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Sprung: Queer Burlesque and Date Auction Fundraiser in Portland, OR

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Sprung – a benefit for BUTCH Voices

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Queer burlesque from Lily Divine Productions and a sexy date auction and raffle from BUTCH Voices – all proceeds supporting the work of BUTCH Voices

Saturday March 29th 
Doors 7pm, show at 8pm -10pm
Crush – 1400 SE Morrison, PDX
Tickets $10 

ASL interpretation provided
No one turned away due to a lack of funds

RSVP and find out all the latest on the event here

More details including performers, date auction candidates, and raffle prizes coming soon.

Candidates interested in being auctioned off should contact, and should include information on themselves, and the date they are proposing for the lucky winner. Dates in the past have included business luncheons, picnics, specific date nights at events – the more creative the better! You do not have to identify as butch to be auctioned off. And it’s all for a good cause, to support the work of BUTCH Voices.

Questions? Contact

Crush is wheelchair accessible via the main entrance to the bar (located on the corner of SE Morrison and 14th). There is a ramp inside between the bar portion of the space and the event space, and ample space for wheelchairs in the audience space. The show is ASL-Interpreted.

Fragrance free request: Please join us in ensuring accessibility for beloved community members with chemical sensitivity and chronic illness by not bringing fragrances or scents on your clothes, hair, or skin from colognes and perfumes, scented laundry detergent, hair and body products, natural products, and essential oils. You can prepare in advance by not using products with fragrance, or by using fragrance free, non-toxic products. Multi-stall all-gender restrooms are available.

Information for scent sensitive people: Crush is not a scent free space. Scented cleaning products are used in all areas, including hand soap in the bathroom. Additionally, cigarette smoke from the smoking area outside of the restaurant drifts into the bar and performance space inside, fog is used on the dance floor, and many patrons are not scent free. Please protect yourself accordingly.

Get your tickets today!

More info on Lily Divine Productions

BUTCH Voices Date Auction: Portland Inferno

InfernoBUTCH Voices is teaming up with Hot Flash Dances for a sexy fundraiser at the Portland Inferno dance party happening on Saturday, November 23rd.

We have a hot line up of date candidates who will be auctioned off for a good cause – to support the work of BUTCH Voices! Dates in the past have included business luncheons, picnics, specific date nights at events. This time around we have the great fortune and excitement of being able to auction off:

AshleyAshley Jensen (co-owner of The Warrior Room)


Sister Betti Crotcher of the Portland Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

And those are just a couple of folks from our amazing auction block! More will awaiting your bids at Inferno.  So join us for a sexy fundraiser and hot dance party!

Inferno’s admission policy: Open to all women and trans men who self identify at the door.

For more information, Contact

What: Portland Inferno
When: Saturday, November 23 6pm to 10pm
Where: Jones – 107 NW Couch Street, PDX
Cover: $8 

Proceeds raised during the date auction will benefit BUTCH Voices.

More info on Hot Flash/Inferno -

BUTCH Voices Needs YOU: 10 Days for $10K

We had a great time at the conference with all of you! Now, though, it’s time to close out our books for 2013 and start looking towards the future. We have our first online fundraising campaign, and we need your help getting to our goal of $10k in 10 days.

BUTCH Voices is produced solely through the efforts of an all-volunteer board and a minimal budget. As our commitment grows to enhance awareness and solidarity, we ask that enthusiastic partners and allies like you take the pledge. Without your donation, BUTCH Voices runs the risk of subsidence. Help us close 2013 and continue to build better community by making a financial contribution today.

We have some great rewards: social media shout-outs and homemade cookies mailed to your house, dates with BUTCH Voices board members, our hot BUTCH Voices t-shirts, event planning/community organizing sessions & resume/writing coaching sessions via Skype, a month of personal training, and a week of advertising on our site. Check out the details on our fundraising page.

But no matter how big or small, your investment into our BUTCH Voices – 10 DAYS for $10K campaign shows your dedication to a progressive movement now and beyond. Please support the need for safe space and your BUTCH Voices.

Thank you again, and we look forward to your continued support!

With lots of Butch Love,

Joe LeBlanc and the BUTCH Voices Board

Autostraddle article reminisces on BUTCH Voices 2013

Marni over at Autostraddle had this to say about BUTCH Voices conference:

Last weekend I had the distinct honor of representing Autostraddle Dot Com at the biennial Butch Voices conference in Oakland, CA. In case you missed my breathless preview article, Butch Voices strives to “enhance and sustain the well-being of all women, female-bodied and trans-identified individuals who are Masculine of Center by providing programs that build community, positive visibility and empower us to advocate for our whole selves inclusive of and beyond our gender identity and sexual orientation.”… There’s something about being in a space with so many people who have had the same experiences you have that is just incredible.

Miki Vargas Photography

Check out the original article to reminisce about the conference or get a taste of what you missed, and thanks for the great writeup, Marni!.

BUTCH Voices happened, and it was amazing!

First, big ups and huge thanks to everyone who came out, showed up, volunteered, and worked it (hard!) to put on such a huge undertaking. There was education, there was dancing, there was performance, and there was a big diverse beautiful community. And it wouldn’t have happened without you. Now is the time to make sure your voice is heard.

B.D. wrote in a comment today (among other genius things), “…I applaud everyone who showed up and really showed up – engaging in deep and powerful dialogue. Questioning ourselves and each other with open hearts and vulnerability and humility is the only way to grow.” and it got us thinking: do you agree? How would you put it? We want to know your experience of BUTCH Voices, because your experience matters. And it matters to us especially as organizers, us silent ones who work in the wings and volunteer to make sure this kind of gathering can keep happening. So we invite you to add your voice. It’ll just take a second.

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