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03.25.17 DEVIANCE: A Trans Masculine Cabaret Minneapolis MN

 

The Insane Travel Benefits From Premium Credit Cards

  by Eric Poole I would never pay $450 for an American Express Platinum card just to look like an A-Gay. My self-worth isn’t linked to a piece of plastic. Well, unless it’s an all-access […]

Going to the Movies with Jeff & Drew: “Going in Style”

  In this remake of the 1979 film of the same name, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Alan Arkin find that the company they worked for is bought out, and the merger makes their pensions […]

A Visionary Production About South Asian Religious Strife, Pangea’s “5 Weeks” at the Lab

There are various theater companies in the Twin Cities that deal with issues of race, ethnicity, and marginalization, and Pangea World Theater is among the best. Their latest offering is the world premiere of 5 […]

Ordway Shows Us Why “West Side Story” Looms as a Watershed Musical 60 Years Later

The tensions between white and brown immigrants was crafted into a musical theater breakthrough in 1957. West Side Story contains some of the great tunes of theater history: “Tonight,” “Something’s Coming,” “I Feel Pretty,” “Officer Krupke,” […]

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Our Affairs

03.29.17 29th Annual Forum on Workplace Inclusion Minneapolis MN

   

Books: 571

Hidden Figures Margot Lee Shetterly William Morrow $15.99 Before electronic computers, human computers (usually mathematically gifted women with slide-rules, pencils, and paper) crunched the numbers and ran the equations that made America’s airpower — then […]

A Word In Edgewise: New Wine in Old Bottles

A beguiling giraffe face — calm, sloe-eyed — gazes languidly from the cover of the March Smithsonian above a blurb asking, “Will the beloved giant disappear before scientists even begin to understand it?” Also offered […]

Skirting the Issues: Gavin Grimm

At this year’s Grammy Awards, transgender icon Laverne Cox interrupted her music star introduction to highlight the case of Gavin Grimm, a 17-year-old Virginia high school student who’s become the poster child for transgender rights […]

02.25.17 Queer and Trans Family Support Conference St Paul MN

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Recent Stories

Someone Chained A Cross To Gay Street In New York – What Happened Next Was Beautiful

The Huffington Post reports that on Good Friday, a mysterious giant wooden cross appeared on Gay Street in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City, chained and locked to an apartment gate. Read the […]

World Champion And Olympian Shawn Barber Comes Out As ‘Gay And Proud’

Outsports reports that Olympic pole vaulter and world champion Shawn Barber came publicly as gay in an early morning Facebook message. Read the full story from Outsports 

Goldman Sachs Wants To Know If You Are Gay

Fortune reports that Wall Street isn’t necessarily known for being gay-friendly, yet Goldman Sacks is now asking prospective employees to come out as GLBT when they apply for the job. Read the full story from […]

Hacker Who Targeted ISIS With Gay Nudes Subjected To Beheading Threats

Pink News reports that a hacker who took over the social media accounts of various pro-ISIS groups has described how he has received threats of beheading. Read the full story from Pink News 

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Our Lives

Care For All – Transgender & Primary Care Specialties at North Memorial Health Clinics

It can be difficult when a friend or family member struggles with your transgender identity. But when it’s your primary care physician, you can face even greater discomfort and apprehension. Transgender individuals often confront unique […]

Skirting the Issues: Gavin Grimm

At this year’s Grammy Awards, transgender icon Laverne Cox interrupted her music star introduction to highlight the case of Gavin Grimm, a 17-year-old Virginia high school student who’s become the poster child for transgender rights […]

Leather Life: It’s A New Day

With all the media attention being given to presidential speeches lately, I thought I’d give some attention to a recent speech by another president: Randy Ingram-Lile, president of the Atons of Minneapolis. Ingram-Lile delivered his […]

Dateland: Step It Up

When I married last year, I became stepmom to two boys, one in middle school and one in high school. At age 50, it’s been a tricky transition venturing from the shallow delights of a […]

From the Editor: Building Longer Tables

When I look back at 2017, I know that it will be far from a golden year. There will be no rose-colored glasses or waxing poetic over these first few months. But, what I hope […]

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Our Homes

Ride Review: 2017 Lincoln Continental

The name is synonymous with American luxury. The combination of Lincoln and Continental has been a part of the finer things in this country since 1939, when Edsel Ford signed off for a European-inspired version […]

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Ride Review: 2017 Toyota Sienna

Can a minivan have any kind of “swagger?” Toyota thinks so. In fact, it was their way of introducing the latest Sienna minivan. It has so much swagger, one cannot begin to comprehend it all. […]

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Preview: The 2017 Twin Cities Auto Show

Where else can you see every new vehicle sold in the Twin Cities without the hassle of the showroom floor? The 44th Annual Twin Cities Auto Show presented by SuperAmerica is back for 2017! Inside […]

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Going Electric: The Chevrolet Bolt EV and Volt

In this work, we are introduced to the automobile in many different ways. I would normally interface with a person at the manufacturer or supplier, talk about the vehicle, drive it and that’s it. There […]

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Ride Review: 2017 Nissan Titan

There is one word that describes the current state of the pickup truck market: volume. Better make that two words, as in “sales volume.” Looking at 2016’s sales numbers, it is clear that the pickup […]

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