News Briefs

By Kim Hoffman, PQ Monthly


On Nov. 25, Oregon Family Council spokeswoman Teresa Harke made upsetting remarks over a proposed ballot measure that would allow businesses refusal of same-sex customers, specifically bakeries. What happened next angered the Jewish community when she …

“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 …

News Briefs: September/October 2013

Se-ah-dom Edmo recently attended a White House roundtable with Obama administration officials to discuss issues affecting LGBTQ and Two Spirit Native Americans. Photo by Julie Cortez, PQ Monthly

In a landmark ruling, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industry has ordered …

News briefs: July/August 2013

Portland celebrated the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down Section 3 of DOMA last month with a downtown rally.
Oregon United for Marriage responds to delay with rapid response team
By Erin Rook, PQ Monthly

Oregon United for Marriage has been forced …

Comprehensive Immigration Reform is Overdue

Image via
By Gregg Moreland, PQ Monthly

In 2001, my partner was an undocumented immigrant in the United States, having been brought here by his parents when he was 10 years old.  He did not have a path toward citizenship himself …

News Briefs: December/January 2012-13

Portland scored 100 points on the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index. Photo by Izzy Ventura
Oregon’s HIV/STD Hotline on the chopping block
By Erin Rook, PQ Monthly

The Oregon HIV/STD Hotline, which has connected Oregonians to life-saving resources for the past 25 …