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Portland Queer Comedy Festival
Portland Queer Comedy Festival is the first multi-day, multi-venue, queer-performer focused comedy festival in the US; produced by Belinda Carroll and Andy Barrett of Funhouse Lounge. This festival will involve comics from all walks of the LGBTTIQQ2SA alphabet, featuring five stages with a whopping 25 shows at Funhouse Lounge, Curious Comedy Theater, Crush Bar, and Ford Food and Drink. Check out the full lineup and schedule at portlandqueercomedyfestival.com!
Thursday, July 13–Sunday, July 16 at multiple venues in Portland. Passes $20–135, volunteer options also available for free entry. More info at portlandqueercomedyfestival.com.

PDX Latinx Pride Festival 2017
A festival for everyone who wants to celebrate Latino, Latina, Latinx, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride. Bring your friends, family and allies and join us for food, drinks, dancing, exhibits, and all-day entertainment! And make sure you check out the other Latinx Pride events happening this month at www.pdxlatinxpride.org.
Saturday, July 22, 4 pm–12 am at District East, 2305 SE 9th Ave, Portland. $5 suggested donation, no one turned away for lack of funds. Cash-only bar for 21+. More info at www.facebook.com/events/215125399006251.

Community Events

Queer Babes Brunch: A Pop-Up
Brunch by Katie Hoyt, music by Mimi Naja. Coffee, beer, food, friendship. Family friendly, pet friendly, and there’s a photo booth! Proceeds from Kind Coffee benefit Outside In.
Sunday, July 9, 2–5 pm at Kind Coffee, 4255 SE Belmont St, Portland. Free admission, all ages welcome. More info at www.facebook.com/events/132161130690860.

Arresting Power Benefit Screening
Arresting Power: Resisting Police Violence in Portland, Oregon documents the history of conflict between the Portland police and community members. The film features personal stories of resistance told by victims of police misconduct, the families of people who were killed by police, and members of Portland’s reform and abolition movements. All proceeds go to the Portland chapter of the NAACP.
Sunday, July 9, 7:30–9:30 pm at Leaven Community Center, 5431 NE 20th Ave, Portland.

Workshop: Racial Microaggression in Clinical Practice
Racial microaggressions are the result of unconscious or implicit bias that seeps into interactions with marginalized people. This one-day training by El Programa Hispano Católico and Catholic Charities of Oregon will support clinicians in recognizing and stopping implicit bias that affects the way in which they engage in clinical practice with clients of color.
Monday, July 10–Wednesday, July 12 (same workshop repeated all three days), 9 am–3 pm at Catholic Charities of Oregon Clark Family Center, 2740 SE Powell Blvd, Portland. Tickets $150 at www.classy.org/events/-/e130007.

Protecting Yourself Physically and Emotionally in Trying Times
Recent events have made personal safety an issue of importance for everyone, but especially for Women of Color. Join Race Talks’ speaker panel for a discussion focusing on identifying personal risks, assessing situations for elements of danger, and exploring options for dealing with the threat of violence.
Tuesday, July 11, 6:45–9 pm at McMenamins Kennedy School Gymnasium, 5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland. Free admission, all ages welcome (minor with parent or guardian). More info at http://bit.ly/2qXxy6E.

Fat/Queer/Trans Lifting 101
If you’ve ever wanted to learn to lift but worried that your body or gender would not be respected and celebrated—this is your chance. It’s a group class environment (8 people limit). COME. Take up space, and share widely.
Thursdays, July 13, 20 and 27, 11 am at Fat Chance Coaching, inner SE Portland. Email lacyisripped@gmail.com to reserve your spot. More info at www.facebook.com/events/2339929422899708.

White Artists Don’t Have to Make Work About Racial Identity
This exhibition by Los Angeles based artist Rakeem Cunningham navigates the ways in which desire, oppression, humanization, sympathy, self-hate, and emotional apathy are imposed on queer black men through the media, family, romance, and false narratives of hyper-masculinity.
Reception Friday, July 14, 6–8 pm at White Gallery, 1825 SW Broadway, Portland. Free admission. More info at www.facebook.com/events/238020400030498. Exhibition on display weekday afternoons July 5–July 28.

Queer Words
Come armed with your stories and poetry and join Oregon State Bootblack 2017 Eric Windham for an afternoon of Open Mic stories and poetry readings performed by members from all areas of our community…maybe even YOU. Net proceeds will be donated to the Equi Institute.
Saturday, July 15, 3–6 pm at Crush Bar, 1400 SE Morrison St, Portland. $10 suggested donation, no one turned away for lack of funds.

