Gene Otto

Gene Otto was born in Sydney, Montana in 1946. He came to Spokane in 1974 to work as an insurance adjuster. He is a very social person who participated in PFLAG, the Dorian Group, and the Spokane Sovereign Imperial Court. His recollections of gay bar culture come, in part, from his time bartending at Sonya’s Majic Inn. He and his partner Ted Clark, who was also interviewed for this project, married in 2014 after being a couple for over 37 years.