SMYRC seeks folks ages 18-24 for paid survey

I didn’t even know SMYRC had a blog, but the queer youth advocacy center has some pretty entertaining updates. One of particular interest to young adults, however, is a paid survey about teen tobacco use.

SMYRC is looking for a diverse group of folks between the ages of 18 and 24 who identify as LGBTQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex) to participate in a focus group. The topic […]

Stuff you don’t want to miss this week

Unfortunately, I am out of town and will be missing most of these fabulous events. It also means that because of their sheer number I cannot preview all that I would like, but each are in the calendar and I want to give you a quick heads up on the ones you absolutely should not miss.


If you don’t already have plans be sure to check out Poison Waters […]

This Weekend: Gay Mart, Pinker Shade of Gay (Sat, not Fri!!), Dolly Parton Hoot Night…

It’s getting busy, folks. I know this by the fact that I am expected at 5 different events this Friday! Two are private events, but Pride is definitely heating up. We here at are going to try and cover as much as we can…so before you say “Hey! You didn’t mention/cover/go to/take photos of XYZ” remember there is only two of us (Adina is sadly out of town…).


‘She Had Wept’ experimental theater

Tonight Q Center (4115 NE Mississippi) hosts a night of experimental lesbo theater when they put on She Had Wept. A series of vignettes inspired by the poems of Michelle Le Blau (the writer/director) is an experimental piece that tells a remarkable coming of age story of one young lesbian, and imparts the many struggles that all women face in society today.

A collection of poems and monologues that take […]

A night of fashion and frivolity, Circus Smyrcus and men’s underwear

A couple of really great events almost snuck by our radar! But we queers can roll with the punches so whether part of the younger crew or the “grown-ups” we’ve got lots for you to do tonight.

SMYRC hosts its annual Queer and Trans Youth prom tonight, Circus Smyrcus, at the (for now) SMYRC headquarters (2100 SE Belmont). The alcohol and tobacco free event for the Q set between the […]

it’s happening tonight…

We’re currently working on a kik-arse events calendar that will let you see all events going down in P-town at a glance, but until we get that full of content and looking nice, here’s a quick update of what is happening tonight in queer portland.

Recess party, benefit for SMYRC @ Rotture

Double Down @ Holocene, 10th and Morrison. $5 cover. Drinking, dancing, cute people! Come on down-i *may* […]

Night of Noise: A Benefit for SMYRC, April 17th

A Night of Noise! Support our queer future with SMYRC

I’m just gonna copy in this email I got. Support SMYRC. They are awesome! As a youth, I profited greatly from a group like SMYRC, and I personally know queer and questioning youth who are current SMYRC regulars.

Community “Night of Noise” Fundraiser for the Sexual Minority Youth Resource Center Friday, April 17th […]

Sissyboy’s ‘Gong Show’ benefit for SMYRC

Photo courtesy Bad Scene Productions

A little part of Sissyboy is back with a game-show benefit. As part of Just Out’s Diversions:

How do you take something ridiculous and over-the-top and make it more so? The general recipe calls for nasty sassy drag queens, talent shows or 80s game shows. This overwhelming melee of more than you ever expected from American Idol has all three. In a night […]