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Where the boys are

Men’s Wellness Center helps save lives, one line at a time.


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This is going to make me sound like a doddering old homo, but I have come to the realization late in my queer career that HIV is a young gay man’s disease.OK, let me explain.I was walking down S ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 9, 2007 Byron Beck

Behind the bars

Testes trump titties in the quest for new queer clubs.


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I was in the mood for a stiff drink. That's how I wound up tossing back a few at not one but two new gay bars last weekend: Casey's in Old Town and Bent Liquid Lounge and Bistro at the southeast end ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 2, 2007 Byron Beck

Rogue of the weak

Confessions from the "most unpopular gay guy" in PDX.


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"If things seem to be getting off on the wrong foot, it's advisable not to push." That's what my horoscope said Friday. At the risk of disregarding the omnipotent oracle that is the daily horoscope, ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 25, 2007 Byron Beck

From the mouth of babes...

...spew hate, intolerance and misunderstanding.


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I have seen the faces of hate, and I have to tell you—they're cute as buttons, and just as clueless. And for that we have their parents to thank. These children of hate confronted me when I wal ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 18, 2007 Byron Beck

Spank my Astoria?

Castro North lies at the mouth of the Columbia River.


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Question: Which West Coast city am I talking about? It's known for its phallic column. It nearly burned down at the turn of the last century. The constant fog makes it look like the setting for a John ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 11, 2007 Byron Beck

Factory Boy

Is Philip Iosca Portland's next big export?


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Who the hell is Philip Iosca? Well, I'll tell you. I'm sitting on the lobby floor of the Ace—just dubbed the most "original new hotel" in America by The New York Times—at the edge of the ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 4, 2007 Byron Beck

The 34-year-old itch

Old dreams don't die, they just take forever to happen.


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On the first day of spring, when three quarters of our state Senators made the largest-ever vote against discrimination based on sexual orientation, everybody from Senate Prez Peter Courtney to the gu ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 28, 2007 Byron Beck

Follow The Leader

Now is the time for Senate President Peter Courtney to push forward on two queer bills.


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I joined a group of grannies, queer fathers, cross-dressers and elected officials last week on the steps of the state Capitol for a rally in support of two bills I want passed. Now. SB2 would amend ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 14, 2007 Byron Beck

Doggie Style

A fashion show gets on all fours for a worthy cause.


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Thursday night I'll sit in an audience full of rich people, point at some skinny, fur-laden bitch and howl. It's the right thing to do. "Boutiques Unleashed" is a fashion show featuring local dogs an ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 7, 2007 Byron Beck

THE COURTSHIP OF EDDIE'S PARTNER

City Commish turns private life into politic action.


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Welcome to my world, Sam Adams.Actually, it's stupid of me to compare our worlds. You sit on City Council and help oversee a billion-dollar budget. I sit in a cubicle in Northwest and Google "Britney ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 Byron Beck
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