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

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


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.


SugarTown queer soul – The best queer homage to 60s and 70s soul in town is finally back after a brief hiatus. The new venue of the Spare Room has a great space, cheap drinks and will be a refreshing change to the usual old haunts. And this special return also features this week’s DJ profile for Freaky Outty. Plus where else can you get sweet treats by Emily Franco in addition to a drink? It’s a killer comeback you won’t want to miss.

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DJ of the Week — Freaky Outty

DJ Freaky Outty

Every week (or so…) we introduce you to a local LGBTQ party DJ and ask them about their experiences in the scene and feature an audio mix they’ve made. If you’re interested in being featured contact

Freaky Outty is a fixture in queer and mainstream scenes alike. He plays club stompers to sweet sweet soul and lots in between. You can catch some of the latter during the return of one of the best new club nights, the themtastic early soul of SugarTown, this Friday at the Spare Room.

When and how did you get started DJing?
I started collecting records about 10 years ago, and gradually started dipping my toes into house parties and little outdoor raves around the last year of high school. After I’d lived in Portland about a year I managed to get a regular weekly gig at a club that forced me to really start taking the hobby more seriously and step my game up. I learned a lot on my feet at that job since I totally wasn’t prepared for it! They never should have hired me, but I lucked out and became a better DJ because of it.

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