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Pillsbury House Theatre presents Death Tax by Lucas Hnath and directed by Hayley Finn

Wendy Lehr is a Contemporary King Lear in “Death Tax” at Pillsbury House

Generosity can be a virtue and when channeled into pockets that can put it to good use, both the spirit of generosity and the treasure it doles out, can make the world a more harmonious […]

Annie the Musical

A Variety of Productions to Sate a Variety of Palates

Annie Through Apr. 5 Orpheum Theatre, 910 Hennepin Av., Mpls. (800) 982-2787 www.HennepinTheatreTrust.org The national tour of Annie has been directed by the musical’s very own lyricist and original director of the 1977 Tony Award-winning […]

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5Q: Fruit Fly: The Musical

“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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Q&A: President/CEO of Hennepin Theatre Trust, Tom Hoch

The 2015-2016 season at the Hennepin Theatre Trust is definitely one to write home about. Last month, Hennepin Theatre Trust revealed its stellar Broadway season, featuring Broadway’s hottest Tony Award-winning shows, seven Minnesota premieres and returning […]

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New Film, “The Public Domain”, Penetrates the Collective Minneapolis Psyche Post-I35W Bridge Collapse

Minnesota’s Patrick Coyle continues his advance as a major voice in American independent film with an absorbing and magnetic new film, The Public Domain. The writer-director tracks a range of characters affected to some degree by the collapse […]

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Steve Grand: On a New Album, Being a Sex Symbol, Social Justice, and More!

Not long ago, Steve Grand was a little-known singer-songwriter from a Chicago suburb. But that all changed July 2, 2013, when his self-funded music video, “All-American Boy,” posted to YouTube. It went viral instantly, accumulating […]

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Creating Space: Upper Midwest QIPOC Conference 2015

Marginalized identities lack the space to share their stories. Combine multiple marginalized identities and that space grows even smaller. Jason Jackson and Xay Yang, co-chairs of the Upper Midwest Queer Indigenous and People of Color (QIPOC) […]

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A Word In Edgewise: Pure-D Meanness: The Eighth Deadly Sin?

I can understand anger, jealousy, and some other unsavory emotions, but I have never been able to comprehend what my southern relatives called, “Pure-D Meanness.” It seems to be everywhere today, perhaps because we live […]

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Skirting the Issues: House Tranny

I recently heard from a reader who thought I had unfairly characterized a transgender activist. At the end of the email, the reader stated, “(Y)ou don’t usually deal with any controversial issues, especially those related […]

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Ask Lambda Legal – Keeping the “Affordable” in the Affordable Care Act

            By Scott Schoettes, HIV Project Director for Lambda Legal Q: I was finally able to get health insurance through Obamacare and thankfully I qualified for the federal subsidies to […]

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Recent Stories

Pillsbury House Theatre presents Death Tax by Lucas Hnath and directed by Hayley Finn

Wendy Lehr is a Contemporary King Lear in “Death Tax” at Pillsbury House

Generosity can be a virtue and when channeled into pockets that can put it to good use, both the spirit of generosity and the treasure it doles out, can make the world a more harmonious […]

2015 Kia Sedona SX-L (Limited)

Ride Review: 2015 Kia Sedona

At Lavender, we are presented with a lot of different vehicles to write about in our Ride Review. In the course of going through these vehicles, we find that you drive a wide variety of […]

Annie the Musical

A Variety of Productions to Sate a Variety of Palates

Annie Through Apr. 5 Orpheum Theatre, 910 Hennepin Av., Mpls. (800) 982-2787 www.HennepinTheatreTrust.org The national tour of Annie has been directed by the musical’s very own lyricist and original director of the 1977 Tony Award-winning […]

Gap, Levi’s Join Other Big Companies Protesting Anti-Gay Laws

The Huffington Post reports that across the country, opposition is mounting to recent “religious freedom” measures that critics worry could lead to discrimination against GLBT individuals. Read the full story from the Huffington Post 

Arkansas Passes Indiana-Style ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill Criticized As Anti-Gay

The Guardian reports that the Arkansas state legislature has passed an Indiana-style religious freedom bill Democrats say “authorizes discrimination”, defying international outrage that hours earlier forced the governor of Indiana to walk back a similar […]

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Our Lives

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Steve Grand: On a New Album, Being a Sex Symbol, Social Justice, and More!

Not long ago, Steve Grand was a little-known singer-songwriter from a Chicago suburb. But that all changed July 2, 2013, when his self-funded music video, “All-American Boy,” posted to YouTube. It went viral instantly, accumulating […]

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From the Editor: On Stage: My Chariot Awaits

I’ve been driving for 21 years. I felt another grey hair sprout as I typed that. In my advanced years, I’ve figured out what I like and need in the vehicle I drive. What I […]

Artwork by Jeana Lidfors.

Through These Eyes: Sex Was Sweaty

Remember when you whispered in his ear and kissed his neck, when you ran your finger down his chest and over his stomach and… When you kissed until you couldn’t taste, made love until it […]

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Creating Space: Upper Midwest QIPOC Conference 2015

Marginalized identities lack the space to share their stories. Combine multiple marginalized identities and that space grows even smaller. Jason Jackson and Xay Yang, co-chairs of the Upper Midwest Queer Indigenous and People of Color (QIPOC) […]

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Dateland: I Miss The Whores

Some of you may remember a column I wrote about the brothel across the street from my house. To summarize: about a year ago, my friends rented their house to a couple of single girls […]

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Our Homes

2015 Kia Sedona SX-L (Limited)

Ride Review: 2015 Kia Sedona

At Lavender, we are presented with a lot of different vehicles to write about in our Ride Review. In the course of going through these vehicles, we find that you drive a wide variety of […]

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Ride Review: 2015 Lexus NX

In the state of Minnesota, over 60 percent of all automobiles sales in 2014 were of trucks, SUVs and crossovers. That is actually the highest percentage in the country. Minnesota’s neighboring states were not too […]

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Stephen Rhodes: Out Racing For Equality

With the increasing number of athletes coming out (especially in the past year) you might not have seen this one coming. Stephen Rhodes came out as he was trying to get back into NASCAR’s Camping […]

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Ride Review: 2015 Maserati Quattroporte

It is true what they say about a Maserati. The echo from the exhaust tells a story that is 100 years old. From the first championship racing cars to some of the most alluring road […]

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Identity & the Iron Horse

Kathie: Where are you going when you leave here? Don’t you know? Johnny: [scoffing] Oh man, we just gonna go. Kathie: Just trying to make conversation. It means nothing to me. Johnny: Well, on the weekends, we go […]

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