Sports

Meet the Portland Coach Breaking Down Barriers on the Soccer Pitch

Best known for his viral coming-out video, Kaig Lightner reaches out to kids from low-income families and welcomes LGBTQ players—and his coaching extends beyond the field.

07/10/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Music

Perfume Genius Talks Fashion, Feminine Energy, and Touring Under Trump

We caught up with the chamber-pop sensation and style icon ahead of his Revolution Hall show.

07/06/2017 By Eden Dawn

HAPPENINGS

Fill Your Heart With Pride

Pride is upon us. Here are five excellent ways to celebrate our LGBTQA community this week.

06/15/2017 By Eden Dawn

Comedy

Portland Gets Its First-Ever Queer Comedy Festival

It's the first multiday fest in the country wholly dedicated to queer comics and their friends and fans.

06/12/2017 By Lisa Dunn

Health News

Senator Jeff Merkley Introduces the Equality Act of 2017

On May 2, Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley introduced Americans to the Equality Act. What is that? Who does it affect? What happens now?

05/10/2017 By Olivia Wickstrom

Everyday Activism

A Local Waxing Salon Is Raising Funds to Help Transgender Portlanders

Babe Wax’s WaxFund program provides gender-affirming waxing services to low-income transwomen and trans-feminine folks.

03/16/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Healthy Events

Have a Healthy, Happy March with These Local Wellness Events

Learn mindfulness techniques, meatless recipes, herbal remedies, wheel building skills, and ways to be a better transgender ally.

02/23/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Profile

Male? Female? Jamie Shupe Battles for a Third Option.

Portlander Jamie Shupe is the first person in the US to be legally recognized as nonbinary.

02/20/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Om Base

Q&A: Zeyah Roge on Teaching Queer and Trans Yoga

Learn how LGBTQIA-focused classes foster healing, build community, and even take a step toward decolonizing yoga.

02/20/2017 By Elise Herron

Comics

This Comic by an Openly Trans Portlander Belongs on Your Reading List

Erin Nations’s Gumballs is a collection of brightly colored autobiographical vignettes tackling emotionally loaded moments in the author's daily life.

01/12/2017 By Jason Buehrer

Healthy Events

Have a Healthy, Happy New Year with These Local Wellness Events

Get ready to run, bike, paddle, dance, and stretch your way into 2017.

12/27/2016 By Molly Woodstock

Healthy Events

Have a Healthy, Happy December with These Local Wellness Events

Unwind with free massages and yoga classes, a community-building potluck, a healing-focused crafts fair, or a Grinch-themed bike ride.

11/29/2016 By Molly Woodstock

Politics

Oregon Community Leaders, Activists, and Artists Respond to Trump's Election

A wide range of Oregonians reflect on what Donald Trump’s victory means for their lives, their work, and their communities.

11/23/2016 By Portland Monthly Staff

Politics

Oregon Business and Community Leaders Reflect on Trump

From the role of venture capital to the urban/rural divide to simple pain and healing, there’s a lot of work to do.

11/23/2016 By Portland Monthly Staff

Light a Fire 2016: Keeping Us Healthy

Cascade AIDS Project Serves More Than 400 People Each Month

In 30 years, CAP has blossomed into a 60-staffer juggernaut, with services ranging from HIV testing to housing and job placement.

10/10/2016 By Kelly Clarke

Performance

Pocahontas to Cher, Anthony Hudson Goes Looking for Tiger Lily

Best known as drag clown Carla Rossi, the Portland performer digs into his experiences as a "faggy little half-white city Indian in a small town."

09/28/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

Books & Talks

iO Tillett Wright Finds His Music in Darling Days

We caught up with the New York artist and activist, who's en route to Powell’s this week, to talk about his new memoir.

09/26/2016 By Lisa Dunn

Get Out

A Transgender Biking Group Hits the Portland Pavement

Transgender Riders United gives trans Portlanders a place to share their passion for cycling.

08/25/2016 By Kailla Coomes

PORTLAND PRIDE

Portland's Powerful Response to the Orlando Massacre

In the wake of one of the deadliest shootings in American history, our city takes up the call to action.

06/17/2016 By Lisa Dunn

HEALTH NEWS

An Oregon Court Recognized “Non-Binary” as a Gender—Here’s What That Means

Will a Multnomah County ruling spark a new wave of acceptance for people who don’t identify as male or female?

06/15/2016 By Mads Ambrose