Gaylabration is coming

By Olivia Olivia, PQ Monthly

This year’s Portland Pride is gearing up to celebrate its sixth annual Gaylabration – a dance party, fundraiser, and official Pride Northwest Festival event to be held this Saturday to celebrate the diversity of love and …

Portland Stands With #Orlando

By Olivia Olivia, PQ Monthly

poster from night at Pulse that was Targeted

On Sunday morning, the world woke up to the news that the largest single-person mass shooting in American history had taken 50 lives at a gay club in Orlando, …

Pride Northwest responds to terror attacks in Orlando

This morning, our community was attacked. Fifty precious lives were lost in the Pulse nightclub shooting; fifty beautiful lights were forever extinguished and dozens more changed forever.

We at Pride Northwest met the news with heavy hearts. When senseless violence rocks …

#DecolonizePride

By Monty Herron, PQ Monthly

This month it is my distinct pleasure to let you know about a history-making move by Pride NW; a move that signals a real commitment to diversity and inclusiveness for Portland Pride. This year, it was …

Sir Cupcake and the Metathesis of the Circus

By Melanie Davis, PQ Monthly

Although Philip Astley is credited with being the ‘father’ of the modern circus when he opened the ‘first circus’ in 1768 in England. However, the term ‘circus’ also describes the performance which has followed various formats …

The Other Pride

By Samantha L. Taylor, PQ Monthly

Today’s Pride celebrations are a far cry from their 1969 riotous roots. Admittedly, there was a time when I was embarrassed to say that the names Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, and Miss Major were …

Astoria’s Inaugural Gay Pride

By Marco Davis, PQ Monthly

Pride means many things to many people.  Pride in one’s appearance, pride in one’s integrity, pride in one’s family, community and/or job. Pride gives one that sense that all is right in the world, and one …

Pride begins- and ends- with YOU!

To honor her great service, the new board voted to retire the Spirit of Pride Award, and instead established the Debra Porta Community Spotlight Award to celebrate and recognize excellence among our intersecting LGBTQ communities.

Change is in the air this …