Laura Calvo sits in for Carla Remy hosting OutLoud. Calvo speaks to representatives from Portland State University's Queer Resource Center (QRC), the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, and Portland's Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.
In light of last night's Gender Blender on gender discrimination on health care, I thought I'd share information about a new documentary I just heard about. Now in pre-production, Southern Comforted: Lives Touched by the Documentary, refers to the award winning documentary Southern Comfort, about the life and death of transgender man Robert Eads, who was refused treatment by more than a dozen medial professionals after he was diagnosed with ovariancancer. The new film, Southern Comforted: Lives Touched by the Documentary examines how trans health care has changed (or not changed) since Eads died in 1999. You can see a YouTube promo of the film here:
Volunteers with the campaign to recall Mayor Sam Adams have a little over a month left to collect the 32,183 valid signatures from Portland voters needed to force the Portland mayor to resign or face a special recall election. Campaign organizers have told the press it will be close but support is growing. The campaign - sparked by revelations by Adams that he had lied about his relationship with one of his interns - has brought together strange political bedfellows - from former Adams supporters to extreme conservatives - as well as made Portlanders reflect on how we should judge our elected officials.
Jo Ann and Dave talk with campaign organizer Jasun Wurster about the campaign's chances of success and who has joined the ranks of Portlanders who think the mayor must go. Do you think the mayor's actions warrant his removal? Does focusing on recalling the mayor prevent Portlanders from addressing bigger problems facing our city?
Carla interviews Kate Kendelle, Executive Director for the National Lesbian Center Rights (nclrights.org), and Jeana Frazzini, Executive Director for Basic Rights Oregon (basicrights.org), about the State of the LGBTQ Union, among other political topics.
Kate will be in Portland Sept 12 and 13 for community discussions, sharing both local and national updates, including where the movement for marriage equality in Oregon is heading and current federal legislation and litigation.
Event details on Basic Rights & the National Center for Lesbian Rights websites.
This episode examines the issues of class and gender from some different perspectives. In 2009, have women acheived equality? In 2008, Hillary Clinton was a candidate for President of the United States and Sarah Palin was a VP nominee. Numbers of women CEO's of major corporations are increasing. Nancy Pelosi serves as the Speaker of the House in Congress and just recently, Sonia Sotomayor was appointed to the U.S. Supreme court.
Women may have come a long way, but have women arrived in all segments of our society? Where are we as a society?
This month, APA Compass tackled the topic of homeland politics and how it effects Asian Pacific Americans. To look at it through a very specific issue, APA Compass member Priya Kandaswamy spoke to Dr. Svati Shah and author Minal Hajratwala about the recent decriminalization of gay sex in India.
Dr. Shah is Assistant Professor of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at University of Massachussets at Amherst, and author of a forthcoming book about sex work in Mumbai. Ms. Hajratwala is author of Leaving India: My Family's Journey from Five Villages to Five Countries, as well as a poet, performer and queer activist.
Out Loud frequently focuses on voices from the Portland metro area. Tonight Carla talks with folks from outside the metro area.
Tune in to hear from Umatilla Morrow Alternatives, a human dignity group working towards equal rights for all minorities in Eastern Oregon. Carla talks with Frank Roa, Executive Director, and Darrell Alston from UMA.
Next Carla and Q discuss the Butch Voices conference, happening in Oakland, CA Aug 20-23. Q offers some perspective on butch women, an often misunderstood segment of the LGBTQ community.