Portland Gay Mens Chorus Celebrating 37 Years

By Shaley Howard, PQ Monthly

Last month the Portland Gay Men’s Chorus (PGMC) kicked off their 37th opening season with a titillating performing of Shameless: An Adult-Only Cabaret. As someone who’s known a little about the PGMC over the years but …

Book Review: “The Essential RuPaul”

The Queen has spoken.

Everyone listens because, well, how can they not? Her bearing, her stature, her very demeanor demand attention from all her subjects and in the new book “The Essential RuPaul” by John Davis, illustrations by Libby Vanderploeg, these …

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 …

STILL SINGING LOUD AND PROUD!

By Shaley Howard, PQ Monthly

The Portland Lesbian Choir (PLC) is celebrating their 30th anniversary this year and performed together with the Portland Gay Men’s Chorus (PGMC) in a concert called “The Miles Fly By” June 4th at Revolution Hall. Their …

Our Godparents: Darcelle XV & Roxy Leroy

By Summer Seasons, PQ Monthly

Over the last ten years, it has my privilege to work at the Portland Institution called Darcelle XV Showplace. Throughout the years, they’ve become like family to me.  Darcelle and Roxy sat down with me to …

Embody: Digital Divide

By Sossity Chiricuzio, PQ Monthly

I have conflicting emotions about my smartphone. Beyond the obvious ones of child labor and mineral harvesting and piles of electronic waste. Beyond even the rising costs and barriers to access, an imposed state of obsolete …