BUTCH Voices PDX: Workshops, BUTCH Buffet & Dessert

Saturday October 2nd

A FULL Day chock full of information, community, entertainment, and dancing!

Conference Workshops and Panels

Conference Registration and Check-in begins at 8am.  Avoid the lines by registering online in advance here

Conference workshops and panels on a variety of topics all day. Check out our Workshops – topics range from Butch Porn, Transfemale Butchness, Two-Spirits, Genderqueer, Middle Class Butches, Dismantling Racism and Transphobia and more!

ASL interpretation provided by DHOR

Presenters from all over the Pacific Northwest and beyond!  Workshop schedule coming soon!

Registration 8am, Opening Remarks 9am
Smith Memorial Student Union – Portland State University
1825 SW Broadway, PDX

Butch Photo Project

Special event Butch Photo Project taking place throughout the conference workshop day! Internationally recognized Photo- based Artist SD (Shaira) Holman is continuing to explore themes of gender identity in her latest work.

Keynote Speaker – Kathleen Saadat

We are very fortunate to have as our Keynote Speaker Kathleen Saadat.  Longtime activist and public speaker, Ms. Saadat is currently the Diversity Director at Cascade AIDS Project, and the winner of many awards over the years for her efforts in her continued efforts battling racial discrimination and prejudice within the LGBTQ community.

ASL interpretation provided by DHOR


BUTCH BUFFET – An evening to celebrate people who identify OR perform on the so-called ‘butch spectrum’– trans-masculine, studs, aggressives, bois, shy soft butches, genderqueer androgynes, etc.

Check out this AMAZING lineup!

‘SWELL’s Ivan Coyote, Lyndell Montgomery & Anna Camilleri present soul-riveting storytelling, premiering a new piece at the BUTCH BUFFET. See it here first!

Hot off of ‘America’s Got Talent’, SALLY COHN will blow our minds with her radical butch handwhistling and wily septuagenarian ways!

Musical performance by Annie Vergnetti, Mel Buckner, and internationally recognized Taiko drum master, Tiffany Tamaribuchi!

Fresh DRAG ACTS from Lukas Kane & the Girls Like Boys drag troupe, Bruce T.D. King, Johnny-O, and Ryval Theology!

Off-the-radar performance pieces by ‘Dapper Dyke’ Vivian, Velvet Ilvs, Shortee Davis,Whitney Streed, and Untrained, I!

AND! SUPER BONUS ALERT! Filmmaker JEN CROTHERS is coming to town to present her amazing short film, “BUTCH TITS”. YES.

Photo Booth by Aaron Bong of Full Frontal Graphics

Bootblacking by Scout, NW Community Boot Black Title Holder

Not to be missed!

Saturday Oct. 2nd
@ the historic Hawthorne Theatre, PDX
doors at 8 p.m., show at 9
ALL-AGES, with full bar available for 21+
$10 in advance, $12 at the door (admission FREE with BUTCH Voices conference wristband)

ASL interpretation provided by DHOR

See you all there!


BUTCH DESSERT – Come one, come all to BUTCH DESSERT, the afterparty/dance party for the Butch Buffet!

D.J. Action Slacks (Shannon W. of Olympia/PDX) spins vintage soul & other tasty treats all night long to get the dance floor HOT!  Butch & genderqueer-themed drink specials! Mirth & Merriment! Dance Party USA!

11pm – closing
Egyptian Club
3701 SE Division St, PDX
21+ dance party
$4 cover, (admission FREE with BUTCH Voices PDX conference wristband)
Come send out “The E Room” in style on one of their last weekends as ‘Portland’s lesbian bar’.

DJ Shannon “Action Slacks” Wiberg is a self-defined MUSIC NERD who hails from the MIGHTY Mid-West. In 1994 she migrated to the Northwest and continued her formal education focusing on the history of R&B and soul music and its connection to the Civil Rights Movement and the fight for social justice. At the turn of the millennium, DJ Shannon “Action Slacks” took her act to the dance floor.  She has been spinning grooves to make you move ever since. After nearly 15 years fighting for soul, Action Slacks is very pleased to see the recent resurgence in 1960s soul music and she wants to make sure that people remember its roots.