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Episode 15:  What Does it Mean to be an Ally?

Gendercast Episode 15:  What Does it Mean to be an Ally?  Interview with Debbie Carlsen, Director of LGBTQ Allyship

"Allyship is about growth...and humanizing each other" [from Debbie's interview]

Join us for an important interview with Debbie Carlsen, founder and Director of LGBTQ Allyship; a Seattle-based non-profit organization focused on organizing around social and econnomic justice issues facing the LGBTQ community.  Debbie discusses the mission of Allyship, which is that all oppressions are interconnected and there is a possibility of a world free of oppression and the liberation of all people.  Debbie has been organizing in Seattle since 1995 and talks about allyship as "a lifelong learning cycle of learning about others' perspectives" and hopes to organize deeper in coalition with other communities. Sean also interviews Seattle's own Ruby Rouge the producer of Pink Taco which takes place every first Tuesday at the Wildrose.

Links/Event Links

Pink Taco! - the next event on October 4, 2011 at the Wildrose bar in Seattle at 9pm

Allyship's A Case for Queer Medicine/ Last Queerly Classed Discussion Series is October 5, 2011, more info on the facebook event here

Theproducerscollective Seattle is putting on the  Queer It Yourself: Be It, Do It, Make It Conference on October 8, 2011 from 10 am to 5 pm.  Then that evening they are hosting two queer variety shows as part of the conference (7pm and 9pm), facebook event here

The Grammy U Kick Off Power Mixer at the Vera Project in Seattle is October 6, 2011 at 6 pm

The big queer kickball tournament, Dirtyfall Quickball, benefitting Reteaching Gender and Sexuality is Sunday, October 16, 2011 at 11 am at Seattle University, see the Gendercast team and come to the event!

The Seattle premiere of the film Heart Breaks Open is Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 7:15 pm at the Egyptian, tickets here

Direct download: Episode_15_Joe_Modifedw.edits.mp3
Category:episode 15 -- posted at: 11:09am PDT

Episode 14:  Butch Voices National Conference Reflections

Gendercast Episode 14:

Reflections on the 2011 Butch Voices National Conference

Join Jessie as they discuss the 2011 Butch Voices National Conference with Kari Kesler, our guest from Episode 9 on Feminism and Jay Walls, who served the programming chair for the conference. Jessie and Kari provide some reflection and discussion about the charged divisiveness which occurred at the conference in relation to the "Masculine of Center" terminology in the Butch Voices mission statement as well as some women-identified butches forming a split off group, Butch Nation.  Sean weighs in as our resident butch!


Butch Voices mission statement and BV founder Joe LeBlanc's statement about the changes leading up to the conference [includes links to the statements by the president, Krys Freeman]

Brown Boi Project founder's definition of Masculine of Center

Article on the success of the conference published in Oakland North

Velvet Park article where we first read about the controversy before the conference and a good commentary on it from the SugarButch Chronicles blog and the blog post from Kyle's Butchtastic blog we mentioned

Article from the Bay Area Reporter about the town halls at the conference where Jean Cordova and Sasha Goldberg are featured splitting off to form Butch Nation

Blog post from the GenderTrender blog chock full of inaccurate accusations, which was posted after the conference

Checkin Links

Freeing Ourselves: A Guide to Health and Self Love for Brown Bois, the book by the Brown Boi Project, order online here, review here

The Gender Book out of Texas, an excellent Gender 101 resource, check it out!

Trans Bodies, Trans Selves upcoming book and facebook page

Local Events

Join your Gendercast hosts, Sean and Jessie at Twerking in Transilvania by PINK TACO! on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011 at the Wildrose Bar in Seattle, WA

Direct download: Episode_14.mp3
Category:conferences -- posted at: 2:39pm PDT