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Donna Red Wing, community affairs director
for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defa
mation, a national media watchdog group that
promotes fair and accurate representation of les
bian, gay and bisexual lives in mass media, will be
leaving that post as of Nov. 1.
“When I first came on board at GLAAD in
1993,1 gave a three-year commitment. Those three
years are up, and it’s time for me to move on,” says
Red Wing, 46, the former executive director of the
Portland-based Lesbian Community Project and
The Advocate's 1992 Woman of the Year.
Red Wing has been working out of GLAAD’s
national field office in Portland, which is slated
for closure in November.
She says it is part of GLAAD’s continuing
transformation from what essentially was a con
glomeration of independent chapters to a more
consolidated, national organization.
To attain that goal, Red Wing says GLAAD is
establishing a limited number of “media centers”
located in San Francisco, Atlanta and Kansas
City. GLAAD is also expected to keep its New
York City, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.,
“GLAAD was making this change, and I simul
taneously decided it was time for me to leave,” says
Red Wing, who during her tenure with the group
EMO affirms support
for farm workers
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Rose City Swing
Led by Steve Ostenson
Saturday, Nov. 9 at 8:00pm
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$10 / Ticket
Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon has affirmed
its support of Oregon farm workers who desire to
organize for the purpose of collective bargaining
with Oregon growers.
The EMO board approved a resolution Sept.
26 stating that “farm workers in this state have the
inherent and God-given right to choose to orga
nize themselves for collective bargaining without
fear of retaliation or reprisal— rights which are
currently enjoyed by many of the growers who
The resolution further requests that Norpac Foods
Inc., a cooperative owned by growers, enact a
written policy of nonretaliation for worker com
plaints or efforts by workers to organize or unionize.
It also calls upon EMO-member congrega
tions to stand with farm workers who face retali
ation by their employers for complaints related to
working conditions or attempts to organize.
Election returns to
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As the Nov. 5 election returns are tabulated,
the Multnomah County Elections Division will
post results on the county’s World Wide Web
page at http://www.mulmomah.lib.or.us/.
Officials say complete results for local elec
tions will be available, as well as Multnomah
County voters’ response to national and state
candidates and ballot measures.
In addition, Multnomah County’s efforts will
be coordinated with Washington County and other
regional partners via RITNet’s Election Watch ’96
page at http://www.mulmornah.lib.or.us/rimet/.
This site will maintain links to all “virtually”
live elections information available in the region.
Five community-based groups held a commu
nity involvement and voter education program on
Oct. 19. The effort was led by the African Ameri
can Legislative Roundtable founded by Oregon
state Rep. Avel Gordly (D-Portland).
“This community has wanted to organize and
has served as field
tional field direc
tor and community
Over the past three
years she has trav
eled extensively as
a GLAAD speaker,
sharing her exper
tise in grass-roots
Last year Red
Wing was diag
nosed with a brain
Donna Red Wing
tumor and under
went invasive surgery. She remains on “massive
doses” of anti-seizure medication.
“It’s been a tough year with respect to this
whole medical experience. You go through some
thing like that and you think more about your own
mortality,” says Red Wing. “You think about
what’s important and what you want your future
to look like.... F m proud of my accomplishments
with GLAAD, but the time is right for me to go.”
Red Wing says she plans to do some part-time,
contractual work for GLAAD through Decem
ber, and is exploring “numerous” professional
says Gordly. “I’m very pleased that the African
American Legislative Roundtable was able to be
instrumental in that process. I also see it as a
critical time to educate voters and encourage
them to participate in the process.”
The Urban League was a participating sponsor
through a grant from Territory Resource for the
Legal Education and Empowerment Project. North
east Rescue Plan Action Committee, the Black
Leadership Conference and the Black United Front
were cosponsors of the forum, which was designed
to register voters and inform the public about
current issues related to the Nov. 5 election.
Presenters included Gordly and state Rep.
Margaret Carter, Ellen Lowe of Ecumenical Min
istries of Oregon, and Fred Neal of the secretary
of state’s office.
Youth center receives
The Pride Foundation says the Seattle-based
Lambert House, a youth center for sexual minor
ity and questioning youth, will receive $35,000 a
year for up to 10 years.
The grant for general operating support is the
result of an unrestricted bequest to the Pride
Foundation from the estate of Bill Lambert in
honor of his son, Gray W. Lambert.
Last year the Pride Foundation said it had been
noti fied of the bequest of $450,000, believed to be
the largest ever to a gay and lesbian community
Lambert House, which opened in 1991, “exists
to provide a variety of services and a safe environ
ment that embraces differences and encourages the
healthy growth and development of gay, lesbian,
bisexual, transgendered and questioning youth.”
“I know Lambert House would not have sur
vived its first two years without the financial
support of Bill Lambert and the Pride Foundation.
The youth saw [Bill] as a father who loved and
supported his gay son and did not abandon him,”
says former Lambert House board president Lisa
Schuchman. “We were one of the first gay and
lesbian youth centers in the country, and there
weren’t many who would step forward and take
the risk to support us.”
Currently more than 60 shift volunteers help
keep Lambert House functional and open for
youth for an estimated 50 hours each week.
Compiled by Inga Sorensen