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World AIDS Day events in the Northwest

Today is the 22nd Annual World AIDS Day, a time for communities to come together to ensure we not only that we recognize the 25 million individuals lost to HIV and AIDS, but the 33 million global citizens living with the HIV virus today.

In the US, there are over 1.1 Million Americans living with HIV and more than 20% of those infected do not even know they carry the […]

Ugandan LGBTQ Rights Advocate to Speak in Portland

Rev. Mark Kiyimba at the 2009 UUA General Assembly

Uganda has been in the LGBT news a lot lately for its upcoming bill that proposes executions for gays. Introduced in Uganda’s parliament last year, the bill would give the death penalty to any homosexual person who tests positive for HIV, and up to three years in jail for anyone who knows a gay person and does not report them. […]

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, […]

Queer Agenda video podcast episode #3 featuring She Bop sex toy store

She Bop co-owners and founders Jeneen Doumitt and Evy Cowan

The vodcast hasn’t forgotten about you! Queer Agenda is back this month with an episode dedicated entirely to newly opened women-centric sex toy shoppe She Bop (909 N Beech). Co-owner Evy Cowan leads us through some of the store’s most popular items including vibrators that thrum to your dance club beat (Blow Pony watch out), double dildos that engage […]

World AIDS day candlelight vigil and events

Tomorrow’s many activities mark the 21st Annual World AIDS Day, a time to recognize not only the 25 million individuals lost to HIV and AIDS, but the 33 million global citizens living with the HIV virus today. World AIDS Day Portland lists numerous stories, resources, events and workshops happening throughout the day and for the next week.

To mark world AIDS Day and raise awareness throughout the Portland Metropolitan area, […]

Obama signs HIV/AIDS bill extension; implements lifting of AIDS travel ban

Wow, another move to actually improve the lives of queer people by a President that has spewed mostly rhetoric so far. My faith is being restored! Today President Obama signed extension of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS bill.

The legislation provides care, treatment and support services to nearly half a million people, most of whom are low-income.

Obama also announced that the Department of Health and Human services has finally crafted […]

Red Dress party pics

DJ in red. Photo by Marty Davis / Just Out

Unfortunately, once again qPDX was unable to attend one of the it parties of the year, The Red Dress soiree which hosted its “Red Eye” themed soiree last Saturday. Luckily, over 2000 clad in in red gowns were in attendance at the benefit for those living with HIV and AIDS.

From fellow local blogger Byron Beck:

Last year’s RDP […]

CAP U’s first lesson: HIV myths & stigmas

Cascade Aids Project is starting a new educational series intended for volunteers and community members who want to be informed HIV and AIDS. The series of discussions, led by professionals and community leaders, will take place once ever two months at the Q Center (4115 N Mississippi Ave).

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