Since the tragedy that took place in Orlando, Joe has had the LGBT community on his mind, wishing them comfort and strength in a time of great difficulty. Among the many tiles in the mosaic of Portland is our active LGBT community. This week is a celebration of the strides they have made, both from a legal and social perspective. Pride Portland! is a celebration of Portland's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and allied community. The organization's goal is to bring people together to celebrate the achievements of the LGBTQA movement, remember its history, and raise awareness of the work that still needs to be done. Find more about this organization, including a schedule of upcoming events, at its website. Joe hopes the events are a great success, and applauds this community for their resilience and bravery.