“Transparent”: the Season’s Best New Show

By Leela Ginelle, PQ Monthly

Almost immediately upon its release “Transparent” was heralded as the best new TV show of the season, and it’s easy to see why: it’s a hypnotic, sophisticated portrait of a family that feels like a great …

The Crab-Free Diet

By Michael James Schneider, PQ Monthly

He stands in my doorway, not coming in. His hand holds the bike he rode over on, also halfway through the threshold. Carl mutters something, small talk: “Hey. How did you sleep last night?” “Like …

Summer Comes Out as a Drag Queen

By Summer Seasons, Special for PQ Monthly

Coming out as gay in my house was relatively painless. My parents just sat me down one day and said “We know you’re gay, and that’s okay.” I was confused at 16, but they …

“I Love an L.A. Yoga Mom Look”

By Eric Sellers and Michael Shaw Talley, PQ Monthly

In a city teeming with fashion, personal expression, and trendsetters, we want to get into the heads of some of Portland’s stylish LGBTQ icons. To us, style is not made in magazines, …

Shop (Local) ‘Til You Drop

As we do each and every year, we’re encouraging you, dear readers, to support local businesses this giving season. Here are a few tips from PQ Monthly staffers:

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QUEER APERTURE Q&A: Andrew Tweedie

What is your name?

Andrew Tweedie

How long have you lived in Portland?

9 years

What is the first time you noticed that gayness existed?

12 years old

What would you consider a guilty pleasure?


You’re having a dinner party of 6 , whom would you invite?

Judy …