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Gay Dynamics in Durang’s Delightful Chekhov Parody at the Guthrie are Fascinating and Fun

The irreverently dazzling Christopher Durang comedy, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, is reveling in a rip-roaring over-the-top production at the Guthrie directed by Joel Sass. The depressed characters you think of when you think of […]

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Sigel and Svaleson Give Compelling Performances in Timely Pulitzer Prize-winning Suicide Drama

By tragic coincidence Urban Samurai Productions was putting the finishing touches on its staging of ‘night, Mother when Robin Williams’s suicide came to dominate media attention. Marsha Norman’s 1983 Pulitzer Prize-winner is perhaps contemporary drama’s […]

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08.15.14 Lavender’s OUT in the Stands Minnesota Twins 5 Kansas City Royals 6 Target Field Minneapolis MN

 

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Recent Stories

Hundreds Pay Tribute to Slain Exec Kelly Phillips

The Star Tribune reports that hundreds gathered in Minneapolis on Thursday evening in a public remembrance for Kelly Phillips, the slain Boston Science executive who had fought for marriage equality for gays. Read the full […]

‘My Chacha Is Gay’ Is Pakistan’s First Anti-Homophobia Children’s Book

The Indian Express reports that Eiynah, a Pakistani-Canadian artist had the dream of a progressive Pakistan in her mind when she got down to write Pakistan’s first anti-homophobia children’s book ‘My Chacha Is Gay’. Read […]

Jamaican Thug Claims He’s Gay to Avoid Deportation

The Daily Mail reports that a violent father-of-two escaped deportation moments before being put on a plane to Jamaica – by suddenly declaring he was gay. Read the full story from The Daily Mail

Colombia Grants Gay Couples Adoption Rights

Aljazeera reports that Colombia has taken a major step in recognising the rights of same-sex couples, after the country’s leading court granted limited adoption rights to gay and lesbian couples. Read the full story from […]

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08.21.14 WNBA Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals Minnesota Lynx 88 San Antonio 84 Minneapolis MN

   

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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