Trans Arts Showcase

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Tue, 01/02/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Happy New Year! It is time for a new year and Transpositive PDX is kicking it off this year with our annual Trans Arts showcase. Kicking off the show will be Transpose, a Transgender Acapella choir performing live in studio, singer/songwriter Davis Schaffer and Tattoo Artist Redd, a member of the Queer Tatto Alliance. We will also be joined collective members Nicolette Sandra James, Aiden Vargas, Leidi Monte who will be performing spoken word and music as well and regular collective members Jean Bryant, Emma Lugo and Guinevere de Amblia and may also be joined by Shamay Groman.


The Trans Arts Showcase is an opportunity to highlight the creative work of writers, musicians, artists, and cultural creatives who identify as queer/non binary/intersex. In addition to our live air we will be recording a podcast for performances that are not airable by FCC standards on our podcast version of the show.


About the Performers:


Transpose was founded with the concept that community should always come first, Transpose is an 18+ non-auditioned chorus that meets weekly on Tuesdays. We are composed of both performing and non-performing members. Key of Q is our smaller auditioned a capella group that meets on Thursdays. We will present the first concert of our 2017-2018 season entitled Changes on January 21st, 2018 at 4pm at Bridgeport UCC (621 NE 76th Ave, Portland). If you are interested in joining, supporting, or just learning more about the group, you can find us on Facebook as Transpose PDX or email us at"


Redd is a genderqueer artist and Portland local as well as the founder and head artist of Happy Camper Tattoo - a small, neighborhood tattoo shop located in the Foster Row Artists Collective. We were founded by queer tattoo artists who believe in the power of self expression and the living, ever evolving art of tattoos. As part of the Queer Tattoo Alliance, we celebrate the bravery and unique voices within our community. You can find us at or call 971 266 0936 for more information.


Leidi Monte is a writer, performer and all around KBOO creative and manager of the Lighthouse Production Arts Collective as well as occasional contributor to Transpositive


Nicolette Sandra James is a perfomer, writer and musician and part of the band Mystic Vox. Nicolette is a founding member of Transpositive.


Davis Schaffer is queer non binary femme singer/songwriter


Aiden Vargas is a regular at KBOO as well as member of the Transpositive Collective. Aiden is a writer, musician, performer, editor and producer as well as a KBOO volunteer. His work can be found at


Emma Lugo is a writer, painter and co-host of Transpositive. She is currently working on a book titled the Broken Egg Jar exploring the intersection of gender identity, spirituality and post modernity.


Transpositive is a monthly program in Portland exploring themes important to those who identify as Transgender, Gender Non Binary and Gender Non-Conforming. Transpositive tries to connect listeners with the ongoing activist, arts, culture, and dialogue happening in Portland and beyond.


Make your voice heard!


Transpositive PDX is open to new and experienced programmers, guests and events you want our community to know about. We are an open collective. Anyone identify as trans, gender non-binary, gender fluid is welcome to be part of our collective after completing some basic free radio training. For more information contact Emma at


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