Drag Queen Storytime at Tigard library canceled due to threats
The Tigard Public Library will close Sunday out of "an abundance of caution" following the threats surrounding the event, police said.
Pendleton drag show builds momentum during Pride month
Let 'Er Drag organizers say they didn't receive public backlash after holding first event in 2022
Superintendent in Central Oregon resigning in wake of conservative takeover of school board
Three conservative school board members are set to take control of the Crook County School Board next month.
Trump-appointed federal judge rejects Tennessee’s anti-drag law as too broad, too vague
In a 70-page ruling handed down late Friday night, U.S. District Judge Thomas Parker wrote that the law was both “unconstitutionally vague and substantially overbroad." He also added that the statute encouraged “discriminatory enforcement.”
Darcelle memorial in Portland draws luminaries and lots of glitter
More than 2,000 people gathered at Portland’s Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on Tuesday to remember Walter W. Cole, who was fondly known as drag performer Darcelle XV.
A Nashville senior was banned from prom for a suit, so a local business stepped in
B Hayes, an 18-year-old student at Nashville Christian School, was banned from going to their prom because they wore a suit and not a dress. The school said it "has established dress requirements."
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.