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World AIDS Day 12/1/ 2011

Thursday, December 1rst, marks the 23rd annual World AIDS Day. This year will be the 30th anniversary of the first documented case of AIDS. World AIDS Day recognizes the 25 million people whom lost their lives due to the HIV and AIDS virus. Currently, there are about 33 million individuals living with the HIV virus. A recent landmark study showed that healthy people on […]

Daytime weekend events include AIDSwalk and a queer history walking tour

Portland's 2010 AIDSwalk. Photo by Mike Burt.

Get those boots that are made for walking out because this weekend has some great ways to enjoy downtown Portland outdoors with a gay spin.

Saturday will see the Gay and Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest (GLAPN) getting together with the Oregon Safe Schools and Communities Coalition for a Queer History Walking Tours to be held as a benefit for OSSCC. […]

Super sonic weekend of Joey Arias, dirtbags, sweet tea, little art, big causes, and some butt plug double trouble

Butt Plug Klub welcomes Kaj-Anne Pepper back to PDSex

What else do you really need to do this weekend but ensconce yourself in QDoc? OK, fine. Here’s a bunch of other cool stuff, but I’m tired, so commentary is short.

Thursday

Dirtbag! – No less a fabulous femme kickass DJ than she ever was, Gutter Glamour has reemerged from the chrysalis as Bruce la Bruiser. Joined by guest Freddie […]

Two gay men assaulted Sunday night near the Hawthorne bridge

Photo by Dan Ostergren from the "Holding hands in solidarity" Facebook page

This is the first I’m hearing of this story, but I feel it is important for the community to know, so I’m going to leave it up to the great reporting of Just Out‘s Erin Rook to detail the events on an attack on two gay men this past Sunday night. You cab read more on the […]

Hamburger Mary’s announces the ‘Iron Mary’ Competition benefiting CAP

“Cooking for Charity and Fame”

Hamburger Mary’s Bar & Grille Portland is proud to introduce to you our premiere annual competition called “Iron Mary” where competitors get the opportunity to cook for charity and fame. Hamburger Mary’s Portland has teamed up with the Cascade AIDS Project (CAP) to create this competition with various challenges meant to raise awareness of the AIDS epidemic which affects us all.

This competition has several […]

Art, archives, ‘Love Potions,’ the ‘Notorious’ ChiChi and Chonga and ‘Butt Plugs’ fill your weekend

All new works from Rai Villanueva

Thursday

CAP Archives Grand Opening and Exhibit – AIDS has been a part of our culture for 30 years now but CAP has been with us for almost as long. Celebrating its 25th anniversary CAP presents an exhibit of activist art and ephemera that will tug on your heartstrings at the same time as making you laugh at past marketing campaigns and images. […]

AIDS Walk: Success

Thousands of people turned out for this year's AIDS Walk to support the efforts of Cascade AIDS Project.

Yesterday morning crowds gathered in Pioneer Square to walk in solidarity for Cascade AIDS Project’s annual AIDS Walk. Teams and individuals raised enough funds to meet CAP’s financial goal for the event (total funds are still being tallied and will be available here by Oct. 13th).

Click here to view photos.

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Rufus Wainwright reigns this weekend along with TBA ‘Art Parties’, women in uniform, parkside talent shows and ‘Dirt’y, skanky ‘Bent’ up favorites

Rufus Wainwright plays tonight as part of the TBA Festival

Tonight

Rufus Wainwright with the Oregon Symphony – Portland’s yearly Time Based Art festival is pretty epic and pretty gay in and of itself. But tonight’s opening act is sure to be one of the more memorable musical collaborations. This celebrated male vocalist has had immense success as a pop star but easily scored an entire opera, Prima Donna, […]

Pageant raises over $2k for Camp Starlight

Mr/Ms/Miss PDX Pride Pageant

Diva Debauchery, who won the "Ms." title, rocking a parasol during the swimwear portion of the competition.

As an annual Portland Pride tradition, a competition was held over the weekend for the title of Mr./Ms./Miss PDX Pride. Tons of people showed up to cheer on their favorite contestants and give support the cause. The pageant was produced by the talented Jersey Scities, dual emceed by Adrienne Alexander and Bolivia […]

The weekend in pictures – Cascade AIDS art auction and Superstar Divas 3rd anniversary

The Mad Hatter makes an appearance at CC Slaughter's Superstar Divas

Photographer Mike Burt was on the scene again Saturday to catch the Cascade AIDS Project‘s 21st Annual Art Evening & Auction featuring dinner, oral and silent auctions of over 200 juried artworks. Check out the photo gallery of CAP’s event.

Mike was back out and about Sunday to catch photos from the 3rd anniversary of Superstar Divas at […]