I came to Portland because it just wasn’t safe for me to be queer in the rural Oregon town I grew up in. My Dad actually bought me the bus ticket to get here, because he saw how depressed and terrified I was. Now I’m trying to find a place to live in Portland, and.. read more →

  Reid Vanderburgh is a retired therapist, living in Portland, Oregon. During his career as a therapist, he worked with over 450 clients, helping them answer the question, “How do I want to live my life?”, in the context of gender identity. He now works as a writer, educator, and consultant on issues pertaining to.. read more →

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 →

Usually when the Supreme Court decides not to hear a case, it means that important national questions go completely unanswered, but not so yesterday. When the Supreme Court opted not to rule on appeals from five states seeking prohibitions against same-sex marriage, their actions made such unions legal in those five states. Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah,.. read more →