Out Loud

Out Loud is retiring - but Queer programming continues on KBOO

We have four new Queer shows that we’ve selected to be on KBOO, starting in September 2015!
1st Tuesday of the month – LGBTQArt – hosted by Ashley
2nd Tuesday  - Preference – hosted by Alan Silver
3rd Tuesday - Darion and Justin host QTPOCTalk
4th Tuesday – Bobby,Thomas and Gordon host Prism PDX

KBOO is proud of our long-time support of programming serving and featuring the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning communities. A handful of LGBTQ focused shows have aired over the years, including Queer Queer World, Gender Blender, The Other Team and most recently Out Loud, which began airing in April 2002.

Out Loud was created by a collective of volunteers and has been created by many volunteers over the 13 years it has been on KBOO. Out Loud is retiring in June, and while we prepare to say good bye to Out Loud, we welcome the opportunity for new programs to continue airing in Out Loud's time slot, which is every Tuesday from 6pm - 7 pm, after KBOO's evening news and before Hard Knock Radio.

KBOO always welcomes new show proposals serving and focusing on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning communities. The Program Proposal form can be found on the KBOO website at: http://kboo.fm/volunteer/program-app

To meet KBOO's mission and strategic plan, people from under-represented groups are encouraged to submit proposals.  Program proposals need to fit the current format of the News and Public Affairs time frame (ie. not a music show).

Out Loud's last show was June 9th, 2015.

Thanks to everyone who has supported queer programming on KBOO through the years - and we look forward to new and exciting developments in this area in the months and years to come. Stay tuned!

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

Follow us on Twitter:  twitter.com/KBOOOutLoud

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

Episode Archive

Out Loud on 02/05/13

Out Loud
Air date: 
Tue, 02/05/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
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
Air date: 
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
Air date: 
Tue, 01/08/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
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 on 12/11/12

Out Loud
Air date: 
Tue, 12/11/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Kevin Palau, evangelical leader, talks to the Q Center. Now this ought to be interesting...

KBOO is proud to be broadcasting live from the Q Center for InQuisitive, another round of inter-community dialogues. InQuisitive invites interesting, intriguing guests for a 1:1 Q & A with Q Center’s Executive Director, Barbara McCullough-Jones. The guest is evangelical leader Kevin Palau, President of Luis Palau Association

The Luis Palau Association - an Oregon-based Evangelical ministry. Kevin joined the Palau Association in 1985 and began directing the day-today operation of the ministry in the late 1990s. Under his leadership, LPA has produced some of the largest Christian events ever staged.

Out Loud on 12/04/12

Out Loud
Air date: 
Tue, 12/04/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
New music featured on Out Loud

Tonight we feature new songs from meshell ndegeocello, and local musician Joaquin Lopez. We'll also feature some hohohomo holidaze music from Venus Envy.

This Way Out will also air.

Connect with us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/KBOOOutLoud

Our email: OutLoudRadio@gmail.com

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


Queer Culture

Out Loud
program date: 
Tue, 08/03/2010

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. You can report a hate crime anytime online at  www.doj.state.or.us/hate_crime_report.shtml

Music break from The Cliks "I'm Not Your Boy". The Cliks are playing an all-ages show at Peter's Room at The Roseland on August 18th.

Next, we heard from Jessamyn Rae and Christy Sowers about the upcoming Gender Free for All Trans Week of Celebration Rally happening Saturday Aug 7th from 4 to 7pm @ Unthank Park in Portland.

Tune in to Out Loud next week to hear about how gender and sexual orientation are connected to human trafficing and sex crimes.

You can connect with Out Loud Radio on Facebook. We recruit!

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

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Queer Culture on Out Loud Radio

Out Loud
program date: 
Tue, 07/27/2010

Tonight's show features live music from Play/Start. At the start of the show, they play Leave It.

Next Carla welcomes Janette and Holli, from the Urban Farm Collective. Their updates include how to get involved in their gardens, an invite to their weekly barter market, and some encouragement to grow your own food.

Play/Start played Righteous Way.

Jacob Anderson-Minshall spoke with Jen Coleman, Outreach Director for the Portland-based Oregon Environmental Council. They talked about OEC's new publication, Eco-Healthy Homes, how Jen's environmental work is influenced by gender, and whether lesbians are naturally green.

Play/Start rocked on with Love Jail. Play/Start has a gig this Friday July 30 @ 8 pm @ The Landing Strip, 5873 NE 9th St (between Ainsworth & Killingsworth).

Sasha and Carla wrapped up the show with news stories and community annoucements:
Pants-Off Productions presents the 2nd Annual Homo's Got Talent Dance-Off Competition on Saturday, July 31 at the Jupiter Hotel Courtyard, located at 800 E. Burnside (right around the corner from KBOO). Acts will compete to win prizes and the title of Portland's Top Homo Dancer! Doors at 7pm, Show at 8pm, and Dance at 10pm.

