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“Le Switch” at the Jungle — Gay Comedy Genius Given a Joyous Staging

Three generations of gay men approaching life after the legalization of same-sex marriage are ingeniously evoked in Philip Dawkins’s recent comedy, Le Switch. This gay groundbreaker has been brought to life in a vibrant production at the Jungle […]

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Going to the Movies with Jeff & Drew: “Ice Age: Collision Course”

This movie makes you root for an asteroid to hit the earth, so you never have to see these characters again. Ice Age: Collision Course is the fifth installment of this prehistoric franchise. Back is […]

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5Q: Pinocchio

“5Q” is an online-only column featuring five questions about stage productions in the Metro Area with a special focus on the GLBTQ community’s relationship to the production. Periodically, “5Q” will take the form of an […]

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Going to the Movies with Jeff & Drew: “Ghostbusters”

Over 30 years have passed and this supernatural cult classic gets a reboot. The new Ghostbusters centers on Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig) and Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy). The two are old friends and scientists connected […]

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Going to the Movies with Jeff & Drew: “The Secret Life of Pets”

If you’ve ever really wanted to know what your pets think when you leave for work, it’s nothing good, according to The Secret Life of Pets, by the creators of Minions. Max (Louis C.K.) is […]

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Our Affairs

Ask Lambda Legal – Avoiding a Name Change Nightmare

By Beth Littrell, Senior Attorney Q. I am a transgender woman who would like to legally change my name. I live in Savannah, GA and this issue has been a big deal lately after your client, […]

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The Ugly Truth: The Sexual Exploitation of Our Youth

“My first time on the streets, I was approached at a bus stop. The pimp was nice, buying me things and letting me stay with him. He had a lot of girls coming and going. […]

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A Word In Edgewise: It’s Not Going to Stop. So?

My thoughts have been swirling since Orlando, but I’ve come to one conclusion: Hatred is not going to stop. Not toward blacks, women, Jews, other religions and cultures; and not toward gays, lesbians, and transgender […]

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Boy Erased: A Memoir Garrard Conley Riverhead Books $27 Conley’s memoir is a harrowing narration of the devastating effects ex-gay therapy had on his and his parents’ lives in the Missionary Baptist community into which […]

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Response to Community re: Lavender Issue 550 Editorial “Spirit of ’76 (A Coward Strikes Again)”

Response to Community re: Lavender Issue 550 Editorial “Spirit of ’76 (A Coward Strikes Again) We sincerely thank those who wrote by email or comment for sharing their welcomed perspectives. The poem quoted on the front […]

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06.26.16 Twin Cities Pride Ashley Rukes GLBT Pride Parade Minneapolis MN

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07.01.16 2016 2nd Annual Pride Yacht Party Stillwater MN

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06.26.16 Saloon Pride Block Party: Jordin Sparks Minneapolis MN

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06.26.16 Twin Cities Pride 2016 Rainbow Run 5K Minneapolis MN

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06.25.16 Pride Velvet Indoor Beach Party Minneapolis MN

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BigGayNews for Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Today’s Top Headlines   Transgender Iowa Prison Nurse Files Complaint Over Restrooms Boy Scouts Faring Well A Year After Easing Ban On Gay Adults Three Ugandan Lesbians To Be Deported From Denmark LGBTQ Students Feel […]

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LGBTQ Students Feel Safer At Schools With Gay-Straight Alliances

Vanderbilt University reports that a study found that LGBTQ students attending high schools with gay-straight alliances reported significantly fewer incidences of bullying based on sexual orientation or gender expression and had a greater sense of […]

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Three Ugandan Lesbians To Be Deported From Denmark

Pink News reports that three Ugandan lesbians are to be deported from Denmark after having asylum request denied. Read the full story from Pink News Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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Boy Scouts Faring Well A Year After Easing Ban On Gay Adults

Yahoo News reports that there were dire warnings for the Boy Scouts of America a year ago when the group’s leaders, under intense pressure, voted to end a long-standing blanket ban on participation by openly […]

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Transgender Iowa Prison Nurse Files Complaint Over Restrooms

LGBTQNation reports that a transgender prison worker filed a complaint with the Iowa Civil Rights Commission on Thursday saying state Department of Corrections officials violated his constitutional rights by refusing to allow him to use […]

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Our Lives

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Pride in Pictures 2016

Relive Twin Cities Pride through this collection of photography: our community, our people, and our celebrations in our two cities. Click on any of the links below to view a Photo Gallery of that event. […]

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2016 Leather Pride

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2016 Pride at eagleBOLTbar

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2016 Pride at Gay 90s

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2016 Pride at 19 Bar

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Our Homes

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Ride Review: 2017 Kia Sportage

Did you know that Kia was the first Korean automaker to sell an SUV in the USA? It’s true. The original Sportage arrived in the mid-to-late 1990s to compete in a class already established by […]

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Lavender Media Pride Pasta Recipe

Recipe: Pride Pasta

June is Pride Month and I just love a good reason to try out some artistic recipes. In the past, Lavender has featured Pride recipes by Ross Sveback and I hope you go back to […]

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Ride Review: 2016 Dodge Charger

Over the years, I have openly admitted having a soft spot for certain automobiles. I understand the consequences of making this known publicly. It may challenge my credibility as a journalist. It may peg me […]

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Recipe: Bacon Granola

You read that right: bacon granola. Last year, I was surprised by how easy it is to make granola rather than buy it. What’s more, there are countless ways to modify your homemade granola, from […]

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The Grass That’s “Greener”: Sustainable Landscaping for City Living

With summer right around the corner, most Minnesotans are in full lawn-maintenance mode. The hiss of sprinkler systems is starting to join the chorus of morning birds, and the roar of lawn mowers disrupts the […]

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