About HSW2019 – Steve’s Bio

HeSaidWhat?!? is the blog of HeSaidWhat2019.

HeSaidWhat2019 (HSW2019) is the pen name of Steve Sims.

HSW2019 is the commentary and rant blog for Steve Sims.

Steve’s “under construction” web page

Steve is currently listening to Alt Q Radio (née QLRadio)

He’s daydreaming about flying down the highway on his Victory. Or actually flying down the highway on his Victory.

Here is an example of the work I do: https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2812-SE-43rd-Ave_Portland_OR_97206_M26541-40025

This started life as a 2 bedroom 1 and a half bath single story bungalow. All the window/door trim, crown molding, stairs and hand rail, mantel, wine cellar in the linked house is an example of some my work.

Steve is originally from Seattle. He came to Portland via New York.

He will break out in dance if you play the right song.

He is the founder and former (Oct. 2016 -Feb. 2019) executive director of Quest of Life Media & Broadcast parent company of QLRadio.

Learn more about QoLMedia here

He began his work in radio in 2004 at WRPI Troy on the program The Quest of Life hosted by Harry Faddis.

He then produced and hosted Not Weird, Queer LGBT Music Show on KPQR Portland (July 2014 – Sept. 2016) and on QLRadio until Feb. 2019.

He was interviewed for BBC Radio 4’s 2017 documentary Rock Transition

He has judged national and international LGBT music award events, done interviews with people like Gregory Maguire, Stephin Merrit, and Cris Williamson. If you would like to hear one of these interviews send him a message.

His first venture in LGBT activism was with AGLYA (Association of Gay & Lesbian Youth Advocates). In 1991 AGLYA with support from AFSC, Stonewall Recovery, and Seattle Counseling Service created The Lambert House, one of the first LGBT youth drop in centers in the nation. That same year Steve assisted Tina Podlodowski in bringing the name AGLYA to a close, transferring the AGLYA non-profit status to Lambert House, and assembling a new Board. Today, Lambert House has a national reputation as a leading organization queer youth.

In 2003 Steve relocated to Upstate New York to be a part of and help run nonprofit Easton Mountain Retreat & Conference Center. He founded the Out In The Woods Queer Music Festival at Easton which debuted to critical acclaim.

Over the years he has volunteered with Seattle Counseling Service Crisis Hotline, American Friends Service Committee, Seattle Parks and Recreation, Camano Island Fire Dept, and since 2004 has been committed to supporting LGBT singer/songwriters/musicians by expanding the reach of their music.

Steve’s management skills come from 30+ years working management in Fortune 500 retail organizations. He likes to garden, refurbish furniture, carpentry, has built a wine cellar in his home and loves his motorcycle, and……music.

The 1920’s Portland Bungalow is complete and sold. Stay tuned for details on the next.

He is currently a carpenter on retirement practice.

 Updated Sept 2020