Performances

November 4, 2021: CPAP Recall—Now What?!

Join Paul in this webinar and Q&A discussing the recent Philips CPAP recall and what you can do about it.

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November 4, 2021: Philips CPAP Recall—Now What?!

https://vimeo.com/642667525 If you missed our Zoom session, here’s the recording of the webinar discussing the Philips CPAP recall, some examples of what people have gone ...
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September 12, 2021: Voices from the Pandemic

Join our storytellers sharing their pandemic experiences—past and present—along with a stimulating Q&A exploring other aspects of living with COVID-19.

Many thanks to the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) for funding this event!

June 19, 2021: Beaverton’s Got Pride

Join our panelists sharing their experiences in Beaverton and being proud to be LGBTQ+. Also joining us are guests from Beaverton Library, PFLAGPDX, and HomePlate.

Many thanks to City of Beaverton for funding this event!

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June 19, 2021, Webinar: Beaverton’s Got Pride!

https://vimeo.com/565432497 Join our panelists sharing their experiences in Beaverton and being proud to be LGBTQ+. Also joining us are guests from Beaverton Library, PFLAGPDX, and ...
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October 10-11, 2020: National Coming Out Day

National Coming Out Day is celebrated annually since 1988 to raise awareness of the LGBT+ community and ongoing struggle for civil rights. Our Bold Voices created a special experience by creating free live broadcasts of local storytellers,  musicians and live Q&A.

Many thanks to Regional Arts and Culture Council, AARP of Oregon and End HIV Oregon for their sponsorship.

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October 11, 2020 Webinar: National Coming Out Day – Q&A

https://vimeo.com/467245906  #brookegelfand #jadeschey #chasegarber #jimsutherland #aarporegon #endhivoregon #racc #nationalcomingoutday2020 
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October 10, 2020 Webinar: National Coming Out Day – Q&A

https://vimeo.com/467245849  #brookegelfand #jadeschey #chasegarber #jimsutherland #aarporegon #endhivoregon #racc #nationalcomingoutday2020
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October 10, 2020 Webinar: National Coming Out Day

https://vimeo.com/467245655  #brookegelfand #jadeschey #chasegarber #jimsutherland #aarporegon #endhivoregon #racc #nationalcomingoutday2020
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2020 National Coming Out Day: Jim Sutherland

https://vimeo.com/466790557 Jim keeps history alive by telling us about his cross country journey during the early stage of the AIDS epidemic. #jimsutherland #nationalcomingoutday2020
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2020 National Coming Out Day: Chase Garber

https://vimeo.com/466790516 Chase shares his original and authentic music with passion and emotional candor. Learn more of Chase’s music at https://chasegarber.com/home. #chasegarber #nationalcomingoutday2020
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2020 National Coming Out Day: Jade Schey

https://vimeo.com/466790529 Jade providers a powerfully vulnerable story of self discovery from age 11 and on. Learn more about Jade’s music at https://www.soulfuladrenaline.com. #jadeschey #nationalcomingoutday2020
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2020 National Coming Out Day: Brooke Gelfand

https://vimeo.com/466790498 Brooke is a bi-racial, Jewish lesbian and tells a powerful story of courage and healing. #brookegelfand #nationalcomingoutday2020
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February 22, 2020: Igniting Voices

The Eliot Center hosts Igniting Voices, bringing the audience experiences and stories from trans and non-binary people, and featuring Acchord’s beautiful voices in song.

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Igniting Voices: Acchord

https://vimeo.com/394858994 Acchord’s touching musical performance rounded out our event. #ignitingvoices #firstunitarianportland #acchord
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Igniting Voices: Dallas Schafte

https://vimeo.com/394859089 Dallas’ self-discovery started at a summer day camp and they explain future developments that help define their identity. #ignitingvoices #firstunitarianportland #dallasschafte
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Igniting Voices: Jamison Green

https://vimeo.com/394857907 Jamison explains his journey before the right vocabulary existed and provides a valuable historical context to understanding trans identity. #ignitingvoices #firstunitarianportland #jamisongreen
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Igniting Voices: Tyler Horan

https://vimeo.com/394857880 Tyler’s story is awkwardly jubilant and told with humor and heart. #ignitingvoices #firstunitarianportland #tylerhoran
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Igniting Voices: Marilyn Lowles

https://vimeo.com/394857876 Marilyn’s evolution occurred later in life and reminds us that it’s never too late to change. #ignitingvoices #firstunitarianportland #marilynlowles
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Igniting Voices: Rowan Everard

https://vimeo.com/394857832 Rowan’s search for self-acceptance and capacity for being loved is told with candor and warmth. #ignitingvoices #firstunitarianportland #rowaneverard
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Igniting Voices: Ari Rain

https://vimeo.com/394857828 Ari benefits greatly from supportive community with his ability to put his own personal spin on his experience. #ignitingvoices #firstunitarianportland #arirain
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October 20, 2019: Coming Out as You

Battle Ground High School hosts “Coming Out as You” for National Coming Out Month.

