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Ongoing debate on whether a gay league was forced out of Hollywood Bowl

Members of the LGBT bowling leagues. Photo courtesy Towleroad.

Some controversy between the gay bowling league PCBL (Portland Community Bowling League) and their former home Hollywood Bowl has erupted on the interwebs this week with the league claiming they were forced out due to homophobia and HB flatly denying the accusation.

The most complete form of the accusation comes from a Towleroad reader who makes this claim:

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2 Girls, 1 Podcast ep#10: Marriage, music and Valentines edition

Hey folks we’re back. Sorry for being late and sorry for leaving you waiting with baited breath for the second half of the Feminist Agenda podcast. I started my champagne bath and then never wanted to get out. No. Actually, we had some technical issues and lost the whole thing. Very sad, as we had some funny moments with Amber Rowland but that’s ok because this week we have some […]

Interview with new Just Out publisher Jonathan Kipp of Glenn-Kipp

Jonathan Kipp

When long time local LGBT newspaper Just Out abruptly announced that it would cease publication last December it came as a shock. But many people in the community (including us) have come forward to make sure local queer news and events are still covered. So it was, perhaps, an even bigger shock when it was announced this Tuesday that Just Out was making a comeback. It seems […]

A weekend of galas, launches, anniversaries, a return to SugarTown

The legendary Bob Mould performs at Q Center's annual Winter Gala Saturday

Thursday

PQ Monthly launch party – A new publication is in town and tonight is the night both the print and web versions launch. We are excited to share resources and have even more reason to make sure local queer coverage is comprehensive and thought-provoking. Oh yeah, and an excuse to party.

Friday

SugarTown queer soul – […]

DJ of the Week — Freaky Outty

DJ Freaky Outty

Every week (or so…) we introduce you to a local LGBTQ party DJ and ask them about their experiences in the scene and feature an audio mix they’ve made. If you’re interested in being featured contact alley@qpdx.com.

Freaky Outty is a fixture in queer and mainstream scenes alike. He plays club stompers to sweet sweet soul and lots in between. You can catch some of the […]

Just Out announces return to publishing

On the eve of the launch of new queer Portland publication PQ Monthly, Just Out has announced that they will be resuming publication under a whole new team. On the JO Facebook page today new publisher Jonathan Kipp of Glenn-Kipp Publishing, Inc, had this to say:

GOOD NEWS PORTLAND/VANCOUVER/WORLD: Just Out is coming back!!! That’s right. You didn’t think an iconic publication like JO would just walk off into the […]

Gov. Gregoire signs Washington’s gay marriage into law

Washington governor Chris Gregoire, left, and congressman Jamie Pedersen celebrate the bill's passing last week. Elaine Thompson / AP

Today our neighbors to the north made gay marriage officially legal when Governor Christine Gregoire signed the landmark legislation into law amidst the cheers of gay couples and supporters making it the seventh state (as well as the District of Columbia) to allow same-sex marriage.

“My friends, welcome to the […]

A weekend to get hot and stay Hott for the weekend before V Day

Lady Serendipity Jones will be at Bent Friday

Friday

Dirty Queer– DQ has been serving up the sexiness in spoken word form for over 5 years now. No better place to get riled up for your Friday night.

Bent – I love it when a favorite club night brings it for no other reason than to have a good time in dreary February. This week we’ve got DJs in […]

Washington state passes House marriage equality bill, queers poised to tie the knot

After Washington state passed a bill through the Senate last week we knew that the road to gay marriage in our neighbor to the north was only a matter of time. Today we are one step closer, that is, pretty much there, with the House passing the HB 2516 by 55-43. All that’s left now is for Gov. Gregoire to sign, seal and deliver it, which she is expected to […]

Interview with dating guru Kathy Belge

Kathy Belge

You might know freelance writer Kathy Belge for her butch/femme advice column that once appeared in Curve, Lipstick & Dipstick, but her good advice carries special weight in the dating scene. And now she’s offering to share dating tips with the lez-masses in person in a several city tour in conjunction with meetup.

In her first Lesbian Dating Skills Clinics in Portland Belge jumps into Part 1: […]