Where Are All the Butches?

It seems there aren’t as many self-identifying butch lesbians around nowadays, but instead of focusing on “where they’ve gone,” maybe we should reexamine our notions of a butch/femme dichotomy.


The National Gay and Lesbian Journalist Association hosted its 2017 LGBT Media Journalists Convening in Orlando, Florida last month.

Portland’s Queer Film Fest Returns!

While You Weren’t Looking

Fourth Man Out

By Daniel Borgen, PQ Monthly

Each and every year, we eagerly await Portland’s Queer Film Festival—formerly the Gay and Lesbian Film Fest—and our love is twofold: it’s one part seeing queers of all stripes lined up and wrapped around …

“Tangerine”: A New Kind of Trans Movie

By Leela Ginelle, PQ Monthly

I was in college when I first saw, and was stunned by, My Own Private Idaho. For days I tried to understand what was so different about it. It wasn’t simply the visuals, which were stunning, …

Trans People Were Never Cis

Leela G. ID Check

By Leela Ginelle, PQ Monthly

There’s a trope present in certain lesbian feminist circles, aimed at discrediting trans women, which claims we, as a group, prior to transitioning, enjoyed “male privilege.” Those who argue this often claim that we bring “residual …