By Aimee Genter-Gilmore, PQ Monthly
Through May 20
Q-Doc: Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival is the only festival in the U.S.–and only the second in the world–devoted exclusively to queer documentaries. This year’s festival promises filmmakers (and subjects) in attendance, and is always a good time! For more information and a full schedule, visit queerdocfest.org.
We Two Boys, a multi-layered dance duet between two men, captures the timeless journey of love, attraction, struggle, and surrender. This is the Portland premiere of We Two Boys, a labor of love for choreographer Meshi Chavez. 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 7:00 p.m. Sunday, Studio Two, 810 SE Belmont, $15, meshichavez.com.
Thursday, May 17
Of course, you really won’t want to miss the PQ May Press Party! This month we’ll have a fashion show, featuring vintage-inspired designer clothing from Reveille, vintage Southern cocktail looks from ReBelle’s, and fabulous fat fashion from Size Queen Clothing (along with makeup by Melody Awesomazing and Austin Tatious). If that isn’t enough for ya, Emerge is offering discounted spa services! Contact Emerge at 503-802-SKIN to pre-register. And as always, you’ll get the first look at the May isse and rub elbows with Portland’s “power gays.” 5-8:00 p.m., Red Cap Garage, 1035 SW Stark, 21+.
Friday, May 18
Homodeluxe is back, with rad jamz by Mr. Charming and Roy G Biv. Chill out on the big-ass patio, eat if you wanna, and ogle all the gay hotties. Dance if you wanna. Don’t if you don’t. 9:00 p.m., Saucebox, 214 SW Broadway, 21+, No cover!
Saturday, May 19
Daddies and Papas–a monthly group for gay, bisexual, and trans men raising young children–allows kids and dads to socialize, enjoy a good meal, and have some fun. 10:00 a.m.-Noon, Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi, For more information, email [email protected].
Tip of the Hat! It’s time for PABA’s annual scholarship brunch, with scholarships going to LGBTQ students, or children of LGBTQ families. 10:30 a.m., Ecotrust, 721 NW 9th, $45+, paba.com.
Are you ready for some (women’s) football? The Fighting Fillies host the Utah Blitz. 5:00 p.m., Milwaukie High School, 11300 SE 23rd Ave., Milwaukie, $5-10, fightingfillies.com. Portland’s other women’s full-contact football team, The Portland Shockwave hosts the Sacramento Sirens. 6:00 p.m., Hillsboro Stadium, 4450 NW 229th, Hillsboro, $5-10, portlandshockwave.com.
Why don’t you take a Gaycation? Think hot, sweaty, queer love on the dance floor (thanks to resident DJs Mr. Charming and Snowtiger) with special guests Roy G Biv and Jeau Breedlove. 9:00 p.m., Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 21+, $3 cover.
Sunday, May 20
Manifest Men’s Wellness Community Wanderlust Fitness Cycling Group. Explore Portland in this fitness ride for men looking for a moderate workout. 4:30 p.m., Meet at Whole Foods at NE 15th and Fremont, $3-15 non-Manifest members, manifestpdx.org.
Tranz Guyz, a discussion group for trans guys, intersex, genderqueer, or questioning people who were assigned female at birth, provides an environment that is welcoming and supportive for everyone to discuss issues important to them. 6-8:00 p.m., Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi, For more information, please email [email protected]
We want to have our calendar be the most extensive (and accurate) place for you to get information on queer events in town, but we need your help! If you would like to submit an event to our online calendar, you can now do it through this form on our web site. If you want to be included in our print edition of the calendar, send an e-mail to me at [email protected]. I make no guarantees that I will list your event in the print edition, but I will do my best.