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Out Loud

Out Loud is KBOO's queer culture radio show, celebrating & serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning & allied communities. We feature interviews with community groups, authors, musical talent, and anyone from the queer & allied communities. We strive to give voice to those not heard in the main stream media.

Out Loud is a community created radio show. We need volunteers to help create Out Loud. Please consider getting involved! Email us if you have any questions, or even if you just want to say 'Hi!'

For more national and international LGBTQ news and information, check out This Way Out Radio

To submit event announcements, to share an idea or feedback and to contact the folks who create the show, email OutLoudRadio@gmail.com

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Thank you for listening! Until next time, stay proud and live out loud!

Coming Soon

Out Loud welcomes Max Voltage, Saint Harridan and Oregon Safe Schools and Communities Coalition
 

Episode Archive

Out Loud Radio Dec 17 2013: talking with SMYRC youth and staff; checking in with Sasha Buchert.

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Tue, 12/17/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Out Loud Radio: Talking with youth and staff from SMYRC tonight!
Welcome to Our Loud Radio! On our December 17th program, we'll be chatting with staff and youth who are involved with SMYRC - Portland's Sexual Minority Youth Resource Center. SMYRC turns fifteen this year! All are welcome to join their birthday celebration. SMYRC-ers are also working on planning the upcoming Oregon Queer Youth Summit.

We're also going to check in by phone with Out Loud alumna Sasha Buchert, who is working on transgender law issues from her new base in Oakland, California.

Tune in! xoxo

TransActive and Mattachine Social on Out Loud Radio

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Tue, 12/03/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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TransActive and Mattachine Social on Out Loud Radio

This week we welcome Jenn Burleton from TransActive back to the show! We'll discuss what's new with TransActive, including their upcoming event: Super Heroes for Super Kids on Sun Dec 8th.

We also welcome back Mattachine Social to the show. We'll feature new music from this Portland-based band and invite everyone to their upcoming event: the queer friendly surreal winter's ball, "Some Enchanted Evening" at Embers on Thursday December 5th.

Out Loud Radio: Trans medicine and youth in Portland.

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Tue, 11/19/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Out Loud - queers news & culture radio.
Out Loud is joined by Alex Abrahms of Outside In, to talk about the organization's Trans Medical Clinic for youth experiencing homelessness. We'll also highlight some upcoming community gathering, including this week's Transgender Day of Remembrance events, and World AIDS Day events in early December.

Queer Music is Alive in Portland!

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Out Loud
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Tue, 11/12/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Dexter Flowers Makes RADIO!!!, Amy Bleu OUFM Benefit LP, Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls Benefit
This Tuesday Out Loud is partnering with Dexter Flowers to make queer radio again! We'll also be jamming with Amy Bleu live and hearing samples from her benefit album for Oregon United for Marriage. As well as, hearing music from artists performing this Wednesday 11/13/13 at the Firehouse, hosted by Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls!!!!

Amy Bleu: www.amybleuband.webs.com http://igg.me/at/ForOurLove/x/4881522 amybleu.bandcamp.com

http://www.oregonunitedformarriage.org/

Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls http://www.girlsrockcamp.org/ https://www.facebook.com/events/199306366922366/ http://www.lapumpmusic.com/

Out Loud welcomes Wild Planet Radio, and Christopher Lord, author of The Edwin Drood Murders

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Tue, 10/29/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Out Loud welcomes Wild Planet Radio & local writer Chrisopher Lord, authorof The Edwin Drood Murders

Tonight we welcome Wild Planet Radio, one of the new low power FM radio station in Portland. In the second half of the show, Dan Johnson interviews local author Christopher Lord.

Tune in to hear from Thomas and Bobby, the creative masterminds behind the new queer radio station, and we share some recent samples from their online streaming station.

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Two Spirit folks and the Native community.

