Co-Founder/Co-Producer Belinda has been an activist in the LGBTQ community since 1993, and began in entertainment as a Drag King producing shows at the City Nightclub, the country’s only LGBTQ nightclub at that time.
After working as a vocalist throughout the 90’s and early 2000’s, Belinda began stand-up comedy in late 2008 and has had the great pleasure of producing sold out shows for, and featuring with — ANT, Vicki Shaw, Dana Goldberg, Jason Stuart, DeAnne Smith, Sandra Valls and more.
In addition, Belinda was a co-organizer on the 2010 Butch Voices National Conference, and has worked with Portland LGBTQ Pride in various capacities; as Entertainment Director, Emcee, Stage Manager as well as acting as the main organizer for the Dyke March since 2011.
As a writer she has written for Persistence: All Ways Butch Femme. Huffington Post, Cracked.com, PQ Monthly. She can also be heard on 107.1 XRay.FM in the Morning with Jefferson Smith.
Daniel Martin Austin
DANIEL MARTIN AUSTIN is a queer single parent raised throughout America’s predominantly white suburbs by a copywriter and a black nationalist. Building from their complicated background and experiences, Daniel wrestles existential anxieties to bring a uniquely accessible voice to readers of their blog and column in The Portland Mercury (“The Party Review”), the stage, and their podcast YOUR FAULT FOR LISTENING (on iTunes), with a healthy dose of social criticism, self-deprecation, and a dash of gold lame. This is his first festival production, and nothing could be more of a perfect fit.
*Voted Best Showcase (Your Fault for Listening) and Funniest Male Performer at The NW Black Comedy Festival (2017)
Kathleen Buckley is a graphic designer running away from Tampa in Portland Oregon.
Her specialities include blue comedy, hand drawn type and WordPress.