Publisher and Owner, PQ Monthly & El Hispanic News
Melanie started PQ Monthly in January 2012 to fill a void in the LGBTQ communities of Oregon and SW Washington. Drawing on her experience as publisher-owner of bilingual monthly El Hispanic News (the nation’s #1 bilingual monthly newspaper for seven consecutive years) and her connections through activism and leadership in the LGBTQ community, Melanie launched the first issue of PQ Monthly and its daily website the following month.
In addition to being the principal owner of the publications’ parent company, Brilliant Media, LLC., Melanie is also a partner and senior strategist for Su Público, the only full-service multicultural ad agency serving Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.
Melanie received CAUSA’s 2011 Equality Achievement Award, was profiled in Basic Rights Oregon’s recent “Our Families” campaign and won two Gold Medals from the National Association of Hispanic Publications for her partnership with Pride NW and in the development and delivery of the “Pride Guide” in 2009 and 2010.
When Melanie’s not busy making connections in the community, she can be found speaking to business and community organizations about leadership, media, emerging markets, and diversity; riding her Harley-Davidson Road King around Oregon and Washington; or spending quality time with her partner Gabriela and their puppies.
Melanie Davis in the news:
About Face: Melanie Davis – Celebrating Diversity in Publishing
Advocate: Latina Leader Launches New Portland LGBT Monthly
Queerty: Queer Entrepreneur Launches New LGBT Monthly In Portland, OR
Byron Beck Exclusive: El Hispanic News Owner Launches Gay PDX Newspaper
Colors of Influence: Q&A with Melanie Davis Managing Partner El Hispanic News
Phone: 503.228.3139 ext. 313
Larry has been with PQ since it launched in February 2013. He also works for Brilliant Media’s El Hispanic News and Su Público. He previously worked as sales manager for Just Out. Larry got his start in the media and advertising industry in 1996 while working with Anodyne Magazine in Portland and has since worked with other publication and non-profits to increase sales. Larry is also on the board for Red Dress PDX.
Phone: 503.228.3139 ext. 314
Lynda is part of the original PQ team and previously worked with Larry at Just Out. She has been in sales of some sort for over 45 years (including everything from salamanders in the second grade and cookies for the two weeks she was in brownies before she got kicked out to vacuums and party plans, to her own business). Lynda has also spent time as a professional gardener and dog groomer. She volunteers with Dove Lewis, FCCO, and the Hollywood Gleaners.