By Monika MHz & Gula, PQ Monthly

Dear Monika and Gula:


I’ve been dating this guy for a few months now–he’s sweet and lovely and we mostly get along. I’ve met his friends and we’ve started socializing in each others’ groups. But something strange …

The Time to Fight for Transgender Students is Now

By Leela Ginelle, PQ Monthly

Public schools are, by and large, socially conservative institutions. Schools work to keep students safe, and part of that means establishing and enforcing rules in accordance with community standards.

In most communities, this combination of hierarchy and …

The Secret Life of Summer Seasons

By Summer Seasons, Special to PQ Monthly

Reading is Fundamental, but Being Hateful Isn’t.

I’ve always said I was raised by wolves when I was first becoming a drag queen. They taught me how to do everything—hair, makeup, the works, but those …

After a Decade-Long Hiatus, Peacock Returns!

Photo courtesy Peacock Productions.
By Daniel Borgen, PQ Monthly

Picture it: 1994, Portland, Oregon. It’s a sunny June afternoon, and you’re sitting on a blanket in Washington Park, surrounded by a close-knit group of friends. You’ve packed a picnic lunch, you’re sipping …

Style Deconstructed: Sarah Dee

All photos by Eric Sellers.
By Michael Talley and Eric Sellers, PQ Monthly

In a city teeming with fashion, personal expression and trend setters, we want to get into the heads of some of Portland’s stylish LGBTQ icons. For us, style is …