BREAKING: Oregon Teacher of the Year Fired

Oregon Teacher of the Year Brett Bigham with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Photo provided by Bigham.

By Matt Pizzuti, PQ Monthly

The Portland special ed teacher and Teacher of the Year who claims he’s been harassed, censured and threatened with termination …

News Briefs: October/November 2013

Joe Bell, father of the late Jadin Bell, was killed during a cross-country trek to raise awareness about the kind of anti-gay bullying that led to his son’s suicide.
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Joe Bell of La Grande, Ore., whose son Jadin committed suicide last …

News Briefs: June/July 2013

Marriage equality campaign hits the streets with Summer of Love
By Erin Rook, PQ Monthly

Oregon United for Marriage kicked off its Summer of Love campaign for marriage equality June 1 with events across the state.

In Portland, more than 50 volunteers showed …

RACC awards record funding for 2013 project grants

“Homomentum: The Musical”
By Nick Mattos, PQ Monthly

The Regional Arts and Culture Council has announced the recipients of their 2013 grant cycle, with many local queer artists receiving sizable awards to help them achieve their creative goals.

On Dec. 19, the RACC …