2008 Oregon Equality Act & Domestic Partnership Q-News

Out Loud
program date: 
Mon, 12/31/2007

Soul interviews Executive Directors from BRO, Q-Center and TransActive. Topics: 1) Domestic Partnership Law Delay, 2) Oregon Equality Act in effect today.

Guest Line-Up:

This show opened with the song, "FREE" from the CD titled Strange Butterflies by Sammy & Sasha. This song celebrates the Oregon Equality Act in effect as of today - 1/1/8.

First interview: Jeana, Basic Rights Oregon's NEW ED.   Jeana comments on both the delay in Oregon’s Domestic Partnership law as well as the Oregon Equality Act in effect as of 1/1/8. Oregon becomes the 20th state to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

Second interview: Q-Center Executive Director Kendall. Kendall shares details on Wednesday's BRO vigils (click for more details) for Portlander's as well as an inspiring message to help us maintain a healthy pespective on things. Travel to Q-Center via TRI-Met: take the #6 bus southbound on MLK. Exit the Belmont stop. More Tri-Met information. Tune in 1/8/08 to learn more about Q-Center - it's services and dreams for 2008.

Third interview:  TransActive Executive Director, Jenn as well as TA collegue Hayley to speak on some key core issues ALL of us face - with our without Domestic Partnership benefit OR non-discrimination laws.


As always, Out Loud is here to help you get the word out about Portland LGBTQ news and events. Be sure to email us directly before noon of each Tuesday.  We’ll do our best to announce or feature your event on our show or this site.

Attention all Q-Crafty folks. Do you enjoy knitting, crocheting maybe some needle point? Q-Center hosts a Q-knitting group each Sunday from 2-4.

Q Center plans to host weekend of history and reconnections January 11, 12, 2008. Click to Q-Center's site for complete details. Also bookmark Q-Center's calendar for all the latest Q-Center activities.

This announcement receives a creativity award!!  Someone text-messaged kboooutloud@yahoo.com a reminder about the traditional Saturday morning Radical Faerie coffee gathering.  Each Saturday morning starting mid morning and going to early afternoon-ish you’ll find all sorts of Fairies gathering at Three Friends Coffeehouse located at 201 SE 12th Ave.

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