Cascade AIDS Project Wins Prestigious Award

By George T. Nicola, GLAPN

Portland’s iconic Cascade AIDS Project (CAP) has won the prestigious 2016 Light A Fire (LAF) Award, which is given by Portland Monthly Magazine.

The magazine states “Light A Fire is Portland Monthly’s annual showcase of local individuals …

COMMUNITY PROFILE: CATHY ABBRUZZESE

George T. Nicola, GLAPN

 

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Cathlyn “Cathy” Abbruzzese entered Catholic religious life (as a nun) in 1967. She left to explore her sexuality in 1972, coming out as a lesbian in 1979 after attending the …

Mother’s Love The Ultimate Intimacy

By Suzanne Deakins, GLAPN

Many years ago I was very focused on the roles of the binary genders. A marriage that was failing and loving my neighbor (a woman) was driving me to divide my mind. I kept feeling if I …

GLAPN SPONSORS BLACK HISTORY MONTH EXHIBIT

George T. Nicola, GLAPN: Northwest LGBTQ History

 

Q Center and GLAPN observed Black History Month with a gallery display that highlighted contributions Portland African American LGBTQ people and allies have made to the community going back to the early 1970s.

Materials on …

KNOW YOUR CITY LAUNCHES OUR STORIES MATTER PROGRAM

By George T. Nicola, GLAPN

 

Know Your City (KYC), a community-based history and social justice organization, has launched a new program called Our Stories Matter. Its mission is “to ensure that the history of underrepresented people is included as an equal …

All We Need is Love, Love Knows No Gender

By Suzanne Deakins–GLAPN

 

Love the most written about topic, the most longed for emotion, and perhaps the most painful of all emotions when it goes “wrong.” The first pull we feel toward a potential lover is often eros. Eros is a …