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Biggest local news of 2010

E Room/Weird Bar owner Kim Davis. Photo by Jamie Francis / The Oregonian

Portland is a very homo-aware town but we are still small, and news travels fast. Here’s some of the things that caused the most uproar.

5 – Duende censorship, and the Pride parade route change

It was much more upsetting to witness the Rose Festival quash a chaste kiss in the Circus Project’s Duende, nearly forcing […]

Trans Empowerment Week and the Transgender Day of Remembrance

Queer acrobatics from the Collective-of-Geniuses

Events, gatherings and celebrations are already underway for Trans Empowerment Week leading up to this Saturday’s Trangender Day of Remembrance. Today at 6pm on KBOO’s Outloud (90.7FM) Tobi Hill-Meyer and Smitty Buckler will be talking with Sasha about TDR, a day dedicated to day primarily memorializes those lost to hate crimes, it also serves as a forum for transgender communities and allies to raise […]

Rose Festival homophobes attempt to cancel Circus Project’s ‘Duende’

Jennifer Cohen of the Circus Project

The Circus Project seems like a great organization. A non-profit which utilizes the unique power of art to transcend social barriers and inspire personal transformation, they put on world-class aerial performances and provide expert training, all the while funding outreach to homeless and at-risk youth in the Portland metro area.

But it seems, despite prior approval (which I don’t personally think is necessary) […]

Homo for the Holidays

Nikita

Do Jump!‘s lesbo-riffic holiday show has always been a queer holiday staple. But this year there is a new kid in town, who promises a slightly edgier fare.

Put on by Collective of Geniuses, Homo for the Holidays, a new annual show for all those who feel the isolation of the comsumeristic holiday “season” this Saturday from 6-10pm at Switchyard Studios (109 SE Salmon St).

The evening will […]