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Mon, Jul. 11th, 2011, 04:53 pm
fagtastic: care oregon (OHP) insurance


i'm wondering if any of you know of any trans friendly doctors in portland that accept care oregon (OHP) insurance.

thanks in advance for any leads.

Mon, Jun. 14th, 2010, 07:34 pm
iisolie: Changing Your BC in Washington State

Hey guys-

I've been emailing back and forth with some people from the Department of Health about what exactly is needed to change the gender marker on your birth certificate. Here's the answer I've gottenCollapse )

Sat, Jun. 12th, 2010, 05:32 am
kellidunham: That's Not Funny: Performance/Writing/ Life Workshop

This promises to be a fun, queer afternoon.evening and everyone who attends will be entered into a raffle for a free ticket for Comedy Curious Show Kelli will be performing in on 6/18.

Don't really believe comedy and tragedy go together?

Check out Kelli’s stand-up about: crying in public, her “large, loving alcoholic farm family and public humiliation, 

OH and her storytelling about: tragically injured children demanding tattoos and her one boi show(s) dealing with a loved one in pain, being exhausted by pre-death rituals, and surprising hospice.

Fri, May. 15th, 2009, 10:11 am
queerunity: FTM Surveys

Jamison Green the former President of FTMInternational is interested in the sexual health and satisfaction of all trans men, whether or not they have had hormones or surgery, and in the experiences of their partners. Two surveys are available for trans men and their partners to help with the research. He will use the data as raw material for a book, tentatively entitled "The FTM Guide to SEX," plus academic presentations and journal articles to educate medical and therapeutic service providers about trans lives.

Fri, May. 8th, 2009, 11:02 am
bettymonroe_: Fruit Basket! All ages youth variety show focusing on gender, sexuality and sex. MUST SEE!

A Raunchy Roster of Relevant Rhetoric on Friday, May 22!
8:00pm @ the WISE hall (1882 Adanac Street)

A basket of fun is waiting for you, calling you forth with its bright colours and sweet promises.

Fruit Basket presented by the Cultch, on Friday May 22nd will be a whimsical variety show focused on gender, sex, and orientation. It will showcase music, dance, poetry, gender performance and much more. Fruit Basket is an all ages show during the IGNITE! Youth Festival that will blow your mind like a watermelon in a microwave. Spurts of originality, a splash of variety, and a spatter of relevance.

Thee Ahs
Black Parade Kings
Hiiro Prince
Natalie Gray
Brandon McGorigal
Kits Improv
Kidnap Kids!
Brett Owen

With MAGICAL fruity MCs Fiona and Nina!

The WISE hall will be transformed into a magical wonderland for an evening of jaw-dropping performances all themed around issues of sex, sexuality, and gender.

Uncensored and unashamed, Fruit Basket is always a festival highlight.

This fruit basket has room for everything, not just fruit. Ever wanted to try dressing in drag? Here's some encouragement: Dress in drag and get in FREE!

$2 youth 12 -19
$5 students & seniors
$10 regular
$30 week pass (see the entire festival and save $20!)



Mon, Apr. 27th, 2009, 04:02 pm
tranzgy: Translations: The Seattle Transgender Film Festival, May 7-10

Translations: The Seattle Transgender Film Festival, now in its 4th year, is happening May 7-10, 2009. Out of the entire world, Seattle is one of a handful of places that has a transgender specific film festival, so since it's in your back yard, make sure to come on out.

Highlights include:
*Opening night party at Cafe Stellina on 12th and Pike
*Discussion of digital media and gender variance
*Documentary on black transmen called Still Black
*Rare screening of a vintage transplotation film: Let Me Die a Woman

For more information and to purchase tickets visit: http://threedollarbillcinema.org/08/translations.

Translations is produced in partnership by Three Dollar Bill Cinema, producer of the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival and Gender Odyssey, producer of the Gender Odyssey conference and is supported in part this year with a generous grant from the Pride Foundation.

Sat, Apr. 25th, 2009, 06:49 pm
bettymonroe_: youth GENDER-BLENDER discussion workshop on Sunday, May 3rd!!

Attention youth 13-24!

We want you to attend the 2nd annual Gender Blender, presented by IGNITE!, Vancouver's largest youth-driven arts festival, and the Fruit Basket variety show.

The Gender Blender will be an open discussion session about all things related to sex, gender and orientation, combined with fruit smoothie-making and lots of laughter. Arrive at 5:30 with a piece of fruit to break the ice with smoothie-making and -drinking. At 6:00 we will begin our discussion based on your ideas. Topics could include: sex, sexual orientation, pornography, gender identity, queer issues, straight issues, relationships.

This is the third and final workshop in our series, and if you missed our drag techniques and queer history workshops, you definitely won't want to miss this!

Don't forget to bring a smoothie-friendly piece of fruit to share! We'll be providing the blenders, frozen berries, soy milk, and yogurt!

Sunday, May 3 at 5:30pm
The green house, 1885 Venables (right next to the under construction Cultch)
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=99130075630

Want to know more about Fruit Basket?

