Portland icon and female impersonator Darcelle has died
Walter W. Cole Sr., a pioneer in Oregon's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community who performed as a female impersonator under the name Darcelle for decades, has died at age 92.
Northwest students join efforts to keep books and libraries accessible to young people
Reflecting a national trend, communities in the Northwest are seeing a wave of proposed bans or limits on books in schools or local libraries. Two students in the region share their perspectives on the importance of literary access, libraries as community spaces for everyone, and more.
Survey: Most LGBTQ youth in Oregon, Washington experience anxiety, depression — and struggle to get care
A new report from a national organization focused on mental health in the LGBTQ community includes state-level data about youth in Oregon and Washington.
New musical in Vancouver gives queer and trans youth a Christmas story
“Holiday Out,” a new Christmas musical presented by Metropolitan Performing Arts in Vancouver, seeks to raise awareness about queer youth houselessness and give young LGBTQ+ people a story to tell at Christmas.
Crook County library board rejects proposal to segregate LGBTQ books
The Crook County Library Board of Trustees voted Thursday night not to label LGBTQ-friendly children’s books or segregate them into a separate section.
Drag queen story hours in Vancouver’s public libraries prompt public outcry
For over three years, the monthly Fort Vancouver Regional Library Board of Trustees’ meetings have spiraled out of control.
Queer, Latinx and deaf-owned: Inside Portland’s Pah! restaurant
A new business called Pah! is breaking ground, and it has not only made a splash locally, but already has seen customers from around the country and even around the world.
Oregon LGBTQ+ advocates offer message of support in wake of Club Q tragedy
"Our community has been through a lot of different challenges throughout the decades and we've always managed to take care of each other," said Blair Stenvick of Basic Rights Oregon. "I think that's really important to remember in times like this."
Same-sex marriage bill advances in the Senate with bipartisan support
Democrats and Republicans advanced a bill to protect same-sex and interracial marriages, clearing a major hurdle towards final passage.
Weekday Wrap: Newberg hate crime; rural broadband coming to Lane County; Port of Portland gets upgrade
Also in the news, after the failure of the Columbia River Crossing megaproject, I-5 bridge replacement officials learn from the past; and an Oregon company gets a $200 million federal grant.