FINALLY: THE FIRST BLAZER PRIDE NIGHT!

By Shaley Howard, PQ Monthly

Portland queer basketball fans – the wait is over! Tuesday, November 15th the Portland Trailblazers are having their first every Blazer PRIDE Night – a night celebrating LGBTQ diversity and inclusion.

As native Portlander, as far back …

Why Pride is still Relevant

By Shaley Howard, PQ Monthly

Every year around the beginning of June the question of ‘Is Pride still relevant?’ seems to comes up. And each time I find myself thinking back 20+ years ago remembering the climate of acceptance and tolerance …

SINGLISM: IT’S COMPLICATED

By Shaley Howard, PQ Monthly

‘You’re so pretty and smart – why are you single?’ or ‘Don’t worry, there’s someone out there for you”. There is an underlying prejudicial message of inferiority and otherness rooted in these words that people who …

COMEDIAN BRIAN REGAN IS COMING TO PORTLAND!

By Shaley Howard, PQ Monthly

I’ve always been the kind of person who loves clean comedy. Often when comedians do stand-up, they go for the easy laugh using negative, derogatory jokes that are often at someone or a group’s expense. But …