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Darcelle XV, Iconic Drag Queen, Dies at 92

Darcelle's eponymous drag club in Portland, Ore., has been in business for more than 50 years.

Tina Kotek Sworn in as First Lesbian Governor of Oregon

"It will take all of us, doing what we can, to build the Oregon we want to live in," Kotek said in her inaugural address.

Bi Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Commutes All Death Sentences

Brown, the nation's first out bisexual governor, changed the sentences to life in prison without parole.

Oregon Elects Lesbian Tina Kotek as Governor

Kotek and Maura Healey of Massachusetts will be the nation's first out lesbian governors.

Out Oregon Governor Nominee Tina Kotek: Let's Not Take Right-Wing Turn

Kotek, who could be one of the nation's first lesbian governors, is stressing the differences between herself and Republican Christine Drazan.

U.S. Beauty Pageant Can Reject Trans Contestants, Appeals Court Rules

One judge said beauty pageants were created to showcase the "ideal vision of American womanhood."

School Pulls Campers After Complaints Over Nonbinary Cabin Counselors

Some students were reportedly left in tears over the decision.

Oregon Baker's LGBTQ+ Discrimination Fine Reduced by Over $100k

An Oregon court upheld its original finding that the owners of Sweet Cakes By Melissa illegally discriminated against a same-sex couple, but said the fine's amount showed bias.

Trans Patients Often Have to Travel Out of State for Care: Study

A new study published in JAMA Surgery finds that people who travel out of the state for genital gender-affirming surgery paid nearly 50 percent more in out-of-pocket costs.

Lesbian Jamie McLeod-Skinner Wins Congressional Primary in Oregon

McLeod-Skinner, who beat a seven-term incumbent in the Democratic primary, would be the first out member of Oregon's congressional delegation.

Lesbian Tina Kotek Wins Democratic Primary for Oregon Governor

If she prevails in November, Kotek will be the nation's first out lesbian governor.

Oregonian Hopes to Be Nation's First Trans Male State Lawmaker

Zeloszelos Marchandt would bring experience in theater, health care, and journalism plus an extensive activist background to the Oregon House.

Lesbian Tina Kotek Out to Make History in Oregon Governor's Race

Kotek, a longtime social justice activist, was Oregon's first lesbian House speaker, and now she's seeking to become governor.

Many Older Queer Adults Face Abuse Yet Rarely Report It, Study Says

Research into Oregon's LGB older adult population also found a majority of them have experienced discrimination in the last year.

Nation's First Out Trans Mayor, Stu Rasmussen, Dies at 73

Rasmussen found acceptance as mayor of the small community of Silverton, Ore.

Man Charged in Hate Crime Believed Gay Man's Home Held Demons

Daniel Andrew McGee of Oregon, who faces federal hate-crime charges, told police he'd had nightmares directing him to kill a gay man he met on Grindr.

Trans Woman Jessi Hart Found Dead in Oregon

Hart had experienced poverty and housing insecurity since losing her business after her transition.

The Secret Lives of RVing Lesbians
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The Secret Lives of RVing Lesbians

Farmers Erect Huge Pride Flag After School Bans LGBTQ+, BLM Symbols

An Oregon couple says displaying support for queer people and POC is not a political act.

Gay City Official Threatened With Stoning In Oregon

A man brandished a rock during a public meeting, but police released him despite his violent threats.