Out Loud

Out Loud is KBOO's queer culture radio show, celebrating & serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning & allied communities. We feature interviews with community groups, authors, musical talent, and anyone from the queer & allied communities. We strive to give voice to those not heard in the main stream media.

Out Loud is a community created radio show and everyone involved is a volunteer. Please consider joining us! Email us if you have any questions, or even if you just want to say 'Hi!'

For more national and international LGBTQ news and information, check out This Way Out Radio

To submit event announcements, to share an idea or feedback and to contact the folks who create the show, email OutLoudRadio@gmail.com

If you network on Facebook, you can connect with Out Loud Radio at www.facebook.com/KBOOOutLoud

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

Episode Archive

Out Loud on 04/02/13

Out Loud
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Tue, 04/02/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Marriage Equality on Out Loud Radio


Last week, the Supreme Court heard two cases relating to marriage equality. Opinions and possible legal changes relating to both Proposition 8 and Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) cases are expected in June.

Out Loud on 03/12/13

Out Loud
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Tue, 03/12/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Out Loud features the Gender Studies Symposium at Lewis and Clark College

Tonight we welcome Max Voltage back to the show. Max's latest project is creating Homomentum the Musical and auditions are later in March. As a teaser for Homomentum, Max performed two songs (with ukulele) from the musical.

Out Loud on 03/05/13

Out Loud
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Tue, 03/05/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Out Loud welcomes Youth from The Living Room in Clackamas County

Out Loud on 02/12/13

Out Loud
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Tue, 02/12/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Out Loud welcomes singer-songwriter Ashleigh Flynn, and author Annie Rachele Lanzillotto

Tonight we welcome local singer-songwriter Ashleigh Flynn to our studios to share her latest music. Her local show is on Feb 15 @ 8pm @ the Alberta Rose Theater.

Out Loud on 02/05/13

Out Loud
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Tue, 02/05/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Out Loud Welcomes One Billion Rising and Music from Kate Brown

Tonight we welcome local organizers from One Billion Rising, an international day of action to end violence against women happening on Feb 14. We'll discuss the herstory of this international movement, including events leading up to this year's Day of Action. We'll also share details for events happening around the Pacific Northwest. Actions are happening in large and small ways in many different communities. You can also check out local event calendars for ideas on where and when to engage for change in your community!

Out Loud on 01/15/13

Out Loud
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Tue, 01/15/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
First Transgender Woman elected to DNC

On January 22nd, 2013, the day after President Obama's inauguration, the Democratic National Committee will hold its biannual meeting in Washington, D.C., to reelect DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schulz.   And on that day, Oregon's LGBT community will observe history when one of those votes is cast by Laura Calvo, who recently became the first transgender woman elected to the Democratic National Committee.

Out Loud on 01/08/13

Out Loud
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Tue, 01/08/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Interview with author Chris Delyani and new book You Are Here

Interview with Chris Delyani and his new book You Are Here.

"All Peter Bankston ever wanted to do was paint.

An aspiring painter, Peter scratches out a pauper's living in San Francisco, wanting nothing more than to be left alone. Instead, he finds himself getting involved with not one but two very different men.

Like Peter, getting involved with another man is the last thing on Nick Katsaris's mind. Smart, handsome, and good-humored, Nick's done more than just survive-he's positively thriving in San Francisco. But when he meets Peter, what begins as fun and games quickly turns into a game he can't control."


Out Loud celebrates Latino Gay Pride

Out Loud
program date: 
Tue, 07/05/2011

June is typically Pride Month, but our pride won't be contained to one month alone. Our queer community is so awesome, we have three different pride events! Tonight we focus on Latino Gay Pride and we welcome organizers of this festival, including David Martinez, Vanessa La Torre, and Alejandro Juarez. Joaquin Lopez and Nurys Herrera perform live music during the show too.

The show started with Khalil Edwards joining us by phone to discuss the work of Portland PFLAG, the different chapters of PFLAG, and their upcoming fundraiser.

Next David shares the history of Portland's Latino Gay Pride, and Vanessa lets us know about the special Chicas Celebration happening on Sat July 16.

Joaquin and Nurys share a poem: I Can't Remember, and a song: Embrace Me. These talented musicians are part of Voz Alta: Amor Indocumentado.

The rest of the show features more live music from Joaquin and Nurys, and more details on other festival events. As a reminder, everyone is welcome at the Portland Latino Gay Pride events, including families at the Voz Alta performance, the Chicas brunch and the La Lucha Festival, since these are all ages events.

And tune in next week, Tuesday July 12, to hear from Electrogals.
Thanks for listening. Until next time, stay proud & live out loud!

