President Obama’s Official Portrait Revealed

In addition to this image breaking so many artistic norms we associate with presidential portraits, there’s the artist. Kehinde Wiley is a California native of African-American descent who also identifies as gay.

by Sebastian Fortino
schedule 5 days ago

Tender Table Puts PoCs Front and Center

Specifically, Tender Table zeroes in on centering women of color (WoC) and gender nonconforming people of color (GNPoC) through storytelling and food sharing. “Tender Table as a series encourages centering us in the conversation,” says Stacey Tran, event organizer, writer and community activist.

by PQ Staff
schedule 5 days ago

Are The Academy Awards Still Relevant In 2018?

If you look at historical photos from the original event, all of those seated are white. It wouldn’t be until 1940 that a person of color won a major award. That was Hattie McDaniel, who won Best Supporting Actress in “Gone With the Wind.” (Of LGBTQ relevance, she is also known to have had relationships with women.) A milestone back then...

by Sebastian Fortino
schedule 5 days ago

Berlin 1936: Sixteen Days in August

By the end of the Olympics, Hitler “is already determined to go to war.” It may seem trite to say that “Berlin 1936” reads like a novel, but it does just that. It’s nonfiction that reads like a horror story, with a swirl of unaware and innocent victims, ruthless killers, and a stunning, invisible stream of ice just beneath its surface.

by PQ Staff
schedule 1 week ago

State of the State: Gov. Kate Brown Answers Questions Important to LGBT+ Oregonians

PQ Monthly had an opportunity to ask Gov. Brown a few additional questions concerning LBTQ+ equality, healthcare, DACA and Dreamers and addiction recovery progress in Oregon.

by PQ Staff
schedule 1 week ago

Tony Moran and Kimberly Davis are Back in the Mix With “You’re Good For Me"

Twice Grammy-nominated music producer Tony Moran, together with Kimberly Davis and lyricist Mike Greenly, are following up their #1 smash from this summer, “My Fire”, with a brand new collaboration, “You’re Good For Me”. It’s an empowering track for the spring season of love just ahead -- blending dance with R&B for an urban pop record celebrating those very important people who bless our lives. It also reminds anyone waiting for love that their special someone is out there. 

by PQ Staff
schedule 1 week ago

Welcome to Proud Queer Seattle

by Melanie Davis
schedule 4 days ago

Kimbra Shares Official Video For New Track "Human"

Two-time GRAMMY® Award-winning, critically acclaimed New Zealand songstress Kimbra has shared the official video for her new track, "Human," off her forthcoming studio album, Primal Heart.

by PQ Staff
schedule 4 weeks ago