Portland’s Queer Film Fest Returns!

While You Weren’t Looking

Fourth Man Out

By Daniel Borgen, PQ Monthly

Each and every year, we eagerly await Portland’s Queer Film Festival—formerly the Gay and Lesbian Film Fest—and our love is twofold: it’s one part seeing queers of all stripes lined up and wrapped around …

The Danger of Being Nice

By Sossity Chiricuzio, PQ Monthly

A word can be a weapon, a cage, a map. It can be an embrace, or a beating. It can move us forward, or reverse progress.

I remember the Newsweek “Lesbians” cover in 1993. “Coming out strong” …

Review: defunkt theatre’s “Precious Little”

By Leela Ginelle, PQ Monthly

Brodie (Lori Sue Hoffman) is a linguist. A lesbian in her forties, she’s used IVF to become pregnant. “Precious Little” (at defunkt through March 21st) depicts her either practicing science at her university, where she records …

Your Holiday To-Do List (Part One)

Slips and Stiches Third Annual Studio Sale: Alex Simon, Sarah Dee Ditson, and Korin Noelle invite you to come visit their studios and shop your little hearts out. They have been locked away creating treasures in order to make all …

“Transparent”: the Season’s Best New Show

By Leela Ginelle, PQ Monthly

Almost immediately upon its release “Transparent” was heralded as the best new TV show of the season, and it’s easy to see why: it’s a hypnotic, sophisticated portrait of a family that feels like a great …