Voices from Pride

Out Loud
program date: 
Tue, 06/21/2011

June is Pride month, and tonight's show features voices from local pride celebrations. First, we hear from Nathan Jimenez's interview with Kristine W, one of the performers from Portland's Pride celebration. Nathan also interviewed Kasey Hansen, an out lesbian and the chairwoman for the Multnomah County Democratic Party.

Enjoy a short music break with PSA from Julie Schurr. Julie is touring through Portland on July 29 and she'll be playing locally with Annie Vergnetti. We'll hear more from these two talented musicians closer to their local gig.

After Julie's PSA song, we shared some resources for STD testing. With June being Pride season, for many folks it is also casual sex & hook-up season. We encourage everyone to put something between you and an infection, preferably latex.

We focus next on the Dyke March. Many folks shared what the dyke march means to them.

This Way Out wraps up our hour of queer culture radio. While we love This Way Out, we'd really love to cover more local events, stories and feature more local talent. Everyone on Out Loud is a volunteer, and KBOO offers tons of free training. No previous radio or media making experience is needed. You too could make queer radio! Check out how to volunteer and get involved. It takes a community to make community radio, and we recruit!

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

  • Title: Focus on Pride
  • Year: 2011
  • Producer: Carla
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Tis the Season for Pride!

Out Loud
program date: 
Tue, 06/14/2011

June is Pride month, so we're focusing on the variety of pride events happening in our area.

We start the show with an interview with Belinda Carroll, Vickie Shaw, Gloria Bigalow and Jackie Monahan. All of these comedians are part of the Curiously Strong Comedy shows happening Thursday June 16th.

Sasha and Carla cover some current news stories, with an emphasis on good news for a change. We also aired interviews from Portland's City Hall after the historic vote to adopt trans-inclusive health care for city employees.

We wrap up the show with details from a few Pride events. There are SO many events happening in the Portland metro area this weekend, and there are too many to cover on the radio show. We encourage you to check out some of the community calendars available, such as Just Out, Basic Rights Oregon, the Q Center, and Pride NW.

Tis the season for Pride. Get out and enjoy the season! Take good care of each other out there and we'll see you at the parade!

Until next time, stay proud and live out loud!

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Out Loud focuses on Portland's Black Pride

Out Loud
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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!

Queer Documentary Film Festival featured on Out Loud Radio

Out Loud
program date: 
Tue, 05/31/2011

Tonight we hightlight QDoc, the only queer documentary film festival in the United States. QDoc is happening this weekend at the Clinton Street Theater, and the opening night party is on Thursday @ 9:30pm at Mothers Bistro.

We featured audio clips from a few movies, including:

On These Shoulders We Stand: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-vAE2ETi_A

Youth Speak Out: http://www.putthisonthemap.org/documentary

Becoming Chaz: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLUy2L3PjQU

Also: a limited number of free tickets are available for youth (ages 23 and younger). To reserve your seat in advance, contact qdocyouth@gmail.com

Community annoucement: a free screening of Independent Lens: Two Spirits is tomorrow Wed June 1 from 6 to 8 pm at the University of Oregon's Turnbull Center, located at 70 NW Couch St. This movie is about Fred Martinez, who was one of the youngest hate-crime victims in modern history when he was brutally murdered at 16. Two Spirits explores the life and death of a boy, who was also a girl, and the essentially spiritual nature of gender.

Movie trailer for Two Spirits:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUmYXI7k4y8&feature=share

The second half of our show tonight featured this week's This Way Out. You can listen online anytime at http://feeds.feedburner.com/SeriesPodcastThisWayOut

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

Queer Culture Radio

Out Loud
program date: 
Tue, 03/29/2011

Tonight's show starts with a music break from Chris Pureka, playing 'Porch Songs'. Chris is playing locally tonight at The Woods.

Our first interview features Liz Thorne and Emilee Coulter-Thompson, both work with the Oregon Health Authority Public Heatlh Division. They are involved with Oregon's Public Health Week, happening next week Monday April 4 through Friday April 8.We discuss health disparities for LGBTQ youth, and the screening of Bullied, happening on Wed April 6 @ 6pm @ PSU's Smith Memorial Union. There are many free events happening with Public Health Week, and the community is welcome to attend. The full schedule is on their website.

Music break from Coyote Grace's song 'A Guy Named Joe'

Next, we welcome Laura Calvo back to the show. Laura and Sasha discuss Basic Rights Oregon's Trans Justice Work Group, and the work this group is doing, such as health care discrimination in the gender variant community, changing documents and employment discrimination in general.

We wrap up the show with community announcements:

The Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) Oregon and GLSEN Washington will be hosting a GSA Regional leadership summit at the Eastern Oregon University Campus on April 9, 2011 from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

Regional conferences serve to help GSA groups network with each other, gain information, plan group activities, set goals, and encourage participation in activities that further our goal of safer school environments for all students.

