The show starts with a brief update on Domestic Partnerships becoming legal in Oregon. Soul talks with Multnomah County Commissioner Jeff Cogan about the first day of DP registrations, as well as a short overview of how far short this is from true equality.
For the rest of the show, we talk with organizers from the LGBTQ Meaningful Care Conference, happening in Portland on Friday April 11, 2008. This conference is happening as part of the National LGBT Health Awareness Week happening April 6 to 12.
Tonight's Out Loud show features two annoucements and two interviews.
First we hear from Soul, who interviews Keri, a volunteer with Brother to Brother and Basic Rights Oregon. They wrap up African American History Month and Keri shares his experiences as an African American transman in Portland.
This interview is heavily edited due to FCC indecency rules. You'll hear an array of sounds instead of the speakers' true words. You'll have to see the show to hear the real deal. I'll upload an unedited version of this interview in the near future.....
This is the full (1 hour, 18 min.) version of the panel discusion on The History of the Gay Press in Portland, a presentation examining the power of the LGBT press to inform and celebrate the LGBT community in Portland, featuring Renee LaChance and Rupert Kinard.