Historic win across the country

"Polis will succeed Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper, who is term-limited from seeking the office again, and will defeat Republican gubernatorial nominee Walker Stapleton. Oregon Democratic Gov. Kate Brown, who identifies as bisexual, is already the first openly LGBT person to be elected governor. Former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey came out as gay before he stepped down from office in the early 2000s. Polis was one of several LGBT candidates who ran for governor this cycle, along with Brown in Oregon, Vermont Democrat Christine Hallquist, and Texas Democrat Lupe Valdez."

schedule 1 month ago

Portland City Protest Ordinance Set to City Council Agenda

The proposed ordinance grants Police Commissioner authority to restrict protests using a “time, place, and manner” criteria in response to recent repeated demonstrations by right-wing Vancouver based group Patriot Prayer and their interactions with counter-demonstrators.

schedule 4 months ago

“Trans Figured: My Journey From Boy to Girl to Woman to Man” by Brian Belovitch

Toward the end of this totally frank memoir, author Brian Belovitch says that if it wasn’t for the AIDS epidemic, his “story would be as common as salt.” Readers may find that arguably, since “Trans Figured” goes well beyond unique - Beware, though, that it’s going to put you through the wringer.

schedule 4 weeks ago

Portland City Protest Ordinance Set to City Council Agenda

Following Mayor Wheeler’s explanation for requesting the proposed ordinance to be put onto the City Council Agenda for discussion, the Council voted unanimously to discuss further.

schedule 4 weeks ago

UPDATE: Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler’s Protest Ordinance Fails

The Portland City Council morning sessions’ Agenda Item 1173, which sought to authorize the Police Commissioner and Mayor, Ted Wheeler, the authority to order what it described as “content-neutral time, place and manner regulations for demonstrations” failed today in a 2-3 vote.

schedule 3 weeks ago

GETTING A GREEN CARD THROUGH MY EMPLOYER

Is it possible to get a Green Card through my employer? Yes. There is a process by which an employer can sponsor an employee to obtain a Green Card. That process is called the “Labor Certification Process.”

schedule 5 days ago