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Trans Bodies Trans Selves Community Involvement Forum

Trans Bodies Trans Selves Community Involvement Forum

Trans Bodies, Trans Selves – a Transgender Resource Guide – is hosting a Community Involvement Forum in Portland tomorrow, January 29th, to ensure all voices are represented in this revolutionary book project.

Trans Bodies, Trans Selves is a groundbreaking resource guide in-progress, being written by and for trans people. Chapters range from identities to understanding legal and medical systems, to relationships and sexuality, to youth, activism, and gender theory, this […]

Best LGBT sports stories of 2011

We begin this year’s bests once again with the top 5 sports stories of 2011. Tune in every days for the first days of 2012 to wish 2011 farewell. […]

Settled: Gay Softball World Series Suit

The North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance (NAGAAA) has recently settled a years-long lawsuit filed by the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) on behalf of three bisexual players whose team was disqualified from the 2008 Gay Softball World series because they exceeded the maximum of two non-gay players, as defined by NAGAAA at the time. The players had to endure a public interrogation process in which they were repeatedly […]

Portland State’s Pride Night

Portland State’s women’s basketball program is about to make a huge statement in support of lgbtq athletes and coaches. This Saturday, their home game against Nevada is doubling as Pride Night, an event in honor of openly gay coach Sherri Murrell.

In addition to celebrating Murrell, the event will feature several queer rights and support groups. NCAA basketball is notoriously homophobic, so PSU putting on this event is an […]

Go vaginas! I mean, go ducks! I mean, what?

Oregon is bereft of the NFL, but luckily we have two big time college programs to cheer for. Oregon State and the U of O are major rivals — unfortunately for Ducks fans, it turns out that they have been basically cheering for the Beavers the whole time.

As this New York Times article explains, the vaguely O shaped hand sign that proliferates at Ducks games means vagina in […]

Pro soccer player, David Testo comes out publicly

Major league soccer player David Testo came out publicly this week

The latest news in the intersectional world of queer people and sports is that American soccer player David Testo has come out. Testo played D1 college soccer at the University of North Carolina as well as at the University of South Carolina, and has played in the NASL and USL (lower-level pro leagues) and in MLS.

After being […]

Rose City Open XXI

The U.S. Open may be in New York, but here in PDX we have our own annual tennis tournament — the Rose City Open. The RCO has a few things going for it that the U.S Open does not — 1. It’s gay! An entity of Team Portland Tennis, an lgbt tennis organization here in town, to be specific. 2. It’s for a great cause! All proceeds from the tourney […]

PSU’s Sherri Murrell sets an example for gay coaches and athletes

As we’ve mentioned here before, high-level athletes and team personnel have been coming out more and more lately. While this is of course great news (understatement), it’s hard not to notice that basically all of the stories we’ve been hearing are about dudes.

On the flip side of that, we have a true pioneer in terms of queer women in sport right here in Portland. Sherri Murrell, the head coach […]

3 on 3 basketball tourney for the ladies

There’s an exciting opportunity coming up for women who love basketball!

HRC’s annual 3 on 3 tournament is on Saturday, July 23rd in NE Portland’s Irving Park. Registration is open until 2pm on Thursday, July 21, and costs either $20 for an individual or $80 for a team.

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USA! USA! USA!

The Women’s World Cup has been going strong for the last three weeks, and the American team has made it to the finals!

While women’s sports rarely get enough attention, the U.S. women rocketed the tournament into the public consciousness with a thrilling victory over Brazil in the quarter finals, highlighted by a beautiful cross from University of Portland alum Megan Rapinoe to Abby Wambach, who headed the ball in […]