Portland LGBTQ+ Events for the Weekend of Friday, August 3rd to Sunday, August 5th.

ProudQueer has you covered for this weekend! Check in on Sunday for events for the week of Monday, August 6th through Thursday, August 9th. We'll have your next Weekend Calendar comin' at you on Wednesday, August 8th!

by Sebastian Fortino
schedule 2 weeks ago

An Interview with Miss Gay Oregon Eliyah Nicole XLVI of The Imperial Sovereign Rose Court of Oregon

PQ sat down with Miss Gay Oregon XLVI of The Imperial Sovereign Rose Court of Oregon to learn about her pageant experience and what she intends to stand for whilst wearing her crown! Congratulations.

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Figures & Landscapes: New Work by Welder Ramiro Vasquez at Local Lounge

About a dozen pieces show two sides of his art: there is a certain lyrical rawness in his line drawings. Yet, there is a highly refined, painterly quality in his finished work. He is at once developing and succesfully mastering his craft. A female nude has a textured, lyrical quality. The actual surface of the painting seems composed of many diaphonous layers. Much like the way pottery is glazed.

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The 10th Annual Gay Games, Paris 2018

"So to me, the gay games represents a life time of practice and dedication to a sport that has given me almost everything I am. The fact that it is a LGBTQ+ community event only makes it that much more special to me. I will be meeting hundreds of people who share the same passion and dedication..." -- Michael Wheeler.

by Sebastian Fortino
schedule 2 weeks ago

Summer Grilling Tips

With summer in full swing, family and friends will certainly be planning many barbecue get togethers. And, given our warm Septembers this tips will carry beyond Labor Day!

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Three from Spain, One from Brazil

While Portlanders love to take their summer days outdoors, we’ll soon be cuddling up with the pets or loved ones in front of the fireplace. Many of us reading. Or, perhaps more than we care to admit, binge watching a new series on our tablets, laptops, or phones. Maybe even, Labor Day is good for these selections?

schedule 1 day ago

PQ Calendar from Thursday, August 16th through Wednesday, August 22nd

Party down, in one of the last weeks of (official) summer...

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AIDS Walk Portland: Why I Walk

As an activist, I see the power in thousands of people coming together for this cause. AIDS Walk was formed 32 years ago as a way to amplify our message in a time when our government would not listen, and unfortunately despite how far we've come, that need is still strong today. The President's Council on HIV & AIDS is disbanded, there have been rumors of cuts to Ryan White funding, and those living with HIV are experiencing discrimination and uncertainty about their healthcare coverage.

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Portland Parks & Recreation partners for the WALK with Refugees and Immigrants: Sunday, August 19, 2018

Held in partnership with Sunday Parkways and 68 community organizations, the WALK’s aim is to celebrate Portland’s compassionate, generous and welcoming spirit towards refugees & immigrants and, their presence. -- adapted from a press release issued by Portland Parks & Recreation on August 17th, 2018

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Orfeo ed Euridice: Portland Opera's Finale for the 2018 Scene

Revisit one of the oldest stories ever told in this mythological journey.

by Sebastian Fortino
schedule 2 weeks ago

Developing Story: Queer Portland Couple Feeling the Aftermath of Recent Harassment

“The same officer told us dealing without our situation was not a priority. He even went on to say my being vocal and angry could damage my case,” Dragoon said indignantly. “Basically, if I was hiding and afraid that looks more convincing than if I was being vocal and angry.” -- Wendy Blitz Dragoon

by Sebastian Fortino
schedule 1 month ago

“And Then We Danced: A Voyage into the Groove” by Henry Alford

"Dance, he says, is a “universal language.” If you suddenly found yourself in Siberia and you began dancing, nobody would mistake what you were doing. It’s an art, yes – but it’s so much more." -- Terri Schlichenmeyer

by Sebastian Fortino
schedule 1 month ago

Gay Gardens: Madonna Loathes Hydrangeas.  But You Don’t Have To.

"There are a large variety of cultivars available, and quite a few of them are double (several rows of petals), leading to a much more complex flower structure than you typically get with a mophead.  The single variety ‘Munchkin’ is great because it’s reliably dwarfish, for places where you want a smaller plant, but my favorite in the heavily double ‘Snowflake.’" -- Dan Lynch, GayGardensPDX on Instagram,

by PQ Staff
schedule 1 month ago

Come Celebrate the Willamette River at Big Float 8

"For the past eight years the event has functioned as a fundraiser for HAP. He explained the event generates only a modest profit most years, for their volunteer organizations. Instead, the benefit from the event is to foster a connection between the community to the river. He calls it “a grassroots movement of people who want to relate differently with our river.” -- Willie Levenson

by Sebastian Fortino
schedule 1 month ago

Nude Sunbather Detained in Mission Dolores Park

Nudity in public, before then was not taboo in San Francisco. Cops in San Francisco seemingly ignore people smoking weed in public. Surely, they wouldn’t enforce some silly nudity law. Right? The man in question wasn’t an issue. He wasn’t bothering anyone. But, he was bothering someone and was labeled an inconvenience.

by Sebastian Fortino
schedule 2 weeks ago

“Blame It On Bianca Del Rio: The Expert on Nothing with an Opinion on Everything” by Bianca Del Rio

Some of the problems here may be yours, though, and Del Rio offers “help” – first on health and grooming. This includes bad smells and what to do about them, rocking a bald look, dealing with serious illness, preparing yourself for a loved-one’s death, and looking one’s best (or lowering one’s standards). -- Terri Schlichenmeyer

by PQ Staff
schedule 1 month ago

“Calypso” by David Sedaris

by Sebastian Fortino
schedule 1 month ago

Bat’N Rouge: the Official Launch Event for AIDS Walk Portland Returns

“This year we selected the 90’s because of the interest millennials have from that particular era. A lot of remakes and reboots debuted this year, so it seemed like a great fit to have it be the theme this year,” said Williams. “Next year there’s rumor that the Rockford Peaches will make a debut.” -- Amy Williams, Director of Development at CAP.

by Sebastian Fortino
schedule 3 weeks ago

An Interview with Mister Gay Oregon of The Imperial Sovereign Rose Court of Oregon

Our current political and social atmosphere has, in my opinion, thrown us off course. We need to take Pride in ALL that we are: people of color, trans* people, people of age, people of varying sides of the gender spectrum, people living with disabilities, people with varying levels of income, people of faith, people living with and surviving HIV, etc. We are people." -- Fenix St. Cloud, Mr. Gay Oregon XLV

by Sebastian Fortino
schedule 1 month ago

“Coming Clean: My Life As A Nude House Cleaner” Comes to Portland

"Mechare acted as a nude housekeeper for about two years, from 2013 to 2015. He claims he never counted up a tally of clients although he says it was about 100 men. Interestingly, he did not go through an agency."

by Sebastian Fortino
schedule 1 month ago