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Tue, 10/15/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A discussion of Native American queer life and tribal equity concerns.
We'll be talking with Candace Brings Plenty-Wright, a member of the Portland Two Spirit Group (https://www.facebook.com/Portland2Spirits), and Se-ah-dom Edmo, creator of the Tribal Equity Tool Kit (http://graduate.lclark.edu/programs/indigenous_ways_of_knowing/tribal_eq...), about Native American community and queer living.

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Queer Youth Conference & Queer Elder Events

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Mon, 01/21/2008

Soul talks with Basic Rights Oregon about their 1/30 rally; Britney about an upcoming Oregon Queer Youth Conference and Rachel from Elder Resource Alliance about their upcoming events and programs for LGBTQ seniors.

Basic Rights Oregon stand up and be counted! Jan. 30 rally to defend equality!

  • DATE: Wednesday, January 30, 2008
  • TIME: 5:30 pm
  • PLACE: Terry Shrunk Plaza, SW 3rd and Madison in downtown Portland

Oregon Queer Youth Conference 2008 will be on March 15th, 2008 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (doors open at 9:00 am for registration). This annual Portland conference offers an opportunity for LGBTTQQI youth (under 23) and their allies to get together and talk about where they’re going, what they’re doing, and what they need to get there. Site: http://www.oqyc.org/

Elder Resource Alliance (ERA) is a coalition of organizations and individuals, within the Portland metropolitan area working to enhance the lives of older gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender, questioning and intersexed (GLBTQI) community members through education, advocacy, outreach and resource development.  Rachel completed a bachelor of arts in women's studies from University of Oregon.  She's the coordinator ERA a program of Friendly House Inc.  Elder Resource Alliance is the only program in metro Portland whose purpose is to provide advocacy and services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and intersex senior citizens.   > more details

Announcements:

As always, Out Loud is here to help you get the word out about Portland LGBTQ news and events. Be sure to email us directly before noon of each Tuesday.  We’ll do our best to announce or feature your event on our show or this site.

Elder Resource Alliance Activities

Wed: Jan. 30 from 2 - 4 p.m. Meet 2 p.m. at Peet’s for coffee and dish at 1114 NW Couch, then we’ll browse famous Powell’s Bookstore. Bring a few dollars for drink, snack, and books. Get off Portland Streetcar at NW 11th and Couch.

Sexual Minority Youth Resource Center (SMYRC) Benefit: Wed: Jan 30 doors open at 7:30 p.m. event starts a 8 p.m. Athens Boys Choir: Multi-Media Spoken Word Homo-Hop. Performances by SMYRC Youth. 2100 SE Belmont St (#15 Belmont) > more info

Siren Nation Fund Raiser: Send a Valentine to your sweetie or the person you want to be your sweetie! $5 gets you an old-skool V-day card + vegan chocolate bar, delivered by bicycle, to your special person. Proceeds go to Siren Nation, the fun-loving gals who put on an annual festival celebrating the arts, music, film, and activist communities. You can order your Valentine these ways:

  1. online at www.sirennation.org (pay via paypal)
  2. at In Other Words Women's Books and Resources January 21 - February 8 Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm and Sat Noon-6:00 pm 8 NE Killingsworth
  3. at Food Fight! Grocery January 21 - February 8 10:00 am - 8:00 pm SE Stark at 12th
  4. at Alberta coop Saturday, Jan 26 and Saturday, Feb 2 from 2:00 - 6:00 pm 1500 NE Alberta
  5. at People's coop Saturday, Jan 26 and Saturday, Feb 2 from 2:00 - 6:00 pm 3029 SE 21st Ave
  6. at Breakfast on the Bridges Hawthorne and Steele bridges Friday Jan 25 from 7:00 am - 9:00 am

All orders must be placed by 5 pm, Friday, February 8th. Deliveries will happen between Saturday, Feb. 9th and Thursday, Feb. 14th. Please send all questions to valentinebybike@yahoo.com

Finally, we wonder if YOU – yes – YOU want to be part of this show? If you’re interested in becoming part of the Out Loud KBOO collective, check out these Volunteer links. Then, get in touch with us. Email us directly.  If you’ve emailed us in the past and haven’t heard back from us – PLEASE email us again.  Emails do get lost. We’re in once a week. We’ll respond to your messages and emails as soon as we receive them.

