Out Loud focuses on Portland's Black Pride

Out Loud
program date: 
Tue, 06/07/2011

June is Pride month, and we start the show with a message from Governor Kitzhaber proclaiming June 2011 to be Pride Month in the state of Oregon.

We enjoy a short music break with How Many from Tender Forever.

Next we welcome Khalil Edwards from Portland's Black Pride. Khalil shares alot of information about the many events happening next week, including all ages events and some that are for ages 21 and older. For the full schedule, check out Portland Black Pride on Facebook, or email portlandblackpride@gmail.com

Community announcements:

Bend Pride Festival is happening this Saturday, June 11th from 11:00am to 5:00pm at  McKay Park, on the banks of the Deschutes River.

Portland's pride celebration kicks off this Saturday June 11th from 4 to 7pm at the QCenter. Pride Northwest welcomes all ages to the free community mixer, featuring food, drinks and live music.

The Gayest Day of the Year Bike Ride is happening this Saturday, June 12 from noon to 3pm, starting and ending at SMYRC.

You've probably heard by now that Portland Mayor Sam Adams has introduced a proposal to end health insurance exclusions for transgender City employees. Portland City Council will vote on the Mayor's proposal tomorrow, Wednesday, June 8th at 9:30am at Portland City Hall. If the Portland City Council approves this proposal, this would make Portland the third municipqality in the nation to provide trans-inclusive health care.

Friends Helping Friends benefit for Dustina Haase-Lanier and her family is happening Thursday June 9th from 6 to 9 pm at The Northbank in Vancouver. Dustina has a life threatening illness, and medical bills are staggering. A friend who has helped many in our community is now in need herself. For more information, email jenanddustina@gmail.com

The second half of the show features this week's This Way Out.

Thank you for listening! Until next time, stay proud and live out loud!


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