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An Ingenious Inquiry into Religious Viewpoints — “Grace” on Stage in Osseo

How religious views reflect individual personalities is ingeniously portrayed in Craig Wright’s play, Grace, now in a numinous production at Yellow Tree Theater in Osseo. When a married couple moves from St. Paul to Florida […]

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Barometer: Gay 90’s Hosts Gala Grand Opening of New La Femme Show Lounge

Fabulous Refashioned Space Is Crown Jewel of Megabar On the evening of Jan. 13, the Gay 90’s hosted the gala grand opening of its new La Femme Show Lounge upstairs. This fabulous refashioned space is […]

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Arts Spotlight: 567

Bad Dates Through Feb. 26 Black Box Theater, Center for the Arts, 1800 W Old Shakopee Rd., Bloomington 952-563-8575 www.artistrymn.org Sara Marsh performs Theresa Rebeck’s solo play Bad Dates. She says, “From the moment I […]

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Fredericksburg – Deep In the Heart

I’m deep in the heart of Texas, reliving the refrain of the ’40s cowboy ballad. The stars at night are big and bright, just as he promised. And as we drive along, I mentally supply […]

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Going to the Movies with Jeff & Drew: “The LEGO Batman Movie”

We have seen Batman. The LEGO Batman Movie is a spin-off story in the LEGO cinematic universe. Batman (Will Arnett) is forced to drop the lone vigilante thing, and try to work with others if […]

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Our Affairs

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A Word in Edgewise: Nature Adores A Redundancy

Nature, like NASA, likes to make sure something, however odd or eccentric, survives to complete its mission. Sending humans to Mars? Better have multiple sources for life support. Intelligence? All the while man has been […]

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Fever in the Dark Ellen Hart Minotaur Books $25.99 Imagine you are part of a same-sex couple and you have come home from your first anniversary vacation to find that your proposal video has been stolen […]

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A Word In Edgewise: O Tempora, O Mores…

I write on the eve of Inauguration Day. Perhaps upon publication, the Commander in Tweet will be seen in a more sanguine light. Perhaps. But even suspending disbelief, normalizing the lying, misogyny, racial bigotry, and […]

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Interview with Roxanne Anderson, Honored Trans and Racial Justice Activist on Trump, Bathroom Policy, and the Lavender Community

You know Roxanne Anderson as last year’s Grand Marshal for Twin Cities Pride. That honor signified a culmination of an activist life for queer and racial justice. Known for steering work groups on trans inclusion […]

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Skirting The Issues: Blank Slate

I sit writing this on the day of my 60th birthday. God. I never thought I’d ever be this old. Coincidentally, I’m also two days away from leaving my position as the executive director of […]

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BigGayNews for Monday, February 20, 2017

Today’s Top Headlines   Drag Restaurant Owner Says He Was Attacked For Being Gay Peruvian Lawmakers Introduce Gay Marriage Bill On Valentine’s Day California Bill Would Allow Trans Inmates To Legally Change Their Name, Gender […]

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BigGayNews for Friday, February 17, 2017

Today’s Top Headlines   Hepatitis A Outbreak Affects Gay Men In Hong Kong This Gay Comedy Mystery Series Dedicated To The Bear Community Is Returning Malaysia Openly Endorses ‘Gay Cure’ Therapy Gay Couple Assaulted Outside […]

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Enter To Win A CD Copy Of Carmen Lundy’s Latest Album – ‘Code Noir’!

CODE NOIR, the stunning new CD from critically-lauded vocalist Carmen Lundy, is now available via Afrasia Productions with distribution through City Hall Records. Never one to limit her creative journeys, Lundy explores the realms of […]

Event photography of the stage production of Grace at the Osseo Minnesota Yellow Tree theater in spring 2017, outside of Minneapolis

An Ingenious Inquiry into Religious Viewpoints — “Grace” on Stage in Osseo

How religious views reflect individual personalities is ingeniously portrayed in Craig Wright’s play, Grace, now in a numinous production at Yellow Tree Theater in Osseo. When a married couple moves from St. Paul to Florida […]

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Tyler Wisler: “Trend Lightly”

Attendees of the Minneapolis Home + Garden Show will know main stage speaker Tyler Wisler from HGTV’s Design Star, but Wisler’s path didn’t always lead to interior design. Wisler entered college knowing he wanted to pursue […]

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Our Lives

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Skirting the Issues: Alone in Sonoma

My state of mind this Valentine’s Day: Last month I attended a dear friend’s 60th birthday celebration in Sonoma, California. Orchestrated for Brian by his long-time partner, Doug, it was a magnificent affair replete with […]

The evening’s four contestants at the conclusion of this year’s Ms Catastrophe contest. Photo by Andrew Bertke.

Leather Life: Leather, Drag, and Catastrophes

The third annual installment of the Ms Catastrophe contest, billed as “the best worst drag in Minneapolis,” happened Saturday evening, Jan. 7 at The Saloon. There were four male contestants who performed intentionally bad female […]

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From the Editor: Score Some Cash for Your Team!

Are you an athlete? Do you participate on a community-oriented sports team? Did you know you can win money for your sports team even if you’re not officially sponsored by Lavender? You can! All you […]

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MEDS4LIFE – Because Giving Back Is Still the Best Medicine

By Amy Moser Over 30 years ago, The Aliveness Project was born over potlucks and kitchen table conversations about AIDS, stigma, and survival. Refusing to be isolated from each other and loved ones, the HIV […]

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Understanding and Dealing with the Death of a Partner

By Tony Del Percio It does not matter if you’re straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender: we are all human beings who have the capability to love and be loved. From the moment we are […]

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Our Homes

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Tyler Wisler: “Trend Lightly”

Attendees of the Minneapolis Home + Garden Show will know main stage speaker Tyler Wisler from HGTV’s Design Star, but Wisler’s path didn’t always lead to interior design. Wisler entered college knowing he wanted to pursue […]

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Homes of Tomorrow

After a long day in the office, running errands, or taking care of the family, there’s no better feeling than falling into the warm, loving embrace of your bed. The way the soft sheets cling […]

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Trash to Treasure

By Kassidy Tarala There’s something about a cluttered, eclectic antique shop that takes me back to my childhood. The old books, collections of colorful teacups, and unique statement furniture pieces transport me to a simpler […]

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Ride Review: 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack

The Volkswagen Golf is no longer just a world-leading compact hatchback, at least in the eyes of American motorists. For this latest edition, the Mark VII Golf, Volkswagen decided to expand the line beyond its […]

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Ride Review: 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer

Last year, we said good-bye to an iconic sports compact. It was the one car that engaged a whole generation of enthusiasts with its brute turbocharged power and tremendous traction from its all-wheel-drive system. Our […]

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