Our Scene

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2016 Summer What To Do

Como Zoo: Behind the Scenes Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, St. Paul Year-Round $35 www.comozooconservatory.org Rise and shine with Como’s animals and see the zoo in a whole new light! Visit the zoo before hours […]

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2016 Summer Queer Music Preview

The Twin Cities is host to a rich arts scene, and GLBT music is part of that, meaning Twin Cities queer music fans have a lot to look forward to this summer. Whether you’re looking […]

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Eat the Menu: Cone Zone

Summer is here and nothing beats the heat like frozen dairy delights. This is the Midwest after all. Ice cream is more than a mere summer staple. It’s necessary part of our culture. A breezy […]

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Arts Spotlight: 548

Constellations Through May 29 Jungle Theater, 2951 Lyndale Ave. S, Minneapolis 612-822-7063 www.jungletheater.com Jungle Theater has mounted an intoxicating area premiere of Nick Payne’s metaphysical drama, Constellations, directed with sensitivity by Gary Gisselman. Anna Sundberg […]

TCGSL Scoreboard – May 22, 2016

SUN, MAY 22 @ 9:00 AM Steel(A) 8 at Big Gay Moose(H) 10 Rebels(A) 17 at Spikes(H) 14 Biohazards(A) 8 at BallsNDolls(H) 14 MAVRIKS(A) 8 at Perfect Storm(H) 5 SUN, MAY 22 @ 10:00 AM […]

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Our Affairs

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A Tale of Two Prides

There’s no doubt about it; Pride is growing. Year after year, Twin Cities Pride cites an ever-growing number of attendees. The first local GLBT march, held in June 1972, has evolved into the Pride Festival we know […]

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2016 Summer What To Do

Como Zoo: Behind the Scenes Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, St. Paul Year-Round $35 www.comozooconservatory.org Rise and shine with Como’s animals and see the zoo in a whole new light! Visit the zoo before hours […]

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A Word In Edgewise: Flying The Paranoid Skies

By the time this piece is published, yet another suspicious, (i.e., dark-haired, darkish-complexion) traveler may have been spotted and turned in to the authorities for questioning. Most recently it was Guido Menzio, an Italian economics […]

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Levi’s Launches First Global Pride Collection in Partnership with the Harvey Milk Foundation

By Ian Maloney, Hotspots Magazine of Florida When you think of “gay clothes,” Levi’s may not be the first brand that you think about. However, the international clothing powerhouse is about to change all that this […]

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Books: 547

  Hotdish to Die For: A Collection of Culinary Mystery Short Stories Pat Dennis Penury Press $9.95 Dennis mixes food and the funerary in this tasty collection of short stories plus an extra helping of […]

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Recent Stories

Instagram Is Censoring Hashtags Such As #Lesbian, #Gays And #Bi

The Huffington Post reports Instagram is filtering out lesbian, gay and bisexual content, by censoring images collated under a range of hashtags. Read the full story from the Huffington Post. 

Oregon Hires Nation’s First Advocate for LGBT Veterans

The Statesman Journal reports The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs has hired a coordinator for LGBT veterans — a position it says is the first of its kind nationwide. Read the full story from the […]

Gates Leaves Boy Scouts Presidency, Defends Gay Adult Policy

ABC News reports Robert Gates finished his two-year term as the Boy Scouts of America’s president by arguing the Scouts had overcome the challenge of whether to let gays serve openly its ranks and were […]

Gay and Bisexual Men to be Offered HPV Vaccine Under Pilot Scheme

The Guardian reports gay and bisexual men are to start receiving a vaccine to protect them against several forms of cancer linked to sexual activity as part of a trial program beginning in June, but […]

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BigGayNews for Friday, May 27, 2016

Today’s Top Headlines   GLBTI Kids Are Now Protected From Conversion Therapy In Vermont Biden Commends Gay West Point Cadet Gay Men’s Chorus Plead For ‘Second Chance’ For DJ Desmond Tutu’s Daughter ‘Expelled From Church’ […]

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Our Lives

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A Tale of Two Prides

There’s no doubt about it; Pride is growing. Year after year, Twin Cities Pride cites an ever-growing number of attendees. The first local GLBT march, held in June 1972, has evolved into the Pride Festival we know […]

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From the Editor: Extra! Extra!

In the publishing industry, we see all sorts of trends and headlines. We write them, too. We get to shape how information is shared while trying to be as nimble as possible. Print isn’t dead, […]

At-Large: Bible Drag & The Power of Play

Shortly after my birth in Indianapolis, I was supposed to move to Venezuela. My loving mother and father had all of our bags packed. An extremely conservative Christian organization was sending them to the mission […]

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Dateland: The Leading Authority On Gay Penguins

Recently, I had the experience of being the only gay at a dinner party. Since North Carolina passed a trans-discrimination law, I’ve notice that when I’m the only gay in the room, straight people feel […]

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Skirting The Issues: 310

I have been sober for 310 days. For someone with my alcohol-craving genes, being able to truthfully write those words is the equivalent of climbing Mt. Everest in a sports bra and running shorts. Without […]

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Our Homes

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2016 Summer What To Do

Como Zoo: Behind the Scenes Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, St. Paul Year-Round $35 www.comozooconservatory.org Rise and shine with Como’s animals and see the zoo in a whole new light! Visit the zoo before hours […]

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Ride Review: 2016 Volvo S60 Inscription

When we last reviewed the Volvo S60, it had just undergone a mid-cycle refresh, gotten a new series of engines installed underneath its hood, and had us smiling. We also said that this car was […]

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Home Updates: Next Level Renovation

Older homes have a certain charm; some sort of character that you just don’t find in newer homes. But with that charm and character comes a certain responsibility to maintain and update. Just ask Frank […]

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Isles Studio Keeps It Natural

Imagine stepping into a natural history museum where everything is for sale. Throughout the shop are plants, statuary, and beautiful containers for indoors and out. There are displays of quartz, amethyst, and fossils. “We sell […]

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Art-A-Whirl’s Community Artists

The days are longer and warmer, it’s time to make your plans to get out and experience some of the best visual art our local scene has to offer as well as get to know some […]

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