“Come Out Wherever You Are”: Renée LaChance

Photo of Renée LaChance by Eric Sellers.

By Matt Pizzuti, PQ Monthly

Renée LaChance, the Brilliant List’s Legacy Award winner, co-founded the Portland LGBTQ newspaper Just Out in 1983, a paper she helped expand and eventually sold in 1998. A community leader …

“To Move Forward Together”

Ed. note: The following was received in response to Renee LaChance’s op-ed, published in the current edition of PQ Monthly.

Kathleen Saadat‘s letter is posted in its entirety.

Kathleen Saadat

My friend Renee LaChance wrote an article laying out her history and her heart, her love …

News Briefs – April/May 2013

Cascade AIDS Project (CAP) hosts its annual Art Auction Gala April 27. Photo by Izzy Ventura

Robert Paul Patton, the 44-year-old publisher of LGBTQ blog FabulousPDX.com and former Sherwood High School principal, was sentenced to two years in prison April 8 …

Queer Heroes NW: Kathleen Saadat

By Erin Rook, PQ Monthly

Today, June 21, Queer Heroes NW honors longtime LGBTQ activist Kathleen Saadat. The Queer Heroes NW project, which honors a new hero every day in June, is a collaboration between Q Center and the Gay and Lesbian Archives …