Breaking News: Portland Wins Bid to Host Women’s Softball World Series in 2013

The 2013 ASANA Softball World Series will be held in August 2013 in Portland, Oregon.

The Rose City Softball Association, Portland’s LGBT and Allies Softball League delivered a proposal and presentation about the city’s facilities at the ASANA meeting held in San Diego over the February 18-19 weekend. ASANA is a national women’s softball association primarily allied with LGBT softball leagues around the nation. In Portland, the women’s division […]

The weekend is going on a ‘Gaycation’ anniversary with Rabbit Rabbit, Candy Shop, Maricon and a little softball meet’n’greet


Rabbit Rabbit with Lisa Schonberg & Heather Treadway – Remember when you used to get excited about new bands? Well be prepared to feel that way again with 2 new projects taking the intimate stage at Mississippi Pizza (across the street from Mississippi Studios). Two of the ladies from Explode into Colors are exploding into another musical venture so new it doesn’t even have a name. Be prepared to swoon over Lisa’s skills on the drum set. Yeow!


IndieCent – Local Lounge is trying to make main drag MLK Blvd the place to be for queers and I think it might be working. I haven’t seen the busy strip so fun as lively as I have this year. As part of this effort the Local is adding regular dance nights that are small enough to feel neighborhoody and big enough to be a party. One of the first was JunKtion but they’re expanding a a twice a month (1st & 3rd Fridays) soiree which might have a slightly more masculine flavor with organizers Nathaniel Knows and Danny Merkury. But don’t worry, boys and girls alike rule this school!

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Queer Sports in Portland

Portland gay volleyball

Here in Portland, we’re lucky to have queer teams, groups, and leagues in a variety of sports. If you’re looking for a specifically-inclusive athletic outlet, check out one (or more!) of these options.

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2010 RCSA Games: Come get some!

Swallows vs. Extreme

The Swallows swap high-5's with Extreme after dominating them with a final score of 10-0.

The competition is fierce this year as RCSA teams vie for the best standing. I caught several of the afternoon matches on Sunday and will be the first to admit how entertaining they are to watch.

Obvious sex appeal aside, there is something about gay softball that brings out the sports enthusiast […]

Gays vs. the police…for charity