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The Life And Music Of Billy Strayhorn

OPB | Nov. 06, 2015

Jazz musician and composer Billy Strayhorn collaborated closely with Duke Ellington and lived openly as a gay man in the 1940s and 1950s.

Grand Ronde Tribe Allows Same Sex Marriages

OPB | Nov. 02, 2015

Last week the Grand Ronde Tribal Council passed an ordinance allowing members to marry in the Tribal Court. The ordinance specifically includes a non-discrimination clause that would allow same-sex couples to marry.

Portland Musician Creates Requiem Mass As Part Of PICA's TBA Festival

OPB | Sept. 10, 2015

Portland artist Holcombe Waller has created a Requiem Mass for people of diverse gender and sexual identities who have died or been killed.

News Roundtable: Sept. 4, 2015

OPB | Sept. 04, 2015

It’s time for our news roundtable, where we take a look at some of the biggest stories of the week with a rotating panel of journalists and other news watchers.

Couple Turns To Crowdfunding To Start A Family

OPB | June 30, 2015

Anthony Szabo and Kirk Shepard are asking people to pitch in to help them pay for a surrogate so they can have a baby.

U.S. Supreme Court Rules On Same-Sex Marriage

OPB | June 26, 2015

The ruling makes same-sex marriage legal in every state.

Tom Spanbauer Honored With Literary Arts Award

OPB | April 14, 2015

The Portland author and creator of Dangerous Writing won The Oregon Book Award for lifetime achievement.

The Oregon Children's Theater Explores Bullying

OPB | July 22, 2014

TUESDAY: For the last two years, the Oregon Children's Theater has encourages young people to write plays about bullies and bullying.

"Bullycide," Honoring Bullied Gay Teens, Gets Northwest Premiere

OPB | July 21, 2014

MONDAY: David Del Tredici's piano sextet Bullycide, which honors young gay men who have taken their own lives, will get its Northwest premiere in Portland at the Chamber Music Northwest Festival.

Documenting The Dwindling Number Of Lesbian Spaces

OPB | July 16, 2014

WEDNESDAY: We'll learn about the decline in the number of spaces specifically for lesbians in Portland — and around the country — and different community responses to it.

George Fox Transgender Student Will Appeal Ruling

OPB | July 16, 2014

WEDNESDAY: We'll talk with Jayce, a transgender student at George Fox University, who was denied permission to live on campus with other men.

Searching For Support For Gay Kids And Their Families

OPB | June 18, 2014

WEDNESDAY: We'll talk to a Portland mom who looked for support when her 8-year-old daughter came out as gay — and couldn't find it.

Judge Strikes Down Oregon's Ban On Same-Sex Marriage

OPB | May 19, 2014

MONDAY: Judge Michael McShane ruled on Oregon's same-sex marriage ban Monday at noon.

News Roundtable: April 25, 2014

OPB | April 25, 2014

FRIDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

Judge Hears Oral Arguments In Marriage Case

OPB | April 24, 2014

THURSDAY: Attorneys for four couples seeking to overturn Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage made their arguments in court Wednesday.

Author Tom Spanbauer Talks Teaching And Writing

OPB | April 22, 2014

TUESDAY: Author Tom Spanbauer has taught writing in Portland for more than two decades. His latest novel explores the intricacies of love and friendship.

Fighting For Transgender Housing At George Fox

OPB | April 09, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Jayce is a female-to-male transgender student at George Fox University. Should he be able to live with male friends on campus?

Oregon AG Won't Defend Law Barring Same-Sex Marriage

OPB | Feb. 20, 2014

THURSDAY: Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced she won't defend the state's law barring same-sex marriage.

Boy Scouts Consider Policy Change On Gay Scouts

OPB | April 22, 2013

The Boy Scouts of America are considering allowing gay scouts into the organization.

How To Deal With Bullying

OPB | Feb. 05, 2013

Would you consider taking your kid out of school as a response to the trauma of bullying?