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Head down to Hamburger Mary’s for a bite that benefits street rights

Support the Sisters of the Road by eating at gay-friendly Hamburger Marys

Well, maybe street rights isn’t quite the right way to phrase it, but do hop on down to gay friendly Hamburger Mary’s in Old Town this Wednesday for a good cause that helps some of the city’s most disadvantaged citizens.

The venue, host to lesbian/queer dance nights such as Dollhouse, are donating a portion of the proceeds […]

Red Dress party shows up with a big donation for Clark County YWCA

Red Dress Party in Portland

A Red Dress Party of the past

In Vancouver WA (Alley Hector’s hometown!) the YWCA has received a generous donation of $15,000 from this years Red Dress party, (a yearly event in Portland and across the U.S that attracts thousands of attendees, mostly gay men and some women, all wearing red dresses). The YWCA will use the funds to go towards programs that support LGBTQ youth who are also […]

Portland’s first SlutWalk – a retrospective

SlutWalk Portland was a trial by fire

Around 4pm on Sunday, I decided to head back to the Terry Shrunk Plaza where this last Sunday’s SlutWalk began, to pick up my bicycle,and head home. Before I left, and I was struck by an (only seemingly) innocuous question: Should I put my clothes back on? Where does acting demonstratively end? United we stand, divided we fall, I decided on a […]

Sunday’s SlutWalk – What to wear, and why it’s not (just) about being sexy

SlutWalk Portland Organizers

SlutWalk Portland Organizers!

If you’ve been reading qPDX or any other local news website lately, you’ve been hearing a lot about the Portland SlutWalk. You may have read my article in which I bashed back against Jack Donovan’s critique of SlutWalk as a “lesbian parade” for “fat” “whores” and “feminists who are embarrassing themselves”. You may have been handed a flyer for slutwalk, the pre-party, or the decompression/after party, […]

“Manly” Jack Donovan attacks SlutWalk Portland, qPDX, and everybody else who is not like him

"No Heart Donovan"

Jack "Macho Slut" Donovan slings mud at SlutWalk, qPDX, women everywhere but he can still manage a sneer

An editorial note:

Right wing homosexual blogger Jack Donovan (otherwise known as Jack Malebranche) has spent a lot of his summer trying to discredit women who believe that suggestive attire does not invite rape. His histrionic rants are so blatantly misogynistic I’m tempted not to even address them. But he calls […]

Soak up some sweet tunes at tomorrow’s trans night at Common Ground

DJ Freddie Fagula will be spinning at the Common Ground on Wednesday, July 13th

DJ Freddie Fagula (Do The Dark, Fruitcake, Dirtbag, and about a trillion more, busy boy) is adding a fabulous new opportunity to their DJ roster. Trans Night at Common Ground is the new venture, with Freddie spinning Hip Hop, Rn’B, underground disco and soul as part of Trans & Allies night.

Gyms and spas are […]

Man assaulted on Saturday while trying to stop homophobic assault on gay portlander

Despite events such as Hands across Hawthorne, gay bashings keep happening

Despite events such as Hands across Hawthorne, gay bashings keep happening. Photo courtesy of Byron Beck.

Sigh. After hearing the amazing news that so far, we have heard of no violence during Pride Northwest 2011, a gay man and another man who came to his aid were assaulted in Northwest Portland this past Saturday, the Portland Tribune reports in an article on their website.

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Portland Police crack down on popular NE queer gathering spot

The skidmore bluffs are a popular meeting place in Northeast Portland

The skidmore bluffs. The place for NE queers, cyclists, hipsters and plain old fun loving folk to hang out on breezy summer nights. Ah, the killer view of the train yard, port, industrial district and the mountains and rivers beyond (I’m not joking). The wind in your hair, the noise of trains (and dogs) in your ears. Surrounded […]

Best of pride? You tell us. Let a homo know with our post-pride-poll!

Pride NW Sunday Parade qPDX.com banner

qPDX.com for Pride Portland!

Happy Pride NW 2011 everbody! Phew, what a weekend. A ton of dance nights. A slew of costume changes. Lots and lots of teal. 25+ miles on the bike on Saturday. Fliptography at Queerlandia. Waterfront. Beer, banners, bruises. Leslie and the Lys. Trying to find Alley Hector on Sunday morning. Trying to find a place to pee at Blow Pony (thanks Leila!). Trying to find […]

Portland Pride – A How-To-Guide (sorta)

SuperGay and Diana at Pride 2010

Best Pride 2010 backup crew! Photo by Diana Edwards

So many (tiny) dogs. FryBrickLineFight v.s So-So-Burger line. What will you wear? Why do dykes on bikes always wear black? When is the Dyke March (Hint: either at 5pm or 6pm, depending on who you ask.) Official Weather. UnderU for Men sale. Why it’s not OK to be sexist, racist, or aggressive during Pride. Lovetribe snuggle tent skepticism. Splendora Gabor’s […]