We Will Stand Strong

A Message from The Equi Institute

In the wake of the election results, we are feeling saddened, angered, and scared as we move to protect and care for ourselves and our LGBTQI2S community physically, mentally, and spiritually. We are already experiencing …

Governor Kate Brown: Why We Need To Vote

Photo by, Gia Goodrich of VEV Studios

By Shaley Howard, PQ Monthly

With the resignation of John Kitzhaber in February 2015, then Secretary of State Kate Brown under Oregon’s constitution automatically succeeded him as Governor of Oregon. If elected this Fall, she will be the first openly LGBTQ …

Refuse the Bitter Pills

By Suzanne Deakins for PQ Monthly

Our society conflicts with contractions that put our future in peril. As we approach the election of our presidency more than a 4-year term is at stake.  The very freedoms we have fought for may …

Memorial Day 2016

By Melanie Davis, Brilliant Media llc.

…all politics aside, no one should have to die for freedom[.]

‘The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them.’ – Albert Einstein

This Memorial Day I …

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 …