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Coming Out as You: Solé Kapralova

https://vimeo.com/375711062 Solé relives a few awkward high school moments to help us understand her coming-out experience. #solekapralova #comingoutasyou #battleground
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Coming Out as You: Stephen Herndon

https://vimeo.com/375711110 Stephen’s coming-out process happened later in life. He explains the transitions while finding his true self with humility and candor. #stephenherndon #comingoutasyou #battleground
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Coming Out as You: Joshua Thomas

https://vimeo.com/375711052 Joshua takes the time to unpack years of internal struggles before his coming out to his family a decade ago. With honesty and humor, ...
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Coming Out as You: Grayson Cole

Grayson walks us through their journey of removing old beliefs and assumptions that no longer match their true identity. #graysoncole #comingoutasyou #battleground
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Coming Out as You: Rhys & Melanie Davis

https://vimeo.com/375759300 What’s it like to come out to your family and community as a fourteen year old in Battle Ground? This mother-daughter team relives those ...
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Coming Out as You: Joe Marshall

https://vimeo.com/375711121 Joe explores what it means to be himself before he had the words to explain it. See why he’s our favorite super hero! #joemarshall ...
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October 12, 2019: Our Stories

Camas Library hosts “Our Stories” for National Coming Out Month.

September 14, 2019: Resilient Voices

Storytelling, art, music, and poetry from people affected by and/or aging with HIV/AIDS.

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Resilient Voices: Weston Anderson

Weston is a writer and shares their experience from a global lens. #resilientvoices #westonanderson
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Resilient Voices: Dr. Chris Evans

​Chris examines HIV from his experience shaped from the early days of the epidemic in New York City, to Texas and now in Portland.​ #resilientvoices ...
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Resilient Voices: Jim McDonald

https://vimeo.com/364834452 #resilientvoices #jimmcdonald
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Resilient Voices: Kera Magarill & Jill Williams

https://vimeo.com/364834414 #resilientvoices #keramagarill #jillwilliams
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Resilient Voices: Chase Garber

The soulful and talented Chase entertained the audience with his harp and vocals. #resilientvoices #chasegarber
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Resilient Voices: Larry Hill

Larry expressed three decades of being a long term survivor through his work and community experience through poetry. Powerful! #resilientvoices #larryhill
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Resilient Voices: Don Baldwin, David Gibbs, Welder Vasquez

https://vimeo.com/364834364 #resilientvoices #donbaldwin #davidgibbs #weldervasquez
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Resilient Voices: David Gibbs

David had our audience spellbound with his journey of being diagnosed with HIV and lessons he is learning along the way that lead to self-acceptance ...
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June 2, 2019: Prideful Voices Vancouver

Celebrate a special afternoon of storytelling and music featuring local young LGBTQ+ voices and Acchord, an auditioned a capella group composed of transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming musicians.

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Prideful Voices 2019 – Acchord

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Prideful Voices 2019 – Quinn McCray

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Prideful Voices 2019 – Joe Marshall

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Prideful Voices 2019 – Dhiren Grove

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Prideful Voices 2019 – Abasi Umoh

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Prideful Voices 2019 – Stephen Herndon – Storyteller Snippet

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Prideful Voices 2019 – Joe Marshall – Storyteller Snippet

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Prideful Voices 2019 – Dhiren Grove – Storyteller Snippet

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Prideful Voices 2019 – Abasi Umoh – Storyteller Snippet

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Prideful Voices 2019 – Amir Shirazi – Storyteller Snippet

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Prideful Voices 2019 – Quinn – Storyteller Snippet

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May 4, 2019: Rewired, Not Retired

A feature on local older adults who retired from traditional careers only to find new meaning doing something very different.

February 14, 2019: How We Met

A special night celebrating local LGBTQ couples with raffle benefiting Portland Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence’s community charity fund.

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Nick Chiacchiaro & Windrin ‘Cris’ Crisostomos

Nick and Cris both come from strong family and cultural backgrounds: Nick is Italian and Cris is Dominican/Greek. Energetic, outgoing and artistic perfectly describes both ...
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Cynthia Butts & Ellen Yarnell

Cynthia was born to sing and uses her beautiful voice and warm spirit to spread love in the world. Ellen is a hard working, loyal, ...
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Heidi & James Green

Heidi is a dynamic and creative instructional designer and passionate activist for LGBT workplace equality and anti-racism. James is an author, legal scholar, and an ...
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