Portland’s Queer Film Fest Returns!

While You Weren’t Looking

Fourth Man Out

By Daniel Borgen, PQ Monthly

Each and every year, we eagerly await Portland’s Queer Film Festival—formerly the Gay and Lesbian Film Fest—and our love is twofold: it’s one part seeing queers of all stripes lined up and wrapped around …

We’re So Much Stronger Together

I am writing this edition of Page 3 on an airplane; I am on a flight home from Philadelphia, where I just spent a weekend with some of the most dynamic and inspiring people I’ve ever laid eyes on. I …

Openly Gay Oregon Educator Honored in Washington DC


Bigham with President Obama. Photo used with permission.
By TJ Acena, PQ Monthly

In October 2013 Brett Bigham, a special education teacher with the Multnomah Education Service District, was named Oregon Teacher of the Year for 2014. He was also the first openly gay …

Win a Copy of HBO’s “Looking.” How? Read on!

By Daniel Borgen, PQ Monthly

After “Looking” ended last season, Trish Bendix–of Aften Ellen–and I wrote an ode to the fledgling series we dubbed fresh, exciting, and interesting. Here’s a peek at last season. But it’s a new year, and that …

Follow Your Bliss

Steve S. The Home Front


By Steve Strode, PQ Monthly

When asked what I love most about my job, the answer is quick and always the same, “the great variety of people I meet!” Sure, the 10PM call when there is midnight contingency deadline is both …

Your Holiday To-Do List (Part One)

Slips and Stiches Third Annual Studio Sale: Alex Simon, Sarah Dee Ditson, and Korin Noelle invite you to come visit their studios and shop your little hearts out. They have been locked away creating treasures in order to make all …