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By Aimee Genter-Gilmore, PQ Monthly

 

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Mayor Sam Adams in the 2012 Portland Pride Parade. Photo by Chris Alvarez / PQ Monthly.

 

Suffering from the post-Pride blues? Still finding feathers in embarrassing places? Can’t get the glitter out from under your fingernails? Why not keep the Pride going strong by trying out one of the activities or groups you learned about last weekend?

 

Thursday, June 21

Bites For Rights! A day when restaurants, coffee shops, bars and bakeries around the state will donate a generous percentage of their day’s proceeds to Basic Rights Oregon. Feast to promote fairness for all LGBT Oregonians! For a full list of participating businesses, visit basicrights.org/events/bites-for-rights.

Adoption Mosaic hosts a monthly LGBTQ Adoptive Parent Support Group, offering the support, information, and tools necessary to nurture healthy families to prospective and current LGBTQ adoptive parents. 6:00 p.m., Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi, adoptionmosaic.org.

FTM Peer Support Group. 7-9:00 p.m., Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi, for more information e-mail emangray12@gmail.com.

 

Friday, June 22

Drop-In at SMYRC. LGBTQ youth are welcome to come hang out, play games, eat food, and meet cool people. 4-9:00 p.m., SMYRC, 2406 NE Sandy #100, smyrc.org.

Pivot hosts Film Friday. This week’s film: After Stonewall (1999). 5:00 p.m., Pivot, 209 SW 4th, pivotpdx.org.

MTF Peer Support Group. 7-9:00 p.m., Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi, for more information e-mail phyllicia99@gmail.com.

The Oregon Bears migrate to Embers for a Double X Dance, the scruffiest night in town! 9:00 p.m., Embers Avenue, 110 NW Broadway, 21+, oregonbears.org.

 

Saturday, June 23

Join the Portland Frontrunners for their weekly Waterfront Run. Meet underneath the Marquam Bridge on the Eastbank Esplanade. 9:00 a.m., SE Main and Water Street, portlandfrontrunners.org.

QPoP! (Queer Parents of Portland), a monthly social and support group for queer parents across the spectrum, meets to embrace community and provide the support of other queer parents. It is also an opportunity for our young ones to meet other young ones and play. Light snacks will be provided, but feel free to bring snacks to share. 10:00 a.m.-Noon, Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi.

The Dill Pickle Club presents The Oh So (Queer) History of Portland, a walking tour of our city’s past and present queer culture. Pre-registration required! 11:00 a.m., $10, dillpickleclub.org.

55+/- is a lesbian social group made up of mature women who just want to have fun and network! 12:30 p.m., Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi, for more information email nanb@peoplepc.com.

Drop-In at SMYRC. LGBTQ youth are welcome to come hang out, play games, eat food, and meet cool people. 4-9:00 p.m., SMYRC, 2406 NE Sandy #100, smyrc.org.

Come out to the Alder Street Hoedown, the way fabulous LGBTQ country dance! 8:00 p.m. lessons, 9:00 p.m. dance, PPAA 1709 NE 70th, $7-10, facebook.com/alderstreethoedown.

Revolution Saturdays! CC’s sets out to prove that the revolution WILL have a beat you can dance to. 9:00 p.m., CC Slaughter’s, 219 NW Davis, 21+, No cover!

 

Sunday, June 24

Queer Feminist Theory Reading Group. 4:00 p.m., Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi, for more information e-mail emi@eminism.org.

The Trans-spiritual Gathering offers the transgender/intersexed/queer/two-spirit/gender-queer population and allies an opportunity to enter into dialogue investigating the intersection of gender and spiritual journeys. 4-7:00 p.m., In Other Words, 14 NE Killingsworth, inotherwords.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.

Femmes Unite! Meet other queer femmes, talk, eat, organize, relax in the “comfort where we overlap” and find strength in differences. Please bring food you can eat and a bit more to share. 6-8:00 p.m., Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi.

Tranz Guyz Discussion Group addresses topics like coming out, hormones, “passing,” dating and relationships, family issues, and sex. 6:00 p.m., Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi.

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 siteIf you want to be included in our print edition of the calendar, send an e-mail to me at calendar@pqmonthly.com. I make no guarantees that I will list your event in the print edition, but I will do my best.

 

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