As always, there's a variety of online q-calendars to check out. For more events - click to Just Out, BRO, Q-Center and Willamette Week.

Lipstick & Dipstick, relationship advice from the butch & femme perspectives

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Mon, 01/14/2008

Enjoy lesbian relationship advice from the butch & femme perspectives from this hilarious duo. Lipstick & Dipstick write an advise column for Curve magazine. In this interview, they discuss their backgrounds, their writing styles, common challenges in relationships, sex, and their new book, Lipstick & Dipstick's Essential Guide to Lesbian Relationships, in stores now.

They are reading from their new book and emceeing an events. Full schedule online on thier blog.

Historic Q-NEWS & Q-Volunteering Ops

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Mon, 01/07/2008

Soul interviews Executive Directors from Brother To Brother and Q-Center. Topics: 1) What's new in 08? 2) Volunteering (needs and leads) for each organization.

Guest Line-Up:

In honor of the delay in domestic partnership benefits as well as all the work our community is doing to resolve this delay, we opened this show with track one titled: Drive recorded by Incubus from a CD with the same name: Drive. 

Show Line-Up:

  • A quick call with Multnomah County Commissioner Jeff Cogen.
  • An interview with Alisa, the ED of Brother-To-Brother.  Alisa (along with her Board) shares HISTORIC news! Listen in as they announce a FIRST of it’s kind (in the nation) partnership between a national and a local organization. Discover B2B news and volunteer needs.
  • An interview with Q-Center Executive Director Kendall.  Q-Center received national and some international news attention when they hosted BRO’s vigil for Portland residents. Kendall shares how Q-Center plans to grow in 2008 largely supported by a wide-cast of volunteers.

Announcements:

As always, Out Loud is here to help you get the word out about Portland LGBTQ news and events. Be sure to email us directly before noon of each Tuesday.  We’ll do our best to announce or feature your event on our show or this site.

  1. Jan 19th: Dottie’s Magic Pockets showing. Bring the kiddies (ages 3-8) and join Q Center for a wonderful time with LGBTQ-friendly Dottie’s Magic Pockets.

  2. On Wednesday, January 30, BRO is staging a rally. Stand Up and Be Counted! A Public Rally to Defend Equality at 5:30 pm Portland, Oregon SW 3rd and Madison - opposite the Federal Courthouse. Click for more details.

  3. Finally, we wonder if YOU – yes – YOU want to be part of this show? If you’re interested in becoming part of the Out Loud KBOO collective, check out these Volunteer links. Then, get in touch with us. Email us directly.  If you’ve emailed us in the past and haven’t heard back from us – PLEASE email us again.  Emails do get lost. We’re in once a week. We’ll respond to your messages and emails as soon as we receive them.

As always, there's a variety of online q-calenders to check out. For more events - click to Just Out, BRO, Q-Center and Willamette Week.

2008 Oregon Equality Act & Domestic Partnership Q-News

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Mon, 12/31/2007

Soul interviews Executive Directors from BRO, Q-Center and TransActive. Topics: 1) Domestic Partnership Law Delay, 2) Oregon Equality Act in effect today.

Guest Line-Up:

This show opened with the song, "FREE" from the CD titled Strange Butterflies by Sammy & Sasha. This song celebrates the Oregon Equality Act in effect as of today - 1/1/8.

First interview: Jeana, Basic Rights Oregon's NEW ED.   Jeana comments on both the delay in Oregon’s Domestic Partnership law as well as the Oregon Equality Act in effect as of 1/1/8. Oregon becomes the 20th state to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

Second interview: Q-Center Executive Director Kendall. Kendall shares details on Wednesday's BRO vigils (click for more details) for Portlander's as well as an inspiring message to help us maintain a healthy pespective on things. Travel to Q-Center via TRI-Met: take the #6 bus southbound on MLK. Exit the Belmont stop. More Tri-Met information. Tune in 1/8/08 to learn more about Q-Center - it's services and dreams for 2008.

