Art Explosion for Karol Collymore, County Commissioner candidate

Vote Karol Collymore for County Commissioner

County Commissioner candidate Karol Collymore may not be gay, but she gets an honorary badge…so says fellow queer journalists and shakers Stephen Marc Beaudoin, Byron Beck, Caryn Brooks, Jim Radosta, Bryan Boyd and others. She’s received the endorsements of The Oregonian, Willamette Week, NARAL, and several elected officials. Her policy and personality make it a no-brainer for qPDX to add itself to this list of supporters.

Running in District 2, encompassing North and Northeast Collymore has a solid record of LGBT support and community activism including work with Basic Rights Oregon, Hands on Greater Portland, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon and a year-long experiment hosting progressive dinner parties for small non-profits like Schoolhouse Supplies and P:ear. She was also a longtime staffer for Jeff Cogen, current commish and in the running for Multnomah County Chairman.

Besides being a Candidate Gone Wild, Karol is also a lover of art and fun, which is why I highly encourage you to attend this Friday’s Art Explosion for Karol at FireByrd Studios (409 SW 13th Ave).

Entertainment includes fEARnoMUSIC performing selections from Elvis Costello’s “Juliet Letters…” the amazing saxophone stylings of Quartette Barbette… excerpts from funny guy Jimmy Radosta‘s cabaret-karaoke memoir-show “Triskaidekaphilia…” an interactive photo booth staffed by superlative photo guy (and occasional qPDX contributor) Wayne Bund… and a special SURPRISE guest performer! (Storm Large maybe?)

Not to mention food from Cupcake Jones, Haven Coffee, Lilly’s Natural Foods, Mama Mia Trattoria, Portland Pie Commission, Random Order Coffee House and more.

There’s candy for your eyes, ears, and tummy and you’re doing it all for the greater good of our neighborhood. 100% of proceeds go to gettin’ the lady elected.  Ain’t life grand?

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