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5Q: The Elixir of Love

“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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5Q: I Love Lucy

“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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A Sweetly Nostalgic Staging of “I Love Lucy”

What may be the most re-run and popular sitcom in television history has been re-imagined as an interactive stage production now touring nationally. At the State Theatre we are transported to Desilu Studios in the […]

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Weddings: A Superior Wedding, a Great Lake, a Good Story

I can imagine the last morning of life as a single person. I’m drinking a cup of coffee on a private balcony, both on a mountain and overlooking a mountain, a great blue lake is […]

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Skirting the Issues: Light Speed

As much as I detest them, it’s time for one of those end-of-the-year retrospectives/look forward pieces. Actually, I shouldn’t whine: 2014 was quite a year for us transgender folks, maybe even our best year yet. […]

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Twin Ports by Trolley: The Streetcar Era in Duluth–Superior Aaron Isaacs University of Minnesota Press $39.95 A marvelous addition to Duluth-Superior history, Twin Ports by Trolley traces the development and workings of the cities’ transit […]

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An Interview with Revolutionary Author Alex Myers

Alex Myers’s Revolutionary (“Books,” Lavender 492) is a historical novel based on Deborah Samson, a weaver in a small Massachusetts village, who, as Robert Shurtliff, assumed male attire and enlisted in the Continental Army in […]

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Playing for the Other Team: Shannon Miller, and the Question No One is Asking

The State of Hockey is in a state of mourning. J.P. Parise, former NHL All-Star, former head of the renowned Shattuck-Saint Mary’s hockey program and father of Wild player Zach, passed away after a battle […]

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A Word In Edgewise: Seeing Clearly: “Sir, I Know Just How You Feel”

Speaking at the funeral of one of two murdered New York police officers, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said, in part: Rafael Ramos was assassinated because he represented all of us, even though, beneath the uniform, […]

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BigGayNews for Thursday, January 29, 2015

Today’s Top Headlines Stephen Fry And Benedict Cumberbatch Campaign To Pardon Gay Men Convicted With Alan Turing, Imitation Game Codebreaker Gay Alabama Lawmaker Threatens To Expose Colleagues’ Marital Infidelities Nigeria: 12 Arrested Over ‘Gay Wedding’ […]

Mormon Leaders Call For Measures Protecting Gay Rights

ABC News reports that Mormon church leaders are making a national appeal for a “balanced approach” in the clash between gay rights and religious freedom by promising to support some housing and job protections for […]

Nigeria: 12 Arrested Over ‘Gay Wedding’

Pink News reports that twelve men have been arrested in the north Nigerian city of Kano for allegedly planning a “gay wedding”. Read the full story from Pink News 

Gay Alabama Lawmaker Threatens To Expose Colleagues’ Marital Infidelities

The Huffington Post reports that Alabama’s only openly gay legislator is putting her anti-gay colleagues on notice: if they keep espousing family values rhetoric as a reason to oppose marriage equality, she’ll start making their […]

Stephen Fry And Benedict Cumberbatch Campaign To Pardon Gay Men Convicted With Alan Turing, Imitation Game Codebreaker

The Belfast Telegraph reports that Stephen Fry and Benedict Cumberbatch have joined the campaign to rewrite history for the 49,000 British men who were persecuted for being gay along with Enigma codebreaker Alan Turing. Read […]

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Our Lives

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Weddings: A Superior Wedding, a Great Lake, a Good Story

I can imagine the last morning of life as a single person. I’m drinking a cup of coffee on a private balcony, both on a mountain and overlooking a mountain, a great blue lake is […]

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Weddings: You’re Always Welcome in Las Vegas

By Jim McMichael  “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas.” You know the phrase well, as does most anyone who’s seen the iconic sign while experiencing the perfect getaway in the world’s most exciting destination. But you […]

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Weddings: Palm Springs: The Gay Honeymoon & Wedding Oasis

By Matthew Link For nearly a century, lovers have been lured to this Southern Californian desert hot spot. It was 1922 when Hollywood’s original heartthrob, bisexual silent screen stud Rudolf Valentino, honeymooned in Palm Springs […]

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2015 Valentine Gift Guide

Sweetheart Sampler $35 Burly Bakers www.burlybakers.com Atlanta-based Burly Bakers burst onto the dessert scene in early 2013 with a simple motto at the heart of everything they do: “If you’re gonna be bad, it better […]

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Senior Living: Taking Care of the Caregivers

By Xay Yang Creating a multicultural, intergenerational, and cross-class LGBTQ Caregiver Support Group. It’s a new year! A new start! A new resolution! I am excited for what this new year brings. A year ago, […]

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2015 Valentine Gift Guide

Sweetheart Sampler $35 Burly Bakers www.burlybakers.com Atlanta-based Burly Bakers burst onto the dessert scene in early 2013 with a simple motto at the heart of everything they do: “If you’re gonna be bad, it better […]

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Ride Review: 2015 Volkswagen Passat

A big sedan with a diesel engine: sounds familiar, does it not? It used to be that if you built a car with a diesel engine with the intent of giving everyone space, it would […]

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Ride Review: 2015 Honda CR-V

What you are looking at is the best selling crossover/SUV in the USA. How did the Honda CR-V get there? Think about what Honda has been since making a splash with the Civic in 1972. […]

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2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE AWD

Ride Review: Toyota RAV4

There is a lot of truth to current rise of the compact crossover/SUV. The momentum in this class is driven by meeting the customer’s needs. These are also laden with truths. Crossover/SUV customers are not […]

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Ride Review: Randy’s Favorite Vehicles of 2014

Every year, I get the opportunity to drive a lot of vehicles. Some vehicles have been driven for around 15-20 minutes; others for as long as a week. In 2014, I averaged more than a […]

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