You’re weekend picks for queer Portland [...]
For those of us no longer ensconced in the world of academia but who want the opportunity to have thought-provoking discussions on gender and sexuality the annual Lewis and Clark Gender Studies Symposium is the perfect opportunity. This three day exploration, now in its 31st year (whoa, that’s a long time, longer than I’ve been alive) takes place this Wednesday through Friday. (Complete schedule linked below)
The 2012 theme [...]
'Austin Unbound' screens Sunday at the Hollywood Theatre
The first documentary about a deaf transperson is also locally made, with opening shots of iconic Portland landmarks easing you into the voiceless 45 minute feature. In what seems like a very collaborative process from Greensoda Studios Austin Unbound follows protagonist Austin, as well as his friends and family, in his journey through top surgery in 2004-2005. It screens this Sunday [...]
Sgt. Lynn Benton
Police officer Lynn Benton has some soap-worthy headlines attached to his name. The FTM Gladstone sergeant has been implicated in the 2011 murder of his wife Deborah Higbee-Benton, but these are not the allegations for which he was recently fired.
Benton was fired last December following a memorandum (PDF) issued by Gladstone police chief Jim Pryde. This memo has just surfaced, thanks to an appeal The [...]
Trans Bodies, Trans Selves – a Transgender Resource Guide – is hosting a Community Involvement Forum in Portland tomorrow, January 29th, to ensure all voices are represented in this revolutionary book project.
Trans Bodies, Trans Selves is a groundbreaking resource guide in-progress, being written by and for trans people. Chapters range from identities to understanding legal and medical systems, to relationships and sexuality, to youth, activism, and gender theory, this [...]
Boy Funk makes his Portland debut at Blow Pony
Note: The previously listed SistaFist/Magic Mouth show was listed incorrectly as this Thursday. It’s actually next Thursday, which we didn’t find out until this week. qPDX regrets the error.
Feminist Agenda launch party – Feminist Agenda has quietly been creeping onto the scene for about 3 or 4 months now but they’ve finally decided this is the time for [...]
These are the parts of qPDX.com that piqued the most interest and caused the most kerfuffle. [...]
When you mix queer drama and local politics what do you get? Some pretty interesting news for a city that keeps it weird. [...]
This year we introduce a best of stage category running down some of our favs in theater, dance, drag and performance art. [...]
Have a gay Thanksgiving with this rainbow turkey and be thankful I didn't choose the image of the naked bear as meaty centerpiece
Riot Wednesdays present Riot: Rewind – DJ Rhienna keeps it real with cross colors early 90s hip hop style so you can go into the holiday season with a fond memories of Christmas music and fashion wishes past.
Portland’s young crowd from across the [...]