“Bareback Sex- Tantalizing, or Taboo?”

By Monty Herron, PQ Monthly

It’s time to have a conversation about….. bareback sex. GASP! Whaaaat? Yeah, we need to start talking about our sexual health. With the advent of PrEP, (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis)  TasP, (Treatment as Prevention) and PeP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis), …

Red Ribbon and its Far-Reaching Legacy

Adrienne Alexander returns from beautiful Las Vegas for this year’s Red Ribbon Show.

By Daniel Borgen, PQ Monthly

On August 29, 2015, the Imperial Sovereign Court of the Willamette Empire (a 38 year-old Salem non-profit LGBT organization), will host the “Eighth Annual …

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The memorial for the nine African Americans who were murdered while attending a South Carolina church service.

By George Nicola, GLAPN

“Healing Conversations” Event Held at Q Center

Left to right, event organizer Margaret-Ann Jones and the memorial’s creator Q Center volunteer Cindy …

Why I Walk: An AIDS Walk Retrospective

Daniel Borgen. The Lady Chronicles

By Daniel Borgen, PQ Monthly

I still remember Wednesday, August 7, 2013 vividly. I was in the middle of working on stories for the August print issue of PQ Monthly when I started receiving texts from friends. Sean Sasser, former Portlander …

White House Updates the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

By TJ Acena, PQ Monthly

Late last week the White House released an update the 2010 National HIV/AIDS Strategy. While it keeps the four objectives set in 2010 (reducing infections, increasing access to care, reducing disparities in health care, and coordinating …

Take Pride in Taking Care of Your Health

By Jimmy Radosta

In honor of LGBTQ Pride Month, Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette is proud to reaffirm our commitment to the rights and health of LGBTQ people.

We understand that LGBTQ people have unique health care needs. We believe that everyone deserves …

Small Town, Big Activism: Everett Maroon

Photo of Everett Maroon by Eric Sellers.

By Matt Pizzuti, PQ Monthly

As Executive Director of Blue Mountain Heart To Heart, an HIV/AIDS support services organization in Walla Walla, Washington, Everett Maroon is a voice for the LGBTQ community in a conservative …