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2 Girls, 1 Podcast ep#12: Bowling for Oscars

I was really hoping Glenn Close (R) would win Best Actress for Albert Nobbs though I do love Meryl Streep (L) as Margaret Thatcher. Both portrayals seem pretty gay.

I was really hoping Glenn Close (R) would win Best Actress for Albert Nobbs though I do love Meryl Streep (L) as Margaret Thatcher. Both portrayals seem pretty gay.

This week’s podcast dispels some rumors, discusses the Hollywood Bowl drama and digs on the Oscars.

First we address a rumor about Just Out from last week before moving on to a couple “sports” related updates. Can queer community drama, [...]

Small update on the Hollywood Bowl debacle

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Hollywood Bowl

Last week we delved into the situation surrounding accusations of homophobia against Hollywood Bowl. A week later it still seems to be pretty much a game of “they said, they said” but folks seem rather interested in this one, so I figured I’d give what little updates are to be had.

Firstly, a reader by the name of ‘jo’ was able to wrench even more information out [...]

Ongoing debate on whether a gay league was forced out of Hollywood Bowl

Members of the LGBT bowling league. Photo courtesy Towleroad.

Members of the LGBT bowling leagues. Photo courtesy Towleroad.

Some controversy between the gay bowling league PCBL (Portland Community Bowling League) and their former home Hollywood Bowl has erupted on the interwebs this week with the league claiming they were forced out due to homophobia and HB flatly denying the accusation.

The most complete form of the accusation comes from a Towleroad reader who makes this claim:

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Breaking News: Portland Wins Bid to Host Women’s Softball World Series in 2013

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The 2013 ASANA Softball World Series will be held in August 2013 in Portland, Oregon.

The Rose City Softball Association, Portland’s LGBT and Allies Softball League delivered a proposal and presentation about the city’s facilities at the ASANA meeting held in San Diego over the February 18-19 weekend. ASANA is a national women’s softball association primarily allied with LGBT softball leagues around the nation. In Portland, the women’s division and [...]

It’s a weekend for Lovers, Lezzers doing stand up, Bears and Booty Calls

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Lavender Mirror

Thursday

Lovers benefit show – I love the combination of live music and DJs to begin with but when it’s also a benefit for a community member without healthcare its a triple win. Not to mention the lineup is incredible. Lovers are probably the best Portland queer band at the moment, (their last album was our number 1 of 2010), and Anaturale is some damn good hip [...]

Best LGBT sports stories of 2011

Pro rugby player Ben Cohen launched Stand Up Foundation and also has no problem looking hunky for a gay audience

We begin this year’s bests once again with the top 5 sports stories of 2011. Tune in every days for the first days of 2012 to wish 2011 farewell. [...]

Settled: Gay Softball World Series Suit

The North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance (NAGAAA) has recently settled a years-long lawsuit filed by the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) on behalf of three bisexual players whose team was disqualified from the 2008 Gay Softball World series because they exceeded the maximum of two non-gay players, as defined by NAGAAA at the time. The players had to endure a public interrogation process in which they were repeatedly [...]

Portland State’s Pride Night

Portland State’s women’s basketball program is about to make a huge statement in support of lgbtq athletes and coaches. This Saturday, their home game against Nevada is doubling as Pride Night, an event in honor of openly gay coach Sherri Murrell.

In addition to celebrating Murrell, the event will feature several queer rights and support groups. NCAA basketball is notoriously homophobic, so PSU putting on this event is an [...]

Gifts for the Sporty dyke and Jocks of all genders

Ben Cohen modeling one of his Stand Up tees

Ben Cohen modeling one of his Stand Up tees

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Any and all merchandise from Stand Up, super-ally and rugby player Ben Cohen’s anti-bullying foundation. Ben’s practically an honorary Portlander, having worked extensively with Nike and making two official visits out here in the last six months. In purchasing Stand Up’s merch for your nearest and dearest, you’ll be supporting a great cause — plus, [...]

Go vaginas! I mean, go ducks! I mean, what?

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Oregon is bereft of the NFL, but luckily we have two big time college programs to cheer for. Oregon State and the U of O are major rivals — unfortunately for Ducks fans, it turns out that they have been basically cheering for the Beavers the whole time.

As this New York Times article explains, the vaguely O shaped hand sign that proliferates at Ducks games means vagina in [...]