Q&A: The Re-Segregation of America

Peter Schurmann, New America Media

EDITOR’S NOTE: After Mitt Romney’s defeat in 2012, the Republican Party determined that it needed to connect with the nation’s increasingly diverse electorate. But two years earlier, writes author Dave Daley in his new book Ratf**ked …

“Ally Round-Up for July”

By Monty Herron, PQ Monthly

Here at PQ Monthly, we like to give credit where credit is due. That includes our allies, especially when they reach out to us in a genuine way. This month I want to talk with you …

Open Letter to Donald Trump


Mr. Trump,

My name in Melanie Davis. I am the Owner of Brilliant Media llc., the parent company that publishes El Hispanic News (the Nations #1 bilingual publication for 7 consecutive years according to, to the National Association of Hispanic Publications) …

Our Tribe – Your Warriors

By Melanie Davis, PQ Monthly

By now you have either already been to, or read about Stag PDX – dubbed Portland’s premier gay gentlemen’s lounge and bar. We know our #ProudQueer team has enjoyed “covering” all the happenings since its inception …


By Monty Herron, PQ Monthly

This month it is my distinct pleasure to let you know about a history-making move by Pride NW; a move that signals a real commitment to diversity and inclusiveness for Portland Pride. This year, it was …

The Other Pride

By Samantha L. Taylor, PQ Monthly

Today’s Pride celebrations are a far cry from their 1969 riotous roots. Admittedly, there was a time when I was embarrassed to say that the names Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, and Miss Major were …

Pride Foundation Gives More

PQ Monthly Staff

This year, Pride Foundation is awarding 108 scholarships, totaling $420,000 to students from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. Pride Foundation’s total investment over the past 23 years since the program began has been over 1,500 scholarships and …

Memorial Day 2016

By Melanie Davis, Brilliant Media llc.

…all politics aside, no one should have to die for freedom[.]

‘The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them.’ – Albert Einstein

This Memorial Day I …

Don’t Touch My Hair: Four Plus Guns

By Samantha L. Taylor, PQ Monthly

If you were on the 4 headed south toward downtown at about 12:30 pm on Thursday like I was, you may have witnessed this, too.

The bus stopped at the Rose Quarter Transit Center while I …