Interviews with Gender/Trans Resources and Local Fun House

Out Loud
program date: 
Tue, 08/14/2012

On tonights show Out Loud's newest member and host Natalie Marie so-hosting with Kyle in his farewell segment spoke with Trenton, the owner and operator of the local perfomance space and bar the Funhouse Lounge! Trenton talked about a number of the fun activities going on with the space, the improv theater productions they are doing, and invited all to come down and check out the lounge and bar in this new and all inclusive space on SE 11th and Division.

Later, Natalie Marie conducted a phone interview with founding member Marsha Botzer, and economic/employment resource coordinator Breanna Anderson at the Ingersoll Gender Center in Seattle Washington. Marsha and Breanna spoke of the ongoing work at Ingersoll and the number of services they provide for transgender, gender variant and genderqueer folks in the community.  They also talked about the outreach the organization is doing and positive ways for that to be realized in a broader community.

We also spoke with Laura a local therapist working with trans and homeless youth in the community.  Laura discussed her ongoing work and some of the difficultie working within the community and her determination help and empower trans youth in Portland. She also spoke of the myriad resources that are available, with regards to transitioning youth and the necessity of providing these services to our communities.

Musical guest feature with Logan Lynn, a local queer artist, and music from his forthcoming album, out in December.


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