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Queerama Is Like One Long Music Video Made Up of 100 Years of Queer Media

by Katie Herzog “Contrary to popular opinion, most homosexuals don’t look any different from anyone else.” Thus begins Queerama, an...
The Stranger  |  06-13-2018  |  Slog

A Minneapolis Cannabis Sting That Targeted Minorities Has Been Reversed

by Josh Jardine Hennepin Avenue Bridge in Minneapolis, where a sting targeting low-level cannabis sales was started and quickly ended...
The Stranger  |  06-13-2018  |  Slog

I Saw You Die

by Anonymous Your body was perfectly still; motionless on a downtown sidewalk on a bright, sunny day. I tried to...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Don't Miss the Hilarious I, Anonymous Show... TONIGHT!

by Wm. Steven Humphrey For those who love crazy rants, sexy secrets, and laughing your guts out... have we got...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

I Saw You: Shots Fired

You and your weak cohorts rolled up at the corner of San Carlos and Third streets and chose to unload...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  06-13-2018  |  Activate

Tonight's Vote Decides the Future of Kenton Women's Village

by Alex Zielinski Meg Nanna Kenton Women's Village—the collection of 14 tiny homes in a city-owned industrial lot a block...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Your Ultimate Guide to Where To Eat & Drink in Seattle For Father's Day 2018

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Ethan Stowell’s Goldfinch Tavern will serve a luxe Wagyu steak dinner this Father’s Day...
The Stranger  |  06-13-2018  |  Slog

Retroactive blessings

Sexy texting does not equal micro-infidelities. Drunken booty-calls are to be avoided. And even more advice this week in Savage...
Isthmus  |  06-13-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

The Lavender Flu's Sophomore Album Is More Focused (Though Still Chaotic)

by Chris Stamm Recorded over five years with a rotating cast of collaborators, the Lavender Flu’s sidewinding 2016 debut Heavy...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

New Red Tape for the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program

by Josh Jardine OPENRANGESTOCK/GETTY IMAGESJuly 1 marks the third anniversary of the enactment of Measure 91, AKA why you can...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Light in the Attic’s Collection of Unreleased Zuider Zee Tracks Gives the Memphis Band Its Due

by Ned Lannamann There are plenty of good reasons why the Memphis-based rock band Zuider Zee never hit it big...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Janelle Monáe's New Album Dirty Computer Is a Defiant Celebration of Marginalized Identities

by Jenni Moore Juco When singer, actress, and musical visionary Janelle Monáe dropped her third studio album Dirty Computer in...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Watch a “Father, Anarchist, Veteran” Address the Seattle City Council as “Bootlickers” While Quoting Marx

You gotta see this. by Steven Hsieh "I’m a father, I’m a veteran and I’m an anarchist. Those are three...
The Stranger  |  06-13-2018  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: Seattle Caves to Amazon, Trump Gets Played by Kim, and It's Official: You Can't Afford Your Apartment

by Wm. Steven Humphrey "Deal maker" Trump gives Kim exactly what he wanted. Handout / Getty Images News Stay up...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Things to Do Wednesday

9 Things to Do for June 13 by Mercury Things to Do Staff The I, Anonymous Show If you haven’t...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Seattle Will Host Some 2026 World Cup Games, 47 Washingtonians Arrested In Child-Sex Images Bust

The raccoon the world is obsessed with, Michael Cohen seems kinda screwed, did Seattle violate open meeting laws? by Nathalie...
The Stranger  |  06-13-2018  |  Slog

Wage Wars

by Gus Bova @bova_gus June 13, 2018 For seven years, Paola Hernandez cleaned a city-run health clinic on Houston’s Northside...
The Texas Observer  |  06-13-2018  |  La Linea

The 28 Best Films to Catch in Portland Theaters This Week: June 15-21

Starring Pee-Wee, the Ghostbusters, and the Muppet Babies! by Mercury Things to Do Staff ★ MEANS WE RECOMMEND IT. Theater...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Letters to the Editor

“Your newspaper is a constant regurgitation of crap.” THE STENCH OF DEATH RE: “I Smelled Portland’s (Maybe) Corpse Flower” [Blogtown,...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Enchantment (and Occasional Bummer) of Old Wine

Old wine, expectations, and one big disappointment by MJ Skegg In 1934 Adolf Hitler met Benito Mussolini for the first...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Sexual Abuse Victims Push PSU to Complete Investigation into Student’s Conduct

Sexual abuse victims push PSU to complete investigation into student’s conduct. by Alex Zielinski Tess Carter is getting impatient. In...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Savage Love

