Portland Gay Mens Chorus Celebrating 37 Years

By Shaley Howard, PQ Monthly

Last month the Portland Gay Men’s Chorus (PGMC) kicked off their 37th opening season with a titillating performing of Shameless: An Adult-Only Cabaret. As someone who’s known a little about the PGMC over the years but …

FINALLY: THE FIRST BLAZER PRIDE NIGHT!

By Shaley Howard, PQ Monthly

Portland queer basketball fans – the wait is over! Tuesday, November 15th the Portland Trailblazers are having their first every Blazer PRIDE Night – a night celebrating LGBTQ diversity and inclusion.

As native Portlander, as far back …

Daria – Straight Ally For The Queers!

By Shaley Howard for PQ Monthly

Over the years the LGBTQ community has experienced all kinds of institutionalized and public discrimination and violence. With this oppression often comes the inclination from within our community to bond together for protection and safety; …

STILL SINGING LOUD AND PROUD!

By Shaley Howard, PQ Monthly

The Portland Lesbian Choir (PLC) is celebrating their 30th anniversary this year and performed together with the Portland Gay Men’s Chorus (PGMC) in a concert called “The Miles Fly By” June 4th at Revolution Hall. Their …

A CONVERSATION WITH PUSSY RIOT AND STORM LARGE

By Shaley Howard, PQ Monthly

Russian punk band Pussy Riot is known for their outspoken resistance to President Vladimir Putin’s regime and infamous arrest for ‘hooliganism’ when they performed “Punk Prayer!” inside Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior in 2012, made …

SINGLISM: IT’S COMPLICATED

By Shaley Howard, PQ Monthly

‘You’re so pretty and smart – why are you single?’ or ‘Don’t worry, there’s someone out there for you”. There is an underlying prejudicial message of inferiority and otherness rooted in these words that people who …