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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 →

This past week I had the pleasure of interviewing Cascade AIDS Project‘s new Executive Director, Tyler Termeer, who is just now in his second full week in Portland. Many of you may have already met Tyler during Pride week, but if you haven’t, I encourage you to attend CAP’s official welcome reception for him on Thursday,.. read more →

 Alabaster walls, settees that mimic clouds, lighting so dim that you can’t see anything at all. Ear drums mutilated by music. Air filled with the musk of liquor-infused sweat. Eyes burning from dripping salt, people bumping into every hump. Yet your slouchy speech swears to the highest point that you’re having fun. It’s an absolute.. read more →

  I had the good fortune of meeting David Robinson a few weeks ago when I received an invitation to meet with two visiting Ugandan activists, who were in Portland for the screening of “Call Me Kuchu” – a documentary about LGBTQ life in Uganda in the build up of the eventual, and since repeal,.. read more →