Third interview:  TransActive Executive Director, Jenn as well as TA collegue Hayley to speak on some key core issues ALL of us face - with our without Domestic Partnership benefit OR non-discrimination laws.

Announcements:

As always, Out Loud is here to help you get the word out about Portland LGBTQ news and events. Be sure to email us directly before noon of each Tuesday.  We’ll do our best to announce or feature your event on our show or this site.

Attention all Q-Crafty folks. Do you enjoy knitting, crocheting maybe some needle point? Q-Center hosts a Q-knitting group each Sunday from 2-4.

Q Center plans to host weekend of history and reconnections January 11, 12, 2008. Click to Q-Center's site for complete details. Also bookmark Q-Center's calendar for all the latest Q-Center activities.

This announcement receives a creativity award!!  Someone text-messaged kboooutloud@yahoo.com a reminder about the traditional Saturday morning Radical Faerie coffee gathering.  Each Saturday morning starting mid morning and going to early afternoon-ish you’ll find all sorts of Fairies gathering at Three Friends Coffeehouse located at 201 SE 12th Ave.

In Other Words Women's Books and Resources always has something to check out.

Finally, we wonder if YOU – yes – YOU want to be part of this show? If you’re interested in becoming part of the Out Loud KBOO collective, check out these Volunteer links. Then, get in touch with us. Email us directly.  If you’ve emailed us in the past and haven’t heard back from us – PLEASE email us again.  Emails do get lost. We’re in once a week. We’ll respond to your messages and emails as soon as we receive them.

Rainbow Christmas

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Mon, 12/24/2007

Soul interviews L4Lpdx, & Brother To Brother on the question: How do we enjoy all the colors of the rainbow – including the traditional Christmas red and green.

Guest Line-Up:

We opened the show with In Our Lifetime (Track 16) on the audio CD Holiday Serenade available from our very own Portland’s Gay Men’s Chorus.

In the middle of the announcements, find out more about a new dance group for lesbians 35 and up known as L4L.PDX. After announcements, we learn how Robin, Cathy and Andrew sprinkle a little rainbow energy into our traditional red and green day.

Next, Alisa the Executive Director along with her Board members Andre, Craig & Kevin of Brother-To-Brother shares some wisdom around:

  • myths related to gay men of color
  • how to create fun, respectful relationships celebrating all cultures

We closed with Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas selected from John Blaylock’s cd titled: Home for the Holidays.  The cd jacket notes his inspiration for this work is a passion to support The Trevor Project and The Trevor Helpline. The Treavor Helpline is toll-free, 24-hour suicide prevention hotline for gay and questioning youth.  If you, or some one you know needs help, the Teavor’s toll-free helpline is: (866).4.U.TREVOR (866.488.7386)

Announcements & News

  • As always, Out Loud is here to help you get the word out about Portland LGBTQ news and events. Be sure to email us directly before noon of each Tuesday.  We’ll do our best to announce or feature your event on our show or this site.
  • Do you enjoy knitting, crocheting maybe some needle point? Q-Center hosts a Q-knitting group each Sunday from 2-4. 
  • This announcement receives a creativity award!!  Someone text-messaged kboooutloud@yahoo.com a reminder about the traditional Saturday morning Radical Faerie coffee gathering.  Each Saturday morning starting mid morning and going to early afternoon-ish you’ll find all sorts of Fairies gathering at Three Friends Coffeehouse located at 201 SE 12th Ave.

Brother-To-Brother shares the following Kwanzaa information with us - enjoy . . .

Kwanzaa is an African American and Pan-African holiday which celebrates family, community and culture.  This is a time of:

  • recommitment to our highest cultural ideals in our ongoing effort to always bring forth the best of African cultural thought and practice
  • celebration of the Good, the good of life and of existence itself, the good of family, community and culture, the good of the awesome and the ordinary, in a word the good of the divine, natural and social.

