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Transphobia happens in queer spaces too, unfortunately

Last weekend local trans-identified community member Nik Rapier attended one of our most popular queer nights, Gaycation. While there he had an unfortunate incident of transphobia which he initially recounted on the global web project to combat street harrassment Hollaback. He has also agreed to share his story with qPDX readers below.

We were standing outside Holocene, cooling down from that overheated dance floor, when you reeled out the door, […]

New Years for the PDX queer

Have a gay ol' New Years Eve!

Whew! That little snafu this weekend threw me off, but this little procrastinator always comes through in the end. I need enough time to peruse the New Years Eve celebration choices myself at least to prepare for next weekend. So let’s take this trip of queer New Years Eve in Portland:

Tag-a-Fag New Years Edition – For the traditionalists among you, Red […]

Gay days at MusicFest NW

Big Freedia gets the sissies bouncin'!

Besides books, bikes and beer Portland, Oregon is also known for its local music. And the space between summer and fall is when we choose to put it center stage with MusicFest NW starting today and running through the 12th. There’s a smorgasboard of both local and out-of-town bands, DJs and performers and no lack of queers among them. Here’s where to find […]

The weekend picks include homeSICK, queerbait!, and ‘One Night Stand’…all for your dirty dirty desires

Jimme Jamma brings down the haus with homeSICK, Saturday. Photo by Peter Sorfa.

Thursday

A-Wol Dance Collective presents Art in the Dark – Fit, beautiful amazing women dancing and flying through the air. And I hear that background looks like a giant fabric vagina.

Whip Cream Olympics at Red Cap – Yet another Red Cap party that some will be titillate some and disgust others, this is a week […]

Perry’s Plethoric Pride Pantheon Redux – Portland Pride Weekend in Review

Gay Cat

Gay Cat

Wow – what a weekend. I don’t know about you, but I’m still recovering, and finding glitter in unexpected places. This year’s Pride was an amazing experience for me. Five nights, ten parties, two marches, and zero gay bashings or homophobic incidents (as far as we know). A vibrant, powerful and peaceful pride despite a lot of changes this year – to the Pride route, to […]

Tonight: The last Double Down!?

Kaki's leaving Double Down! Come say goodbye!

Kaki Marshall, River City Rider and club promoter extraordinaire (Double Down, Poptart, LubeJob, etc) , is retiring from putting on Double Down! Double Down is the biggest queer dance night at Holocene along with Gaycation and will be sorely missed – hopefully this will open a spot for another fabulous weekend night – but I’ve also heard that someone else might continue […]

Tonight! I love your stuff/Gaycation

I Love Your Stuff!

Tonight is a busy night! We suggest the following…

Start off at “I love your stuff S*express Y*ourself”. All proceeds go to support the Gender (Free) For All March.

DJ’s Freddie Fagula and No-No will be spinning and it’s a great pre-funk event.

Starts at 7pm @ The E Room. $5-$10 sliding scale.

Gaycation Turns 4!!

Then later, GAYCATION turns 4! 21+/$5 Holocene is […]

GAYCATION turns 4!

funner than this

One of Portland’s favourite queer nights, gaycation, is turning an amazing, post toddleresque total of 4 years old! Given the short lifespan of queer nights in this city, we’re very happy that Gay Cay is around and going stronger ever.

Come celebrate with Mr Charming, DJ Snowtiger and special guest KIM ANN FOXMAN (of Hercules & Love Affair). Expect tunes that will keep you on the […]

Queer influx at tomorrow’s 90s dance party Snap!

This is the album I bought the first time I ever skipped school in 6th grade. This is also what you should be wearing tomorrow…

Coco’s 90s inspired dance party Snap! at Holocene (1001 SE Morrison) has always been queer friendly. They even had a crossover party with Double Down called Double Snap! last spring. But local queers have become used to having a party thrown in our honor […]

Sunday: It’s PopTart tonight at Holocene!

Pop Tart Kittehs might show up too

Come out and shake your tailfeather with some queer girls (and other fine people)! DJ Nolita and Chelsea Starr will be on the decks, and there will be a signature $3 cocktail until 11pm.

The best way to beat this windy cold weather is to come out and have a dance! See you there.

21+, $5 (after ten pm, free before), SE […]