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Old Mole Variety Hour

Air date: 
Mon, 11/17/2008 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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A program of social and political commentary from a socialist-feminist point of view.

The Movie Moles discuss “Queen of Hearts,” a documentary about Darcelle’s – the nation’s oldest suriving Drag club right here in Portland.  We also hear from David Oaks who challenges the dominance of drugs and the medicalizing of madness in psychiatry.  He urges organizing psychiatric survivors around patients’ rights.  

Sat 11/15 National Rally against Prop 8 - Oregon details

Message from the Democratic Party of Oregon, LGBTQ caucus:

November 4th election night has come and passed.  As Democrats, as Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Oregonians and Americans we have much to celebrate.

Gender Blender

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Air date: 
Tue, 11/18/2008 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Discussion about violence against women and transgender people.

The FBI recently released Hate Crime statistics that show crimes against gays and lesbians are up.  Meanwhile 3 transgender students were physically attacked on Washington state campus.  Violence against transgender people isn't considered a Hate Crime under national legislation. November 20th marks the Transgender Day of Rememberance which commerates the trans people who were murdered in the past year.

In this program, co-hosts Jacob Anderson-Minshall and Rebecca Nay talk to representatives from Allies Against Rape Culture and Women's Crisis Line about these and other issues regarding gender-based violence.

National Rally Against Prop 8 Sat 11/15 in PDX

We're presented with a rare opportunity to be a positive force in the history of our country, to stand in solidarity with a minority group fighting for its civil rights.  On Saturday, November 15th, protestors will gather in cities across the country to speak out against the anti-gay politics and sentiment of our recent elections, including California's Prop 8.  Please check out the following link:
 
http://jointheimpact.com/
 
As a lesbian, I'm personally moved by the words of Joe Solmonese, President of Human Rights Campaign:
 

Out Loud

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Out Loud
Air date: 
Tue, 11/11/2008 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Guests from Portland State University's Queer Resource Center & Equal Rights Advocate

Tonight's show will feature guests from thePortland State University's Queer Resource Center discussing a wide range of topics from campus, including the new queer radio show on KPSU, the PSU station, events highlighting TransRemembrance Month, and their regular monthly events.

We'll also be talking with Debra Porta, Equal Rights Advocate at PSU. Debra has been working with the Oregon University System's Student Equal Rights Alliance Board, in addition to her work on the PSU campus. She'll also fill us in on the details for the Rally against Prop 8 happening in PDX this Saturday.

The Decider

 Apropos of my post below, Obama is planning to review the plethora of onerous executive orders issued by President Bush:

President-elect Barack Obama is poised to move swiftly to reverse actions that President Bush took using executive authority, and his transition team is reviewing limits on stem-cell research and the expansion of oil and gas drilling, among other issues, members of the team said Sunday.

Clearly, much more needs to be reviewed besides the issues mentioned above, but for a guy who's more than a month from taking office, this is a very encouraging start.

-A

Trans Students Attacked on WSU campus

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Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 10/22/2008

In just over a week, three transgender students were violently attacked on a Washington state university campus.  LGBTQ students fear for their safety and argue the school administration has not responded quickly enough to the wave of attacks.  Jacob Anderson-Minshall has more.

1:42 minutes (1.56 MB)

Civil Liberties Watch: Transgender Federal Court Victory

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Sun, 10/19/2008

Diane Schroer a former commander in the US Army Special Forces won a landmark sex discrimination lawsuit against the Library of Congress for rescinding a job offer when they were informed she was transitioning.

For more information see the ACLU website

4:04 minutes (3.72 MB)

Trans Youth: Issues of Gender Variant Kids & Teens I

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Mon, 10/20/2008

Gender Blender 's co-hosts, Rebecca Nay and Jacob Anderson-Minshall interview Jenn Burleton, founder and executive director of TransActive Education & Advocacy and Cris Beam, Lambda Literary Award-winning author of TransParent: Love, Family, and Living the T with Transgender Teenagers.  Music from Athens Boys Choir opened and closed the show. 
Gender Blender 's co-hosts, Rebecca Nay and Jacob Anderson-Minshall interview Jenn Burleton, founder and executive director of TransActive Education & Advocacy and Cris Beam, Lambda Literary Award-winning author of TransParent: Love, Family, and Living the T with Transgender Teenagers.  Music from Athens Boys Choir opened and closed the show.
 

29:35 minutes (27.09 MB)
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