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Tender Forever plays with Glitterfruit and Lynx this Friday at Lewis and Clark

You’re weekend picks for queer Portland [...]

Lewis and Clark brings its Gender Studies Symposium for a 31st time around

Tender Forever performs Friday

For those of us no longer ensconced in the world of academia but who want the opportunity to have thought-provoking discussions on gender and sexuality the annual Lewis and Clark Gender Studies Symposium is the perfect opportunity. This three day exploration, now in its 31st year (whoa, that’s a long time, longer than I’ve been alive) takes place this Wednesday through Friday. (Complete schedule linked below)

The 2012 theme [...]

POW Film review: ‘Austin Unbound’

'Austin Unbound' screens Sunday at the Hollywood Theatre

'Austin Unbound' screens Sunday at the Hollywood Theatre

The first documentary about a deaf transperson is also locally made, with opening shots of iconic Portland landmarks easing you into the voiceless 45 minute feature. In what seems like a very collaborative process from Greensoda Studios Austin Unbound follows protagonist Austin, as well as his friends and family, in his journey through top surgery in 2004-2005. It screens this Sunday [...]

Gladstone police officer already entwined in murder investigation fired for further allegations

Sgt. Lynn Benton

Sgt. Lynn Benton

Police officer Lynn Benton has some soap-worthy headlines attached to his name. The FTM Gladstone sergeant has been implicated in the 2011 murder of his wife Deborah Higbee-Benton, but these are not the allegations for which he was recently fired.

Benton was fired last December following a memorandum (PDF) issued by Gladstone police chief Jim Pryde. This memo has just surfaced, thanks to an appeal The [...]

Trans Bodies Trans Selves Community Involvement Forum

Trans Bodies Trans Selves Community Involvement Forum

Trans Bodies, Trans Selves – a Transgender Resource Guide – is hosting a Community Involvement Forum in Portland tomorrow, January 29th, to ensure all voices are represented in this revolutionary book project.

Trans Bodies, Trans Selves is a groundbreaking resource guide in-progress, being written by and for trans people. Chapters range from identities to understanding legal and medical systems, to relationships and sexuality, to youth, activism, and gender theory, this [...]

A weekend of (Feminist) Agendas, (Magic) Mouths, (Blow) Ponies, and local film

Boy Funk makes his Portland debut at Blow Pony

Boy Funk makes his Portland debut at Blow Pony

Thursday

Note: The previously listed SistaFist/Magic Mouth show was listed incorrectly as this Thursday. It’s actually next Thursday, which we didn’t find out until this week. qPDX regrets the error.

Feminist Agenda launch party – Feminist Agenda has quietly been creeping onto the scene for about 3 or 4 months now but they’ve finally decided this is the time for [...]

Most read qPDX posts of 2011

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These are the parts of qPDX.com that piqued the most interest and caused the most kerfuffle. [...]

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. [...]

Best of stage 2011

Wade McCollum as Prior Walter in Portland Playhouse's 'Angels in America.' Photo by Laura Domela

This year we introduce a best of stage category running down some of our favs in theater, dance, drag and performance art. [...]

Thanksgiving weekend with Tristan Taormino erotica, Just Us! for Monica Taylor, a Peaches Christ Blow Po and an Inferno of women

Have a gay Thanksgiving with this rainbow turkey and be thankful I didn't choose the image of the naked bear as meaty centerpiece

Have a gay Thanksgiving with this rainbow turkey and be thankful I didn't choose the image of the naked bear as meaty centerpiece

Wednesday

Riot Wednesdays present Riot: Rewind – DJ Rhienna keeps it real with cross colors early 90s hip hop style so you can go into the holiday season with a fond memories of Christmas music and fashion wishes past.

Thursday

Portland’s young crowd from across the [...]