Yes, there were all kinds of people who stayed [at our home in Spokane], but no there wasn’t particularly a PFLAG . . . Oh yes, it was the gays. Oh yes, we even got involved in . . David Young! David Young stayed there and his partner. And they came from Wallace? Yeah, they would stay there a couple of times. They stayed there over Christmas, and then they went back to Wallace, and then he came back a few days after that and said, “Well, I shot and killed the other fellow and I’m on [bail].” I mean, it was a very, very, very sticky thing. A very sticky thing. Dave ended up in the penitentiary and he died in the penitentiary. We went to the trial in Wallace and we watched a man being convicted because he was gay. He didn’t have a chance. But yes, he killed him. And yes, I think it was, probably, because he was armed. I think he probably was self-defense. But they didn’t want to bother with that. They wanted to get rid of him. Anyway, but that was not a very nice period to go through.
We are unable to find corroboration for this account; facts from multiple incidents may be conflated here.
Source: Interview with Allegra McFarland, 2 April 2012; transcribed by J. Zander; edited by Laura S. Hodgman; audio held at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, OH 975-5.