On tonight's Out Loud, Carla talks with Clay Neal from the City of Portland. We discuss the Portland Plan and invite the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning community to give their input to the Portland Plan on Monday April 12 at 6:30 pm at the QCenter.
Music break by local lesbian musician Heather Perkins.
On tonight's Out Loud, we hear from Heather Perkins about Electrogals, the all women and all electronic event happening June 27th at 8pm at Disjecta, located at 8371 N. Interstate Ave in Portland. The concert will showcase female electronic music performers from Portland and the West Coast, featuring synthesists, sonic explorers, deep listeners, circuit benders, and beat manglers. The performances will cover a wide range of styles, from beat-heavy song forms to abstract noise-generated soundscapes.
This week celebrates the Second Annual Transgender Week of Celebration by the City of Portland and Multnomah County!
On tonight's show, we highlight two local events in the rainbow community that welcome everyone!
Joe LeBlanc and Stephen Cassell talk about QPatrol. The QPatrol is on the streets of Portland to prevent violence against our community. This patrol is a result of community involvement and brainstorming after recent gay bashings. It's important to report all hate crimes so law enforcement knows what's really going on.
Tonight's show focuses on the Transgender Week of Empowerment.
" I want all this because sex is good, because stereotypes deserve to be unmade, because connection dispels marginalization, because pleasure breeds happiness breeds joy. And who the hell wants to argue against joy in the face of an unjust world anyway? " and "It is not only in our personal relationships that we discover the emotional truths of oppression --truths that we never learn in books. It is in our personal relationships that we become motivated... So we become motivated to do many things for our lovers, to save them time, to bring them closer to us, to liberate them."
Tonight we welcome Joe LeBlanc and Sasha Buchert from Basic Rights Oregon's Trans Justice Workgroup. We discuss the work of this group, including the recent victory with the City of Portland providing access to comprehensive health care for transgendered employees. Everyone is welcome at the celebration party happening this Thursday, beginning at 6pm at City Hall, located at 1221 SW 4 Ave in downtown Portland.
We take a music break with "The Ones", who were part of the 2010 Not Enough Festival.