Embody – Sacred Sexual Deviance

By Sossity Chiricuzio

Content warning: non-specific mentions of sexual abuse.

I’ve had thousands of conversations about sex in my lifetime. I’ve discussed it with doctors, teachers, and workshop attendees, fellow feminists and students and queers and educators. Lovers, friends, partners, and strangers …

Why Pride is still Relevant

By Shaley Howard, PQ Monthly

Every year around the beginning of June the question of ‘Is Pride still relevant?’ seems to comes up. And each time I find myself thinking back 20+ years ago remembering the climate of acceptance and tolerance …

TBA Spotlight: Holcombe Waller

By TJ Acena, PQ Monthly

While perusing the TBA listings, I was intrigued by Holcombe Waller’s project Requiem Mass: LGBT / Working Title, to be presented September 11 and 12 at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. “Requiem” is a solemn word invoking both …

White House Updates the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

By TJ Acena, PQ Monthly

Late last week the White House released an update the 2010 National HIV/AIDS Strategy. While it keeps the four objectives set in 2010 (reducing infections, increasing access to care, reducing disparities in health care, and coordinating …

Portland LGBTQ community activist wins Human Rights Award

By George T. Nicola, GLAPN

Portland LGBTQ activist Cory L. Murphy has been given the Emily Gottried Human Rights Emerging Leader Award from the Portland Human Rights Commission. Recipients were “selected based on his/her/their efforts to eliminate discrimination and bigotry, to …