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jaime shupe standing in stairwell

Jaime Shupe (Portland, OR) is the first person in the state legally recognized as a third gender

This week was rough, but nowhere felt it as strong as Orlando.

Fuck your “moment of silence.” Silence will not help reduce gun violence.   

Trump “asked the gays and the gays answered back.  

The Oakland Police Department had a particularly intense week amidst a sex trafficking scandal and the firing of three police chiefs in seven days.  

In less depressing news, a non-binary resident of Portland, OR, Jamie Shupe, has officially been recognized as a third gender. What this means for non-binary recognition on a national level remains to be seen.

PM Dawn’s Prince Be was “set adrift” this week when he passed after a long battle with diabetes. He was instrumental to the evolution of ethereal, weird, hip-hop and his influence continues to extend to contemporary artists. He will be missed.


men and women killed in Charleston shooting

image (c) Sarah Green

June 16 was the one year anniversary of the Charleston church shooting of 2015. Sarah Green helps us remember the names of those fallen: Sharonda Coleman-Singleton. Cynthia Hurd. Tywanza Sanders. Myra Thompson. DePayne Middleton-Doctor. Clementa Pinckney. Daniel Simmons, Sr. Ethel Lance. Susie Jackson.