Finding Leo: Back to the Beginning

By Leo Bancroft, PQ Monthly

Coming out as trans, starting with my own self-realization on March 26, 2013, was both terrifying and liberating. Of course, I told Daniel first. A friend of many years, he is the one I call when …

I’m Really Over “Religious Freedom”

By TJ Acena, PQ Monthly

Mississippi recently passed SB 2681, the Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act. As Deep South Progressive sums up:

Section 1 of the bill says, “Government shall not substantially burden a person’s exercise of religion even if the burden …

New Music Monday: Beautiful Eulogy

By Nick Mattos, PQ Monthly

Check out the Stumptown-infused gospel-rap of local act Beautiful Eulogy in today’s New Music Monday.

Make no mistake, Beautiful Eulogy is a very religious bunch — and they’re also one of the most innovative hip-hop acts in …

Pope Acknowledges “Gay Lobby” Within Vatican

By Nick Mattos, PQ Monthly

Holy smokes: the Pope has admitted the existence of a so-called “gay lobby” in the Roman Curia for the first time last week and is considering “what [Roman Catholic leaders] can do about it.”

The Associated Press …

Queer Heroes NW 2013: Rev. Austin Amerine and Rev. Rodney Page

Rev. Austin Amerine (left) and Rev. Rodney Page (right).

By Erin Rook, PQ Monthly

The second annual Queer Heroes NW, a collaboration between the Gay & Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest (GLAPN) and Q Center, recognizes local LGBTQ leaders based on nominations from community members. On June 5, …

Review: ‘Crooked’ at CoHo

Kayla Lian as Laney Waters (left) and Meghan Chambers as Maribel Purdy in “Crooked” at CoHo. Photo by Win Goodbody.

By Leela Ginelle, PQ Monthly

“Crooked” protagonist Laney has dystonia, a neurological movement disorder, that causes sustained muscle contractions, giving her the …