HumpDay Calendar, for the Weekend of April 20th through 22nd

Please email sebastian@proudqueer.com the Sunday before, if you have any weekend events you'd like to see promoted!

by Sebastian Fortino
schedule 1 week ago

Man/Woman at the Oregon Ballet Theatre

Adapted from a Press Release from Oregon Ballet Theatre.

by Sebastian Fortino
schedule 2 weeks ago

I’m From Driftwood: Celebrating Nine Years of Coming Out Stories

They try to go back to the communities from whence the stories came after they cut and edit the video. Once they go back they present the films in a venue, and engage in live storytelling.

by Sebastian Fortino
schedule 4 weeks ago

Gay Gardens: A Visit to Hortlandia

Gay Gardens' own Dan Lynch visits Hortlandia, the largest gardening expo in the city! Hurry, the event ends today!

by PQ Staff
schedule 1 week ago

Shannon Scott: Local Women Making History

In honor of National Women's History Month, we're featuring profiles of local women by Proud Queer Portland contributor Shaley Howard. If you have anyone whom you think should be profiled message sebastian@proudqueer.com and we'll see what we can do.

by PQ Staff
schedule 3 weeks ago

Gay Gardens: All Tree, All Shade

Welcome to Gay Gardens Portland! Mother wanted me to come out in a kimono..so .we had quite a fight.

by PQ Staff
schedule 2 weeks ago

The Trauma Cleaner: One Woman’s Extraordinary Life in the Business of Death, Decay, and Disaster

"The woman didn’t seem very old, but it was really hard to tell. She wouldn’t let anyone past her screen door – as if the stench wasn’t enough to keep most people away."

by Sebastian Fortino
schedule 2 weeks ago

"Boys Keep Swinging: A Memoir," by Jake Shears

These were things we dealt with in that window of time. We were accepted, but at arm’s length. Parents had to grow into their role as parents of grown-up, decision making, gay children.

by Sebastian Fortino
schedule 4 weeks ago

PDX Kink Fest is This Weekend

Play safe, have fun, and get your kink on!

by Sebastian Fortino
schedule 3 weeks ago

Grindr in the Vatican

"My original intent was to write a story about Grindr in the Vatican, but once I got to Rome and started doing research on my story, the scope expanded a bit."

by PQ Staff
schedule 1 week ago

HumpDay Calendar, April 13th through 15th

If you have any weekend events you'd like to see promoted, email sebastian@proudqueer.com by the Sunday before your event!

by Sebastian Fortino
schedule 2 weeks ago

Christian Burgess of Portland Queers & Craft Beers

An ongoing series, if you represent or belong to a local queer MeetUp, contact sebastian@proudqueer.com for a possible interview & featured story.

by Sebastian Fortino
schedule 2 weeks ago

Welcome to Gay Gardens

The title for a Portland gay garden column was easy:  “Gay Gardens.”

by PQ Staff
schedule 3 weeks ago

God Bless the Queens

The Liberty Belles Save America Tour

by Sebastian Fortino
schedule 3 weeks ago

Testify Gets a New Home

In the gay community, word-of-mouth is sometimes still the best way to do things. One of the bartenders at CC Slaughter’s overheard Campbell Starr mention she was looking for a new home for Testify.

by Sebastian Fortino
schedule 1 month ago

Allen Cole Bringing Back Mr/Miss HIV Awareness Pageant for 2018

Are you a talented performer, and charitable member of the LGBTQ community? Consider entering the competition to be crowned Miss or Mister HIV Awareness 2018.

by Sebastian Fortino
schedule 3 weeks ago

HumpDay Calendar, March 30th through April 1st

Please email any upcoming events to sebastian@proudqueer.com by the Tuesday preceding your event! We'll do our best to share....

by Sebastian Fortino
schedule 4 weeks ago

The Portland Lumberjacks, Destination Amsterdam

I started playing rugby in college. So it's been 13 years now. This is my fourth team now, after playing for teams in New York, Boston, and London. -- Daniel Bund

by Sebastian Fortino
schedule 2 weeks ago

Would You Rather? A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out

Sometimes funny, sometimes self-depreciatingly cringe-worthy, “Would You Rather?” is a refreshing change over the I’ve-known-since-I-was-a-child LGBTQ memoirs.

by PQ Staff
schedule 4 weeks ago

The Rosebud & Thorn Pageant

Teenagers are naturally curious beings. Not providing safe queer spaces for them to create, discover and find themselves will drive them to do it elsewhere. Safe underage queer spaces are important. All queer spaces are important.

by Sebastian Fortino
schedule 5 days ago

Cascade AIDS Project Annual Auction

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the CAP Art Auction & After Party

by Sebastian Fortino
schedule 3 days ago

HumpDay Calendar, for the Weekend of April 6th through 8th

Anything you'd like to see promoted? Email sebastian@proudqueer.com and we'll get you in!

by Sebastian Fortino
schedule 3 weeks ago

HumpDay Calendar for the Weekend of April 27th through 29th

Please email sebastian@proudqueer.com the Monday prior to your event if you wish to see it in the HumpDay Calendar!

by Sebastian Fortino
schedule 1 day ago

Perspective Piece: Safe Spaces in the Revolution

“We are all wrong, right now, in the future.” – JillisBlack

by PQ Staff
schedule 3 days ago

The Dating Profiles

“Tinder can be the most magical thing on the planet, as long as you don’t have an expectation for it."

by Sebastian Fortino
schedule 2 weeks ago

Make Sure to See Oregon Ballet's Latest Production

"Dance, particularly classical ballet, is often extremely rigid in regards to gender roles: the ballerina is in front, ethereal, delicate--a princess or a swan or some other other-worldly creature, the danseur stands behind the ballerina, strong, restrained, & above all masculine," Kevin Irving, Artistic Director, Oregon Ballet Theatre.

by Sebastian Fortino
schedule 1 week ago

Gay Gardens: How to Irrigate with Dripline.

Today's Word is Moist.

by PQ Staff
schedule 5 days ago