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Shiader Vue Feature

Lav.fash™ | Fashion : Fusion – an Emerging Designer Showcase

Fashion: Fusion – an Emerging Designer Showcase Presented by the Fashion Group International of Minneapolis-St. Paul in partnership with the Fashion Design program at The Art Institutes International Minnesota (AiM) Photography by Kate Heppner of […]


Pulitzer Prize-winning Proof Delves Into Mental Illness on Stage

David Auburn’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Proof is in production by Candid Theater, a group known for its strong presentations of contemporary plays. Earlier this year Candid gave us a crackling production of Seraphina Nova’s new play, […]


How to Do Orlando Without Kids or Disney

When thinking of how common experiences lend themselves to common desires, travel is no exception. For those of us who don’t have kids, respite often comes in childless packages. So, when I got the opportunity […]


Nouveau Vegas

I recently went on a whirlwind trip to Las Vegas. It was all gay, all the time. We packed our nights with a number of gay bucket list items: Chelsea Handler at The Chelsea, The […]


Our Affairs


Safe Schools: Questions Unanswered

Amongst great excitement over the passing of Minnesota’s more strict anti-bullying legislation this spring, there was also great concern that much was left up to individual school districts. Once the excitement faded away, questions remained […]


Rainbow Resources: Back to School

GLBT-Friendly Back to School Shopping Guide As the school year draws nearer, retailers will stop at nothing to attract back-to-school shoppers. With all of the options, it can be hard to decipher which retailers deserve […]


A Refuge for Homeless Youth

In a rare suburban venture aimed at tackling a growing statewide problem, city officials, churches, civic groups and others are working together in Brooklyn Park to open a shelter for homeless teens. The facility will […]


Books: 502

For My Brothers Mark Abramson Wilde City $16.99 Minnesota-born, long a native of San Francisco, and author of the beguiling Beach Reading series, Abramson ventures into non-fiction with For My Brothers. Looking back from the late 1970s […]


A Word In Edgewise: Driving Out or Welcoming In, We Make The Choice

We live in a country where homelessness is penalized, even criminalized. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, for example, is about to pass a law forbidding homeless persons to store possessions publicly. Ft. Lauderdale police would be required […]


Recent Stories

GOP Candidate: Colorado Gay Congressman Will Behead Christians Who Don’t Worship Sodomy

The Raw Story reports that a Republican nominee for a seat in Colorado’s statehouse accused Democrats of lacking a sense of humor after he said a gay U.S. congressman would soon start beheading Christians. Read […]

Berlin’s First Openly Gay Mayor To Resign By End Of Year

LGBTQNation reports that charismatic Berlin mayor Klaus Wowereit, whose reputation has taken a beating over struggles in the construction of the German capital’s new international airport, said Tuesday he will step down by the end […]

ESPN Apologizes For Report On Michael Sam’s Shower Habits With Rams

Outsports reports that ESPN has apologized for airing a segment by reporter Josina Anderson that focused on how members of the St. Louis Rams are dealing with showering with openly gay teammate Michael Sam. Read […]

Gay Youths More Likely To Report Trouble In Foster Care, Study Finds

The Los Angeles Times reports that gay foster youths are twice as likely to report being treated poorly by the foster care system than their straight counterparts, according to a new study of Los Angeles […]

Judges Grill Attorneys In Gay Marriage Fight

The Indianapolis Star reports that after weeks of preparation, Indiana Solicitor General Thomas Fisher stood Tuesday before a three-judge panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to defend the state’s ban on gay […]


Our Lives


Duluth-Superior Pride Offers Awesome Labor Day Weekend Cornucopia

This year, Duluth-Superior Pride marks its 28th anniversary with a five-day cornucopia of events in the Twin Ports of Duluth, Minnesota, and Superior, Wisconsin, over Labor Day Weekend, August 27-31. The theme is “Out Is […]


The Perfect Fit: The Porter Adoption Story

Photos of the Porter family show a happy teen between two tall men with joyous eyes. The smiles of the three men are so heartfelt—and so natural—that one could assume the trio has been smiling […]


Leather Life: Kinky

A Poem Cycle 1. I’m not kinky. I’m not kinky. I’m not. I’m not kinky. Really, I’m not. I’m really not kinky. I’m not really kinky. I’m not that kinky. I’m not kinky like that. […]


Dateland: Housing Project

Later this month, we’re moving into my girlfriend’s ex-partner’s house. In case that sentence didn’t strike you as stupid enough, let’s make it even stupider. Her ex is not moving out of the house. We’re […]


Skirting The Issues: TJ

“Precious.” That’s how someone described him, grief-filled as they spoke the word. It captured the essence of a genuine human: exceedingly sweet and gentle, rare gem-like. Thomas J. Tharp, a jewel of a person, was […]


Our Homes

2015 Chrysler 200 Limited

Ride Review: 2015 Chrysler 200

The game has changed. Or, has it? The past Super Bowl gave Chrysler another banner to fly. This one, spoken by Bob Dylan, ensured us that “Imported from Detroit” has transformed into truth. The Sterling […]


New Home Sprinkler Mandate

By Ed Roskowinski, CR On July 28, 2014 Minnesota lawmakers passed requirements for fire sprinklers to be included in the construction of all new homes larger than 4,500 square feet, including unfinished basements. The effective […]


Ride Review: 2014 Mazda3

This could be the best compact car on the market. The fact is, the 2014 Mazda3 was designed for excellence at every turn; most of the automotive media corps walked away with that conclusion. It […]

2015 Honda Fit EX-L

Ride Review: 2015 Honda Fit

This Fit has grown up. Or, has it? Since 2006, Honda sold their subcompact by showing how fun it is to drive. It was a fun little car that sold quite well. Some have even […]

2014 Nissan Rogue SL AWD

Ride Review: 2014 Nissan Rogue

There is a new Rogue in town! Nissan’s small crossover was quite the success story. It brought consumers to the brand looking for a straightforward, stylish, and fun hauler for families and lifestyle folks. As […]