Where Are All the Butches?

It seems there aren’t as many self-identifying butch lesbians around nowadays, but instead of focusing on “where they’ve gone,” maybe we should reexamine our notions of a butch/femme dichotomy.

Political Morality

By Suzanne Deakins

As a student of mind and consciousness, I have learned that 90% of all decisions are made from our unconscious mind based on our early years’ experiences. Morality and ethics are perceived through the lens of our belief …

The Value in Saying Fuck Trump

“Are you prepared for people to say mean things?” my BFF of 25 years asks. I’m about to walk out our hotel room door wearing a black sequined formal gown. It has a long train, an open back, and near …

Judgment Day; The Price of Security

By Suzanne Deakins

Moving into 2017 we are faced with a lot of dangerous ideas. Not the least in the present equation of worry is the new President who seems to be determined to display a kind of prejudice that is …

I’m as committed as I have been since day one.

By Monty Herron. Staff Writer, Op-Ed columnist, PQ Monthly

The Army Corps of Engineers will not grant an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline, stating that a full environmental impact study must be undertaken, and alternate pipeline routes that will not …

Opinion: Two Spirit in the wake of the Aftermath

By Monty Herron

Well, post-election, after Super Tuesday, and it’s a brave, new, orange, racist, bigoted, and homophobic world. On day four of Portland’s protests, I decided to embed myself as a human rights observer, and lend my voice and body to …


By Suzanne Deakins, PQ Monthly

Devastation, heartbreaking, tears, and deep disappointed only begin to describe what we are all feeling in our community. Distance does not matter, what happens to one happens to us all.

As we search our hearts and minds …

Open Letter to Donald Trump


Mr. Trump,

My name in Melanie Davis. I am the Owner of Brilliant Media llc., the parent company that publishes El Hispanic News (the Nations #1 bilingual publication for 7 consecutive years according to, to the National Association of Hispanic Publications) …

Memorial Day 2016

By Melanie Davis, Brilliant Media llc.

…all politics aside, no one should have to die for freedom[.]

‘The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them.’ – Albert Einstein

This Memorial Day I …