The Canby Now Podcast

Episode 52: Reflection

March 24, 2019

"When we see ourselves reflected in media, we know that we're real." - Alex Gino

Recent events have brought the LGBTQ community to the forefront of conversation in Canby. We discuss the latest, and bring onto the show Alex Gino, author of George and You Don't Know Everything, Jilly P!, to answer our questions about their work and why these conversations matter in a small town like ours.

Alex Gino Author Talk, Q&A and Book Signing: 1 p.m. Sunday, March 31, at the second floor ballroom of the Backstop Bar & Grill, 211 N. Grant St.

Music in this episode:


  • Basic Rights Oregon – 503-222-6151
    Has resources explaining Oregon Health Plan coverage for trans health care and assists with reporting discrimination.
  • Basic Rights Oregon, Fierce Family Members Group
    For family of transgender youth
  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Portland LGBTQ – 503-679-2999
    A drop-in peer led support group for LGBTQ persons living with mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, bipolar, anxiety, PTSD or related illnesses.
  • NAMI Clackamas – 503-344-5050
    LGBTQ peer support services in Clackamas and Multnomah Counties, including one-on-one peer support.
  • Northwest Gender Alliance – 503-533-8787
    A nonprofit social, support and educational group for trans individuals.
  • The Q Center – 503-234-7837
    A LGBTQ community center in Portland with a variety of support and affinity groups and events.
  • The Living Room – 503-901-5971
    A safe haven for GLBTQQ youth (ages 14-20) in Clackamas County, with drop-in in Oregon City as well as other programs.
  • Oregon Safe Schools & Communities Coalition (OSSCC)
    OSSCC works to support youth in feeling safe and welcome in schools and communities. Emphasis on reducing youth suicide and risk behaviors for GSM youth.
  • Canby Transgender Alliance
    A private Facebook group supporting transgender youth and families in our community.
  • PFLAG Clackamas County – 503-901-5971
    PFLAG Clackamas County meets in Canby every day third Thursday of the month. It is a support group for families and friends of the LGBTQ+ community.