by Aimee Genter-Gilmore, PQ Monthly
Friday, June 1
Drop-In at SMYRC. Open to youth ages 12-23 who identify as LGBTQ or queer. 4-9:00 p.m., SMYRC, 2406 NE Sandy #100, smyrc.org.
The PSU Queer Resource Center presents the Spoken Pride Open Mic as part of the QRC Pride celebration! Queer slam poets speak up, speak out! 5:30 p.m., PSU SMSU 338, pdx.edu/queer/pride.
Axis invites all men-loving-men to an open house and game night to kick off 2012 Pride. Participate in Safer Sex Trivia, win prizes, and get to know the fine folks at Pivot. 7:00 p.m., Pivot, 209 SW 4th, pivotpdx.org.
Saturday, June 2
Join Basic Rights Oregon for a Community Conversation in Astoria for a Majority for Marriage. Discuss BRO’s efforts for gay marriage and find out how you can get engaged in winning the freedom to marry in Oregon. 10:00 a.m.-Noon, Hip Fish Monthly, 1017 Marine Drive, Astoria, basicrights.org.
Are you ready for some (women’s) football? The Fighting Fillies host the Utah Jynx. 5:00 p.m., Milwaukie High School, 11300 SE 23rd Ave., Milwaukie, $5-10, fightingfillies.com.
Dress in your best 60s/70s-inspired threads, climb atop your glitter unicorn and ride it down to the Sugar Town Pride Month Kickoff Party! Join DJ Action Slacks in welcoming special guest DJ Beyondadoubt, while you pose it up in the photobooth by Leila Hofstein. 9:00 p.m., The Spare Room, NE 42nd and Alberta, 21+, $5.
Play it again Maricon! Portland’s favorite night for homos and their homeys invites you to “dance ta death” with DJs Moisti, Trans Fat, and iLL Camino. 10:00 p.m., The Eagle Portland, 835 N Lombard, 21+, facebook.com/maricon.saturday.
Sunday, June 3
The Oregon Bears take over the Eagle for a Bear Paw Beer Bust. Finish off your weekend with the scruffiest guys in town. 4-7:00 p.m., The Eagle Portland, 835 N Lombard, 21+, oregonbears.org.
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.
Superstar Divas Megashow. Honey Bea Hart, Bolivia Carmichaels, and Ginger Lee bring you diva realness every Sunday night! 8:00 p.m., CC Slaughters, 219 NW Davis, 21+, No cover, ccslaughterspdx.com/divas.
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.