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Exploring good design isn't hard. Just jump into Canoe.

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Canoe sits on this town's gayest retail strip—Southwest Alder Street between 11th and 12th avenues—next to a wig shop that caters to drag queens and the Pretty in Pink nail salon. That mig ...   More
Wednesday, November 23, 2005 Byron Beck

Gluttons For Punishment

The wack-happy world of Queer Fetish.

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"Spittles, the Punk Rock Clown" is the creation of 34-year-old queer local writer Charlie Vazquez (Buzz and Israel, Fireking Press, 238 pages). Vazquez created Spittles to transform the fear many peop ...   More
Wednesday, November 16, 2005 Byron Beck

Justice For All?

The battle over Oregon's gay marriage ban isn't over—not by a long shot.

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The three most difficult words I've ever said to my partner, after more than a decade together, came last Friday.Most readers of this column know by now that Juan and I are lead plaintiffs in Martinez ...   More
Wednesday, November 9, 2005 Byron Beck

Just Say Cho

Comic goes off deep end in the name of queer rights.

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Comedy isn't pretty—or funny. At least not in Margaret Cho's latest book, I Have Chosen to Stay and Fight (Riverhead Books, 240 pages, $23.95). In it, the popular stand-up comic, who also happen ...   More
Wednesday, November 2, 2005 Byron Beck

Whose Q Center Is It Anyway?

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It isn't every day I go to a gay soiree and feel completely left out. But that's the sentiment I came away with after attending last week's super successful "Spooktacular" event.But, what should I hav ...   More
Wednesday, October 26, 2005 Byron Beck

Cock Of The Talk

Queer pioneer rises above his own airwaves.

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John McMullen's queer radio station sucks.But it's not his fault. The broadcast veteran is just the guy who created it. That is, he was a key player in the formation of "OutQ" the nationally broadcast ...   More
Wednesday, October 19, 2005 Byron Beck


It ain't over until Measure 36 is overturned.

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The Oregonian pisses me off.My partner, Juan, and I are the lead plaintiffs among other same-sex couples in Martinez v. Kulongoski. That's the legal challenge against the constitutional amendment Oreg ...   More
Wednesday, October 5, 2005 Byron Beck

Savage Shove...

Or when push comes to love.

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Dan Savage is one busy queer.Beyond penning his sex advice column, "Savage Love," for several alternative newspapers (not WW), he edits Seattle's The Stranger and runs around the country speaking at c ...   More
Wednesday, September 28, 2005 Byron Beck


The Works at TBA was TB-GAY

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I have a confession to make: I rarely see any of the prime-time shows in the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art's annual Time-Based Art Festival. But I always drag my partner, Juan, to all the la ...   More
Wednesday, September 21, 2005 Byron Beck

Goodbye To All That

Singing those old disenfranchised blues.

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It was the gays, according to the right-wing nut jobbers behind Repent America, that finally coaxed a scourge of epic proportions to smack our Southern shores into smithereens."Although the loss of li ...   More
Wednesday, September 14, 2005 Byron Beck
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