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By Erin Rook, PQ Monthly

We are excited to announce a new partnership with Gay Skate — the monthly LGBTQ rollerskating party at Oaks Park. PQ Monthly will be hosting the longstanding event starting Monday, Aug. 20. Guests are encouraged to bring non-perishable food or personal items for donation to Esther’s Pantry and Martha’s Pantry (organizations serving people with HIV/AIDS in Portland and Vancouver). Admission is $6 and the skate runs from 7 to 9 p.m.

Each month, Gay Skate will feature a local non-profit doing good work in the community, giving them an opportunity to table and spread the word. (If your organization is interested in being featured, please email melanie@pqmonthly.com). PQ’s portion of the admission proceeds will go toward the creation of a PQ Monthly Scholarship Fund (details to be announced soon).

Side note: I haven’t rollerskated since I was a kid (I used to take lessons). I hope they play “Downtown.” Is that still a thing?

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