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World AIDS Day events in the Northwest

Today is the 22nd Annual World AIDS Day, a time for communities to come together to ensure we not only that we recognize the 25 million individuals lost to HIV and AIDS, but the 33 million global citizens living with the HIV virus today.

In the US, there are over 1.1 Million Americans living with HIV and more than 20% of those infected do not even know they carry the […]

AIDS Walk: Success

Thousands of people turned out for this year's AIDS Walk to support the efforts of Cascade AIDS Project.

Yesterday morning crowds gathered in Pioneer Square to walk in solidarity for Cascade AIDS Project’s annual AIDS Walk. Teams and individuals raised enough funds to meet CAP’s financial goal for the event (total funds are still being tallied and will be available here by Oct. 13th).

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This week in photos: BEARTOWN, Sam Adams, and Garage Sale

This is gonna be a busy weekend.

Some bear denizens lounging at BEARTOWN's "Underbear" underwear party.

Just to recap this last week, the bears partied hard, Mayor Sam Adams and newly appointed Police Chief Mike Reese swooped into the Q-Center to announce new measures to bring safety to the queer community, and gays gathered to sell their goods at a bar.

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Mayor Sam Adams and Portland Police Chief Mike Reese announce safety measures for queer community

Mayor Sam Adams descended into the halls of the Q-Center to announce the newest steps the city and Portland Police are taking to promote safety for the queer community. Joined by Police Chief Mike Reese and Q-Center’s Executive Director Kendall Clawson, this marked another meeting, in the string of many since the events of Memorial day weekend to discuss safety.

Police Chief Mike Reese describes measures the Portland Police […]

Que Viva La Lucha!

Lo Nuestro, Ballet Folklorico from Forest Grove performing at Sunday's La Lucha Festival, photo by Marty Davis

Portland Latino Gay Pride 2010: La Lucha wrapped up its fifth consecutive year this past Sunday with an exuberant festival hosted by the Jupiter Hotel. The celebration was preceded by several well-attended events including an evening of poetry, music, and dance at the Miracle Theatre as well as a literary event drawing […]

Sam Adams second recall attempt falls short

Sam Adams stays mayor

Sam Adams likes basil and stays mayor.

Portland Mayor Sam Adams has been “in the wars”, as my Mum would say. A little affair with Beau Breedlove turned into a media snowball resulting in two recall attempts and a quasi-political-deadlock for Adams. A few years later, we’re still debating the ins and outs of, ah, the bloom of youth.

The bespectacled politico has been trying hard to get over […]

Photos from Cassell on Earth

Stephen Cassell with Mayor Sam Adams. Photo by Wayne Bund

This weekend marked not only another year on earth for local marketing guru Stephen Cassell but also one of the who’s who parties of the LGBTQ community. Yours truly was there, Mayor Sam Adams was there, and a whole host of other party-goers including fellow blogger Byron Beck, Fat Fancy‘s Carlee Smith, Marty Davis, Lisa Schroeder, Roey Thorpe, Alicia […]

Queer Town Hall meeting with Mayor Sam Adams

Don’t miss your chance to voice your concerns about issues affecting the local LGBTQ community when Mayor Sam Adams takes the podium tonight at the Q Center (4115 N Mississippi) for a Queer Town Hall meeting.

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community and friends are invited to participate in a Portland Plan town hall event on April 12, 2010. Mayor Sam Adams will lead […]

Biggest local news stories of 2009

Sam Adams

Here at qPDX we really do like to have fun. That often means that our coverage is entertainment and event heavy. But 2009 saw plenty of news headlines as well. I’m sure it will come as no surprise to anyone what scandal fills the top spot, but let’s run down 4 more items as well before we repeat the obvious.

5 – Media drama, deaths and rebirths

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Mayor Sam Adams gives the highights of 2009 in this year in review video

The general consensus is that 2009 has been a tough year. No one knows that better than the sex scandal embroiled Mayor of Portland Sam Adams. But unlike cynics like Just Out and I, Adams exits the year on a positive video note. Oh, you bouncy bicycling optimists…is it teenage sex that makes you cheery?

2009 Video Highlights from Mayor Sam Adams on Vimeo.

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