Q=Mob PDX is happening tomorrow Wed July 28 from 6 to 8 pm at Bluehour Restaurant, located at 250 Northwest 13th Ave in PDX. This monthly event is hosted by the local chapter of the Human Rights Campaign.

If you network on Facebook, find Out Loud Radio there!

Thanks for listening. Until next time, stay proud and live Out Loud!

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Q:Power on Out Loud

Out Loud
program date: 
Tue, 06/29/2010

Tonight's focus is on Q:Power

First, we hear from CM Hall, with the Human Rights Campaign's QMob.  Next, we talk with Kendall Clawson from Portland's Q Center about QPatrol Portland.

Music breaks from Heather Perkins. Thanks for the great Electrogals show, Heather & contributors!

We wrap up the show with Laura Calvo sharing some political updates from the Supreme Court.

Find Out Loud Radio on Facebook.

And a huge thank you for all the love during the Pride Parade! We had a fabulous time in the parade! Photos posted to KBOO's Flicker page and here and on FB soon too!

Until next time, stay proud and live out loud!

  • Title: Q:Power
  • Year: 2010
  • Producer: Carla
  • Length: 58:28 minutes (26.77 MB)
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Queer Culture Radio

Out Loud
program date: 
Tue, 06/22/2010

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. Some of the performances will also include the audience, in ways that will definitely surprise and delight!

Music from Heather Perkins include samples from 'Guitar Orchestra' and 'Every Day'.

Next we talk with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence about Squirt, happening Wed June 23 at 7:30pm at She Bop. Squirt is a girl mixer & safer sex education class for queer women. Cost $10 and all proceeds from the event will go towards the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence grant fund.

The second half of tonight's show featured the latest edition of This Way Out, the international lesbian and gay radio magazine. You can download their podcasts anytime!

If you Facebook, connect with Out Loud Radio there!

Thank you for listening! Until next time, stay proud and live Out Loud!

Country Music Star Chely Wright's Coming Out Interview

Out Loud
program date: 
Tue, 05/11/2010

Last week country music star Chely Wright shocked the industry by coming out as a lesbian. Wright is best known for her song, “Single White Female” and being on People’s 50 Most Beautiful People list.  Few had guessed that Wright was hiding a secret lesbian relationship or that country music homophobia nearly drove her to suicide.  Now Wright has released a revealing biography, Like Me, and a new album, Lifted Off the Ground.  

One of the first media outlets Chely Wright revealed her secret to was the lesbian magazine Curve. On April 15th, Chely Wright spoke with Curve editor-chief Diane Anderson-Minshall. The interview will be Curve’s June cover story, which comes out May 28th.  But tonight, in a special collaboration between Curve and KBOO, we’re very fortunate to bring you an exclusive preview, with excerpts from the Curve interview interspersed with Wright‘s own music (including Single White Female, Shut Up and Drive, Shadows of Doubt, Broken, and Notes to the Coroner).

Carla also reported on a disturbing story about an elderly gay couple Harold & Clay who were separated and discriminated against by Sonoma County California.  In addition, we heard Chris Pureka's Porch Songs from the album Driving North)

Hear from Dear Diary, the Oregon Queer Youth Summit and the Multnomah Youth Commission

Out Loud
program date: 
Tue, 04/27/2010

 On tonight's Out Loud, Carla speaks with Annie from Fat Fancy about their event Dear Diary.

Music break from Play Start's song Notgonnadieeee. Play Start is a local queer band and their next show is on Tues May 4 at Kelly's Olympian.

Next, we hear from Zena, who is working with the Oregon Queer Youth Summit, happening at Portland City Hall on Saturday May 15th.

Music break from Chris Pureka's song Silo Song. Chris is playing on Friday May 14th at Mississippi Studios.

We wrap up the show with discussion from James, Amalia and Emily from the Multnomah Youth Commission. We hear about the Youth Bill of Rights, MYC Recruitment, and MYC's YouthVote Candidate Forum event is this Friday April 30th at PCC Cascade Campus.

If you network on Facebook, find Out Loud Radio there!

Until next time, stay proud and live out loud!

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Enviro impact on gender variance + Pamela Means

Out Loud
program date: 
Tue, 04/13/2010

On this episode of Outloud, host Carla interviewed Clay Neal from the Portland Plan.  Clay talked about the Plan for Portland over the next 25 years and described last night's Queer Town Hall at the Q Center.  Throughout the hour, listeners heard live accoustic music from Pamela Means.  Pamela is playing at Mississippi Pizza Thursday at 9 pm.  She played songs from her latest album and from her Out music award winning album, Single Bullet Theory.  Then Jacob Anderson-Minshall (co-host of KBOO's Gender Blender) talked with science writer Deborah Rudacille, author of The Riddle of Gender: Science, Activism and Transgender Rights about the connection between environmental pollution (especially endocrine disrupting chemicals) and human gender variance.



