Guest Column, Opinion-Editorial

Wayward Lamb closes doors, takes toll on UO students, community

Bethany Howe was third in line at the grand opening of The Wayward Lamb, the area’s newest gay bar in almost a decade. A PhD student at the University of Oregon, she recalls the Lamb’s first night in business back in August, 2015.
“From minute one, you just see all these people streaming in the door and all so incredibly happy to be there,” Howe said. “It was the one place that I could go and be myself and not worry about it.”
Rachel Elkins first visited the bar shortly after celebrating her 21st birthday. A junior studying . . .