Far Out: Just Out's 25th Anniversary Bash


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You know, when the state of California goes insane and, locally, the Oregon Supreme Court refuses to hear a legitimate case for gay rights, there's really only one thing to do: THROW A HUGE PARTY. Just Out obliges with a blowout for the newspaper's 25th anniversary. Yep, the Portland paper has been speaking out for local LGBTers since 1983, with its current managing editor/publisher Marty Davis ...   More
 
Thursday, November 20, 2008 KELLY CLARKE

An Update To Prop 8


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Wednesday, November 19, 2008 HANK STERN

Person Who Is Almost Certainly James Franco Spotted at Milk Premiere! UPDATED with NW Film & Video Fest Winners


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(Photo by Maggie Gardner) Is this a photograph of pansexually smoldering actor James Franco at the swank Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall premiere of Gus Van Sant's Milk on Friday night? We're reasonably sure that it is! Everybody who is anybody in Portland was at the Outside In benefit (we weren't; we were buying groceries at Wal-mart), and several sources have confirmed that the heartthrob who ...   More
 
Monday, November 17, 2008 AARON MESH

Portlanders Protest Proposition 8


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If you thought the passage of Proposition 8 to ban same-sex marriage only affected people in California, you'd be wrong. Today some 200 Portlanders gathered in the Park Blocks by Portland State University to protest Proposition 8 and express their opinions about legislation affecting same-sex couples in Oregon and nationwide. Demonstrators were young and old, gay and straight, and many had ...   More
 
Saturday, November 15, 2008 Mariah Summers

Milk Premieres Tonight, Wendy and Lucy Tomorrow. Which One Should You See?


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This is the weekend the Northwest Film and Video Festival officially turns into an embarrassment of riches: Gus Van Sant's Milk premieres tonight at the Albert Schnitzer Concert Hall, while Kelly Reichardt's Wendy and Lucy makes its local debut tomorrow night in the Portland Art Museum's Whitsell Auditorium. As a cinephile, and a citizen of this fine filmmaking capital, it is your duty to ...   More
 
Friday, November 14, 2008 AARON MESH

Proposition 8 Protest: Dig the Time and Place


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Organizers report that there's been some confusion about the time and place of the nationwide anti-Proposition 8 protest happening in Portland and other cities on Saturday. So dig: Organizer Lindsey Asher says the Portland gathering starts at 10:30 a.m. at Portland State University in the South Park Blocks. Speakers begin around noon, and the thing will wrap up by 2 p.m. "The amount of people ...   More
 
Friday, November 14, 2008 JAMES PITKIN

Pre-Protest Reading on Prop 8


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Friday, November 14, 2008 HANK STERN

DENIED! Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Martinez v. Kulongoski


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Can the news get much worse for gays? With the knowledge that several states—Arizona, Florida and California—all voted down gay marriage, I've just got word from our attorneys in the court case my partner and I have been involved in with for the last few years that has been winding it way through the court—Martinez v. Kulongoski—has been denied by the Oregon State Supreme ...   More
 
Thursday, November 6, 2008 Byron Beck

Milk vs. Wendy and Lucy: Let the Awards-Season Death Match Begin!


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In recent years, the Portland filmmaking world has observed the courtesy of only producing one critically adored movie each year. This year, that truce has been shattered by the dueling achievements of Gus Van Sant's Milk and Kelly Reichardt's Wendy and Lucy. This week, the skirmish turned into a war. First the Toronto Film Critics Association on Tuesday declared its affection for Michelle ...   More
 
Thursday, December 18, 2008 AARON MESH

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