Portland Plan  http://www.pdxplan.com

Mississippi Pizza   www.mississippipizza.com

Pamela Means    http://pamelameans.com

Deborah Rudacille   http://deborahrudacille.com/


Up Coming Events:

Women/Trans Open Mic Comedy Night A benefit for Basic Rights Oregon this Sunday April 18 from 7-9pm at Krakow Cafe & Pub, at 3990 N. Interstate Ave.

Qliterati! Wednesday, April 14th, 7-9pm at the Q Center on 4115 Mississippi Ave.  Featuring Tom Spanbauer the author of Now is the Hour, Rodger Larson, and Kelly Jeske talking about coming out in literary and literal sense.

Bitch plays live with local musicians Jenny Hoyston, and Ashia Grzesic April 15. 7pm Mississippi Studios, 3939 N. Mississippi.  www.bitchmusic.com

Tranny Roadshow sponsored by Collective of Geniuses Friday, April 16th 7pm at the Switchyard Studios, 109 SE Salmon Street.  Collectiveofgeniuses.or or trannyroadshow.com

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Queer Culture Radio

Out Loud
program date: 
Tue, 04/06/2010

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. The song is a work in progress and will be presented in its final form at Electogals.

Next, Dexter Flowers reads from her piece “I wear the pants” from the anthology Portland Queer, Tales from the Rose City. Dexter also tells us about Sister Spit , which is happening in Portland on Sun April 11 at 7pm at Mississippi Studios.
April Dirty Queer is this Friday April 9 at 6:30pm at In Other Words Bookstore
Bent, a queer dance party, on Fri April 9 at 9 PM, at the Blue Parrot, located at 3416 N Lombard
Tranny Roadshow , brought to you by the Collective of Genuises, this Friday April 9 at 7pm at Switchyard Studios, 109 SE Salmon St
Benefit Concert for Oregon Food Bank and The Pongo Fund Pet Food Bank, featuring music from local lesbian singer/songwriter Cynthia Hoff, with other musicians performing as well, on Sat April 10 at 7 pm at the Tabor Space, 5441 SE Belmont St. (the Mt Tabor Presbyterian Church)
Homomomentum is this Sat April 10 @ 7pm @ Egyptian Club
Lady Sings the Blues, the annual benefit for Siren Nation, at the Someday Lounge this Sat April 10

The largest student-lead day-of-action in the country, the Day of Silence is happening Friday April 16th at schools across the nation. To break the silence, youth are gathering for the Night of Noise happening locally on Friday April 16th at 7 pm at Mt Scott Community Center.

Find Out Loud Radio on Facebook!

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

  • Title: Queer Culture Radio
  • Length: 59:53 minutes (20.56 MB)
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Out Loud focus on local talent

Out Loud
program date: 
Wed, 03/31/2010



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We hear Heather Perkins "Walking Dolly's Dog", before moving into a discussion with Laura Calvo and Meridith Woods-Smith discussing a new option on your tax return.

Next, 'Everyday' from Heather Perkins leads into an interview with Heather about her upcoming benefit for Electogals. We also hear a musical work in progress (from Heather) after her interview.

Next, Carla talks with Diane and Jacob Anderson-Minshall, Wayne Gregory, and Dexter Flowers. These Portland authors are Lambda Literary Award Finalists. Diane is the author of Punishment with Kisses, and Jacob, Wayne and Dexter contributed to the anthology Portand Queer, Tales of the Rose City (edited by Ariel Gore). They each read their work during the show tonight.

The next QLiterati is happening on April 14th from 7 to 9 pm at the QCenter.

Sister Spit is happening Sunday April 11 at 7pm at Mississippi Studios.

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


Out Loud Radio

Out Loud
program date: 
Tue, 03/23/2010

Tonight's show features three segments from our queer community, each working to make an impact on our world.

Our first guests are Seamus Bogus and Rider Richardson, working with Tuff Luck. This new trans-owned and operated coffee shop is queer to the max & located at In Other Words (8 NE Killingsworth St @ N Williams).

Music break from Joan Jett's 'Androgenous'.

Carla next talks with Sarah Ramowski and Emilee Conlter, who work with the Oregon Public Heatlh Dept, about a free movie screening and event happening in early April. Oregon's Public Health Week presents the movie: Straightlaced: How gender's got us all tied up.  This FREE movie event is happening Tuesday, April 6th at the Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd). Doors at 6pm. There will be a Youth Panel Discussion & then the announcement of winners of the 2010 Public Health Youth Photo Contest.

Music break from Athens Boys Choir's 'Erasing Too Hard'

In the second half of the show, we hear from Smitty Amabilis from the Collective of Genuises. Smitty tells us about CoG's work, including the upcoming Tranny Roadshow (happening April 16th in Portland) and other events.

Music break from Katie Sawicki's 'Tuesday'.

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Feel free to send event announcements, feedback about the show, future show ideas, jokes, story leads and music files or .mp3s to :: outloudradio@gmail.com

For those who Facebook, find Out Loud Radio on FB, as well as KBOO's other queer programs Gender Blender and The Other Team.

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

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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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