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qPDX on indefinite hiatus

qPDX.com marching crew!

qPDX is taking a break but we’re moving on to new projects that should be equally exciting! A big thanks to everyone who has read or participated over the years. [...]

2 Girls, 1 Podcast ep#12: Bowling for Oscars

I was really hoping Glenn Close (R) would win Best Actress for Albert Nobbs though I do love Meryl Streep (L) as Margaret Thatcher. Both portrayals seem pretty gay.

I was really hoping Glenn Close (R) would win Best Actress for Albert Nobbs though I do love Meryl Streep (L) as Margaret Thatcher. Both portrayals seem pretty gay.

This week’s podcast dispels some rumors, discusses the Hollywood Bowl drama and digs on the Oscars.

First we address a rumor about Just Out from last week before moving on to a couple “sports” related updates. Can queer community drama, [...]

2 Girls, 1 Podcast ep#11: New local queer publications, glitter-bombing and the best of Craigslist

PQ Monthly staff a the launch party Thursday February 16, 2012

We talk new publications PQ Monthly and (the return of) Just Out, gay marriage, women’s reproductive rights and politics across the country before delving into some of the best (grossest) of Craigslist. [...]

Interview with new Just Out publisher Jonathan Kipp of Glenn-Kipp

Jonathan Kipp

Jonathan Kipp

When long time local LGBT newspaper Just Out abruptly announced that it would cease publication last December it came as a shock. But many people in the community (including us) have come forward to make sure local queer news and events are still covered. So it was, perhaps, an even bigger shock when it was announced this Tuesday that Just Out was making a comeback. It seems [...]

Just Out announces return to publishing

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On the eve of the launch of new queer Portland publication PQ Monthly, Just Out has announced that they will be resuming publication under a whole new team. On the JO Facebook page today new publisher Jonathan Kipp of Glenn-Kipp Publishing, Inc, had this to say:

GOOD NEWS PORTLAND/VANCOUVER/WORLD: Just Out is coming back!!! That’s right. You didn’t think an iconic publication like JO would just walk off into the [...]

2 Girls, 1 podcast ep #6: demise of Just Out, what we don’t want straights to know, gay gangs and more

Gay gang?

Gay gang?

Welcome to the first new 2 girls, 1 podcast of 2012 with qPDX’s Lyska Mondor and Alley Hector. And don’t forget you can subscribe in iTunes! Don’t miss an episode! Get it downloaded automatically.

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Biggest local queer news stories of 2011

This is Darcelle, the elderly drag queen they thought was threatening enough to arrest

When you mix queer drama and local politics what do you get? Some pretty interesting news for a city that keeps it weird. [...]

Is this really goodbye Just Out?

John Cameron Mitchell holds a copy of Just Out featuring him. Just one of many memorable JO covers over the years

John Cameron Mitchell holds a copy of Just Out featuring him. Just one of many memorable JO covers over the years

In a sudden move today Just Out, Portland’s first LGBT publication, announced it will cease publication with the already released 12/9 issue. Despite that issue talking about new delivery methods in 2012 and not indicating an imminent shut down, JO has posted on their website as well as [...]

National online gay news publication Queerty shuts down operations and other queer media struggles

I've always loved their tagline

I've always loved their tagline

I just heard yesterday that one of my favorite sources for national/international LGBT news, Queerty, ceased to exist with only the vaguest of explanations. This is what they say on their site:

After more than five years of serving the LGBT community with news and entertainment, Queerty has come to a close. The decision to shutter the site was not an easy one to [...]

Just Out’s amateur photo contest

Self Portrait  by Brian Patrick from the 2010 contest

Self Portrait by Brian Patrick from the 2010 contest

Every year Just Out has an amateur photo contest; I was even a judge last year. Now it’s time to gear up for 2011. Here are the deets below:

Entries are limited to 10 per person. Any means of snapping that award-worthy original shot is fine: iPhone, digital camera or that old fashioned standard picture-taker, but we must receive a [...]