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06-17-13 -- Written by Will Coker, Tualatin Valley Fire Fighters Union Local 1660 My brother Kenny is one heck of man. As kids, he supported me, protected me (and sometimes tormented me). Kenny is also a gay, black man. Since he came … Read More >
12-13-11 -- write my assignment By Michèle Carbery Fire Chief Debra Amesqua 's 28 year career is an example of inspired leadership. While maintaining a vision founded upon care and compassion, she has forged new paths of innovative opportunities in the fire … Read More >
06-19-11 -- Erina Queen has been out since she was fifteen years old. In this interview, she discusses her experience as a lesbian woman in the Seattle Fire Department, and how her department’s culture of inclusion has contributed to her feeling accepted … Read More >
06-19-11 -- One evening at the station, I was sitting with my fellow firefighters watching television. A female coworker was sitting next to me and began to joke with me in a way suggesting I was gay. This was in no way … Read More >