Tonight, we welcome Kate Mura to Out Loud. She works with the Fuse Theater Ensemble, and is very involved with the Portland Mini Fringe Festival. Grant Knutson joins the conversation to discuss the many theater events happening with this festival.
We take a music break to hear from Christine Havrilla's song 'Waiting'. Christine has played live on Out Loud in the past, and she will join us in studio on Tues April 26th.
Kate is also involved with Pride at Work, and we discuss labor organizing for LGBTQ union members in the Portland metro area. We also address the connections between the queer community and what's happening in Wisconsin. The local Pride at Work is meeting on April 20th, but we are unsure of the exact location. Please contact the group directly online for more information.
Community announcement: The Politics of Love Weekend is happening March 25-27, 2011. This event honors the 7th Anniversary of Multnomah County Same-Sex Marriages.
In 2004 in Multnomah County, more than 3,000 marriage licenses were granted to same-sex couples before Multnomah County Circuit Judge Frank Bearden halted the practice. Later, the Oregon State Supreme Court ruled that the county didn't have any authority to issue these licenses. The Politics of Love Weekend, presented by First Unitarian Church of Portland will honor the 7th anniversary of Multnomah County same-sex marriages. This multifaceted event will feature 3 days of entertainment, workshops, films and celebrations.
“The covenant of marriage is a sacred trust between two individuals,” asserts Rev. William Sinkford, Senior Minister at First Unitarian Church of Portland. “Any couple able to forge that bond deserves the legal benefits of civil marriage as well as the ability to express that sacred trust freely and equally in our society. Our church will always stand on the side of love.”
Friday March 27 @ 7:15 pm Sneakin’ Out opens the show, and at 9:00 pm: nationally-acclaimed comedienne Suzanne Westenhoefer gets the crowd laughing out loud.
Saturday March 26 @ 2:00 pm in Fuller Hall, the church will host GEN SILENT, a documentary film followed by a panel discussion. Free Admission & all ages welcome.
Sunday March 27 @ 9:15 am Regularly Scheduled Sunday Services, and at 11:15 am Sermon Topic: “The Politics of Love”, with a festive anniversary receptions for same-sex couples following both services.
Also on Sunday March 27 @ 4pm First Unitarian Church of Portland partner Equity Foundation fundraising dinner @ West Cafe
Also on Sunday March 27 from 1-5 pm the church will host a community fair, films and workshops.
We close the show with Sneakin Out playing 'Paint It Black' live at Carnegie Hall, from their tour last year with Pink Martini. Sneakin Out plays regularily in the Portland metro area. Check out their calendar for details.
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Thank you for listening! Until next time, stay proud and live out loud!