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Well, friends? Today is my last day as Editor-in-Chief of QBlog, having accepted a new position as Communications Director for Trillium Family Services, Oregon’s largest provider of mental and behavioral healthcare, which I will begin later this month. It has been so moving to build this community space with each of you during the course.. read more →

Yesterday actor/musician Daniel Franzese (Mean Girls, Bully, HBO’s Looking) and writer/director/actor Adrian Anchondo (of Beyonce spoof fame) released their genius new parody video, Please Go Home — a hysterical spin on Sam Smith‘s hit single from earlier this year, Stay With Me. The video has been making the rounds in all corners of the internet since then,.. read more →

GoLocalPDX is currently running a piece I’ve written titled “Why Oregon Needs to End Reparative Therapy for Homosexuality”. Over the last few months I’ve been contributing to Queer Voices on a variety of topics related to the ongoing Sexual Health Series presented by a group of local organizations that happens on the last Wednesday of.. read more →

OUTsider, an innovative new LGBT multi-arts festival coming to Austin, Texas next year, has just unveiled a fabulous, completely demented Indiegogo campaign/web series to fund the festival. The campaign will run the entire month of October, but these characters are destined to live on forever! The campaign, which launched this week (on Tuesday, September 30th).. read more →

If you’re lucky, you really can’t definitively pinpoint the “worst day of your life.” Apparently, I’m not all that lucky, because I can. It was Friday, July 13, 2012 – the day my husband of 3 years was diagnosed with Stage 4 esophageal cancer. It was terminal. There is no Stage 5. For a lot.. read more →

Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Q Center, and Sex-Positive World present the Sexual Health Series. Co-sponsored by Basic Rights Oregon I’ve had the pleasure of attending some of Charlie Glickman’s workshops in the past, as well as just regularly encountering his presence and work in the field sexuality. Whether he is lecturing on Gender is a.. read more →

Gustavo Montaña is a director, cinematographer, psychologist, and musician from Cali, Colombia, now living in Columbia, South Carolina. He’s won numerous awards for his music videos and short films, and he’ll be in Portland in November when his most recent project Las Libres: The Story Continues screens at the Clinton Street Theater. Las Libres is a.. read more →

From an early age, I was fixated on clothing. I was often found slipping away from family gatherings to change into my third or fourth ensemble of the day, usually some pairing of turtle neck and leggings, thanks to the fashions of the 90’s, but sometimes also my Little Mermaid swimsuit or blue gingham dress.. read more →