Comedian, LGBTQ activist and Portland Queer Comedy Festival Co-Founder/Co-Director Belinda Carroll began stand-up comedy in late 2008 and has had the great pleasure of producing and featuring in sold out shows with — Nico Santos, Guy Branum, ANT, James Adomian, Dana Goldberg, Jason Stuart, Sandra Valls and Julie Goldman. In addition, Belinda has been seen on Portlandia, MTV, in various commercials and for .0007 seconds of several tv shows you've never heard of. She was a co-organizer for the 2010 Butch Voices National Conference, and a recipient of the 2011 Pride-in-Action award from Pride NW for her work on founding the Q Patrol; a community foot patrol to reduce LGBTQ hate crimes in downtown Portland. She was awarded a Queer Hero award by GLAPN (Gay and Lesbian History Archives of the Pacific Northwest) in 2018. She has worked with Portland LGBTQ Pride in various capacities; as Entertainment Director, Emcee, Stage Manager, as well as acting as the main organizer for the Portland Dyke March since 2011. As a comedic writer, she has written for the anthology Persistence: All-Ways Butch/Femme, Curve, Huffington Post, Cracked.com, Portland Mercury, Willamette Week and PQ Monthly. She just read this back, and realized she is clearly very, very gay.