Welcome to the Brilliant List!

Robin Castro and John Halseth – The Brilliant List Selection Committee Co-Chairs,
Special to PQ Monthly & El Hispanic News

Welcome to the Brilliant List! PQ Monthly and El Hispanic News invited the community to acknowledge ten local individuals, groups and organizations …

Dear Portland: Meet Tyler TerMeer

Photo by Melanie Davis
By Daniel Borgen, PQ Monthly

When I walked into the Hotel Monaco the Saturday morning of Pride weekend to meet with Cascade AIDS Project’s new Executive Director (ED), Tyler Termeer, I wasn’t completely sure what to expect, as …

Turn a Look: Living the Butch Life

By Sally Mulligan, PQ Monthly

One of the coolest things about being queer is that there’s as many ways to be queer as there are queers in the world. That being said, there is some overlap. Like, a lot, actually (check …

The Search for the Great New World Pinot Gris

Richard Jones
By Richard Jones, PQ Monthly

We all know Oregon’s most widely grown grape varietal, don’t we?
Yep! It’s Pinot noir, the varietal that makes French Burgundies – pardon the redundancy – tremble in their Sirugues. Good! So what’s the winer-up varietal …

What’s in a Butch?

By Shaley Howard, PQ Monthly

What is a butch lesbian? I’ve been hearing this question for years, and yet we still seem to be debating and talking about it. As a lesbian who’s been out forever, I’ve definitely noticed quite a …

Rob Nosse Appointed to the Oregon House

By George T. Nicola, Gay & Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest (GLAPN), Special to PQ Monthly

The Multnomah County Board of Commissioners has appointed equality champion and Oregon Nurses Association Labor Representative Rob Nosse to fill the vacancy in the …