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:

Be sensual. She Bop: For a more intimate option. She Bop is a …

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 …

Why I did not go to the party…

Growing up on the campaign trail as a young girl, I can’t remember an election party I missed. As a kid, I would belly up to the bar and order Shirley Temples with extra cherries in hopes the sugar rush …

Are Portland Students Learning LGBTQ History?

By Leela Ginelle, PQ Monthly

We’re fortunate to be living in something of an LGBTQ renaissance, with President Obama’s Inaugural mention of Stonewall, the cascade of marriage equality victories, and the recent tide of mainstream transgender support and visibility. That said, …

Home is Where Your Ex-Boyfriend Is

The Lady Chronicles by Daniel Borgen

By Daniel Borgen, PQ Monthly

Now: A couple of weeks ago, I was eating lunch at my place of employment — a boutique that offers rejuvenating skin creams on bustling Northwest 23rd Avenue — sitting at the desk in our office, …