BUTCH Voices and Saint Harridan partnering again in Portland, OR

BUTCH Voices is happy to once again work with Oakland-based, gender-bending clothier, Saint Harridan!

Folks in Portland, OR are getting the chance to shop in the next stop of Saint Harridan’s Pop-Up Shop Tour.  The PDX pop-up will be open Friday, September 26 – Sunday, September 28 and Saturday, October 4 – Sunday, October 5.

With stops in Provincetown, Chicago and Los Angeles happening later in the year more and more folks will have opportunities to do like their tag line says, “Get up. Suit up. Show up!”

 

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On top of this great tour, Saint Harridan and Portland local designer Dapper D Fashions are showing off their designs in a fashion show fundraiser for BUTCH Voices, Swagger: A Hot and Dapper Fashion Show on Thursday, September 25 at Crush Bar.

 

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Swagger is also co-sponsored by For the Love of Bois Project (who will also be in Portland) and dapperQ! We will have some dapper models on the runway, tunes by DJ WIldfire of Hot Flash Dances Portland and a fun raffle featuring items from Saint Harridan, Dapper D Fashions, Duchess Clothier and Fat Fancy!

Also be sure to check out the latest article in PQ Monthly by BUTCH Voices founder, Joe LeBlanc, entitled Butch on Butch: A Dapper Q&A with Mary Going of Saint Harridan.

We hope to see many of you out for Swagger and getting your suit on with Saint Harridan either online or with their pop-up shop tour!

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

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Sprung – a benefit for BUTCH Voices

Get Advanced tickets online here

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 Joe@BUTCHVoices.com, 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 Joe@BUTCHVoices.com.

Accessibility
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)

Betti

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 Joe@BUTCHVoices.com

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 – http://hotflashdances.com/

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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