portland independent media center  
images audio video

features archive

<< front page page 12 page 11 >>

features archive newswire archive jump to archive page

03.06.2010 11:53
The GLBTQQ Community Discusses Bashings in Forum
The City and State Officials Panel In a response to the gay bashings in the Portland area this weekend, a community forum was held tonight at the Q Center (4115 N Mississippi) by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans, Queer and Questioning (GLBTQQ) community to ask questions, get answers and come up with solutions.

On 5/30/10, three members of the Portland GLBTQQ community were attacked. Two of the three men attacked came to the Q Center to give their account of what happened over the weekend. Around 2am, a group left Red Cap and were walking past Living Rooms Theater including 3 drag queens and 3 queer men. They were attacked by an undetermined group of men. The men yelled, "Faggots" and advanced upon the group. One queen got hit three to four times in the face. The queer group fought back but were continually attacked, not only physically but with remarks like, "I hope you die of AIDS." One man, Birch, was completely knocked out.


19.05.2010 18:42
Help Organize the 2nd Annual Cascadia Trans & Womyn's Action Camp!
TWAC 2010 The Trans' and Womyn's Action Camp (TWAC) is a annual gathering of activists with a diversity of backgrounds, but who have a focus on radical feminism, environmentalism, challenging gender oppression, and bringing down patriarchy. TWAC is for folks who identify as any variety of womyn, transfolk, genderqueer or intersex. This will be safe(r) space camp in the woods to share skills in a supportive, empowering and encouraging environment.

We are looking for folks of all genders who want to get involved in many organizing areas such as fund-raising, booking workshops and entertainment, creating messaging and literature, childcare, accessibility, and actions. All kinds of skills are needed to bring this event together, and we would love to have your input and help!

If you are interested please email twac@riseup.net.

Next Meeting Thursday May 20th @ 3 Friends Cafe -- 7pm



15.01.2010 19:55
Help Organize the 2nd Annual Cascadia Trans & Womyn's Action Camp!
This year will be the 2nd Annual Trans & Womyn's Action Camp in Cascadia.

The Trans' and Womyn's Action Camp (TWAC) is a annual gathering of activists with a diversity of backgrounds, but who have a focus on radical feminism, environmentalism, challenging gender oppression, and bringing down patriarchy. TWAC is for folks who identify as any variety of womyn, transfolk, genderqueer or intersex. This will be safe(r) space camp in the woods to share skills in a supportive, empowering and encouraging environment.

Last year was the first Trans'& Womyn's Action Camp (TWAC) in Cascadia, where folks from all over the country traveled to participate in over 40 workshops. Here, it was decided to host this as an annual event in Cascadia, in coordination with other TWAC's happening around the country during the same time.


02.01.2010 11:13
Sex Positive Show Will Be Back Next Week-Live!
If you missed last night's Sex Positive radio show, it is now archived!

All you sex positive lovlies,

Last night's show was not live due to tech difficulties. We will be back LIVE on 01/08/10, sorry about the confusion. Please keep sending us your question, comments, and ideas at  sexpositive@riseup.net
contact us during show times (Fridays between 7-8pm) at (503)477-6887 or IM us at portlandimcradio.

Thanks to everyone for all of the great show ideas and questions. Have a sexy 2010!

Listen Here  http://radio.portland.indymedia.org:8000/content/SexPositive/SexPositive-01-01-2010.pls


09.12.2009 07:30
New PDX IMC Radio Show, "Sex Positive", Fridays, 7-8pm
New radio show wants your questions/comments, ASAP!

Sex Positive Radio, Fridays, 7-8pm Radical feminist perspectives on sex, relationships, and the politics that
surround intimacy. We will explore and discuss issues of sexuality and
relationships in a safe and open forum with real feminist-activists. Callin your questions/comments during show time at (503) 477-6887 or e-mail us
at hissboombang (@) riseup.net

We are also looking for guest interviews, so if you have a passion for passion or are a bit of a "sexpert" on a subject, contact us.


