Opinion: Why I am engaged

By Gregg Moreland

Gregg Moreland In my view, it does not matter on which side of the border you live or whether or not you support marriage equality. This will still affect you.

This is Referendum 74 in Washington. This is the campaign …

Opinion: Fight for full equality wages on

Jeff Merkley

By Sen. Jeff Merkley

Sen. Jeff Merkley “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”

Forty-five years have passed since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. uttered those now-famous words, but this Pride month, they ring as true …

Guest opinion: Faith no more

Katey Pants

By Katey Pants


Katey Pants

There are a lot of things I don’t believe in. Yes, I am an atheist, but I want to get some of those other things out of the way before I tell you how I see the …

Guest Opinion

A plea for Pride
by Debra Porta


As a community-led 501c3 nonprofit organization, Pride Northwest prioritizes transparency and accessibility-in all the ways that can be defined. We need and value the community’s input, feedback, and support.

That last piece — support — is …

Voting with our dollars

Two perspectives on socially responsible spending decisions
By Nick Mattos, PQ Monthly


Organized efforts to “vote with the dollar” have been part of the queer community’s sensibility for at least as long as the Stonewall riots. However, these well-intentioned  efforts sometimes don’t yield …

Do we still need queer spaces?

Two perspectives on the necessity of queer bars and bookstores
By Nick Mattos, PQ Monthly


The story of queer culture is one that has played out in bars, bathhouses, and bookstores. Over two centuries ago in 1810, a saloon called the White …