·          Who: GSA Leaders, Students, Teachers, Advisors, Educators, etc.

·          What is It: GSA Regional Summit

·          When: April 9, 2011

·          What Time: 10:00am to 3:00pm

·          Where: Zabel Hall at Eastern Oregon Univeristy Campus. (Address above)

·          Cost: Early Registration $5.00 includes brunch buffet all you can eat. $10.00 day of conference.


Save the Date! 2011 Oregon Queer Youth Summit May 14, 2011!
A number of organizations including SMYRC, Cascade AIDS Project, the Oregon Safe Schools and Communities Coalition and the GSA network are teaming up to present this year’s Oregon Queer Youth Summit (OQYS), which will serve as 2011’s major conference for Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer identified youth.

This is a conference held by and for queer & trans-identified youth and their allies.  It will include educational and recreational workshops on topics ranging from “Drag 101” to “GSA Management: Starting, Supporting & Sustaining.” These workshops will all be facilitated by youth. Breakfast and lunch will be provided at the summit at no cost and conference attendees are invited to SMYRC’s annual Queer Prom happening later that evening.
WHEN:  Saturday, May 14th 2011.  9am-5pm
WHERE:  Summit will be held at Portland State University Smith Memorial Student Union in downtown Portland. PSU is accessible by multiple bus lines and max trains.
WHO:  LGBTQI youth and allies ages 12-23 and their adult allies (GSA Advisors, counselors, etc).  We are committed to making OQYS as accessible as possible.

This Friday is the very last Homomentum!  The theme is Birds & The Bees Doors open at 7pm, and show starts at 8pm at the Fez Ballroom.  $5-10 Sliding Scale.  Starring Felice Shays, Chi Chi & Chonga, Shazaam, The Drag Mansion, Swagger, Baby LeStrange and more!  21+ and Wheel-Chair Accessible.

Next month, on Friday May 6th is the 3rd Annual Homo's Got Talent Dance-Off Competition at the Fez Ballroom.

Bitch plays at Mississippi Studios on Friday April 1. Doors open at 6 and show starts at 6:30pm. We briefly discuss the controversy and accusations about Bitch making transphobic statements, and this topic will be covered in more depth on a future show, with Bitch included in the discussion. If you're not familiar with the controversy and accusations, check out the "Open letter from Bitch: Dispelling the rumor of my supposed transphobia" on Facebook.

Thank you for listening! You can connect with Out Loud Radio on Facebook.

Until next time, stay proud and live out loud!

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Queer Culture Radio

Out Loud
program date: 
Tue, 03/15/2011

Tonight, we welcome Kate Mura to Out Loud. She works with the Fuse Theater Ensemble, and is very involved with the Portland Mini Fringe Festival. Grant Knutson joins the conversation to discuss the many theater events happening with this festival.

We take a music break to hear from Christine Havrilla's song 'Waiting'. Christine has played live on Out Loud in the past, and she will join us in studio on Tues April 26th.

Kate is also involved with Pride at Work, and we discuss labor organizing for LGBTQ union members in the Portland metro area. We also address the connections between the queer community and what's happening in Wisconsin. The local Pride at Work is meeting on April 20th, but we are unsure of the exact location. Please contact the group directly online for more information.<?xml:namespace prefix = o />

Community announcement:   The Politics of Love Weekend is happening March 25-27, 2011. This event honors the 7th Anniversary of Multnomah County Same-Sex Marriages.
In 2004 in Multnomah County, more than 3,000 marriage licenses were granted to same-sex couples before Multnomah County Circuit Judge Frank Bearden halted the practice. Later, the Oregon State Supreme Court ruled that the county didn't have any authority to issue these licenses. The Politics of Love Weekend, presented by
First Unitarian Church of Portland will honor the 7th anniversary of Multnomah County same-sex marriages. This multifaceted event will feature 3 days of entertainment, workshops, films and celebrations.

 “The covenant of marriage is a sacred trust between two individuals,” asserts Rev. William Sinkford, Senior Minister at First Unitarian Church of Portland. “Any couple able to forge that bond deserves the legal benefits of civil marriage as well as the ability to express that sacred trust freely and equally in our society. Our church will always stand on the side of love.”

Friday March 27 @ 7:15 pm 
Sneakin’ Out opens the show, and at 9:00 pm: nationally-acclaimed comedienne Suzanne Westenhoefer gets the crowd laughing out loud.
Saturday March 26 @ 2:00 pm in Fuller Hall, the church will host 
GEN SILENT, a documentary film followed by a panel discussion. Free Admission & all ages welcome.