07.12.2009 16:00
Open Letter to the Governor concerning OHSU's treatment of Women
This is a call for informed consent reform and the criminal prosecution of medical staff who participate in the "medical rape" of patients. ALL Oregon Rape victims are directed to OHSU for rape exams, even if they live hours away. Many simply accept the emergency care at their local hospital and go home. Women who are raped and make a mistake of going to OHSU, may suffer a second rape. Now I know folks do not like to call any sort of "medical care" rape, but times are changing and the laws need to change with them. Raped women who do not want to suffer a rape kit, or not with males present are forced, rather than accommodated, that is by any reasonable woman standard a second rape. OHSU may call the police, as if they have the right to give them permission to violate a patient's rights, or they may just sedate her and move forward. Now one might say, they need to catch the rapist, but OHSU has another, perhaps more influential motive for this second rape.


03.12.2009 19:44
Vigil for Victims and Survivors of Recent Murder-Suicides
On Friday, December 4, 2009 community members, service providers and surviving family members will come together at the Terry Schrunk Plaza in downtown Portland to honor the ten victims of domestic violence murder-suicides and attempted murder that have taken place over the last 5 weeks. Together, they will honor the memory of the recent victims of domestic violence and reach out to survivors in the area. The Portland Women's Crisis Line, in partnership with the Family Violence Coordinators Council, the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence and the Portland State Women's Resource Center, hope to spread the message that anyone who is experiencing or witnessing domestic violence should REACH OUT to safe supports and service providers.


11.11.2009 10:08
Dear Straight Anarchists. WTF? A Radical Queer Complaint from Queens of Trailer Trash
Bash Back flier from Pitt On September 24th some of the most militant politicized street protests the States have seen in nearly a decade countered the G20 summit in Pittsburgh. Anarchist Queers and Trannies were on the frontlines of this struggle; bringing the numbers, the flare, and the wrecking crews. Radical Queers fought police and did everything they could, with what they had, not to back down. A days worth of tear gas, rubber bullet attacks, and fending off straight-idiot-liberals, set the tone for what would be a night of ravenous Queer revenge. A single march of 200+ Queers, Trannies, Womyn, POC, and some allies bashed the fuck back; causing the most property destruction contained to a single neighborhood in Pittsburgh during the protests. So other Anarchists, why the fuck are you ignoring us?


26.09.2009 12:58
Pink and Black Attack #3 out now!
We are proud to announce the release of the third issue of 'Pink and Black Attack', a queer anarchist publication from Olympia, WA. This issue provides legal updates and calls for legal support for comrades facing legal trouble as well as news and reportbacks from anti-corporate Pride actions. We also feature an interview with Terence Kissack and an excerpt from his book, Free Comrades: Anarchism and Homosexuality in the United States 1895-1917. Additionally, we feature more anti-assimilationist, anarchist queer analysis and thought.
You can download/read Pink and Black Attack #3 here:  http://zinelibrary.info/pink-and-black-attack-3

In solidarity-
Pink and Black Attack Collective


06.08.2009 09:57
We Recruit! - QueerFest August 8th Alton Baker Park Eugene
queer revolution Announcing the first annual QueerFest, an alternative to the Eugene Pride celebration.

Join us at QueerFest to reclaim queerness as a radical expression of individuality. If you are not queer identified we encourage you to claim queerness for yourself, thus approaching life from a nonconformist, outsider perspective which contains a huge amount of power in the homogeneity of American mass society. You don't have to be gay or gender variant to be queer, all that is required is a rejection of that which is offered up as "normal" in America.

Why we're going to be in the park during Eugene Pride:

QueerFest websites:


02.08.2009 10:05
Radical Faeries lay Burnside and Hay to rest: Welcome home one last time
At 8 pm PST at the Radical Faerie Sanctuary in Southern Oregon. Radical Faeries at their annual summer gathering each were given a handful of crematorial remains (of John Burnside and Harry Hay) which in unison were released to the land, thus bringing these seminal figures of gay rights home one last time.

