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Gladstone police officer already entwined in murder investigation fired for further allegations

Sgt. Lynn Benton

Sgt. Lynn Benton

Police officer Lynn Benton has some soap-worthy headlines attached to his name. The FTM Gladstone sergeant has been implicated in the 2011 murder of his wife Deborah Higbee-Benton, but these are not the allegations for which he was recently fired.

Benton was fired last December following a memorandum (PDF) issued by Gladstone police chief Jim Pryde. This memo has just surfaced, thanks to an appeal The [...]

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 [...]

Video of Little Volcano performing at Big Ass Boombox loud music fest

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Loud music from ladies is back. Well, it probably never left. For proof check out cell phone video of Little Volcano playing at the 2012 Big Ass Boombox Festival. Video shot by Marty from Slutty Hearts.

No Saturday Mail? Portland Marches for USPS.

USPS March January 3, 2012

 

Is this Goodbye?

Congressman Issa, R-CA (one of the richest men in Congress) has proposed to end Saturday delivery of mail. As a result to Issa’s proposal, there will be jobs lost and hours cut for the postal employees. There has been public outrage from many different states. Rep. Green, D-TX announced that he found a particular pattern of targeting the low-income [...]

Biggest national & international LGBT news stories of 2011

Gay couples line up to get married in New York. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

qPDX likes to keep the focus local but we are also queers in this big bad world with national and international news that affects us all. These are my picks for the most important ones of 2011. [...]

Win tickets to see comedian Suzanne Westenhoefer

Suzanne Westenhoefer

Win tickets to see funny lady Suzanne Westenhoefer, first out comedienne on TV, at the Aladdin Theater Friday the 13th. [...]

Best public outings of 2011

Can't say I'm sad to have Evan Rachel Wood on our team. Score!

A future where celebrities won’t make headlines just for acknowledging their sexuality may not be far off, but for now we still love to gossip, surmise, and celebrate when a famous person finally comes out of the closet. [...]

Watch the Battlestar Galactica ‘Portlandia’ episode now

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You may not be able to watch season 2 of Portlandia on the boob tube until tomorrow night, but you can skip ahead and catch episode 2 right now online. Hulu is only offering it one more day but it may stay up on the IFC website a bit longer. So I’ve included that version below.

And I’m not exactly sure why they episode 2 was chosen instead of episode [...]

Occupy Voices: Portland Speaks

Occupy Portland 2011

I have been active in the Occupy Movement since its beginning in October. Occupy PDX is just one of many occupations around the world. I proudly stand up for my rights and the rights of others as part of the 99%. In the past, I have covered the “story” from a neutral prospective; only covering the facts and keeping my opinion at bay. I believe in [...]

Mayor Sam Adams’ love letter to ‘Portlandia’

Sam Adams with 'Portlandia' director Jonathan Krisel and Carrie Brownstein at last year's season 1 premiere

Sam Adams with 'Portlandia' director Jonathan Krisel and Carrie Brownstein at last year's season 1 premiere

In another edition of gays thanking gays, all those gays at City Hall have helped created a video of Portland Mayor Sam Adams taking a moment to thank Portlandia for creating jobs and boosting tourism by mocking us. Don’t worry, this proves we’re in on the joke.

Directed by Paul Peterson

VFX by [...]