There is no way to understand and appreciate the meaning and message of Kwanzaa without understanding and appreciating its profound and pervasive concern with values. Kwanzaa was created to introduce and reinforce seven basic values of African culture which contribute to building and reinforcing family, community and culture among African American people as well as Africans throughout the world African community. 

  1. Umoja (Unity): To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race.
  2. Kujichagulia (Self-Determination): To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves.
  3. Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility): To build and maintain our community together and make our brother's and sister's problems our problems and to solve them together.
  4. Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics): To build and maintain our own stores, shops and other businesses and to profit from them together.
  5. Nia (Purpose): To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.
  6. Kuumba (Creativity): To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.
  7. Imani (Faith) To believe with all our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.

As a same sex loving community we can embrace the principles of Kwanzaa and feel embraced by what Kwanzaa strands for.  Kwanzaa teaches us these principles so we may strive to achieve them.  This time of year is a time to look evaluate where we are in reaching these principle, reinforcing our focus on these principles, and motivating us to work on these seven principles.  Have we not strived for unity within our own families while we worked towards understanding an acceptance?  Do we not seek to define ourselves and name ourselves?  We have worked hard to build and maintain our community and be recognized as a community that is deserving of basic rights.  Need we even speak on creativity?  We are some of the most creative people on the planet!

LGBT Holiday Stress Reduction Part 2

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Mon, 12/17/2007

Soul interviews a Portland PFLAG family along with Jenn Burleton about how families can co-create less stressful holidays from two different perspectives:

Dawn is the current President of PFLAG Portland, a member of the Portland Police Bureau’s Sexual Minority Round Table. With Dawn’s brilliant suggestion, we also have with us Jenn Burleton. Jenn is the Executive Director of TransActive. After a successful career as a musician, arranger, composer, songwriter and performer, Jenn has turned her energies entirely to advocating for transgender and gender non-conforming (GNC) children and youth. A talented, witty and motivational public speaker, Jenn has traveled the world sharing a message of diversity, community and understanding for all people.

Announcement Recap:

Out Loud needs volunteers!  If you’re interested in becoming part of the Out Loud KBOO collective, check out www.kboo.fm Volunteer links.  Then, get in touch with us.  Email us at kboooutloud@yahoo.com  If you’ve emailed us in the past and haven’t heard back from us – PLEASE email us again.   Emails do get lost in the shuffle. Email us at: kboo out loud at yahoo dot com. We’ll get back in touch asap.

 

LGBT Holiday Stress Reduction Part 1

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Mon, 12/10/2007

Soul interviews Executive Director Bonnie from Love Makes A Family along with PLOP members Amy and TJ about how families can co-create less stressful holidays.

Bonnie is the founder and Executive Director of Love Makes A Family, Inc., an organization of families headed by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual people, and their friends. Groundwork for the secular organization was laid during her production of a video tape, Love Makes A Family, about lesbian and gay Quaker families (1992). From May, 1993 until January 1998 Bonnie served as moderator for Love Makes A Family: A Public Dialog About Lesbians, Gays and Family Values broadcast weekly on a local talk radio station.

Parenting/Pregnant Lesbians of Portland (PLOP) is a group of lesbian moms and their families that gather monthly. Founded in 2003 by four couples, PLOP has an open membership policy for anyone to join at anytime in their parenting journey.

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Interview with Siren Nation Organizers

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Mon, 10/29/2007

Interview with Tamara and Minta, organizers of Siren Nation.

Siren Nation

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Mon, 10/22/2007

Carla interviews Myshkin, lead from Myshkin's Ruby Warblers, and Sailor Banks, aka Sugar Short Wave and a member of  Myskin's Ruby Warblers, both performing with Siren Nation.

  • Artist: Out Loud
  • Title: Siren Nation
  • Length: 23:33 minutes (21.56 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Interview with Cascade AIDS Project

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Mon, 10/08/2007

Carla interviews guests from Cascade AIDS Project - Michael, from the Prevention Services Dept, and Cree, from the Teen 2 Teen Project and Brother to Brother.

 

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