Queer Youth Conference & Queer Elder Events

Out Loud
program date: 
Mon, 01/21/2008

Soul talks with Basic Rights Oregon about their 1/30 rally; Britney about an upcoming Oregon Queer Youth Conference and Rachel from Elder Resource Alliance about their upcoming events and programs for LGBTQ seniors.

Basic Rights Oregon stand up and be counted! Jan. 30 rally to defend equality!

  • DATE: Wednesday, January 30, 2008
  • TIME: 5:30 pm
  • PLACE: Terry Shrunk Plaza, SW 3rd and Madison in downtown Portland

Oregon Queer Youth Conference 2008 will be on March 15th, 2008 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (doors open at 9:00 am for registration). This annual Portland conference offers an opportunity for LGBTTQQI youth (under 23) and their allies to get together and talk about where they’re going, what they’re doing, and what they need to get there. Site: http://www.oqyc.org/

Elder Resource Alliance (ERA) is a coalition of organizations and individuals, within the Portland metropolitan area working to enhance the lives of older gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender, questioning and intersexed (GLBTQI) community members through education, advocacy, outreach and resource development.  Rachel completed a bachelor of arts in women's studies from University of Oregon.  She's the coordinator ERA a program of Friendly House Inc.  Elder Resource Alliance is the only program in metro Portland whose purpose is to provide advocacy and services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and intersex senior citizens.   > more details


As always, Out Loud is here to help you get the word out about Portland LGBTQ news and events. Be sure to email us directly before noon of each Tuesday.  We’ll do our best to announce or feature your event on our show or this site.

Elder Resource Alliance Activities

Wed: Jan. 30 from 2 - 4 p.m. Meet 2 p.m. at Peet’s for coffee and dish at 1114 NW Couch, then we’ll browse famous Powell’s Bookstore. Bring a few dollars for drink, snack, and books. Get off Portland Streetcar at NW 11th and Couch.

Sexual Minority Youth Resource Center (SMYRC) Benefit: Wed: Jan 30 doors open at 7:30 p.m. event starts a 8 p.m. Athens Boys Choir: Multi-Media Spoken Word Homo-Hop. Performances by SMYRC Youth. 2100 SE Belmont St (#15 Belmont) > more info

Siren Nation Fund Raiser: Send a Valentine to your sweetie or the person you want to be your sweetie! $5 gets you an old-skool V-day card + vegan chocolate bar, delivered by bicycle, to your special person. Proceeds go to Siren Nation, the fun-loving gals who put on an annual festival celebrating the arts, music, film, and activist communities. You can order your Valentine these ways:

  1. online at www.sirennation.org (pay via paypal)
  2. at In Other Words Women's Books and Resources January 21 - February 8 Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm and Sat Noon-6:00 pm 8 NE Killingsworth
  3. at Food Fight! Grocery January 21 - February 8 10:00 am - 8:00 pm SE Stark at 12th
  4. at Alberta coop Saturday, Jan 26 and Saturday, Feb 2 from 2:00 - 6:00 pm 1500 NE Alberta
  5. at People's coop Saturday, Jan 26 and Saturday, Feb 2 from 2:00 - 6:00 pm 3029 SE 21st Ave
  6. at Breakfast on the Bridges Hawthorne and Steele bridges Friday Jan 25 from 7:00 am - 9:00 am

All orders must be placed by 5 pm, Friday, February 8th. Deliveries will happen between Saturday, Feb. 9th and Thursday, Feb. 14th. Please send all questions to valentinebybike@yahoo.com

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As always, there's a variety of online q-calendars to check out. For more events - click to Just Out, BRO, Q-Center and Willamette Week.


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