Check out this year’s annual Portland Mercury Queer Issue! It just hit stands today, and I’ve got your Pride Week Calendar, my Top 10 Pride Picks for 2015, and an article about the plight of bisexuals all up in it.
Click the links below to read them, pick up a paper copy all week in the Portland Metro Area, or click on the cover art here to check out the full issue online. I was extra rude this year, just for you.
It’s Hard Out Here for a “B” – Click Here To Read
Top 10 Pride Picks 2015 – Click Here To Read
2015 Portland Pride Event Guide – Click Here To Read
Have fun this week, Puddletown!
I had such a great time this weekend in Portland introducing Walk Off The Earth with Sheila Hamilton at Kink on the Waterfront!
Big thanks to the band for their support of our “Keep Oregon Well” campaign to fight stigma surrounding mental and behavioral health. It was really fun to have the crowd of over 4,000 people cheering for mental health awareness. So cool.
Check out this rad photo of me on stage with Sheila and James and the #MentalHealthMatters sign:
Listen to the on-air wrap-up of the event with Sheila and James from this morning here:
I’m going to be the musical guest on Radio Diversia Oficial (LGBTI) in Colombia this Saturday, May 30th.
Tune in to www.RadioDiversia.com at 5pm (Colombian time) to listen worldwide!
As many of you know, May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This year, in my role as Chief Communications Officer of Trillium Family Services — Oregon’s largest provider of mental and behavioral healthcare for children and families — I have had the pleasure of creating and launching a Mental Health Heroes Awards program, a comedic video campaign designed to lampoon stigma, and a community storytelling and advocacy blog for the organization.
This week I was the guest on Sheila Hamilton’s “Speaking Freely” show on KINK FM in Portland. We chatted about trauma, healing, the triumph of the human spirit, recovery and more. Listen HERE, or press play below.
(Originally Published on The Huffington Post on 3/2/2015)
My undying love for Austin’s drag-punk-terror powerhouse Christeene is no secret. It takes a lot to shock me, but every time I find myself in the presence of this magical creature, she manages to take me there (and, more often than not, way beyond there).
This past year she also won the heart of Boy George, who, after watching her tear up the stage across the pond, tweeted, “What a fucking awesome hip hop, Beyonce, Evil Dead, queercore, unapologetic, sick show…KILL FOR A TICKET!”
The brainchild of performance artist and musician Paul Soileau, Christeene Vale is a self-described “human pissoire of raw unabashed sexuality; a gender-blending, booty-pounding, perversion of punk fully equipped with an arsenal of ferocious music intertwined with raw moments of strained intimacy and fiery stank” — which pretty well sums it up.
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(Originally Published on The Huffington Post on 2/9/2015)
“Sweet Ophelia: An Interview with Musician Zella Day”
If you aren’t already listening to Zella Day, now is the moment to do yourself a favor and make things right in your world by putting on headphones and diving in. You can thank me later.
Zella’s debut self-titled EP has just been released, and she is receiving all kinds of love from critics and listeners alike — and it’s no wonder. Her EP is nothing short of magical, and in addition to being one of Spotify’s Top 10 Rising Stars to Watch, her new single, Hypnotic, just spent time as the iTunes Single of the Week.
Zella is heading out on tour this month, and I caught up with her this week to chat about her music, this whirlwind year she’s been having, and what the west coast has in store with her live performances just around the corner. If you have the chance to Read the rest of this entry »