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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 →

I just got back from San Francisco, where I attended the US Journal’s Behavioral Health Conference and presented on the topic of “Sexual Health as an Ally” ­– more on that later. My fathers flew in from Santa Fe for the weekend. The last time we’d seen each other was at their wedding last year.. read more →

For some people, the thought of challenging systematic LGBTQ oppression is overwhelming and the task seems impregnable. There are so many issues that need addressing, reforms that need to take place and people to be helped, it can seem like jumping down a philosophical and activist rabbit hole. It begs the question of how much.. read more →

Please join us on Wednesday, August 27th, from 11:45am-1:00pm for the Sexual Health Series at Q Center Noah “Hibiscus” Eaton, co-organizer & diversity ambassador for Sex-Positive World and a genderqueer model, will present a talk on Neurodiversity and Sex. RSVP at http://hazelden.org/lgbtq   It’s an old joke among sex educators: “I’m sexually sophisticated; he’s promiscuous;.. read more →

We have covered out musician Eric Himan on QBlog before, but this sensitive dreamboat singer/songwriter is on tour again and coming back to Portland on Sunday, August 24th for an intimate show down the street from QBlog HQ at Mississippi Pizza’s pub! (Click HERE for tickets and tour info.) I caught up with Eric this.. read more →