Sunday March 27 @ 9:15 am  Regularly Scheduled Sunday Services, and at 11:15 am Sermon Topic: “The Politics of Love”, with a festive anniversary receptions for same-sex couples following both services.
Also on Sunday March 27 @ 4pm First Unitarian Church of Portland partner
Equity Foundation fundraising dinner @ West Cafe

Also on Sunday March 27 from 1-5 pm  the church will host a community fair, films and workshops.

We close the show with
Sneakin Out playing 'Paint It Black' live at Carnegie Hall, from their tour last year with Pink Martini. Sneakin Out plays regularily in the Portland metro area. Check out their calendar for details.

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

Queer Culture Radio

Out Loud
program date: 
Tue, 03/01/2011

On tonights radio: Laughs without Liquor, KateBornstein and Sassafrass Lowery and Kestryl Cael.

LAUGHS WITHOUT LIQUOR with Felon O'Reilly, Amy Dresner & Ian Harvie

Friday, March 4 · 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Q Center
4115 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR

An unlikely group of friends and comics, former career armed criminal Felon O'Reilly, the raucous recovering Jewish meth head Amy Dresner, and transgender funnyman Ian Harvie; all in recovery and sharing the bill for this evening of laughter and stories of their experience, strength and hope. Don't miss this amazingly funny and poignant show, one night only.
Tickets: $20
On sale on-line now!

KATE BORNSTEIN!!! An Outlaw's Guide to Survival

Friday, March 4 · 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Smith Center Ballroom at 1825 SW Broadway On the Campus of Portland University, Portland, OR 97210.

Hello, Cruel World: An Outlaw's Mini-Guide to Survival

Sometimes, whatever it is that gives you the most joy, pleasure or relief also gets you into the deepest trouble—especially when you try to explain it to other people. Like when you love someone you're not supposed to love. Or when the way you express yourself makes other people queasy. As harmless as you feel you're being, people may still think you're bad, wrong or immoral.... There are far too many people who are in that position in life, and it goes far beyond simply sex and gender. This workshop is 120 minutes of me talking with you about doing anything it takes to make your life more worth living. Anything. With the single rule: Don’t be mean. I love doing this workshop, and the discussion that follows it. The workshop is available with or without the truly fun audio/visual bells and whistles.

$5-10 pre-sale through ticketmaster starting Monday. Reduced price tickets are available. As well as volunteer opportunities for free tickets. email psutrc@gmail.com or call 503-725-9742

Kicked Out Anthology in Portland!

Saturday, March 12 · 6:00pm - 8:00pm

In Other Words

8 NE Killingsworth St.
Portland, OR

Featuring readings from local Kicked Out contributors and anthology editor/ former Portland local Sassafras Lowrey

"These individual narratives meld together to tell one gut-wrenching epic story, a story that many of us were and are afraid to hear. The book grabs the reader by the eyelids, forcing those of us who don’t know about the LGBT homeless youth epidemic to confront that fear by looking at it eye-to-eye. Quite simply, Kic...ked Out punches any apathy regarding the issue right out from under you." - from review in Just Out

About 'Kicked Out':
In the U.S., 40% of homeless youth identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ). Kicked Out published by Homofactus Press brings together the voices of current and former homeless LGBTQ youth and tells these forgotten stories of some of our nation’s most vulnerable citizens. Diverse contributors share stories of survival and abuse with poignant accounts of the sanctuary of community and the power of creating chosen families. Kicked Out highlights the nuanced perspectives of national organizations such as The National Gay & Lesbian Task Force and The National Alliance Against Homelessness and regional agencies, including Sylvia’s Place, The Circus Project and Family Builders. This anthology introduced by Judy Shepard, gives voice to the voiceless and challenges the stereotypical face of homelessness.

Learn more about Kicked Out online at: www.KickedOutAnthology.com

co-sponsored by SMYRC and Rock n Roll Camp for Girls

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Outloud Interviews Meteorologist Tim Joyce

Out Loud
program date: 
Tue, 02/08/2011

On this program, Dan Johnson and Sasha Buchert interview meteorologist Tim Joyce about democracy, the weather and his experiences as an openly gay man working in the media. 


  • Length: 58:16 minutes (26.67 MB)
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OUTLOUD discusses the release of "Salacious", a Queer Feminist Sex Magazine

Out Loud
program date: 
Tue, 01/25/2011

On this program, Smitty and Sasha speak with Amari Fauna about her role in the release party for the Feminist Sex Magazine known as "Salacious".

In the second half of the show, Smitty interviews Katie Diamond, the founder of "Salacious" about the magazine.

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Cascade AIDS Walk

Just wanted to remind listeners looking for information about AIDS, you can reach the statewide AIDS Hotline at 800-777-2437.  Cascad Aids project can be found at cascadeaids.org or 503-223-5907.  Thanks-  Jacob Anderson-Minshall


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