QUEERS WITH BENEFITS — Fundraiser party with DJ ROY G BIV, Raffle, and bar

Summer is HERE! hOT mESS dance parties. Hot sun, comfortably cool (not cold) nights. Bike rides. Perfect for some serious dance parties!

  • Sat, July 28th–Doors open at 7; Music will start 8-ish & run LATE. 
  • 4038 N Mississippi Ave (former Blackrose)
  • Cost to enter $2-8, no one turned away (but srsly this is a benefit).

Rad queer (& friends) dance party, raffle and beverage bar to help send medics East to the RNC & DNC protests


  • Folk Music by Lynne Piper (of Rabbit Foot Stringband)
  • Other folk and possibly amplified music*
  • DJ Roy G Biv (of Bent fame) will be mixing some badass dance music 10-1 Queers dance about it!
  • Dancing continues till 2 am
  • [More acts (musical or performance) are invited. If you have something to bring, please email us at rosehipmedics@gmail.com]


  • Local Beer & Kombucha donated by Captured by Porches and Lionheart Kombucha.
  • Homemade herbal/fruity spritzers & mixed drinks
  • Variety of vegan & freegan treats & snacks available for munching

All proceeds from the bar (dry and wet) will support the Rosehips.

Raffle: Seeking a redux on our past success the Rosehips will offer a raffle of Rosehip & friend -provided goods to party goers. The more tickets you buy the better your chances! Check out some donors below:

  • As You Like It, Pleasure Shop (http://asyoulikeitpdx.com/
  • Lydia Anne M Bartholow
  • Missy Rohs, Arctos School of Botanical Medicine
  • Kristian Williams (author of Our Enemies in Blue)
  • Black Oak Medicinals
  • & various Rosehip members (rumor has it there may be a date involved)
[If you have some service or goody to donate, please email rosehipmedics@gmail.com]

Accessibility: Space is tight in indoors space, doorways several feet wide and front entrance by stairs (with railing)

Rear entrance (via gate) is wheelchair accessible, but restroom is not.

Restroom is ungendered and shared with residents of the Mississippi Haus co-op next door.

Safer Space & Politics of Party: (from BENT’s Facebook–also applies here)

This is a queer and queer-admirers party. We are anti-racist, body-positive, sex positive, queer-as fuck freaky radicals who strive to create an environment of respect, celebration, and fun in our parties.

Therefore, disrespectful, belligerent, heterosexist, misogynist, transphobic, abelist, fat phobic, racist, and/or violent behavior is not welcome and those who exhibit it will be asked to leave immediately..

The Rosehip Medic Collective is a majority queer collective of street medics and health educators & activists in Portland. Funds from this party will help send 8 medics East to offer free medical support to protesters of the Democratic and Republican National Conventions in Charlotte (NC) and Tampa (FL). Currently the Rosehips are in a timecrunch to raise $2000 on Indiegogo by July 24th.

If you or your friends are able, please make a donation at http://igg.me/p/120623 now! Read up and share the Indiegogo with your networks! Visit http:/www.rosehipmedics.org/ to learn more about the group.


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