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June Knightly biography: 13 things about Portland, Oregon activist


June Knightly was a resident of Portland, Oregon, United States. She was originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

As an activist, Knightly was dedicated to fighting for racial justice and involved in the LGBTQ community. Here are 13 more things about her:


  1. She believed in “the goodness of the world,” Kathleen Saadat told The Daily Beast. They had been friends since 2001.
  2. On January 19, 2013, she took to Instagram to share a photo of her dog wearing a diaper.
  3. On August 21, 2014, she took to Instagram to share a photo of herself with her mother taken circa 1963.
  4. In July 2017, she visited Kilchis River County Park in Tillamook, Oregon.
  5. She was known to her friends as T-Rex. On August 14, 2018, she took to Instagram to share a photo of her collection of T-Rex toys.
  6. On November 19, 2019, she was at Hazelwood Water Tower in Portland with her two dogs.
  7. On December 4, 2019, she wrote on Instagram in part, “Today, my heart feels broken, but less so than yesterday.”
  8. On May 29, 2020, she took to Instagram to invite others to join a vigil for George Floyd to be held at Peninsula Park in Portland.
  9. On June 1, 2020, she took to Instagram to share an image with the words “BLACK LIVES MATTER.”
  10. On October 24, 2021, she wrote on Facebook in part, “Oregon is fraught with racism, too, at every level.”
  11. On November 24, 2021, she took to Facebook to share a photo that condemns Kyle Rittenhouse.
  12. On the evening of February 20, 2022, she was fatally shot in the head by a man while she was volunteering at a protest against police violence at Normandale Park in Portland.
  13. She died at the age of 60.

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