Best local albums of 2012

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5 of Portland’s best LGBTQ releases.

Johnny Mathis: A Legend Among Us

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The King of Christmas talks, cooks, and sings exclusively with Just Out.

Time Based Art Festival

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The seat of Portland’s avant-garde, PICA’s annual TBA Festival, returns for its 10th year.

Not Enough! Fest

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Not enough! encourages people in the diverse queer communities of Portland to collaborate and create New projects for a process-based experimental music-art-performance festival.

Weekend picks

Editor-in-Chief Alley Hector’s totally biased recommendations for the best stuff to do this weekend. All Weekend Latino Gay Pride Thursday Transit - Trans dance party at the Local Lounge. Joystick - Gayming at Ground Kontrol. Friday HomoDeluxe – Patio vibin’. Have a Heart On – Sexy Xmas in July. Lumbertwink - Keep Portland beard. BMP/GRND – 90s style [...]

Weekend picks

Editor-in-Chief Alley Hector’s totally biased recommendations for the best stuff to do this weekend.

Magic Mouth

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Local Portland band, Magic Mouth is featured on the July issue’s cover of Just Out. Photos taken by Horace Long

Portland Queer Music Fest

Ambitious but likeable and down to earth, Samuel Thomas embodies the Portland music geek perfectly. And he has been in a couple noise bands. But Thomas is more of a behind the scenes guy, spearheading the Portland Free Music Project, which aims to wikify the entirety of Portland’s musical history, and Genderf***ing Takeover, a party [...]

Win tickets to The Royalty

Soulful female led indie-pop band, The Royalty, has a retro influence ranging from the 1960′s rock and roll to 1970′s soul music, in the vein of Adele and Sleigh Bells. With an openly gay band member who is also a news anchor the quartet is as interesting personally as they are musically. The Royalty signed [...]

Keith Hennessy’s Crotch

Bodies, Identities, and Alternative Economies is a weekend of multi-disciplinary art and conversation that takes the work of Bay Area choreographer Keith Hennessy as a starting point and expands out in freewheeling, open discourse. It’s an update on the ancient sense of symposium for a pluralist culture. It welcomes all comers. It shifts away from the individual and embraces [...]