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Community member and businessman Glenn Dugger passes away

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In a bit of very sad news today I received this message about Glenn Dugger, the original owner of the iconic Stark Street Triangle bar Scandals:

Sad to share that Glenn Dugger (born June 25, 1934) founder and original owner of Scandals passed away March 12, 2012 around 2pm. He will be missed by many, including his life partner Felipe in whose arms he passed- and it is important [...]

2 Girls, 1 Podcast ep#13 talks with Glitterfruit’s Max Voltage

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This week Lyska and I talk to Max Voltage of Glitterfruit and Pants Off Productions (the folks behind Homomentum, Homo’s Got Talent etc) who will be performing at a free, all ages concert for the culmination of the 31st annual Lewis and Clark Gender Studies Symposium. [...]

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 [...]

Blumenauer among congress members who pose for No H8 campaign, and you can too!

Contgressman Early Blumenauer, who represents a large swath of Portland, poses for the No H8 campaign

Contgressman Early Blumenauer, who represents a large swath of Portland, poses for the No H8 campaign

We love our bowtie wearing Congressman Earl Blumenauer for many reasons including his bikey liberal ways and staunch support of LGBT rights. Now we have even more photographic evidence that he’s super awesome and has great, if eclectic fashion sense that a Portland queer can get behind.

He, along with 9 other members [...]

A weekend of galas, launches, anniversaries, a return to SugarTown

The legendary Bob Mould performs at Q Center's annual Winter Gala Saturday

The legendary Bob Mould performs at Q Center's annual Winter Gala Saturday

Thursday

PQ Monthly launch party – A new publication is in town and tonight is the night both the print and web versions launch. We are excited to share resources and have even more reason to make sure local queer coverage is comprehensive and thought-provoking. Oh yeah, and an excuse to party.

Friday

SugarTown queer soul – [...]

2 Girls, 1 Podcast ep#9: A chat with Amber Rowland of Feminist Agenda PDX

Katie Carter and Amber Rowland of Feminist Agenda

Katie Carter and Amber Rowland of Feminist Agenda

This week Lyska and I talk with Amber Rowland, one half of the newly launched Feminist Agenda PDX. This podcast is only half of our fantastic (and long conversation). It’s the slightly more serious one so stay tuned for more feminist outtakes in the next few days.

For this podcast expect to learn about the FA mission, how its launch party [...]

ChatPDX’s Ernesto Dominguez receives Youth Leadership Award (video)

Task Force Deputy Executive Director of External Relations Russell Roybal presents Ernesto Dominguez with the Youth Leadership Award.

Task Force Deputy Executive Director of External Relations Russell Roybal presents Ernesto Dominguez with the Youth Leadership Award.

Local youth, HIV/AIDS and immigration activist Ernesto Dominguez isn’t new to winning awards. A year and a half ago Dominguez received the HRC’s student activist award and he just recently accepted the the Paul A. Anderson Youth Leadership Award for his work with ChatPDX, a collaboration between organizations and individuals working [...]

Q Center announces merger with SMYRC

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There have been a lot of changes in the queer community recently. This week, Q Center and SMYRC announced that they will join forces. SMYRC is a non-profit Sexual Minority Youth Resource Center that provides counseling and other services for queer youth.

Previously, a program of Cascadia Behavioral Health Care, SMYRC served between 700-1,000 youths a year. SMYRC’s current location will close down and all programs will continue through [...]

Ethos announces new queer Executive Director

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Ethos, a Portland non-profit organization, recently announced its new Executive Director. Jedidiah Chavez, who is also a known artist,has worked as the Ethos development director since 2008. Since then, Chavez has increased revenue by 30% and secured 1.5 million for capital improvements to the North Portland locations. Ethos currently operates three facilities in Portland. The after school program operates in 34 urban elementary and middle schools. Being the largest [...]

2 Girls, 1 Podcast ep#8: Double duty with LIPDX and Wax Wing’s Anna Crandall

LIPDX's Alex, Rachael and Ashley

LIPDX's Alex Nguyen, Rachael Swedenborg and Ashley Shumaker

This week the podcast has 2 parts. In part 1 we talk to the ladies behind the newly launched LIPDX (Lesbians In Portland) Tumblr blog and in part 2 we talk to Anna Crandall, Director of new play Wax Wing, opening tonight as part of the Fertile Ground Festival.

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