02/17/2020 OUT cast


02/17/2020 OUT cast


90.9 WMPG



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A discussion moderated by Tahj Hebert and Sive Neilan, of significant political issues in the upcoming elections. The opinions of both young and older political activists are represented.

Tahj Hebert (they/them/theirs) is a young adult, born and raised around the Greater Portland area. They discovered radio their sophomore year of high school with WMPG's Blunt Youth Radio, where they have been an active member for going on three years. They became involved with Outcast after meeting Steve Bull, who was presenting at EQMaine's New Leaders Camp. In the fall they will be attending SMCC.

Sive (Sadhbh) Neilan (she, her, hers) moved to Maine in 1978 and has lived here ever since, first in the mid-coast and now in Portland. Sive emigrated to the US from Ireland at the age of 22 and now considers herself to be virtually a Mainer. She lives on Munjoy Hill with her partner of 20 plus years, two cats and a dog. Regardless of where she has lived she has always been politically active! The two employment constants in her life have been IT and books. Back in 1980 she started and ran New Leaf Books, a feminist / alternative (read gay!) bookstore, in Rockport and then in Rockland for seven years. Sive was active in the early days of Equality Maine (then named the Maine Lesbian Gay Political Alliance) serving many years on the board, then briefly as president. A co-founder of New Hope for Women, the domestic violence organization in Rockland, she was also Democratic town Chair of Camden and later served in the same capacity for four years in Portland. Radio is a new departure, Sive is loving being a member of the OUT Cast collective!

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University of Southern Maine


Portland, ME


WMPG, LGBTQ, OUT cast, Tahj Hebert, Sive Neilan


Cultural History | Digital Humanities | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | History | History of Gender | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies | Oral History | Other Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

02/17/2020 OUT cast