It’s a well known fact that all theaters are gay. Even the one on the Oral Roberts University campus.
Actually, between all the acting and self-loathing, especially that one.
Anyway, to the point—one that’s currently fanning with the flames of hellfire and homosexuality is the Portland Center for the Performing Arts, otherwise known as the Gay Center for the Gay Arts. Well, not really, but these next few weeks they’ve got the kind of line up inside their gay three building compound that’ll probably do a good job at clearing out every other LGBT establishment for miles around.
The revelry kicks off this Friday, September 21st, with a stand up comedy show by Lisa Lampanelli—the queen of mean, the woman gay guys love to adore and huge (ahem) LGBT advocate.
Go home or don’t because the following evening, Saturday, September 22nd, Pixie Dust Products presents Legally Blonde—not starring that stupid beyotch from the Broadway version who happens to eat at Chick-Fil-A. The sassy play will be there from this week through 2012.
The Miss International Latin Look Pageant, so dedicated to latin looking female impersonators happens in the same spot that Sunday, the 23rd.
The in-gaysion continues hipster style with The Shins on Wednesday the 26th and then kicks it late 90′s lesbian style at the Natalie Merchant show on Thursday, October 4th. Oh yeah, and at the very same time on that night, gay group Grizzly Bear is set to play. Somewhere, a couple will be fighting that one out.
Friday night on the 5th, there’s the Portland Fashion & Style Awards and then that Saturday night the 6th, homosexuality gets stuffed into a glitter cannon and shot somewhere over the rainbow—Kathy Griffin, who needs no introduction, performs.
So if you show up to Portland, Oregon in the next few weeks and can’t figure out where the gays all are? Best to check out the Gay Center for the Gay Arts, aka, the Portland Center for the Performing Arts.
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Matt Bell is a New York based travel and style writer who contributes regularly to Esquire.com and Essential Homme Magazine. He has also written for Out.com, Next Magazine, American Spa Magazine and was the Senior Editor for Genre Magazine.