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Queer Entrepreneur Launches New LGBT Monthly In Portland, OR

Portland, the hipster haven of Oregon, has been without an LGBT newspaper since Just Out folded in late December. But it looks like there’ll be a new kid in town when PQ Monthly launches February 16.

“With the closing of Just Out, I have been approached by countless community leaders and business people that feel a void in the LGBTQ community needs to be filled,” says owner Melanie Davis (far right), who also publishes El Hispanic News and founded Portland Latino Gay Pride. “My personal commitment, and the commitment from the team, is that every letter and color in the LGBTQ community is equally represented. We are an incredibly diverse community and every voice has the potential to enrich our understanding and add strength to our shared fight for justice and equality.”

PQ Monthly, which will be distributed for free in local businesses and street boxes, celebrates its debut with a party at the Jupiter Hotel on February 16.

By:           Dan Avery
On:           Jan 17, 2012
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  • 6 Comments
    • Cornelius Swart
      Cornelius Swart

      You have mixed up MARTY Davis of the Just Out with Melanie Davis of the El Hispanic News.

      Jan 17, 2012 at 11:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Esculapio Mitiríades Torquemada de la Cueva
      Esculapio Mitiríades Torquemada de la Cueva

      @Cornelius Swart: No. Marty Davis was the publisher of Just Out. Melanie Davis is behind both the new publication that this article is about, PQ Monthly, and El Hispanic News. When Avery says “owner” in the second paragraph, he means “owner of PQ Monthly.” There isn’t a mistake here.

      Jan 18, 2012 at 12:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Flying Cat Coffee
      Flying Cat Coffee

      How do I get your publication delivered to my coffee shop?

      Jan 18, 2012 at 2:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jose Rivaqs
      Jose Rivaqs

      @Flying Cat Coffee: No Flying Cat Coffee, please feel free to email me your contact information. I will make sure to forward it on to the right person. Thank you!!!

      Jan 18, 2012 at 3:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jose Rivas
      Jose Rivas

      @Flying Cat Coffee: This would help: jose@pqmonthly.com

      Jan 18, 2012 at 3:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Larry Goodwin
      Larry Goodwin

      Are we going to be able to home delivery.

      Jan 26, 2012 at 11:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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