Our Scene

A Dynamic Revival of “Jesus Christ Superstar” at the Ordway

The rock opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, clearly echoes the 1971 sound of its time, as well as providing a vivid retelling of the final days of the Messiah of the New Testament. Somber, severe, and […]

An Inspired Sex Farce, “Don’t Dress for Dinner” at the New Gremlin Space

Watch out! This hilarious sex comedy has more entanglements than cats wrestling with a ball of twine. In playwright Marc Camoletti’s Don’t Dress for Dinner a husband, Bernard (Peter Christian Hansen), expects his wife, Jacqueline […]

Rice and Knudson Give Stunning Performance in the Captivating “Idiot’s Delight” at Park Square

Idiot’s Delight, the 1936 Pulitzer Prize-winner for Drama, is thought of by some as inferior and melodramatic (as if there were anything wrong with melodrama), but playwright Robert E. Sherwood, in a style that spoke […]

Going to the Movies with Jeff & Drew: “Baby Driver”

Baby Driver is about a kid named Baby (Ansel Elgort) who pilots the getaway car for a criminal gang. He is a genius behind the wheel, but he has to carefully coordinate his work to an eclectic mix […]

Going to the Movies with Jeff & Drew: “Wonder Woman”

  As the latest entry in the DC Extended Universe, Wonder Woman has a ton riding on it. The first three DCEU films have all underperformed critically or financially to some extent. But this movie […]

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Our Affairs

06.24.17 Twin Cities HRC Federal Club Annual Pride Brunch Minneapolis MN

A Word In Edgewise: That’s Just the Way It Is

I’ve always loved The Lawrenceville Stories, written by Owen Johnson in the early years of the 20th Century. Johnson wrote about his prep school, using friends’ actual nicknames, “The Varmint,” “The Tennessee Shad,” “Hungry Smeed,” […]

When GLBT Nonprofits Lose Their Bearings

Tax-deductible nonprofit organizations can invade the pocketbooks and psyches of potential donors, cravenly preying on their fears. When the same-sex marriage movement became a brilliant success, GLBT nonprofit organizations were sucker-punched with a stark existential reality: […]

OutFront: Behind in Ethics

Since last November’s election the country has been passing through a turbulent period wherein fear seems to have often taken the upper hand. American GLBT citizens were warned by outgoing Senate Minority (and former Majority) […]

A Community of Unity: Rochester PrideFest

With such a large and well represented GLBT community in the Twin Cities, it can often feel like Pride month is every month. However, in smaller communities throughout Minnesota, Pride month plays an important role […]

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Recent Stories

Gay Basher In Horrific Philadelphia Hate Crime Now Claims Self-Defense

LGBTQNation reports that last year, Kathryn Knott spent five months in jail because of her role in a horrific hate crime in Philadelphia, but now in the civil trial, she is claiming self-defense. Read the […]

Guesthouse Owner In Italy Tells Same-Sex Couple: ‘We Don’t Accept Gays Or Animals’

GayStarNews reports that Gennarro Casalino and his partner have spoken out after the owner of the Cuifo guesthouse near Vibo Valentia in the southern region of Calabria told him that he does not accept ‘gays […]

Chris Christie Signs Transgender Rights Bills Into Law

Pink News reports that embattled New Jersey governor Chris Christie has bucked the trend for Republicans by signing two pro-trans bills into law, taking aback many of his party colleagues. Read the full story at […]

International LGBT Unit Forms to Fight ISIS In Northern Syria

NewNowNext reports that The Queer Insurrection and Liberation Army (TQILA), a group of volunteers, has reportedly formed an LGBT-centric unit to join the fight against ISIS in northern Syria. Read the full story at NewNowNext 

BigGayNews for Thursday, July 27, 2017

  Today’s Top Headlines International LGBT Unit Forms to Fight ISIS In Northern Syria Chris Christie Signs Transgender Rights Bills Into Law Guesthouse Owner In Italy Tells Same-Sex Couple: ‘We Don’t Accept Gays Or Animals’ […]

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Our Lives

Pride in Pictures 2017

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. […]

Learn to Play, Play to Learn

Museums are often accompanied by signs reading, “Do not touch,” “No photography,” “No sitting or standing on sculpture,” and others of the sort. At the Minnesota Children’s Museum, these signs are replaced by one necessary […]

Kicks for Kids

Trying to beat the heat doing something fun with the younger ones? Looking for new places around Minnesota to add to your summer bucket list? Wanting to relive the days of your childhood with fun […]

From the Editor: Growing Younger

Now that I’m 40, I’ve pretty much moved past the mourning involved with moving past the window of time when I’m biologically able to have children. What an odd weighting of the scales that procreation […]

When GLBT Nonprofits Lose Their Bearings

Tax-deductible nonprofit organizations can invade the pocketbooks and psyches of potential donors, cravenly preying on their fears. When the same-sex marriage movement became a brilliant success, GLBT nonprofit organizations were sucker-punched with a stark existential reality: […]

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Our Homes

Ride Review: 2017 Audi S6

There are two different kinds of luxury car buyers. One such buyer wants a car with the badge, the prestige and everything else that comes with it. They want comfort and performance. If you ask […]

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Ride Review: 2017 Kia Niro

The Toyota Prius V just got some company. Being the only hybrid gas-electric wagon around, it offered the combination of extra cargo space with high efficiency and great fuel economy. The Prius V had plenty […]

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Just the tips, please…

Small spaces? No problem. Here are a couple products to help with that, design tips courtesy of Michelle Havens, Environment Director at Habitation Furnishing + Design. 1. Double Up: Limited rooms? Carve out an office, using a […]

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Summer Home Trends with Galleria Edina

By Rachel Oelke Home is where you hang your hat, so make sure that stylish sunhat has a chic home to match with fresh summer updates. The Galleria Edina home stores are here to help […]

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Ride Review: 2017 MINI Countryman

It seems that everyone is offering a crossover/SUV these days. This is not a bad thing, really. Consumers want them and the manufacturers offer them to fulfill those wants and needs. It is a simple […]

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