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gaycationBy Daniel Borgen, PQ Monthly

Saturday, April 19: Gaycation all you ever wanted. PQ’s own Monika MHz will be throwing down with one of our favorites, Bridge Club’s Hold My Hand. (Along with the beloved residents, Mr. Charming and Snowtiger.) Did you realize Gaycation has been around for nine years?! Nine! And Charming barely looks a day over 21. Must be the music. This long-running queer debacle dance party is one of the city’s most beloved monthly mixers.  Get sweaty, be kind to a stranger (kiss them!), and then have brunch with your friends Sunday to dish all about it. 9pm, Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison. $5.

cocoSunday, April 20: I mean, let’s get real about our lives. This queen of queens has been the apple of my eye since her scene-stealing turn in “Trick.” Have you ever had cum in your eye, Gabriel. It burns! And Samuel Thomas is bringing the delightful national treasure, Coco Peru, to our fair city for a night of dreams. They’re calling it Easter Stoned-Day (sacrilege!) and it’s hosted by Carla Rossi and will feature a slew of special guests, including the likes of Shitney Houston and Pagan Holliday. This is an early show—because let’s get real about our lives, no one wants to stand around for four hours waiting for a show on a Sunday night. 7pm, Rotture, 315 SE Third. Ten American Dollars.

Tuesday, April 22:

Vigil for the freedom to marry in Oregon. It’s taken years of hard work, support and enthusiasm—and two lawsuits, but Oregon is closer than ever to winning marriage all loving, committed couples in our state. On April 23rd, a federal judge will hear oral arguments in a lawsuit filed by the ACLU of Oregon and Basic Rights Oregon that would strike down our state’s marriage ban. These arguments—and this case—are historic. On the night before oral arguments, join hundreds of Oregonians at one of six vigils across the state—and together, we’ll send a powerful message: Oregon is ready for marriage. Find other locations here: www.ORUnited.org/Vigils. RSVP here: www.ORUnited.org/VigilPortland. 5:30pm, Terry Schrunk Plaza.

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