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 …

Childhood Trauma Effects Often Persist Into 50s and Beyond

By Emily Gurnon , PBS Next Avenue/New America Media

PAUL, Minn.–The responses to an open-ended online survey question were heart-wrenching.

“Those five years ruined everything. My self-identity is sad, melancholic, shy, retiring and angry… never content or at peace.”

“It has hampered me …

Some Words Are More Important

By Karah Frank, Special for PQ Monthly

Editor’s note: Karah reached out to PQ Monthly to share her truth and healing from their perspective as a mixed race, Nimiipuu/white, queer femme, poverty class, trauma warrior, and student. Karah loves lively conversations …

Embody – In Case Of Emergency

By Sossity Chiricuzio, PQ Monthly

The women in my family have worked in the medical field as support staff for generations. We know so many of the ways the human body can fail, can fracture, and can be forgotten to death. …

Planned Parenthood Stands with LGBTQ People

By Austin Lea, PQ Guest Ink

The past few years have seen extraordinary progress on LGBTQ rights in this country. This progress is rooted in the same principles that underlie reproductive rights: that politicians should not get to decide what you …

Economic Reset…Part One

Truth or Dare

By Suzanne Deakins, PQ Monthly

In 2007 when I was on the PABA board we received a piece of information that changed the way we looked at business. The information came from the National GLBTQ Business Association. GLBTQ professionals …