COMMUNITY PROFILE: CATHY ABBRUZZESE

George T. Nicola, GLAPN

 

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Cathlyn “Cathy” Abbruzzese entered Catholic religious life (as a nun) in 1967. She left to explore her sexuality in 1972, coming out as a lesbian in 1979 after attending the …

Mother’s Love The Ultimate Intimacy

By Suzanne Deakins, GLAPN

Many years ago I was very focused on the roles of the binary genders. A marriage that was failing and loving my neighbor (a woman) was driving me to divide my mind. I kept feeling if I …

GLAPN SPONSORS BLACK HISTORY MONTH EXHIBIT

George T. Nicola, GLAPN: Northwest LGBTQ History

 

Q Center and GLAPN observed Black History Month with a gallery display that highlighted contributions Portland African American LGBTQ people and allies have made to the community going back to the early 1970s.

Materials on …

Unsung Women Heroes and the Butterfly Effect

Suzanne Deakins, GLAPN

 

This is a story about women. Women we don’t know, whose names never appears in headlines of the newspaper, nor are they considered hero activists. Women no matter what their gender identity, sexual preferences, or station in life, …