The residents of Jubilee Community's Redwoods housing unit allege they are being harrassed by the police, housing inspectors and members of the Bureau of Housing and Community Development. Jacob Anderson-Minshall reports on the story, and interviews residents, the property owner, a Portland Inspector, and a representative from the Bureau of Housing and Community Development.
Following up on a news story he filed 8/14/08 about the Redwoods--a Jubilee residential community that provides housing for disabled, low income and previously homeless individuals whose residents believe they are being targeted for police harassment in order to force them to leave so the city could gentrify the property--Jacob Anderson-Minshall reports on a September 2nd administrative search of the property. Questions are raised by the property manager, residents and a public defense attorney about the search and police involvement
For the first time ever, the US is deploying a military unit inside the United States. KBOO news reporter Jacob Anderson-Minshall speaks with an ACLU representative about the issues involved, especially the lack of information about why the unit was deployed and what it will be used for.
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.
This is the first part of the hour long show in which Gender Blender hosts Rebecca Nay and Jacob Anderson-Minshall offer a tribute to Thursday’s Transgender Day Of Remembrance by addressing gender based violence.
This is the second part of an hour long show in which Gender Blender hosts Rebecca Nay and Jacob Anderson-Minshall offer a tribute to Thursday’s Transgender Day Of Remembrance by addressing gender based violence.
Portland's venerable In Other Words Bookstore, the nation's final nonprofit feminist bookstore and resource center may be forced to close if it does not raise $3,000 in the next three weeks.
In Other Words Women's Books and Resources is the last surviving non-profit feminist bookstore in the United States. For the last 14 years they have offered a comprehensive and diverse collection of books, magazines, and zines with a wide variety of subjects, including: feminist & queer studies, erotica, sex & sexuality, trans studies, spirituality, herbs, and non-sexist children's books, to name a few.
In Other Words has become a hub of activity—hosting a wide range of community events, meetings and workshops that include author readings, Spanish classes, writing workshops, concerts, art shows, yoga and more.
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.
On this March 2010 Gender Blender, hosts Laura Calvo and Jacob Anderson-Minshall talked to women involved with Portland's POW fest, the ENDA legistlation lobby and a symposium on Feminist Pedagogy.
The show started with in-studio guest Tara Johnson-Medinger, producer of Portland, Oregon's women's film festival, POW Fest, talking about Kathryn Bigelow's Oscar Win and how female directors differ from their male counterpoints. POW Fest runs March 18th-21st and you can get tickets here.
On the April 20th episode of Gender Blender co-host Jacob Anderson-Minshall speaks with the Multnomah County Health Department representatives about the results of the 2009 LGBTQ Speak Out survey. The health survey gathered data from 843 respondends in the Portland metropolitan area, in order to educate health providers and policy makers developing a comprehensive agenda for wellness in the LGBTQ community. Learn what factors attributes to health within the LGBTQ community.
Part of the day-long special programming on the Gulf oil disaster, this hour long forum examined the impact of oil spills on coastal and wetland habitats. Hosted by Jacob Anderson-Minshall, the forum began with Tracy Chapman's Rape of the Earth and featured: