Finding Leo: The Flame

By Leo Bancroft for PQ Monthly

I was in a bar the other day, telling a story about what’s new with my life.  I began by saying, “Well, I’m starting a church…”

My friend made a face.  Yep.  I would make that …

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 …

It’s Time!

Typically this time, of the year I dedicate page 3 to the many accomplishments of our Brilliant Media Team. However, before doing so, I feel it is paramount to discuss a few topics flooding the intersection of every letter, and …


By Shaley Howard, PQ Monthly

Russian punk band Pussy Riot is known for their outspoken resistance to President Vladimir Putin’s regime and infamous arrest for ‘hooliganism’ when they performed “Punk Prayer!” inside Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior in 2012, made …

Protest and Renewal: Working for Welcome

St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Beaverton, Oregon

Leo Bancroft, PQ Monthly

You are not alone. You are lovable and worthy.  For those of us longing for a community of faith, yearning to be known and loved by God, we need to hear these …

Community Spotlight: Cristy C. Road

Samantha L. Taylor, Columnist, PQ Monthly


This is the first installment in a new series I’ve created called “Community Spotlight” where LGBTQ people will be featured for the rad work they do in our community.

This post puts the spotlight on Cristy …

Finding Leo: Light a Candle

When I look back over 2015, there were many bright moments. I had a few firsts in my life as a trans man: taking off my shirt in public for the Trans Pride March in June, wearing a tux for …

News Briefs: October/November 2013

Joe Bell, father of the late Jadin Bell, was killed during a cross-country trek to raise awareness about the kind of anti-gay bullying that led to his son’s suicide.

Joe Bell of La Grande, Ore., whose son Jadin committed suicide last …

Everything is Connected: Proxies

Everything is Connected by Nick Mattos

By Nick Mattos, PQ Monthly

1) In the holiest of places, a pool sat atop the backs of seven marble oxen. I am in the baptismal room of the Oakland Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, wearing …