Mary Rohlfing

Name

Mary Rohlfing

Biography

Born in Philadelphia in 1960, Mary Rohlfing moved to Boise to attend Boise State University. After graduating from BSU, Rohlfing received a PhD from the University of Iowa. She returned to Idaho and worked in Boise State’s communications department for 12 years. At the time of the interview, Rohlfing hoped to obtain a teaching position at the College of Western Idaho. In 1993, Rohlfing was a victim of a hate crime which never resulted in an arrest. Later, she purchased 8 acres of weedy land and began the Morning Owl Farm. She was excited that coming out is easier for the younger generation.

Keywords

Boyfriend, drug use, suicide, alcohol, Elton John, Anti-Gay Initiative, Your Friends, Family & Neighbors, hate crime, PTSD, marriage equality, Ellen DeGeneres, wedding industry

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Interview Date

2011

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Interview Duration

54:29

City

Boise

Rights Management

This material is copyrighted by Special Collections and Archives, Boise State University

Disciplines

Community-Based Research | Gender and Sexuality | History of Gender | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies | Oral History | Sociology | United States History | Women's Studies

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