A basket of fun is waiting for you, calling you forth with its bright colours and sweet promises. Fruit Basket at the Cultch on Friday May 22nd will be a whimsical variety show focused on the topics of gender, sex, and orientation. It will showcase music, dance, poetry, gender performance and much more. Fruit Basket is an all-ages show that takes place as part of the IGNITE! Youth Festival @ the Cultch. It will blow your mind like a watermelon in a microwave: spurts of originality, a splash of variety, and a splatter of relevance. This fruit basket has room for everything, not just fruit. Ever wanted to try dressing in drag? Here's some encouragement: Dress in drag and get in FREE!

Fri, Mar. 20th, 2009, 10:46 pm
fireworkboy: Portland Trans/Gen. Varient/Soffa/Ally march needs YOUR vote!

Hey All!
So folks are organizing a trans/genderqueer pride march that will be separate from the Dyke march this year. Right now we’re at a critical point in our organizing and we are reaching out for YOUR opinion . Here's the lowdown on what’s up: it comes down to making the decision to obtain a permit versus not obtaining a permit for the march. Please look over all of the material and weigh in on your preference and post your vote, and if you have any additional feedback or thoughts, please toss them out there.

Voting for this will be open from NOW till 11:59 PM on Monday, March 23rd . All members of the Google Group are eligible to vote for this. If you know someone that hasn't joined yet and wants to get a word in, let them know and have them join, or have them shoot an email to transmarchpdx@gmail.com and we'll add them to the list.

Please reply publicly to the group with your vote. All votes will be open view and results tallied Tuesday morning. Some folks who’ve attended the organizing meeting have compiled a list of pros and cons about each option together to help better inform you of some of the elements at play here which you should read below. I’ve also included my own to cents*** at the end of this post, incase you care, which you certainly don’t have to, lol.

As we plan a celebration and visibility action, it is important to look at who gets to be visible, and how that can impact ourselves and our communities. There are pros and cons to a permitted vs a non-permitted march, and it is important to look over all the facts
and decide what message we wish to send.

-The permit cost for an event our size would be $690, and we may also be required to obtain liability insurance. We can meet these numbers through fundraising efforts; this is not an unattainable goal.

-A permitted march will provide police escort, making certain that the streets are clear for everyone marching, ensuring a safe event.

-A wider range of individuals may feel more comfortable attending a permitted march; there is no risk of negative police action if something should go awry.

-The message sent for a permitted march is that of approval of the City of Portland's policies towards trans/genderqueer/genderfree individuals, saying that we, as organizers, feel that the city has a progressive attitude to letting individuals live as they desire.

-Applying and paying for a permit sends a message that we as organizers in trans/genderqueer/genderfree communities accept police and the legal system as our allies. Making that clear alliance also sends messages to marginalized communities who are regulalrly targeted by Portland police (some examples: youth, sex workers, people of
color, low income and homeless people, people with disabilities, and yes, trans/genderqueer/genderfree folks) that we are purchasing our visibility and celebration at their expense.

-Our ability to complete the march may be affected if all participants do not march with the same peaceful intent. Depending on size we may not be able to control. Non-permitted, this could affect all of us.

-Not having a permit may put some of us at the event at risk of arrest; we will be using our collective privilege and passion and organizing skills to send a message of solidarity for marginalized communities in our local area, including within our own communities.
There are security alternatives to the police, and we can work together to make this event as safe as possible for as many as possible.

To post to this group, send email to transmarchpdx@googlegroups.com
For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/transmarchpdx?hl=en

***My vote is for a non-permitted march. Maybe it's because I'm a city kid, but I've known so many trans folks who've been hasted, beaten, arrested and generally mistreated by police. Myself included. I cannot stomach the thought of giving money to a police force that commits violence against so many of our brothers and sisters and continues the cycle of marginalization of the oppressed. Sex workers, the homeless, folks of color...all bear the brunt of targeted police harassment and violence...and a lot of those folks are trans folks too. We who are organizing this event come from places of one type of privilege or another, and we need to examine how we are exercising that privilege via who we choose to give our money to, and what kind of message that is sending. As a community, I believe very strongly that trans folks and our allies need to stand with our fellow marginalized brothers and sisters and not forget where we came from and not forget where we want to go. Nor can we turn a deaf ear to the multitude of stories about the misuse of force by the Portland Police department just because we want to and because some of us have the privilege to do so.
Also…I just wanted to add a ps. onto the "where we came from" element of things here. Why was "Pride" started? If you look, you will see that it was begun to commemorate Stonewall. What was Stonewall?

Tue, Mar. 3rd, 2009, 09:47 pm
fagtastic: Radical Amazing Dental Self-Care Workshop with Wyatt Riot!

Radical Amazing Dental Self-Care Workshop with Wyatt Riot!


march 14th
1pm - 3pm
in other words bookstore – 8 ne killingsworth st – wheelchair accessible – all $$ goes to IOW - $1 - $500,000,000 sliding scale no one turned away

wyatt riot, local homoheartthrob / dental assistant is putting on a radical dental skill share!!!!

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Sat, Feb. 21st, 2009, 11:25 am
mr_tommy_gunn: (no subject)

Any guys in the Salem area?? Wanna kick it?? It is much too nice out to spend another day on the couch.

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