Naked men clean house


New cleaning service, Cub Cleaners, puts a sexy spin on scrubbing the floor.

Comp 175 album raises money for Q Center


Compilation benefit features hometown favorites such as Magic Mouth, Atole, Kerry Hallett and more.

‘Coal to Diamonds’ a Beth Ditto memoir


The Gossip frontwoman opens up about her childhood, health struggles, and starting the band.

Conversion Therapy

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and the Beth Allen Law firm, of Portland, recently sent a complaint to two professional psychiatric associations urging them to investigate the unethical use of conversion therapy by a Portland psychiatrist. The SPLC also launched an online tool that informs users of conversion therapists near them and offers people [...]

New Release of The Gossip

The much-anticipated 5th studio release of dual Portlanders/Londoners The Gossip is finally here and it’s everything and more you expect from the trio behind 2006’s breakthrough release Standing in the Way of Control. A blend of soul, gospel, rock, funk, disco, and punk, Gossip is comprised of body positive vocalist Beth Ditto, guitarist Nathan Howdeshell, [...]

New Events Launch

Portland Pride means something different to everyone, whether it is a chance to showcase the community’s accomplishments or a chance for day-time drinking on Stark Street. But officially, in recent years, Pride has meant two things: the parade and the festival on the waterfront. That’s going to change this year. The nonprofit that runs the [...]

RIP Glenn Dugger

Portland recently lost one of its gay community leaders. Glenn Dugger was the original owner of Scandals, the bar he opened in 1979. He started the bar, one of three that he opened, with $500. It became a place that people with no other place to go could call home, which is what he wanted [...]

Attack Update

Paul Anthony Martinson, 39, still faces charges of assault, intimidation and criminal mischief in connection with an event on March 14 in downtown Portland outside the Silverado. Martinson is alleged to have assaulted a gay couple while making anti-gay slurs and then vandalizing their car. A few days later Martinson reached out via voice mail [...]

Obama & Marriage

President Obama became the first President to come out in support of same-sex marriage, when he spoke in support of of the freedom to marry on ABC’s Good Morning America in May. “Today’s announcement is historic and it is a pivotal moment for the freedom to marry in Oregon and the nation. We’ll want to [...]

Black Pride 2012

Portland Black Pride 2012 begins on June 6 with Queens of the Night, a hip hop and drag show at Local Lounge (NE MLK/Femont). The official kick off the next evening will feature DJ Common Denominator at the same venue. The Portland Black Pride Summit at Portland Community College-Cascade Campus ( 75 N. Killingsworth), on [...]