Welcome to the Brilliant List!

We weren’t quite sure what to expect when Melanie Davis asked John and I if we would consider chairing a committee to select the first Brilliant List. Once we agreed, Melanie gave a brief idea of what she wanted, stepped …

2015’s Brilliant List

PQ Monthly and El Hispanic News have invited their readers to acknowledge ten people, groups or organizations that have an impact in the LGBTQ community. Nominees were judged on skills, promotion of diversity and social justice, inspiration, mentoring and their …

Nike Paves Way for Equality

(Ed. note: Nike sent PQ Monthly an additional statement after we went to press. It is included verbatim after our initial story.)

By Matt Pizzuti, PQ Monthly

Businesses, small and large, play a powerful role in the struggle for equality — not …

“We are All Interconnected”: Pam Campos-Palma

Photo of Pam Campos-Palma by Eric Sellers.

By Leela Ginelle, PQ Monthly

The daughter of a first generation immigrant from Honduras, Pam Campos-Palma entered the U.S. Air Force out of high school, where she rose to become an Operational Intelligence Officer. As …

Small Town, Big Activism: Everett Maroon

Photo of Everett Maroon by Eric Sellers.

By Matt Pizzuti, PQ Monthly

As Executive Director of Blue Mountain Heart To Heart, an HIV/AIDS support services organization in Walla Walla, Washington, Everett Maroon is a voice for the LGBTQ community in a conservative …

“Change Does Happen”: Shaley Howard

Photo of Shaley Howard by Eric Sellers.

By Daniel Borgen, PQ Monthly

As a proud “Portland Unicorn,” someone born and raised in our fair city, Shaley Howard works tirelessly to make it a better place for everyone. A nationally-recognized activist for HRC …