Fourteen Oregonians died last month in five murder-suicides and one attempted murder suicide. Why this sudden outbreak now of men using guns to murder their spouses, ex-spouses and themselves when domestic violence homicides in Oregon have been on the decline? In 1997, 22 domestic violence homicides took place in Multnomah County alone. In recent years, the state average has been eight murder-suicides a year. Is it the economic climate, a lack of social services, or deep-rooted cultural issues?
This week on Voices from the Edge, Jo Ann and Dave talk with Jennifer Warren, LCSW, a counselor with Portland's Men's Resource Center/Women's Counseling Center since 1998. She specializes in domestic violence intervention and recovery, and has worked extensively with men and women arrested for domestic violence. Join us in this discussion about what's behind domestic violence murder-suicides, how the problem is being addressed and what needs to be done to stop the violence.
Meredith Baxter's coming out, downsizing queer media, gay marriage, hate-crime legislation? Which was the biggest story of 2009? On December 29th, host Jacob Anderson-Minshall presents the Queer/Trans year in review. In a pre-produced program Jacob will talk with local and national representatives of LGBT media about the biggest queer and trans stories of 2009. They'll also look at some of the top LGBT stories of the decade that is drawing to a close: including Oregon's own pregnant man.
Transitioning Back, the suicide of Mike Penner and whether "transgender regret" exists.
In 2007 LA Times Sportswriter Mike Penner stunned his colleques when he came out as transgender and began living his life as Christine Daniels. The story gained international attention and turned Christine into a bit of a celebrity. But less than a year later Daniels' byline was quietly replaced by Penner's.
Collective of Genuises and Crys Matthews on Out Loud
On tonight's queer hour, we hear from the Collective of Geniuses. CoG’s mission is to create art that challenges the notions on which class, gender, privilege and other social demographics are based. CoG empowers minority artists, especially those who identify as trans, queer and/or womyn, and help them create sustainable economic stability through educational programs and creative opportunities.
Do higher taxes make for fewer jobs -- or more? Is Congress debating real healthcare reform -- or just another corporate bailout? Is PTSD a good way to think about how people are affected by violence? This show takes on these questions, with host Tom Becker, Old Mole regulars Bill Resnick and Jan Haaken, and guests Karen Kraut and Rebecca Hyman.
Is PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) a useful concept for thinking about how people deal with a society saturated in violence? What is gained by using it to treat soldiers suffering from the results of battle mayhem? Can it be extended to understand women in abusive relationships, or children growing up in a police state? Two mental health professionals discuss the history of the concept, its usefulness and its limits -- the Old Mole's Jan Haaken and Rebecca Hyman, a student of trauma theory.
Every year dozens of individuals are brutally murdered because they are transgender or simply perceived as gender variant. Rather than decreasing, the number of these deaths has increased in the last few years, possibly as a backlash against gay-marriage legislation.In order to memorialize those who have died for their gender presentations, activists founded the Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20th.This year, Oregon Governor Kulongoski proclaimed the day a statewide day of remembrance; and the entire month of November has been dedicated to transgender awareness.
In this episode of Gender Blender, co-hosts Jacob Anderson-Minshall and Laura Calvo spoke to the organizers of some of those events including:Allison Cleveland, Executive Director of Eugene’s Gender Center and a key player in eliciting the governor’s proclamation; Natalia from Portland State University’s Queer Resource Center, which is sponsoring the local Transgender Day of Remembrance events, including a concert by trans musicians Katastrophe and Athens Boys Choir (aka Katz); and queer performer Peterson Toscano who will be presenting his one-man play, “Transfigurations—Transgressing Gender in the Bible,” Thursday, November 19th at the Epworth United Methodist Church, 1333 SE 28th Street in Portland.
Part 1. Raising 'Authentic' Girls Part 2. Homeless Advocacy
Join host, Ashley Thirstrup, on Friday November 20th from 6:00pm to 6:30pm, as she interviews award-winning author, Rachel Simmons. They will discuss her latest book The Curse of the Good Girl - Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and Confidence. In her book, Rachel argues that by idealizing the 'good girl' we teach girls to deny their own power and potential. Niice, polite, and modest is an identity that is not only unachievable, but paralyzing for girls who learn to constantly self-criticize. Tune in to Bread and Roses, this Friday November 20th, to learn what you can do to encourage the girls in your life to break through society's expectations to become 'good girls,' and to instead recognize their aut
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Max Voltage, from Pants-Off Productions, talks about Homomentum: a monthly queer cabaret. Homomentum takes over the Egyptian Room Saturday Nov 14th. This month's Timewarp Talent Show will showcase queer dance & performance-art, with tons of glitter and fabulousness. Homomentum: doors at 7pm, show at 8pm, dance party at 10pm. Cost $5-7 sliding scale. This is a 21+ event.