Gay-At-Home Mom: The Butch Conundrum


By Aimee Genter-Gilmore, PQ Monthly


As a result of Gayby Boom 2011, I have found myself a stay-at-home mom. Believe you me, I never thought that this was where I’d end up. I’m a big, bad butch. I work hard to …

New Music Monday: Ayla Nereo


By Nick Mattos, PQ Monthly

Is the beautiful Spring day inspiring you to check out something new? Get hip to the stunningly sunny electro-folk of Ayla Nereo.

The accomplished young singer, songwriter, and filmmaker grew up in Sonoma County, California, where she …

Susan SurfTone trades spies for surf guitar

Susan SurfTone will perform at Duff’s Garage in downtown Portland on Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. Photo by Robbie McClaran.


By Julie Cortez, PQ Monthly

Though now a Portland-based surf guitarist known as Susan SurfTone, there was a time when Susan Yasinksi …

BRO activists join budget cuts protest at state Capitol

BRO volunteers chants at rally

BRO volunteer Riley Webber, of Eugene, was quite vocal in responding to questions from the speaker’s platform. Photo by Neil Heilpern


By Neil Heilpern, PQ Monthly

A contingent of Basic Rights Oregon (BRO) members joined several thousand participants at a rally on …