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A weekend of galas, launches, anniversaries, a return to SugarTown

The legendary Bob Mould performs at Q Center's annual Winter Gala Saturday

Thursday

PQ Monthly launch party – A new publication is in town and tonight is the night both the print and web versions launch. We are excited to share resources and have even more reason to make sure local queer coverage is comprehensive and thought-provoking. Oh yeah, and an excuse to party.

Friday

SugarTown queer soul – […]

Q Center announces merger with SMYRC

There have been a lot of changes in the queer community recently. This week, Q Center and SMYRC announced that they will join forces. SMYRC is a non-profit Sexual Minority Youth Resource Center that provides counseling and other services for queer youth.

Previously, a program of Cascadia Behavioral Health Care, SMYRC served between 700-1,000 youths a year. SMYRC’s current location will close down and all programs will continue through […]

Q-Center: Winter Gala 2012

Q-Center's Winter Gala Feb. 18th, 2012

Earlier this week, Q-Center announced the 4th annual Winter Gala. The Gala will be happening February 18th at the Y.U. Contemporary Art Center.This event is to celebrate our community and also serves as the main fundraiser for the Q-Center. We can expect to see some awesome live entertainment.

Hal Gerard, the Ohio native and singer/songwriter will be gracing the stage with his guitar […]

Q-Center Speaks out about Clark Co. Scandal

The December “scandal” of the Clark County Chamber of Commerce has re-surfaced. (Covered in December) The Executive Director of Q-Center, Barbara McCullough recently attended a business mixer in Vancouver in which Izad Khormaee (Director of Chamber of Commerce-WA) was a guest speaker. McCullough publicly spoke about her account.

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Biggest local queer news stories of 2011

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

Merry Quistmas Mrs. Twin Peaks, you Superstar Divas, and Stumped noms

The 5th Annual Queer Quistmas is this Saturday at the Q Center

Thursday

Saucy Santa photo ops – Yet another chance to be a Portland sexy weirdo and ask Santa for more than the lump of coal you deserve. Have you made the naughty or nice list this year?

Portland Idol‘s Holiday Harmonies – Get in the holiday spirit with some of P-Town best voices.

Friday

The 1st annual […]

‘Body of Work’ opens at Q Center in honor of Trans Awareness Month

Wayne Bund

If you missed the Sunday evening opening reception for “Body of Work,” a collection of art exhibited in the Q Center in honor of Transgender Awareness month, don’t fear – the show is up until Dec. 3.

Curated by Alison Picard of Bloodhound Photography, who has three photos in the show, the exhibition explores “the illusions, representations and parallels of gender construction and identity.” Just as gender […]

A weekend of art and music with lesbian softball stories, Fruitillion, the Bathers, Tender Forever, Mattachine and more

Wayne Bund's photo series 'The Bathers' opens Saturday at East End

Check back for our preview of Siren Nation festival, which will encompass the entirety of the weekend. As if you didn’t have enough to work with below.

Thursday

Thursday may not see a whole bunch of new nights but there’s always the stellar, incredibly danceable and Smiths-loving Dirtbag! at the Know (with special guest DJ Ill Camino) and […]

Transgender Awareness Month art show looking for submissions

Ally Picard, local photographer (Bloodhound Photography), nail artist (Nailed by Ally), and previous qPDX contributor has probably caught you giving your best Zoolander stare at some club night you can’t remember but had the best time at. Her work is both fun and insightful. And now she’s been given the reigns to curate an art show for the Q Center this November.

November is Transgender Awareness Month so the community […]

Red Dress party shows up with a big donation for Clark County YWCA

Red Dress Party in Portland

A Red Dress Party of the past

In Vancouver WA (Alley Hector’s hometown!) the YWCA has received a generous donation of $15,000 from this years Red Dress party, (a yearly event in Portland and across the U.S that attracts thousands of attendees, mostly gay men and some women, all wearing red dresses). The YWCA will use the funds to go towards programs that support LGBTQ youth who are also […]