Tina Dungan was born and grew up in Petaluma. She attended Sonoma State University from 1972-75. During those years, she and others started the Women’s Studies Program and the Penngrove WomanCenter

From 2007 to the present Tina has been working with Lesbian Archives of Sonoma County to preserve the history of the vibrant Lesbian community that existed here from 1965-1995. 

In bringing together people who were involved in “changing the world back then” we create community once again. In 2017, Tina joined up with Shad Reinstein to create the Sonoma County LGBTQI Timeline that premiered at Pride 2018. In the Fall of that year, she began teaching a class based on the Timeline through the Older Adults Program at SRJC. She is passionate about collecting the stories of this county’s LGBTQI people and assuring that our histories are preserved for future generations.

Tina is also currently involved in an archival project to house Sonoma County LGBTQI histories, documents and ephemera: LGBTQI+ LEGACY Sonoma County. You can check them out at the Timeline tent on the Plaza!

When not lost in the annals of local history, Tina enjoys playing keyboards with bandmates in Mister Sister.