1st Quarterly PDX Trans & Queer Clothing Swap!
Please join us for the first quarterly Portland, Oregon area clothing swap for our amazing trans and queer community! The event aims to be a welcoming, safer space for everyone within our beautiful LGBTQIA+ community, from across the gender spectrum.
Saturday, July 22, 10 am–3 pm at Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi Ave, Portland. Free admission, all ages welcome. More info at www.facebook.com/events/1911815042424872.

Suds & Studs Charity Carwash
Come join Oregon Bears and the Q Center for a wet and wild time with fuzzy, friendly guys and our annual Suds & Studs Charity Carwash. For a small donation, you can get your car washed and dried by our smoking hot volunteers. Proceeds to benefit the Q Center and Oregon Bears.
Saturday, July 22, 11 am–3 pm at Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi Ave, Portland. $10 suggested donation.

Free Summer BBQ!
Join People’s Food Co-p and Organically Grown Company in the courtyard for a free summer barbecue! We’ll have tons of grilled veggies on hand, plus Tofurky dogs and an ample condiment spread. There’s no catch: we just want to give you free food and have a fun summer time!
Saturday, July 22, 12–3 pm at People’s Food Co-op, 3029 SE 21st Ave, Portland. Free admission, all ages welcome.

Portland Zine Symposium 2017
Portland’s annual free conference and zine social explores facets of independent publishing and DIY culture, hosts over 150 exhibitors from around the world, and features free workshops, panels and discussions. Don’t miss this all ages community event!
Saturday, July 22–Sunday, July 23 at Jade/APANO Multicultural Space (JAMS), 8114 SE Division St, Portland. Free admission, ADA accessible. More info at www.portlandzinesymposium.org.

American Revolutionary: A Free Community Film Screening
Join APANO for a screening and discussion of American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs, which tells the inspiring story of a Chinese American activist rooted for more than 70 years in the African American movement. This film will be followed by a panel featuring members of Black Lives Matter Portland, All-African People’s Revolutionary Party, Washco Solidarity, Dont Shoot Portland, and Portland Asians4BlackLives.
Tuesday, July 25, 5:30–8 pm at North Portland Library, 512 N Killingsworth St, Portland. Free admission, all ages welcome. RSVP at apano.salsalabs.org/americanrevolutionary/index.html.

Good Times

Body-Positive Open Swim Hang for Womxn/Femmes/NB/Queer/Trans Folk
No. invites womxn/femmes/nb/queer/trans folk to come swim, paddle, float or splash! We will try to have at least one swim instructor at this family-friendly event, for folks who are interested in learning. This event coincides with the public open swim time at Columbia Park, so there will be members of the public there.
Wednesday, July 12, 7–8:30 pm at Columbia Pool, 7701 N Chautauqua Blvd, Portland. Admission $4.25, youth entry $3.25. More info at www.facebook.com/events/195057071021484.

¡Duro! – So Hard! Dance Party
PDX Latinx Pride, QT Latinx, and Temp Lez Bar invite you to a dance party dedicated to female-aligned, women, trans, gender non-conforming identities and their allies. Kick off Latinx Pride 2017 with $6 margaritas and DJ sin Nombr3 bringing us those Latinx beats, along with some surprise entertainment (bring your dollar bills)!
Thursday, July 13, 8 pm–12 am at Crush Bar, 1400 SE Morrison St, Portland. No cover, 21+ only.

Chunky Dunk PDX – July 2017
Come rock out with your rolls out! Chunky Dunk is a fat, QPOC & (a)gender affirmative non-profit organization that focuses on providing safer shame-free swimming for every BODY! We have reserved time at the Peninsula Pool for a private party. Please invite your body positive friends!
Saturday, July 15, 6:30–8 pm at Peninsula Swimming Pool, 700 N Rosa Parks Way, Portland. $5 suggested donation (cash only), no one turned away for lack of funds. All ages event. More info at www.facebook.com/events/1443224869068539.

Noche de Arte: Pochas Radicales
Join PDX Latinx Pride for our Pride weekend opening reception featuring art by LGBTQI2SA+ Black and Indigenous People of Color, followed by a show by las Pochas Radicales.
Friday, July 21, 6–9:30 pm at Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi Ave, Portland. $10 suggested donation, no one turned away for lack of funds.

EveryBODY DIY Body Positive Strip Club! Virgin Night!
In honor of First Timers, it’s VIRGIN NIGHT! If you’ve been wanting to perform but haven’t yet, now is your chance! If you have performed before and want to do it again, you can wait until next time OR do a group act with a first timer and help break em in!
Friday, July 21, 9 pm–2 am at Dante’s, 350 W Burnside St, Portland. $15 before 11 pm, $20 after. More info at www.facebook.com/events/146569972568729.

