If I could have willed a book into existence, that book would be Stray City — so I talked to Chelsey Johnson about her debut novel and what it’s like to render queer community so intimately for the public.
On Easter Sunday, I didn’t go to a church, but I quietly praised God at brunch in community with friends and strangers and so many carbs and those tiny Cadbury chocolate eggs.
A rich LGBT watering hole history, the last lesbian bar’s betrayal, and thoughts on the current landscape of queer women’s parties and spaces — a dramatic tale of Portland, Oregon bar culture.
“My beer defies the traditional expectations of a ‘girl’s beer.'”
“And yes, every day in this Queer Mecca is like an episode of Portlandia.”
Jamie’s Team Pick: HEY THERE VEGAN CUPCAKES.