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If you listen to NPR / PRI in the U.S., you already know Jian Ghomeshi as an award-winning broadcaster, writer, musician, producer and host of the multimedia phenomenon known simply as “Q” — or as The Washington Post calls it, “the most popular new arts and culture radio show in America”. If you are Canadian,.. read more →

(Originally Published on The Huffington Post on 4/21/2014) In my role as a queer activist, I am privileged that I get to do a lot of work with Q Center, which operates both the LGBTQ Community Center and the Sexual and Gender Minority Youth Resource Center (SMYRC) in Portland. This past year in my work.. read more →

***Editor’s Note:  This is a QBlog guest post by Buster Ross*** The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides the following definition of recovery:  Recovery is a process of change throughout which an individual achieves abstinence and improved health, wellness, and quality of life according to the The World Health Organization provides the following definition.. read more →

On Sunday May 4th, *eRa* at Q Center will be co-hosting one of Portland’s popular Death Café’s. These café style events are opportunities, as the organizers have succinctly stated, “to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their precious and finite lives.” Earlier in April, I spoke with.. read more →

Here in Oregon we’re days away from a marriage equality ruling and we’re waiting with bated breath… but should we be? In January a federal Judge in Eugene consolidated two lawsuits that are challenging Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage. With the consolidation of these cases, U.S. District Judge Michael J. McShane will be issuing a.. read more →

On Sunday May 4th, *eRa* at Q Center will be hosting one of Portland’s popular Death Café’s. These café style events are opportunities, as the organizers have succinctly stated, “to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their precious and finite lives.” Adapted from the Swiss Café Mortels,.. read more →

Tret Fure (pronounced fury) has been a star in the constellation of American female singer/songwriters since the 1970’s. She’s seen the musical manifestation of the women’s movement from the days of Fanny, one of the first all-female rock bands, through to the days of Olivia Records – a collective created to produce and distribute women’s.. read more →

We here at QBlog are constantly combing through emails, websites, and press releases, and today we uncovered a project confidently named “Dear Asshole.” Much like The Portland Mercury’s “I, Anonymous”, “Dear Asshole” solely focuses on stress relief by expression of feelings, more specifically, frustrated feelings. The fact of the matter is that sometimes people just.. read more →