Cat-Tacular Variety Show
Join us for a PURRFECT evening celebrating everything we love about cats! Featuring internet cat rapping sensation Moshow the Cat Rapper, Portland’s favorite drag clown Carla Rossi, the Pelvis of Justice Maggie McMuffin, Grumpy Cat/Nyan Cat impersonator Sophie Maltease, cat loving birthday girl Hyacinth Lee, and obvious crazy cat lady Baby LeStrange.
Saturday, July 22, 8 pm–12 am at Kelly’s Olympian, 426 SW Washington St, Portland. Tickets $20 in advance at http://bit.ly/2sgn9kA, $25 at the door. More info at www.facebook.com/events/1691612721133806.

Open Skate Hang for Womxn/Femmes/NB/Queer/Trans Folk
No. invites womxn/femmes/nb/queer/trans folk to come skate or learn to skate in a non-judgmental environment! There will be one or two instructors available for support. People of all skill levels—including beginners—are welcome. Let’s take over the park!
Friday, July 28, 4–8 pm at Pier Park, N Bruce Ave and N James St, Portland. More info at www.facebook.com/events/838427502987676.

Monthlies and Weeklies

Gay Skate
Come join PQ Monthly for our monthly Gay Skate night. Gay skate happens the 3rd Monday of every month.
Third Mondays, 7–9 pm at Oaks Amusement Park, 7805 SE Oaks Pkwy, Portland.

Legendary Mondays
Every Monday, Bart Fitzgerald curates one of the most refreshing events of the week. If you make it through a Monday, you deserve to attend. Music by Dubblife.
Mondays, 9 pm–2 am at Swift Lounge, 1932 NE Broadway St. Portland. Free and open to the public, 21+ only.

Stag Karaoke Mondays
Weekly karaoke night for the queer community.
Mondays at Stag PDX, 317 NW Broadway, Portland. Free, 21+ only.

Bi Bar
Bi, pan, fluid, and queer folks are welcome to come to the monthly Bi Bar event every second Tuesday at Crush Bar.
Second Tuesdays, 8–11:30 pm at Crush Bar, 1400 SE Morrison St., Portland. No cover.

Dykes on Bikes Bingo Fundraiser
First card free, $3 cards after. Happens the first Tuesday every month.
First Tuesday, 6–8 pm at Crush Bar, 1400 SE Morrison St., Portland.

Last Wednesgays
Get through hump day with a bonus LGBTQ drink or two. This hip, rustic-industrial hangout offers a patio, fireplaces, and ping-pong.
Last Wednesdays, 6–9 pm at Century, 930 SE Sandy Blvd, Portland. Free admission, 21+ only.

Amateur Night
Amateur night in the main bar hosted by the gorgeous Godiva DeVyne. Interested dancers should arrive by 8:45 p.m.
Wednesdays at Stag PDX, 317 NW Broadway, Portland. Free, 21+ only.

Throwback Thursdays
Throwback Thursday hosted by the always fashionable Drexler. The house DJ spins the best pop, hip hop, and R&B hits of the 80s, 90s, and 00s.
Thursdays at Stag PDX, 317 NW Broadway, Portland. Free admission, 21+ only.

Burlesque S’il Vous Plait
Enjoy a classic burlesque show with a contemporary variety twist every first Friday.
First Fridays, 9 pm at Crush Bar, 1400 SE Morrison St., Portland. Doors at 8:30 pm. Admission $12–18.

Bronco Night at Stag
Every first Saturday is Bronco, a sexy men’s night in Portland and across the U.S. at men’s clubs. Enjoy beefy bearded dancers, great tunes, photo booths, and sexy visuals!
First Saturdays, 9 pm–2 am at Stag PDX, 317 NW Broadway, Portland. $6 before 10 pm, $10 after; doors at 9 pm. 21+ only.

Pants Off Dance Off
Body positive, bare-as-you-dare dance party that happens every first Saturday of the month.
First Saturdays, 9 pm at Crush Bar, 1400 SE Morrison St., Portland. $7 cover, clothes check included.

Testify Brunch
Testify Brunch hosted by the fabulous Alexis Campbell Starr. Show starts at 12:30 pm.
Sundays, 11 am–3 pm at Stag PDX, 317 NW Broadway, Portland. Free admission.

 

Have an event you want considered? Submit your events at calendar@pqmonthly.com. Events for the July edition must be submitted by June 23rd.

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