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Baconfest, Bent feat Jeau Breedlove, Mrs HoMotown, Chunky Dunk and and Q Center open house make a summer weekend

Bacon Salt man at last year's Portland Baconfest. 2011 version takes place this Saturday on E Burnside

Thursday

Q center open house – Come say hi to the new Executive Director, Barbara McCullough-Jones while you check out featured art on the history of Portland drag from photographer Greg Pitts.

Kerry Hallet @ Alberta Pub – The pub may be eclipsed by its newer hipster neighbors across the street but […]

Market Q just got a little bit sweeter with free brunch

Vegan cheese from Heidi Ho Organics

I’ve applauded the effort of the newly formed Market Q, a community farmer’s market on busy Mississippi Ave lovingly presented by the Q Center, Ali Williams and the LGBT community. Whether because of the cool, rainy summer (I have yet to see tomatoes in my yard or in my neighborhood) the produce offerings have been slim, but the prepared food delicious. I’ve had […]

Portland Pride 2011 Friday events

Legendary sissy bouncers Katey Red (L) with Big Freedia

Full list of Friday night events: http://archive.qpdx.com/events-this-week/2011-06-17/

Get Primped for Pride – A pre-funk where the goal is to get girly before you go out. Sexy beats by RoyGBiv and manicures from Nailed by Ally at the Eclexion Boutique (825 NW Glisan).

T*Party picnic – This family friendly event is actually one of my faves and a perfect mellow beginning […]

Q Center announces new Executive Director

Barbara McCullough-Jones

Q Center is pleased to announce the selection of Barbara McCullough-Jones as the organization’s next Executive Director. Barbara was chosen through a national search and she brings more than 20 years of executive nonprofit experience to Q Center.

Barbara was the executive director of the LGBTQ Community Center in San Jose, California, was a founding member of the LGBTQ Center in Phoenix, Arizona and also founded the […]

Pride NW announces 2011 award winners

Pride in Action award winners Belinda Carroll (L) and Joe LeBlanc

Each year Pride NW gives out 3 awards just prior to Pride season, “Spirit of Pride” Award, Youth Award (22 years old or younger) and the “Pride In Action” Award (for volunteer work in service to the community), in addition to the Grand Marshall honor, which this year goes to La Lucha: Portland Latino Gay Pride.

This year’s […]

A Q&A with Market Q creator Ali Williams

Portlanders really appreciate spring and summer. It’s a time when the rain combines with the emerging sun to create amazing fecundity and joy. Much of this is reflected in our love of Farmer’s Markets. The rest of the world may be freaking out about the lack of produce harvests and rising gas prices, but we can grow just about anything temperate in the space between the sidewalk and the street. […]

Cinco de Mayo, Dirtbag and clothes with baggage, Homo’s Got Talent, Bulimianne’s last Butt Plug Klub & 8 1/2 DJs

2010 Homo's Got Talent winner Kaj-Anne Pepper

Thursday

These Clothes have Baggage art opening – Q Center hosts a photographic show by Geoff Watland examining the role that clothing and personal keepsakes have on our memories of love, gender identity and expression and more.

Cindo de Mayo party at the Flipside – Salem seems to take advantage of all the right drinkers holidays at their pop gay club the […]

Fat Fancy sale, ‘Adults’ film screening, Blow Pony and live music from Tender Hooves this weekend

Happy Easter, Vernal Equinox, holidaze…

Friday

Q Center film series presents The Adults in the Room – Edgy and engaging, independent filmmaker Andy Blubaugh tells the tale of his affair with a man nearly twice his age, as a 15-year-old in the mid 90s. The hyrbid documentary/narrative film combines re-enactments of their troubled romance and Andy and interviews relationship columnist Dan Savage, educators and social workers to explore this […]

Just Out’s amateur photo 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 […]

A year of getting Bent, and ‘lions and tigers and bears oh my!’ with Mrs and Bearracuda this weekend

Purrrfect Brandie hosts Mrs Pussy Poppin' Friday night

Thursday

Don’t forget the jam packed 30th Annual Gender Symposium at Lewis and Clark going all week long and continuing into Thursday and Friday. An extra special highlight will be Homomentum‘s foray into the all ages space. Minors get ready for a raucous good time!

Trans Life open house – Every Thursday is a chance for trans folks to get together […]