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Gov. Gregoire announces support for Washington State Gay Marriage

Gov. Chris Gregorie-D-WA Speaks up for Gay Marriage

Could Washington State be the 7th state to legalize gay marriage? With the help of Gov. Chris Gregoire, it is entirely possible! She announced Wednesday that she will put forth legislation to legalize marriage between lesbian and gay couples. The proposal will be introduced on Monday, January 9th during the legislative session.

In the past, Gregoire has supported same-sex partners having […]

Occupy Voices: Portland Speaks

Occupy Portland 2011

I have been active in the Occupy Movement since its beginning in October. Occupy PDX is just one of many occupations around the world. I proudly stand up for my rights and the rights of others as part of the 99%. In the past, I have covered the “story” from a neutral prospective; only covering the facts and keeping my opinion at bay. I believe in […]

Friendly House: Third West Coast Affiliate of SAGE

SAGE & Friendly House Combine Efforts

Earlier this month, the Friendly House Director of Services, Mya Chamberlin, spoke at a D.C. summit regarding care for the elderly LGBTQ community. Recently, Friendly House announced that their Gay & Grey program is officially affiliated with SAGE– a service for our LGBTQ elders. SAGE is a national non-profit based out of New York and is the country’s largest organization representing the older […]

Rep. Blumenauer Co-Sponsors Stop AIDS Now Act

Stop AIDS in Prison Act

In honor of World AIDS Day last Thursday, Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer (one of 33 cosponsors) participated in the reintroduction of the “Stop AIDS in Prison Act”. The bill was originally introduced by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA). Previously, this bill was passed by the House by voice vote; however the Senate lacked to complete the bill prior to adjournment.

“The Stop AIDS in Prison […]

Friendly House Director to Speak at D.C. Summit

"Building community one friend at a time"

Gay & Grey

Portland’s Gay & Grey program recently announced that on December 7th Mya Chamberlin (Friendly House Director of services) will be speaking in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) LGBTQ Elder Housing Summit. This summit brings together advocates from across the country who are dedicated to establishing safe housing for the LGBTQ elder […]

Kardashian Tree at Fox Tower

The reality television show “Keeping up with the Kardashians” has made their stamp on Portland. How, you ask? Well, Kim Kardashian is currently going through a messy divorce and rumor has it that she will not be putting up a Christmas tree this year. She has had a waiting order from a local Oregon tree farm for months.

Where did this very star-studded tree end up? In the hands […]

Spread Awareness! World AIDS Day NW

World AIDS Day 12/1/ 2011

Thursday, December 1rst, marks the 23rd annual World AIDS Day. This year will be the 30th anniversary of the first documented case of AIDS. World AIDS Day recognizes the 25 million people whom lost their lives due to the HIV and AIDS virus. Currently, there are about 33 million individuals living with the HIV virus. A recent landmark study showed that healthy people on […]

Stuff your Stocking with Queercore!

Bonus Gift Guide musical stocking stuffers!

 

Queercore is where it’s at this Holiday season! Stuff your stocking with more than a packer and give the gift of music! Here are a few of my favorite Portland based queer artists. If you haven’t heard of them already, make time to hear them NOW!

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Top 5 Gift Ideas for the Homo Hipster

Looking for that perfect gift for that homo hipster? Have no fear; the list is here- with the top five gift ideas and where to get them!

# 1. Clothing & Accessories

Stylish shirts are important to most homos but for hipsters, it’s flannel or bust! A pair of skinny jeans would not be complete without those tight Tee’s! And don’t forget about the belt buckles, Ray Bans and those […]

Tegan and Sara Release “Get Along,” hear them on livestream today

The charismatic Canadian queer duo, Tegan and Sara, recently released their CD/DVD combo “Get Along”. The live album has 15 classic T & S tracks and the DVD includes three short films.

“States” is a 3o minute documentary of the twins’ US tour which includes interviews and fan base connections. “India” follows their first ever tour in India. “For the Most Part” is an hour video of concert footage shot […]