Monthly Archives: August 2009


BUTCH Voices Joe LeBlanc and Krys Freeman on NPR's Tell Me MoreTune in to BUTCH Voices on NPR’s Tell Me More, broadcasting tomorrow, Wednesday, August 27th. Joe LeBlanc and Krys Freeman will be featured on tomorrow’s episode.

From the opinions of global newsmakers to listeners’ personal experiences of life-changing travel…the wisdom of renowned thinkers, activists and spiritual leaders…and intimate dispatches of daily life around the world from NPR News correspondents on the ground…the NPR talk show Tell Me More brings fresh voices and perspectives to public radio.

Capturing the headlines, issues and pleasures relevant to multicultural life in America, the daily one-hour series is hosted by award-winning journalist Michel Martin. Tell Me More marks Martin’s first role in hosting a daily program. She views it as an opportunity to focus on the stories, experiences, ideas and people important in contemporary life but often not heard.

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BUTCH Nation – 2009

Join us for two events jam packed with thought provoking and provocative performances.  Our featured event on Saturday night August 22nd is Butch Nation – hosted by Fairy Butch.  A night of theater, dance, live music, drag and comedy starts at 6PM at the Humanist Hall in Oakland.

Your host for Butch Nation – Fairy Butch.  Photo Credit by Ohalysia.

Sunday August 23rd we have our Spoken Word Performance featuring selected readings, comedy, storytelling, and poetry.  This event begins at 9:30AM in the Calvin Simmons Ballroom at the Oakland Marriott City Center.

Visually Speaking – An Artists’ Showcase

Come join us for a showcase of drawings, paintings, photography and multi-media art works by Butches, for Butches, and about Butches. We are pleased to be showing work by both established and emerging artists. Visually Speaking will also feature Jeanne Cόrdova’s recent massively popular exhibit Genderplay in Lesbian Culture out of L.A. Genderplay is a collection of photos and text described as “an exhibition and a journey, a collection of snapshots in time and stories of ancestors.” Conference attendees will have a unique opportunity to hear the eleven artists discuss their work at the Artists’ Reception, to be held on Thursday night, August 20th, at the Meet & Greet starting at 6pm. During the rest of the Butch Voices Conference, the exhibit will be displayed throughout the workshop meeting areas. These works will not be shown as a collection again, so don’t miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity to explore gender and sexuality, Visually Speaking.

Art Credit: Push Pull by Takeya Trayer

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Networking Dinners

Friday August 21st
5:00pm – 7:00pm

Meet up with others to grab some dinner on your own, and get some time to connect and network with others in a relaxed environment. Each restaurant is within a couple of blocks from the host hotel. Costs associated with the networking dinners for Friday evening are not covered with your conference registration. BUTCHVoices is facilitating these dinners as an opportunity for participants to interact with folks with shared interests in a social environment and perhaps get some conversations going around the various issues, sessions and performances.

We will obtain head counts for the various dinners to reserve space at the below listed restaurants near the Oakland Marriott City Center. Listed below are your hosts who you will meet up with, either at the restaurant, or in a location in the hotel. Your hosts are there to create a comfortable networking and socializing environment, and to be the “go to” person for these events.

Singles Mingle
hosted by Rope Wolf

948 Clay Street
Oakland, CA

Couples Dinner
hosted by Joe LeBlanc and Angela Crosato

1007 Clay Street
Oakland, CA

POC Dinner
hosted by MacGab of For The Love of Women (F.L.O.W.)

827 Washington
(corner of 9th)
Oakland, CA

Buddy Dinner
hosted by Kelli Dunham

499 Ninth Street
Oakland, CA

Trans Dinner
hosted by Redwolf Painter

468 8th Street
Oakland, CA