portland queer by ariel gore

Portland Queer: Tales of the Rose City

by Ariel Gore Editor

At once a love letter to the Rose City and a dream of escape, the first-person narratives of Portland Queer reveal the contradictions and commonalities of life in one of the world’s greatest queer meccas.

A waiter falls in love with a straight guy from the café next door. A young dyke discovers gay karaoke at the Silverado. A pregnant man prepares for new life transitions. An ambitious teenager finds her tribe at St. Mary’s Academy. A closet-case is confronted by his wife. A video-game addict takes a chance on love.

Featuring stories by: Dexter Flowers, sts, Kathleen Bryson, Colleen Siviter, David Ciminello, Tony Longshanks LeTigre, Michael Sage Ricci, Annie Murphy, Sarah Gottesdiener, Jacob Anderson-Minshall, Gabby Rivera, David Oates, Donal Mosher, J.T. Neel, Marc Acito, Christa Orth, Sarah Dougher, Nicole Vaicunas, Jacqueline Raphael, Lois Leveen, Megan Kruse, Stevie Anntonym, Wayne Gregory, and Tom Spanbauer.