This interview is heavily edited due to FCC indecency rules. You'll hear an array of sounds instead of the speakers' true words. You'll have to see the show to hear the real deal. I'll upload an unedited version of this interview in the near future.....
Tonight's Out Loud show features two annoucements and two interviews.
First we hear from Soul, who interviews Keri, a volunteer with Brother to Brother and Basic Rights Oregon. They wrap up African American History Month and Keri shares his experiences as an African American transman in Portland.
This news segment, initially aired Feb 19, 2008, highlights the killing of Lawrence King, the 15-year-old 8th-grader who was killed inside of his middle school because he was gay and gender non-conforming.
I usually don't think of blogs as news sources, but this one lists not only facts but raises serious questions.
At the beginning of the original show that aired 2/19/08 included a 10 minute news story of Lawrence King, shot and killed inside of his middle school on 2/12/08. I edited out that news story and that audio is seperate from this segment.
Long-time gay rights activists, and current PFLAG members talk about the Portland Chapter of Parents Friends and Families of Lebians and Gays. The recordings were made by the Preserving Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer History class at Portland State University.
For those that believe that LGBTQ folks don't need protection, read what happened INSIDE of a middle school. A child was killed because he was different. Please do what you can to stand for children, especially children who are 'different'. Hate crimes, gay bashings, violence toward LGBTQ and non-gender-conforming individuals happen every day. (media statement below)
The show starts with a brief update on Domestic Partnerships becoming legal in Oregon. Soul talks with Multnomah County Commissioner Jeff Cogan about the first day of DP registrations, as well as a short overview of how far short this is from true equality.
For the rest of the show, we talk with organizers from the LGBTQ Meaningful Care Conference, happening in Portland on Friday April 11, 2008. This conference is happening as part of the National LGBT Health Awareness Week happening April 6 to 12.
The third and final chapter in the UBU HOUR's completely warped Audio Drama about the Second Coming of Jesus, this one is titled CRUCIFICTION ERECTION. Even more perverse, foul and filthy than the other two parts of this dark surreal political comedy, in this episode Jesus has been taken prisoner by the imperial forces. Prick Cheney, Ann Coutlergeist, Swill O'Riled, Reverend Spat Rotburpson, and Commander in Theif Dubya Tush plan to lead in the enhanced interror-gation and punishment of the prisoner, but other forces are afoot..... Warning!