John Burnside passed away this last fall, surviving Harry by a number of years. The life partners were among the original founders of the Radical faeries, and Harry Hay was one of the initial agitators for queer rights, as founder of the Mattachine Society, the first gay rights advocacy organization since the fall of the German Vidmar republic, agitating in a world before Stonewall. Both life-long critics of Capitalism, and the commercialization of the gay culture and the commodification of gay men, as well as Advocates of "subject-subject" consciousness.

They will be missed, but will never be silent.
They are survived by innumberable free faggots all around the world.


02.07.2009 14:27
Cascadia Transí & Womynís Action Camp 2009 Reportback
This year Cascadia made home to the now annual Trans & Womyn's Action Camp.
Cascadia hasn't hosted a camp of this sort in a few years, unfortunately. This camp alone brought out so many new faces and introduced them to the radical environmental movement that we decided it must continue out here, in coordination with other Trans and Womyn's spaces that correlate with future Earth First! Rendezvous.
Taking place in workshops spaces such as Learn First! and Share Garden, the schedule was widely diverse with issues of forest defense techniques, tactics of non-violent direct action, strategic campaigning, supporting mental health wellness & burnout, gender identity, sex work, DIY reproductive health (where many women saw a cervix for the first time!), how to call out oppressive behavior in a constructive way, etc. There was a large focus on anti-oppression by having three unique AO scheduled workshops, with additions of an impromptu critical discussion on privilege and oppression in the larger EF! movement, which eventually turned into a discussion about environmental racism and environmental justice. And prior to that there was an in-depth discussion on how to incorporate the safer space of TWAC- trans-inclusiveness, solidarity, and anti-oppression- at the upcoming EF! Round River Rendezvous, which eventually turned into trying to rally folks to attend the EF! RRR.

Beyond having some really amazing & critical workshops, we also had lots of fun ones!


02.07.2009 14:25
PDX Queer Town Hall
7pm Tuesday, July 7th, 2009
The Q Center (4115 N Mississippi)

Over PDX Pride weekend 2009, multiple members of our community experienced harassment, violence & queer-bashing, as well as inadequate police response. A group of us who were pretty directly involved in the incidents, came together to create space to talk about what happened, and move toward some positive & empowering solutions; thus the Town Hall concept was born. We see this Queer Town Hall as a space to share our experiences & resources, and to catalyze action that can help keep ourselves and our communities safer in the future. The meeting itself will begin with a short introduction, followed by breakout groups which will be spread around the room. This is an opportunity to hear about ideas that are currently in the works, to get involved, and share!


26.06.2009 11:32
6/26 Gay Dissidents Talk with Gary Null on Air
Friday 6/26: Special 2 hour broadcast!
The show is being aired live from Noon to 2 PM (Eastern) on WNYE (91.5 FM) in New York, an NPR-affiliated station.

Some of the line of of speakers include (but not limited to are)
Rod Knoll
Michael Geiger
John Hankins
Edward Murphy

The shows are archived on the PRN site: click "Archives" on the vertical menu and then Gary Null. Shows usually get loaded up by the end of the working day or the following morning at the latest

Please DO NOT miss this show or it's subsequent archive!



22.06.2009 07:51
Tran's & Womyn's Action Camp NOW Come on Out!!
The Tran's & Womyn's Action Camp is happening now!! Come on out for a day or until Friday.
You can find information on:

workshops:  http://twac.wordpress.com/workshops-2/
directions:  http://twac.wordpress.com/logistics/


17.06.2009 21:36
HATE crimes commited Saturday June 13th
It is with a heavy heart and a bruised face that I write this letter but I think it's important that my experience be known.

In the early morning hours of Sunday June 14th, I was the victim of a hate crime on the corner of NW 6th and Couch. This happened outside of Casey's, a gay bar where I am a dj and it was 2:30 in the morning, after the bar had closed.

