Fat Fancy: fashion that’s fat as f*ck!

Pictured L to R: Elle Peters, Samantha L. Taylor (in a Beth Ditto original!), and Bee Thornton
By Samantha L. Taylor

When we think of queer businesses and queer business owners are we looking at the intersections? Do we bear in mind …

#somosOrlando – #ProudQueer


Editors Note: Orlando was a visceral tragedy, waves of grief, outrage, and fear rippling through our circles. We gathered we mourned, and we watched the media descend upon us without much grace or thoughtfulness.The PQ staff decided to use our …

Community Spotlight: Cristy C. Road

Samantha L. Taylor, Columnist, PQ Monthly


This is the first installment in a new series I’ve created called “Community Spotlight” where LGBTQ people will be featured for the rad work they do in our community.

This post puts the spotlight on Cristy …

In Portland, Black Femme Lives Matter

By Samantha L. Taylor, PQ Monthly


This interview is an opportunity for PQ Monthly readers to familiarize themselves with Black Lives Matter Portland (BLM PDX) through the hearts of two of it’s members. I invited Ebony Oldham a graduate student at Portland …

Cheers Queers! Holiday Celebrations & Sobriety

Samantha L. Taylor, PQ Monthly

My sober-versary is January 1. Next year, January 1st, 2016 will mark two years sober for me.


“I’d like to invite each of us to consider what it means to support our sober friends and family while …