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Q Center announces merger with SMYRC

There have been a lot of changes in the queer community recently. This week, Q Center and SMYRC announced that they will join forces. SMYRC is a non-profit Sexual Minority Youth Resource Center that provides counseling and other services for queer youth.

Previously, a program of Cascadia Behavioral Health Care, SMYRC served between 700-1,000 youths a year. SMYRC’s current location will close down and all programs will continue through […]

Ethos announces new queer Executive Director

Ethos, a Portland non-profit organization, recently announced its new Executive Director. Jedidiah Chavez, who is also a known artist,has worked as the Ethos development director since 2008. Since then, Chavez has increased revenue by 30% and secured 1.5 million for capital improvements to the North Portland locations. Ethos currently operates three facilities in Portland. The after school program operates in 34 urban elementary and middle schools. Being the largest […]

Gender bending roles among the Oscar nominees

Oh Oscar! Being 30, I have been able to witness our generation of queers and queer friendly people evolve and accomplish. It is amazing how far Hollywood has come. Trans America and Brokeback Mountain seems to have only been the beginning. I never thought that I would see the day where gender-bending roles and other homo-centric roles would be up for an Oscar.

Welcome to the other side of […]

Rumor Has It: K.D. Lang in PDX

K.D. Lang Living in Portland?

Is it True?It is no secret that Portland is known for having some celeb guests. Rumor has it that K.D Lang has recently called PDX her home. That’s right, K.D. may just be living right around the corner from you! According to an inside source of Byron Beck, a popular gossip blog, Ms. Lang is now an Oregonian.

What better place for a vegan, […]

Get The Party Started! Feminist Agenda PDX Launches!

Feminist Agenda PDX Launches Party Jan. 26

Calling all Feminists! The Girls from In Other Words, Katie Carter and Amber Rowland have officially launched “Feminist Agenda PDX” and want to celebrate. They are hosting a FREE all-age, family friendly event at Mercy Corps., January 26th.There will be short films on media literacy by the Reel Grrls (all girl camp in Seattle) and a screening of Miss Representation. There will […]

Q-Center: Winter Gala 2012

Q-Center's Winter Gala Feb. 18th, 2012

Earlier this week, Q-Center announced the 4th annual Winter Gala. The Gala will be happening February 18th at the Y.U. Contemporary Art Center.This event is to celebrate our community and also serves as the main fundraiser for the Q-Center. We can expect to see some awesome live entertainment.

Hal Gerard, the Ohio native and singer/songwriter will be gracing the stage with his guitar […]

As You Like It launches online store

www.asyoulikeitpdx.com

 

The “Green” Approach

Who says sex toys can’t be environmentally friendly? Portland’s local website, As You Like It: The Pleasure Shop just launched! As You Like It provides a safe and green friendly environment for its customers. Locally owned and operated, the LGBTQ business supports a body positive and sex positive image.

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No Saturday Mail? Portland Marches for USPS.

USPS March January 3, 2012

 

Is this Goodbye?

Congressman Issa, R-CA (one of the richest men in Congress) has proposed to end Saturday delivery of mail. As a result to Issa’s proposal, there will be jobs lost and hours cut for the postal employees. There has been public outrage from many different states. Rep. Green, D-TX announced that he found a particular pattern of targeting the low-income […]

Q-Center Speaks out about Clark Co. Scandal

The December “scandal” of the Clark County Chamber of Commerce has re-surfaced. (Covered in December) The Executive Director of Q-Center, Barbara McCullough recently attended a business mixer in Vancouver in which Izad Khormaee (Director of Chamber of Commerce-WA) was a guest speaker. McCullough publicly spoke about her account.

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Best of stage 2011

This year we introduce a best of stage category running down some of our favs in theater, dance, drag and performance art. […]