For those of you who have followed my scribbles I've never been much of an Obama fan.
That said, I cannot wait until he is in office and this country starts moving in the right (well, actually left) direction again.
That, of course, means that I NEED to get my PARTY ON!
My partner, Juan, just emailed me what sounds like an awesome event that will benefit his organization, Basic Rights Oregon (full disclosure: Juan is the development director at BRO.)
Here are the dets:
OBAMA INAUGURATION CELEBRATION
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
(8 NW 6th Avenue)
Suggested $5 donation to benefit Basic Rights Oregon
Show at 7:00pm, Doors 6:00pm, All Ages
Tickets available at Music Millennium
Featuring music from: SHOCK, MARLON MCCLAIN, LILLA D’MONE (And Brazilian Lions), DEVIN PHILLIPS, COOL NUTZ, ANIMAL FARM, MIC CRENSHAW featuring Gen. Erik, SERGE SEVERE, SLICKSIDEDOWN, LINDA HORNBUCKLE AND JANICE SCROGGINS.
In Other NEWS
On Saturday trans advocate Laura Calvo (who just so happened to converse with the new First Lady, Michelle Obama, at last summer's Dem Convention in Denver) was elected as the new treasure of the Democratic Party of Oregon. When asked if this will make her a first for the DPO, Calvo (pictured above with Juan Martinez) responded: "Overall, unless somebody out there is keeping really quiet or I missed them I think I'm one of the few and yes most likely first trans person to be a state party officer/treasurer."
Way to go, Calvo!