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2012 Sundance re-cap and queer movies to watch out for

Rhys Ernst's short film 'The Thing'

So we all know that Salt Lake City was awarded the “gayest” city by The Advocate, but friends, as a current resident in SLC who just moved back from Portland, I can tell you that just isn’t true! However, Salt Lake City does occassionally step up its “cool” factor, such as every January when Salt Lake City and Park City host the […]

Book review: ‘Inverted Gaze’ by Francois Cusset

In his new book, Francois Cusset says that: “We need to learn to take the text, turn it over, penetrate it, play with its sex, slip ours into it, follow it to the end of its fine ambivalence, and force it along the way to assume a position.” Finally a writer who shares the same queer biblio-lust as myself! With The Inverted Gaze: Queering the French Literary Classics in America, […]

Thoughts and photos from Occupy Portland

Thursdays march stretched nearly the entire circuitous route from the Waterfront to pioneer square. Photo by Allison Johnson

qPDX contributor Nicole McDonald was part of last Thursday’s Occupy Portland beginnings. These are some of her thoughts and pictures experiencing one of the country’s largest “Wall Street protests.”

Thursday’s Occupy Portland protest and rally was one of the largest Occupy Wall Street protests in the nation with a count of […]

PLGFF film review: ‘Gun Hill Road’

One of Thursday night’s screenings for the PLGFF was Gun Hill Road by writer-director Rashaad Ernesto Green. The film opens with Enrique, a husband and father, returning home to the Bronx after three years in prison. During his absence he finds that the family he used to know has changed. Not only has his wife, Angela, had an affair with another man but his teenage son, Michael, has started to […]

QDoc Sunday film review: ‘Put This on the Map’

Put This on the Map is a documentary featuring 26 different LGBTQ youth living in East King County. In the film the youth speak about what it means to be LGBTQ and discuss both gender expression and sexual orientation. One of the things I enjoyed most about the film was that youth from across the LGBTQ spectrum were included. We get to hear from youth that identify as trans, […]

Upcoming PBS premiere ‘Out in America’ features Oregonians

Mike Hartman, of Eagle Creek. Of course the cowboy is from Oregon.

Mike Hartman, of Eagle Creek. Of course the cowboy is from Oregon.

A new PBS production featuring queer Americans called OUT in America will premiere nationally in June to coincide with National Gay & Lesbian Pride month but Oregonians get a sneak peek on OPB this Thursday.

The documentary is directed by Emmy award-winning director Andrew Goldberg. It examines the stories of queer individuals against the backdrop of […]

OSU cancels visit from sex-positive speaker Tristan Taormino

Tristan Taormino

Well known sex writer, columnist, and pornographic film director Tristan Taormino was scheduled to be the keynote speaker at Oregon State University’s upcoming Modern Sex Conference in February. Taormino is the well known author of such books as The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women and the series editor for fourteen volumes of Best Lesbian Erotica. She is also an advocate of non-monogamy and has written […]

GLAAD’s 2011 Media Award nominees

'The Kids are All Right'

GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) announed their nominees this past week for the 2011 Media Awards. GLAAD gives the awards to honor fair and inclusive media portrayals of the LGBT community. The GLAAD awards bring together leaders and members of the LGBT community,straight allies, media professionals, and celebrities.

Some of the categories include film, TV dramas, comedy series, music, documentary, reality shows, […]