Adams' Admission Reaction: Breedlove Gets Break of a Lifetime

It appears Beau Breedlove may have more to gain from this whole Mayor Sam Adams saga than his requisite 15 minutes. Breedlove has been offered an opportunity to live forever on the “steamy” pages of an adult, gay-oriented magazine. Unzipped Media has offered Breedlove the cover, and a nude photo spread in one of Unzipped's three publications. The Los Angeles based Unzipped Media ...   More
Friday, January 30, 2009 Dan Green

Do Homophobes Hate Duke?

I consider myself a fan of college basketball but not as fanatical about it as I am about other sports. Still, I'd like to think of myself as generally aware of what's going on with college hoops and take a back seat to no one in my hatred for Duke as the sport's New York Yankees. But I must admit I'd never heard this take in The New Republic by a Duke guy who makes a case that the hatred ...   More
Thursday, March 19, 2009 HANK STERN

Beau Breedlove: The Cover!

To all of you Beau Breedlove saga lovers, your wait is over for hot, steamy pictures of the ex-legislative intern at the center of the state Attorney General investigation into Mayor Sam Adams. Thanks to Unzipped magazine, here's the cover photo, But don't just stop there: the issue has tons of fun inside too! A full spread nude photo session and interview where Breedlove tells all about his ...   More
Monday, March 23, 2009 Megan Brescini

KATU: Spring Break Takes A Nasty Gay-Bashing Turn

KATU is reporting on some troubling spring break news out of Seaside beyond the usual chaos of drunken students descending on the Oregon Coast to party once classes let out. In this report, two nursing students say they were beaten unconscious Saturday night while walking along the beach by three or four people who called them "fags." Police are investigating the attack against the two 22-year-old ...   More
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 HANK STERN

Vermont OK's Same-Sex Marriage. Where's Oregon?

What's missing from the following sentence? Vermont today became the fourth state to legalize same-sex marriage, joining Iowa, Connecticut and Massachusetts. If you answered that Oregon is missing from that illustrious list, be sure to pick up Wednesday's WW and find out what backers of gay marriage in our state are planning to correct that state of affairs. And if you didn't answer Oregon, ...   More
Tuesday, April 7, 2009 HANK STERN

I want your sex (writing), part II

Don't you publishers ever get sick of sex? Another month or two has gone by and once again, the Willamette Week office is filling up with review copies of new and soon to be published dirty books. Seriously, I trip on bare backing manuals and kinky niche erotica collections every time I leave my desk to get a cup of coffee. As I explained last time we did this, in February, we're just too tired ...   More
Thursday, April 23, 2009 KELLY CLARKE

When Nate Silver Thinks Gay Marriage Could Happen in Oregon

Political prognosticator extraordinaire Nate Silver has turned his forecasting skills to predict when voters in each of the 50 states would reject a ban on gay marriage. And Silver's take on Oregon based on all his data is that it could be aligned to happen this year — an interesting conclusion given that backers of gay marriage are aiming instead at 2012 to reverse the "one man, one woman" ...   More
Monday, April 13, 2009 HANK STERN

Confronting AIDS with CAP

The caliber of public discussion about AIDS has greatly improved since 1988 when there were 863 people recorded as living with AIDS in Oregon. The Cascade AIDS Project was only five years old, and about to embark on an AIDS awareness ad campaign that was to appear on the side of TriMet vehicles, and in The Oregonian. TriMet lasted a few days before pulling the tame picture of two fully clothed ...   More
Saturday, April 11, 2009 Megan Brescini

Learn More About Civil Rites

No, we haven't misspelled a word in that headline. It's all part of thinking about California's Prop 8 ban on same-sex marriage in a different way. Some folks think letting the state ban same-sex marriage infringes on the rights of those religious groups that do sanctify them—after all, not everyone is Mormon—and isn't that a flagrant mix of church and state? On Sunday, April ...   More
Thursday, April 2, 2009 Megan Brescini


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