Indigenous populations tended to respect – and sometimes revere –their Two Spirit people. White settlers brought repressive laws and made homophobia the law of the land. In the late 20th century, Gay Liberation and a series of anti-LGBTQ ballot measures struggled in the arena of public opinion. In the early 2000s, the Oregon Equality Act and the Oregon Safe Schools and Communities Act codified important rights for LGBTQ+ folk. Is the pendulum swinging again?