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Trans Justice: health care discrimination, me, you, and everyone we know

This is a re-posting of a Facebook message from trans advocate Tash Shatz.

When I was sixteen I woke up one night in a cold sweat in the worst pain I had ever experienced. I felt like I was being repeatedly stabbed in my abdomen. My only guess was that I was experiencing super heinous period cramps. I was nauseous and the pain washed over me in violent waves. […]

A weekend with bears, Bent, Big Freedia and Jackie Beat

Big Freedia will make sure the azz is ever'where on Friday

Thursday

Claudia Meza presents New Musics: A Night of Modern Classical and Avant Garde Exploration – Explode Into Color’s Claudia Meza helms this foray into experimental musical hipsterdom. Can queer drummer extraordinaire usher in Portland’s own version of a John Cage era? Tomorrow’s first night of acts including bearded electro-knight Copy, internationally renowned and absurdly prolific sound artist […]

The Tranny Roadshow rolls into town

Tranny Roadshow

Tranny Roadshow

In Portland this Friday at Switchyard Studios (109 SE Salmon), the Tranny Roadshow is on touring the west coast for the first time in 5 years. It will also be in Olympia tonight at Evergreen and tomorrow in Eugene at the University of Oregon.

A diverse collection of self-identified transpeople the roadshow includes poets, rappers, filmmakers, storytellers, breakdancers, rock bands, comedians, actors, folk singers, photographers, zinesters, and […]