WHAT TO DO DURING A MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCY

By Giovanni Blair McKenzie, PQ Monthly

If you’re experiencing a mental health crisis or struggling with thoughts of suicide, first know that you are beautiful, talented, and loved. Your existence makes the world a better place.

TALK TO SOMEONE

Never underestimate the power …

MLK Day of Service

MLK Day of Service – Please join us on Monday, Jan. 18th in service to LGBTQ Homeless and At-Risk Youth in the Portland-Metropolitan Area

LGBT youth make up to 40 percent of homeless and at-risk youth. HRC, New Avenues for Youth …

Disco Cruelty: Michael Alig and the Club Kids

Prescient in many ways, the Club Kids sought fame for its sake. They promoted themselves as “superstars” in the Warhol mode.

By Leela Ginelle, PQ Monthly

Like most casual observers, I first encountered the Club Kids in the early ’90s on a …

Openly Gay Oregon Educator Honored in Washington DC

 

Bigham with President Obama. Photo used with permission.
By TJ Acena, PQ Monthly

In October 2013 Brett Bigham, a special education teacher with the Multnomah Education Service District, was named Oregon Teacher of the Year for 2014. He was also the first openly gay …