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Blow Pony goes off without a hitch but raises questions

Blow Pony has become one of the most popular queer nights in town

Last night saw the first Blow Pony since the Pride weekend violence (of which Blow Pony was, sadly, the epicentre) and the muddle of police-ness that followed, so of course QPDX.com went down to Casey’s/The Eagle to check out what was going down. This Blow Pony went down without a hitch – but questions are being […]

Violence Update: Queer/Trans Self Defence Workshop to be held

Learn basic principles of self defence with your queer and trans peers.

In the wake of the incidents of violence that happened over Pride weekend that we’ve referred to a couple of times, one of the victims, Audrey, decided to take steps towards organizing a series of self defence workshops geared towards queer and trans people. The classes are taught partly by Jaddua Ross, who has been studying martial […]

It’s finally summer! Time to go to Sauvies.

A queer guide to Sauvie's Island!

Sun, sand, swimming, summer….Sauvies! You’ve heard about it, but you’ve never been? Well here’s your ultimate Summer Guide To Sauvie’s Island! In fact, 2/3rds of QPDX.com will be at the naked gay beach on Sauvies just today, so i’ll take some pictures of the signs so you can find it easier. If the “Naked” aspect makes you hesitant, not to worry. Lots […]

Friday: Gender (Free) For All Fundraiser @ IOW

Gender (Free) For All will be more colourful than this logo suggests, promise

The *new* TransMarch, our friends at Gender (Free) For All, are holding a fundraiser to help offset the cost of the march/concert/awesomeness/fuck yeah this Friday at In Other Words Bookstore, 8 NE Killingsworth St. Come on drag (your interpretation!), Have fun, mingle, snack, win prizes such as sex toy stuff, tattoo stuff from adorn, massage, pet […]

Update on the post BlowPony Violence (bloody imagery ahead)

Heather after the attack

It’s been pretty quiet around this issue in the last few days until we know what exactly will happen next and who is doing what. As far as I know, some people very involved in the community are considering a town hall style meeting, and BlowPony folks such as Airick, Jose and Heather (who got her nose broken after Blow Po) are going to the […]

Bacardi comes up with fat phobic, sexist ad campaign

Sexist, Sizist advertising by Bacardi

I just found out via Facebook that Bacardi has decided it’s a great idea to come up with a sizist, sexist ad campaign for their Bacardi rum. Another example of stupid people getting paid too much?

I really feel that addressing sizism and sexism in the queer community and in society in general is part of my “mission” as a queer person to create […]

Perrywinkle’s Plethoric Pride Pantheon – a review

SuperGay stampedes for Rainbow Truth

Wow, thats all I can say. Wow 1: I can still come up with a meaningful alliteration after this weekend, and wow 2: Portland Queer Pride 2009 was AMAZING.

A year of firsts: The first time QPDX.com has had their own parade “float”, the first year there has been 110+ groups in the parade, the first time SuperGay had a proper outfit, the first […]

Is the Obama administration abandoning it’s promises to LGBT Americans? (and immigrants, too)

Obama – Don't support the DOMA. Equality for queer people NOW

Well…

Backto reality. The comedown is here, personal and political, small scale and large scale. While we are still dealing with the shambles left behind of a fantastic Pride, we are also hearing about gay bashings of queer/trans people here in our fair city and community. And now this- it seems that the Obama administration may be “rethinking” […]

2009 Portland Dyke March Photos

Very, very quickly:

I just uploaded the pics I shot for the 2009 Dyke March. Are you in them?

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Pride 2009: Sunday & SuperGay!

It's Portland Gay Pride – Parade Time!

We’re nearing the end now folks! But there are still a few opportunities to get down and dirty and maybe even shake your tailfeather…

Sunday is of course the day of the Pride Parade, which starts *around* 11:15 – Sunday corner of Broadway and Davis and goes down to the waterfront/Tom McCall Park. Watch for float no #94, that’s us, yours truly! […]