When I came outside to make my way home, I saw that a friend of mine was talking with the Portland Police. She had been punched in the face by a man who had been spouting homophobic remarks at her and another friend of mine. Her nose was broken and the police had arrived to investigate this crime. While I was watching this interaction, a group of men approached the scene also shouting homophobic remarks. I walked up to them to ask them to leave the area and the next thing I remember, I was on the ground with my mouth bleeding. I didn't really know or understand what had happened. I had been punched in the mouth and knocked out.

The Portland Police department, who was on the scene, was completely negligent to my situation. They talked to the guy who said I had started it, yet there wasn't a scratch on him and I was the one on the ground bleeding. As I was sitting on the ground, the police officers refused to let a friend of mine bring me ice for my face, threatening to arrest him if he attempted to approach me.


17.06.2009 13:05
Albany: Queers Beat Nazi Ass
We found 41 year old "Spanish Blue Blood," a self proclaimed "stormtrooper" of the National Socialist Movement and senior moderator of the NSM's official party forum, sitting on a bus bench waiting for a crew that never showed... [And beat his ass]
Gang of queers force Nazi out of Albany Pride march.
The second he saw us he split for the street
but didn't get far til we caught up with him and gave him what he deserved.

"Spanish Blue Blood," who lives in the Colonie area of Albany, had been trying for weeks to draw up enough people to stage a counter protest of Albany's Capital Pride march but apparently he couldn't even get a single person out. He recently celebrated his 41st birthday on June 9th so we delivered some belated gifts-in the form of tightly
balled fists.


04.06.2009 19:24
From Stone Wall on: Going back to go Forward The Childhood of the Revolution
Stonewall Inn It is indeed hard to escape it. Though the mainstream "straight" media pays it no heed, the gay media is abuzz. This summer marks the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. What makes Stonewall significant? Was it the first queer voice of the modern era? Certainly not, during the Weidar republic there had been a brief shining moment when significant strides had been made in the city of Berlin (this of course ended very badly, the rise of Adolf Hitler changed the cities "civil union" registry an easy way to identify, locate and round-up large numbers of what was the first modern queer rights movement. Though some fled and even a few waited out the war in hiding in Germany itself (for example the DaDa artist Hannah Hoch). It wasn't even the first time that the subject of gay rights had been advocated. The sisters of Bolita, and the matachine society had been "respectably" (and with all due respect to the immense bravery of those early advocates) quite ignorably picoting in DC, and doing the "letter writing" thing. No, what made Stonewall special, what makes it the Day we remember was that it was the day when queers not only advocated for their rights but refused the model of hetero-superiority. Rather than try to persuade the "big America" that they were deserving of human rights, the Queers of Stonewall stood up to the Cops in the streets of New York and REFUSED to be anything less than human.


08.05.2009 17:49
Know Your Rights! Sexual Harassment Forum
The Portland Restaurant Workers Association is holding a discussion forum on sexual harassment for restaurant workers and their allies. Join us May 21st, 7 PM at In Other Words Women's Books and resources, 8 B NE Killingsworth St Portland, OR 97211.




27.04.2009 22:58
Trans & Womyn's Action Camp Benefit Show
Friday May 8th, 7p, Red & Black Cafe, SE 12th Ave & Oak, Portland, OR

$ 5-10 Sliding Scale Donation Suggested, No One Turned Away for Lack of Funds

[Music:] * Adelit@s * , * The Dapper Cadavers * , * HUMANWINE * , * Hazel *



21.04.2009 22:17
Trans' and Womyn's Action Camp (TWAC) 2009 is a gathering of eco-activists,
who are also working to bring down patriarchy. Come out for a 6 day training,
workshop, and action event in the Cascadia bio-region, same location as the Round
River Rondezvous 09, from June 20th-26th, 2009.


21.04.2009 22:05
Eugene: Beyond Patriarchy conference, May 1-3 featuring keynote speaker Andrea Smith
Beyond Patriarchy 2009

May 1-3 , University of Oregon, Eugene OR

Free and open to the public with keynote speaker Andrea Smith, Friday May 1


jump to top of page

<< front page page 12 page 11 >>

pages: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1