Retroactive blessings. by Dan Savage Without snooping, I came across texts between my wife “Mary” and a guy “Jeremy” of...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

In the Midst of a Crisis, Metro Takes on Affordable Housing

Will Voters Support the First-Ever Regional Affordable Housing Bond? by Alex Zielinski Forty-eight thousand. According to recent data, that’s the...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Queer Comedy in Portland is Thriving and Hilarious

A guide to getting into Portland’s queer comedy scene. by Suzette Smith One dark and particularly politically disheartening night—one of...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Weekend Gender Bender

A Guide to Portland’s Queer Fashion by Bryce Black With legal marriage and LGBTQ culture hitting the mainstream, so much...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

A Two-Spirit City

A queer Indigenous guide to putting down roots in Portland. by AJ Earl When I first arrived in Portland in...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

An Introvert’s Guide to Pride

Introverts needn’t feel ashamed during Pride. by D Martin Austin It’s once again that colorful and wonderful time of year...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Saying Hello to Summer with Portland Flea

by Marissa Sullivan Another Memorial Day weekend has come and gone, and if we lived in the 1930s, we’d be...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The 13 Best Ways to Make a Difference in Portland this Week: June 13-19

Resistance events for the week of June 13-19. by Emilly Prado WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13 Chuck It for Charity Are you...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

A Playlist for Pride

Songs from the queer artists who’re ruling Portland’s music scenes. by Ciara Dolan If you’re new here and you’re queer,...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

This Week’s Featured I, Anonymous!

“A birthday card breakup? Seriously?” by Anonymous It was the Friday before my birthday, and I got home to find...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The 13 Best Concerts to See in Portland This Week: June 13-19

From Janelle Monáe to Reptaliens. WEDNESDAY 6/13 JANELLE MONÁE, ST. BEAUTY (Edgefield, 2126 SW Halsey, Troutdale) Janelle Monáe is the pop-star...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Portland Pride Things to Do

Your big, queer mega-calendar to all things Pride! by Andrew Jankowski Starred events = super-duper awesome! Unless otherwise noted, events...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Waterfront Pride Mainstage Events

All the Performances, All the Pride! by Wm. Steven Humphrey There’s loads of fun to be had at the Waterfront...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Quick! Get Your Tickets Now for the Best of HUMP!

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Everyone loves HUMP! (AKA America’s sweetest homegrown porn festival). But what if you made the disappointing...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

One Day at a Time

Good luck, Class of 2018! by Ann Romano MONDAY, JUNE 4 Welcome back to One Day at a Time, darlings—your...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Canard Brings Out the Kid In You

Choose your own anytime-adventure from foie gras, French toast, oysters and more. by Andrea Damewood The hardest part of being...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

In Other News

The Future of Brick Buildings! County Sues Trump! by Mercury Staff Portland City Council will vote on a resolution Wednesday,...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Tails, Horns, & Horse Cocks

by D Martin Austin Though Memorial Day is most commonly associated with picnics, NASCAR, and day drinking, it is traditionally...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Best in LGBTQ+ Nightlife, Bars, Parties, Comedy, and More

by Andrew Jankowski Nightlife is central to LGBTQ+ history and experiences. Whether you’re new to Portland, visiting, or have lived...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

You’re New, You Need Help. Help Is Here.

Portland services for the LGBTQ+ community. by Kelly Kenoyer You’re new to town, and you know you need help. Fortunately,...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Chanti Darling's Light Disco for Dark Times

The Musician Discusses Being a Black Queer Artist in Portland by Jenni Moore It’s the first week of Pride month,...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

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More Gay Men Are Doing a Drug Named Tina

In cities on both coasts, the stimulant crystal methamphetamine has become the party/sex drug of choice among gay men. The drug, called "tina," is implicated in the spread of AIDS.
Creative Loafing (Tampa)  |  Eric Snider  |  04-27-2004  |  Science

Post-Pedro

David Bazan buries the Lion and re-examines his faith
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Chris Parker  |  11-03-2011  |  Profiles & Interviews

My Brief Encounter with Portland's Swinger Community

I find myself at the front door of a modest-sized home on a unseasonably warm night in late May, notebook in hand, ready to attend my first swinger party. After a knock, a cordial middle-aged couple who host about one party a month, open the front door and greet me. She is wearing a green visor with the phrase "Penis-Centric" written across the brim.
The Portland Mercury  |  Matthew Vollono  |  06-19-2009  |  Culture