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NBGAY: Playa' Haters

Have any of our Blazers ever played for the other team?

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I was a baller, shot-caller—the "pride" of the frosh team—until my junior year in high school (it was a small town; they needed all the bodies they could get). I made two points in three y ...   More
Wednesday, February 21, 2007 Byron Beck

Love Is On The Air

Local DJ comes out of the closet and onto a new stage.

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The last bastions of the old boys network—where homophobia is not only allowed, but encouraged—have dwindled to a few stubborn holdouts: The Vatican, pro sports locker rooms, boot camps, a ...   More
Wednesday, February 14, 2007 Byron Beck


A new Cold War's blowing in courtesy of some old "friends."

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After 15 years since its heyday when its biggest success, Measure 9, (almost) made discrimination against gays a part of our state's constitution, the once-powerful Oregon Citizens Alliance is stirrin ...   More
Wednesday, February 7, 2007 Byron Beck

Hiro Worship

We need another kind of hero on this season's best TV show.

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Don't get me wrong. I love Heroes. I just have one big problem with it: It doesn't have any gay characters. At least, not any visibly "out" ones.Heroes, which resumed its first season last week, is ba ...   More
Wednesday, January 31, 2007 Byron Beck

My Bodyguard

Something to watch over me, literally.

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This story begins on the anniversary of our Lord's birth. That's when Mom gave me a gift that cost $75. For someone who's not above wrapping up a used can opener and saying, "Happy Birthday!," this wa ...   More
Wednesday, January 24, 2007 Byron Beck

Spread Eagle

The war over a word heats up (again) in P-town.

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The war for the Eagle is on. And it's more than just a fight over a name; it's also a fight over what a gay bar is—or, well, was. Things came to a head a few weeks back when I reported Pat Lanag ...   More
Wednesday, January 17, 2007 Byron Beck

An Open Letter To Jeff Merkley, Oregon's New Speaker Of The House.

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Dear Mr. Speaker,I know you've been the new speaker of Oregon's House just since Monday, when the Legislature opened. And I know you've got dozens of interest groups each insisting you help them now b ...   More
Wednesday, January 10, 2007 Byron Beck

Three Dicks In A Box

The network for women and gay men hits an all-time low.

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Lifetime Television, often referred to as "the network for women and gay men" for its excessive repeats of Designing Women and The Golden Girls, will get even more girly and more gay (if that's possib ...   More
Wednesday, January 3, 2007 Byron Beck

His & Hearse

Sexing up service workers, one month at a time.

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Time was when raising funds meant having Wifey-Poo bake cookies for the annual church bazaar.Today, raising cash for charity—especially if you're a cop, fireman, farmer or undertaker—may m ...   More
Wednesday, December 27, 2006 Byron Beck

Blowing His Horn

Why Triangle Theater's tan man is back on the boards.

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"I thought he retired," said my partner, Juan, after we ran into director Don Horn minutes before the curtain went up on his new show, Pageant!"I guess not," I said to Juan as we both watched Horn, wh ...   More
Wednesday, December 20, 2006 Byron Beck
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