay com
munities. This carries clout in politics and in
society. You couldn’t even find a parking place!”
Editor’s note: Shirley Gold is seeking elec
tion to the state senate seat now held by Rod
Monroe. Monroe, it will be remembered, is no
friend to gays and lesbians. In a campaign in the
late 1970s. Monroe accepted money and an
endorsement from the Portland Town Council.
At about the same time, in response to a ques
tion put to him by Keeston Lowery at a public
forum. Monroe stated that he would vote in
favor of a gay rights bill if it came up again. In
1983, a gay rights bill lost by one vote in the
Oregon Senate. Rod Monroe voted against
In a contribution solicitation appeal mailed to
his constituents last year. Monroe said, “ I am
facing opposition in the May primary from
groups and individuals who object to the strong
stands I have taken on basic moral questions
facing our society” (emphasis in the original) •