Kenya Robinson holds a flyer of her son Otis “TeTe” Michael Gulley at his prayer vigil. Gulley was found hanging in Rocky Butte on Memorial Day. The medical examiner ruled it a suicide but police have opened an investigation into the death.

Kenya Robinson holds a flyer of her son Otis “TeTe” Michael Gulley at his prayer vigil. Gulley was found hanging in Rocky Butte on Memorial Day. The medical examiner ruled it a suicide but police have opened an investigation into the death.

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  • The U.S. Supreme Court directed Oregon state judges to review a court ruling against a Gresham bakery that refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. The justices directed the state to consider their ruling last year on a similar issue in Colorado. University of Oregon professor Alison Gash joins us for analysis on the decision.

 

  

  • Portland resident Otis “TeTe” Gulley’s death was originally ruled a suicide, but according to Gulley’s family, there could be more to the story. Gulley’s body was found hanging in a tree in Rocky Butte Park near a homeless campsite on May 27, according to Portland Police. OPB reporter Erica Morrison spoke to Gulley’s family and others. She fills us in on the details.

 

  

  • Three years ago, the Portland Public Schools board passed a resolution promising a district-wide climate justice curriculum. After pressure from students and teachers, the board allocated $200,000 in funding toward the new curriculum this year. We hear from Lincoln High School teacher Tim Swinehart and Lincoln High School senior Sriya Chinnam.

 

  

  • What does Pride Month look like in Oregon’s small communities? We check in with the organizer of one of the only pride events on the Oregon Coast. Helen Anderson is the president of Yachats Pride Inc, and she says Yachats has a history of welcoming LGBTQ people into the community.

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