It’s well known that everyone in Portland either freelances or works in the service industry (or both!
) so that coveted seven o’clock dinner date probably isn’t in the cards, and morning coffee is kinda played out. Oh, and we're definitely judging you by what you order. Soy-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, definitely meat-free, and "have been known to break out into hives if the onions were picked on a weekend." Luckily most restaurants are used to this sort of behavior. Everyone has a garden, brews their own beer, and makes moldy sauerkraut because that’s definitely how it was done by their host family that semester abroad in Germany.
PGMC is the fourth oldest chorus to publicly identify as gay by using that description in their official name.
), and the whole process usually comes with certain expectations (dude, don't seem so eager for that third date), but in Portland you've got to throw out the old dating rules.
That's right, in PDX we like to keep things like our food -- Multiple colleges mean a constant influx of young students and a similarly constant stream of relatively young transplants looking for the proverbial early/hipster retirement (or even "gasp" a job at Nike, Intel, etc.) means it’s really easy to find someone that’s willing to give your ugly mug a chance.
I choose that term because it feels more inclusive and allows me to connect with many other folks in the community going through vastly different experiences, but also because I believe it’s versatility is powerful.
Queerness gives me the reigns of my own identity — rather than being defined for me by politics or other peoples perceptions.
I generally refrain from using words like masculine or feminine, because I don’t think they exist, and question their role in how we define ourselves.