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Lewis and Clark brings its Gender Studies Symposium for a 31st time around

Tender Forever performs Friday

For those of us no longer ensconced in the world of academia but who want the opportunity to have thought-provoking discussions on gender and sexuality the annual Lewis and Clark Gender Studies Symposium is the perfect opportunity. This three day exploration, now in its 31st year (whoa, that’s a long time, longer than I’ve been alive) takes place this Wednesday through Friday. (Complete schedule linked below)

The 2012 theme [...]

Gay Artist’s Workshop Doesn’t Match Our Values: Villanova

By Teresa Masterson on NBC Philadelphia

Villanova University has canceled a workshop by an often provocative gay performance artist, saying his shows don’t match up with the school’s Catholic values.

Tim Miller tells The Philadelphia Inquirer he was told about the cancellation of next month’s planned workshop on Sunday, and though he says it didn’t come as a big surprise, he told the Inquirer that, “Times have changed” [...]

This weekend Drag Race returns, Homomentum gets Love Knots, and it all ends Easy

Dan Ostergren's portraiture exhibit, 'Queers, Queens and Everything In-Between' opns Thursday at the East End

Dan Ostergren's portraiture exhibit, 'Queers, Queens and Everything In-Between' opns Thursday at the East End

Thursday

Portland Drag Race – Our local version of the popular drag star competition returns to Red Cap for its 4th 12 week run. The format will be a bit different. Each week a cash prize to the winner instead of one big prize at the end. So be prepared for some great new [...]

Saturday in the Park seeks logo submissions

Van, WA's Saturday in the Park. Photo by Kathy Belge.

Van, WA's Saturday in the Park. Photo by Kathy Belge.

The 2012 Saturday In The Park Planning committee invites you to submit your logo ideas to be used in conjunction with our advertising and our event on July 14, 2012. This is a great chance to have your talent and artwork viewed by a wide range of individuals, businesses and community sponsors. It is also a way to gain [...]

Gaymes, dancing, sizeable fashion, holidaze and academic gayness this weekend

Size Queen clothing comes to the catwalk and to Fat Fancy, just in time for holiday shopping

Size Queen clothing comes to the catwalk and to Fat Fancy, just in time for holiday shopping

Thursday

Opening night for GenderFantasy should be off the chain. For a full preview of what to expect check out our interview with creator Kaj-Anne Pepper.

Size Queen fashion show at Fat Fancy – Our favorite QPOC and locally owned plus size clothing store is having another one of their fabulous [...]

Lifestyles condom company T-shirt design contest

This is what you've got to work with folks

This is what you've got to work with folks

In this season of family, food and shopping I thought it might be fun to take a break with some art, design, and sexiness to balance it all out. So here’s a contest Lifestyles Condoms is conducting with an iPad Grand Prize. You know, just in case Mom and Dad don’t come through with the tech toy gifts in this [...]

‘Body of Work’ opens at Q Center in honor of Trans Awareness Month

Wayne Bund

If you missed the Sunday evening opening reception for “Body of Work,” a collection of art exhibited in the Q Center in honor of Transgender Awareness month, don’t fear – the show is up until Dec. 3.

Curated by Alison Picard of Bloodhound Photography, who has three photos in the show, the exhibition explores “the illusions, representations and parallels of gender construction and identity.” Just as gender [...]

Siren Nation women’s music, art and film festival takes on Portland for the 5th year

Patty Schemel's 'Hit so Hard' screens Thursday

Patty Schemel's 'Hit so Hard' screens Thursday

This 5th edition of Siren Nation, a celebration of women in music, art, and film and takes over many venues throughout this weekend. They’ve had some great music acts over the years, including a Team Dresch reunion that was not to be missed. This year the fun begins with an epic looking art show at the Albina Press opening Thursday. It features [...]

A weekend of art and music with lesbian softball stories, Fruitillion, the Bathers, Tender Forever, Mattachine and more

Wayne Bund's photo series 'The Bathers' opens Saturday at East End

Wayne Bund's photo series 'The Bathers' opens Saturday at East End

Check back for our preview of Siren Nation festival, which will encompass the entirety of the weekend. As if you didn’t have enough to work with below.

Thursday

Thursday may not see a whole bunch of new nights but there’s always the stellar, incredibly danceable and Smiths-loving Dirtbag! at the Know (with special guest DJ Ill Camino) and [...]

Get your raunchy comedy, your Rebel Grrl and your Sass Patrol ready for a weekend of the old and the new, the Bent and the blue

Claw vs. Claw plays Saturday at the 1 year anniversary of Rebel Girl

Claw vs. Claw plays Saturday at the 1 year anniversary of Rebel Girl

Don’t forget Electrogals, which continues all week. And check out an interview with founder Heather Perkins from earlier in the week.

Thursday

Fist: Electro queer night – New dance night at a new venue. And we like new and different don’t we? Jams from DJ Hookerface so be prepared. This is an electro night and Hooker [...]