Community Announcements!

Local promoter Samuel Thomas (Local Queen / Portland Queer Music Festival) has announced plans to create a new queer-centric and electronic music club in the longtime Rotture/Branx space. You’ve enjoyed his Pride parties and quarterly extravaganzas, imagine what’s going to happen …

Local Reaction to SCOTUS’s Ruling on Marriage Equality

Compiled by PQ Monthly staff

As news spreads of this morning’s historic decision by the Supreme Court, which in a 5-4 vote ruled that states cannot keep same-sex couples from marrying and must recognize their unions — via the 103-page decision on Obergefell v. Hodges — …

Kendall Clawson Signs On For New Job

Photo of Kendall Clawson by Eric Sellers.

By Matt Pizzuti, PQ Monthly

Kendall Clawson, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s lesbian deputy chief of staff, has left her job for a new role as executive director of the American Leadership Forum of Oregon, a …

Kendall Clawson: I Will Dare To Do It

Some inspiration and wisdom from Kendall Clawson:

Today I will challenge myself to move beyond the expression of sadness, the swelling of rage and the frustrated sound bites of systemic disillusionment.

Today I will prepare for the very near future when Facebook …

From Water to Mississippi to Salem

The journey (so far) of Kendall Clawson
By Daniel Borgen, PQ Monthly


Photo by Xilia Faye, PQ Monthly.


It’s a rare sunny spring Saturday morning, and Kendall Clawson sips coffee inside Albina Press, mere steps away from her former digs, Q Center. It’s …