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62 minutes | Aug 25, 2020
Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health.
Today, we'll be talking with Adrian Shanker, editor of the newly-released and critically-acclaimed book, Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health. Adrian is Executive Director of Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center in Allentown, PA. An accomplished activist ...
62 minutes | Aug 12, 2020
Talking BDSM/Kink educator Patrick Califia, and Darklady of Catalyst: A Sex-Positive Space
We're joined by author and BDSM educator Patrick Califia. Patrick has written numerous books, incluing kink-themed fiction, and much writing on the interpersonal and social politics of sex and kink. Darklady, co-owner of Catalyst: A Sex-Positive Place, a social and educatio...
62 minutes | Apr 14, 2020
Ripples in all directions: Basic Rights Oregon, hope as a practice, Youth HIV Awareness Day
‘People say, what is the sense of our small effort? They cannot see that we must lay one brick at a time, take one step at a time. A pebble cast into a pond causes ripples that spread in all directions. Each one of our thoughts, words and deeds is like that. No one has a ri...
14 minutes | Mar 10, 2020
National Women and Girls AIDS Awareness Day
Today is National Women and Girls AIDS Awareness Day, an annual day announced by the Centers for Disease Control and the National Institutes of Health. We'll hear a recorded talk on the topic by Dr. Gina Brown, of the NIH Office of AIDS Research. Head to hiv.gov for much...
62 minutes | Feb 11, 2020
Queers Against Mayor Pete
"Corporate America has made its choice, now it's our turn. We have to come together to stop #WallStreetPete." Join us for a conversation about Pete Buttigieg's presidential campaign, with queer folks who have had their fill of mainstream, corporatist political leaders. Wit...
62 minutes | Jan 28, 2020
Spending time with Sasha Buchert, staff attorney with Lambda Legal
We'll be checking in today on trans legal eagle and former KBOO news volunteer & program host, Sasha Buchert. Sasha is staff attorney with Lambda Legal in DC now. We'll be chatting about the LGBTQ legal landscape across the US.
62 minutes | Jan 14, 2020
Songs from the Queer Ether.
Today, we're playing music! Somya and I will also hang out with you and chat on things from HIV safety, to queer heroes, and beyond. Music on this show: Swedish pop supergroup Alcazar - Crying at the Discoteque Jade Elektra - Undetectable Mahawam - We've Only Just Begu...
62 minutes | Nov 26, 2019
Talking with writer Esther Godoy on the release of the zine Butch is Not a Dirty Word, #6 - the Mental Health Issue.
. We'll be joined by Esther Godoy, a Portland-based writer and curator of the zine Butch is Not a Dirty Word. Issue number six is the Mental Health Issue. Released earlier this year with a launch/reading party here in town, the Mental Health Issue features a number of w...
62 minutes | Nov 12, 2019
Transgender Day of Remembrance
We spend time today with organizers of one of Portland's Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) events. TDOR is Wednesday, November 20th. Per GLAAD: "Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) was started in 1999 by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor...
62 minutes | Oct 29, 2019
Talking with Pauline Park, trans activist and writer.
Pauline Park, activist and author, is one of our favorite people to talk with on Preference. We've chatted in the past about censorship and queer community; and about LGBTQ solidarity with Palestinians. This week, we look forward to talking with Pauline about being an adopt...
62 minutes | Oct 22, 2019
Talking with Patrick Califia, BDSM educator and trans scholar.
We'll be talking with Patrick Califia, a long-time educator and writer on sex, play, gender, transitioning, and social constructs surrounding each of these. I've been reading Califia since college in the mid-1990s, when his book Public Sex: The Culture of Radical Sex blazed...
62 minutes | Sep 10, 2019
#EmptyThePews: talking with Chrissy Stroop, trans ex-vangelical activist and author.
Christian fundamentalist trauma is an experience of pain and alienation from their faith that more and more people are talking about. Chrissy Stroop is an activist in the ex-vangelical movement who is telling her own story of leaving fundamentalism behind, to engage in s...
62 minutes | Aug 27, 2019
Resilient Voices: Aging with HIV/AIDS.
The majority of people living with HIV in the US are now over fifty years old, and so we turn our attention to the complexities of living as an older person with HIV or AIDS. Today, we'll be talking with Paul Iarrobino, founder of Our Bold Voices, which is hosting an event ...
60 minutes | Aug 13, 2019
Preference on 08/13/19
58 minutes | Jul 30, 2019
Preference on 07/30/19
62 minutes | Jun 11, 2019
Trans Pride March 2019!
We'll be joined on Preference by organizers with Greater Portland Trans Unity, who are hosting the Trans Pride March this Saturday, beginning at 2 pm. As we do, the music on today's show is Spacer, by Sheila & B Devotion.
62 minutes | May 28, 2019
Tobacco and the LGBTQ community; and the OutWright Theater Festival.
Rates of smoking have decreased across the US, but tobacco is still around us, everywhere. The Q Center's new policy on tobacco use at its facility brings us to today's discussion of tobacco use in the community: who uses it, and why? What are the local public health polici...
62 minutes | May 14, 2019
SF's Transgender Cultural District; and No Pride in Policing!
Looking past our own shores: We'll be talking with Aria Sa'id, executive director for the Transgender Cultural District, in Compton. From her website: "Prior to her new role as Executive Director of the Compton’s Transgender Cultural District, Ms. Sa’id served as LGBT Poli...
62 minutes | Apr 30, 2019
Portland's Lesbian Literature reading group.
We'll be talking with Elisa Saphier, owner of Portland's bookstore Another Read Through, and organizer of the monthly lesbian literature reading group.
62 minutes | Apr 23, 2019
Portland poet Nastashia Minto, author of "Naked"; and the Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival
We'll be talking with Nastashia Minto, author of the new poetry collection, 'Naked': I never truly understood the beauty of another being until I began to find and love myself. Minto is a Georgia-born African American woman living and working in Portland. Reema Zaman call...
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