Query a Queer: March/April 2012


When a homo gets into a relationship with someone of the opposite sex (cisgender or trans), how does that affect their sexual identity?

Staff writer Erin Rook takes on the tough questions. Photo by Xilia Faye.

In other words, is a lesbian who dates …

Cultivating Life: March/April 2012


Blooming into spring


Ah, the rites of spring. What do they bring? The first pedicure of the season. Feeling a breeze on arms bared for a moment in sunshine. Seeing neighbors out on walks we really only see nine months of …

Inspire, incite, ignite

Two innovative artists dish on the glories and challenges of being creative in the Rose City


By Nick Mattos, PQ Staff Writer


Portland is full of art — so much so that it can be rather overwhelming. With the endless cycle of …

The Lady Chronicles: March/April 2012


How will I know?


Of the countless dating scenarios I’ve embarked upon (a commentary on my age more than my romantic aptitude), there’s a version I’ve not encountered until now — the one with the affixed expiration date. It’s like this: …

Doing the Dinah

The Dinah Shore Weekend.


A lesbian’s guide to Dinah Shore Weekend
By Kathy Belge, PQ Monthly


As I prepared to leave town for last year’s Dinah Shore Weekend, I was told by the girl I was dating that I needed to kiss at least …

The authentic Jean Fogel Zee

Jean Fogel Zee will be offering a free Introduction to Authentic Movement workshop on April 1. Photo by Xilia Faye, PQ Monthly.


Idealist, struggler, dancer
By Nick Mattos, PQ Monthly


Jean Fogel Zee wants us all to dance the way we were born …

Thank you!


Many thanks to the 1,000+ people who attended the PQ Launch Party & After-Party, hosted by The Jupiter Hotel, Crush, and Dry Fly Vodka! Please show your support for the companies and individuals who support our community!

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Love and marriage equality: Kelly and Sam

Sam MacKenzie (left) and Kelly Keigwin want to get married — for love and for practical reasons.


By Daniel Borgen, PQ Monthly


As same-sex marriage inches toward reality inWashingtonState, we’ll be checking in with couples inClarkCountyto tell their stories. This is the first …

Astroscopes: March/April 2012



“What you’re experiencing is premature enlightenment,” Tyler Durden said in “Fight Club.” For a brief, shining moment Mercury (mental processes/communication) burst forth in pioneering Aries! (March 2), then promptly began retrograding (March 12). HULK SMASH! Still, take that hot one-second …