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Gay & Muslim Update: A Jihad for Love Coming to Portland for PLGFF

Just heard word that a recent documentary I mentioned in my most recent WW cover story, about gay life in Muslim culture, titled A Jihad for Love, will appear at ...   More
Thursday, August 7, 2008 by Byron Beck

RIP: It's Still Mr. Dinsdale's Neighborhood

During the '04 election season I penned a column about an amazing man, my neighbor Mr. Dinsdale.

He was against the war on Iraq and, at the time, an issue that was dividing our state.

Here's what my 82-year-old neighbor had to say about    More
Wednesday, August 6, 2008 by Byron Beck

The Queer and the Qur’an

Ali is gay. And Muslim. Can he be both?

News Stories
“ALI” IS LIVING THE GAY GOOD LIFE. At 29, 150 pounds and 5-foot-10, he has the looks of a male model: piercing brown eyes, the thin outline of a beard, glistening studs in each ear and the ...   More
Wednesday, August 6, 2008 Byron Beck

"Aunt Dolly" Protects Her "Girls"...No, not those—the other ones

Dolly Parton has one word in common with Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan: Boobs.

Dolly has two boobs attached to her pert and perky frame.

La Lohan and Brit Brit act like boobs every time they open their mouths.   More
Tuesday, August 5, 2008 by Byron Beck

TWATCH 2008: Breaking Dawn Author Thinks Outside the Box

The world of Twilight—and the TwilightMoms—is a strange, sad little world.

With the release of the fourth and final book in the Twilight serie...   More
Tuesday, August 5, 2008 by Byron Beck

Kids on the Catwalk: Fashion Design Camp Finale

Since its inception in 2005, I've been lucky enough to emcee Portland's Fashion Design Camp's big finale: The Fashion Show.

Last Friday, I had a chance to do it again.

The fashionable fete is the...   More
Monday, August 4, 2008 by Byron Beck

EVEN MORE PHOTOS from the BOP Freak Show: WW Parking Lot Turned into Carnival Midway for Best of Portland Party

UPDATED with a late-arriving (but huge) photo set from the July 23 Best of Portland 2008 party!

From Heather Zinger:

Friday, August 1, 2008 by Byron Beck

TWATCH 2008: Twilight'ers Take On Comic-Con

Twilight is unstoppable.

Witness this report about Twilight's crazed fans at San Diego's Comic-Con.

Back when they were ...   More
Monday, July 28, 2008 by Byron Beck

Jacob’s ladder

Activist Moves West to Make Bank for Barack

Queer Window
Jake Reitan is a queer-boy mashup of Rosa Parks and the Fantastic Four’s “Human Torch.” For the past few years, between classes at Northwestern and Harvard, this angel-faced boy with ...   More
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 Byron Beck

UPDATE The Gay Bachelor: He's #2.

7/18/08: Another note from the confirmed bachelor.

Soclosetowinningthiswholething "Uncle Timmy" came in second.

I guess he's going to help the winner, some dude named Able Lima from Rhode Island, promote the fact that there are still a few good gay guys left in the country.

If you want to read more about the winner (before he won, that is) here is a story about him.

Friday, July 18, 2008 by Byron Beck
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