MLK Day of Service

MLK Day of Service – Please join us on Monday, Jan. 18th in service to LGBTQ Homeless and At-Risk Youth in the Portland-Metropolitan Area

LGBT youth make up to 40 percent of homeless and at-risk youth. HRC, New Avenues for Youth …

Portland Activist Wins Global Recognition

Trevor L. Chandler

By George T. Nicola, GLAPN

Openly gay Portlander Trevor L. Chandler was chosen as one of the Top 50 Diversity Figures in Public Life in the Global Diversity List published by The Economist.


The Public Life category “recognises the achievements …

How Can You Help SMYRC?

By Belinda Carroll, PQ Monthly

Back when I was an queer teen, I was homeless for a year and a half in downtown Portland, because my family kicked me out for being gay. I joke about my family on stage now, …

In Case You Missed It: News Roundup

From left: Bill Dickey, Governor Barbara Roberts, BRO’s Jeana Frazzini, and Governor John Kithaber
By Kim Hoffman, PQ Monthly

Three cheers for Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber, who was recently endorsed by the Human Rights Campaign for his reelection. Naturally, they based their …

ENDA and the Hobby Lobby Minefield

By TJ Acena, PQ Monthly

If for some reason you missed our breaking story about George Fox University denying housing to a trans student, you are probably thinking a lot about “religious exemptions.” I wrote about them recently when writing about …

“But They’re Good to Gay People”

By TJ Acena, PQ Monthly

The holiday season means consumers are shopping for gifts and, based on all the emails I’m getting, non-profits are making one last push for tax-deductible donations. As a gay person I want to make sure that …