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The Guthrie’s Gripping “Disgraced” and Majestic “South Pacific” End Soon

The Guthrie Theater has two dynamic productions that close soon that you don’t want to miss. The Pulitzer Prize-winning Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar will discomfort those who prefer categorical thinking to actual thinking. Director Marcela […]

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Going to the Movies with Jeff & Drew: “War Dogs”

The war in Iraq rages on. Efraim Diveroli (Jonah Hill) offers financially struggling childhood friend David Packouz (Miles Teller) a chance to make big bucks by becoming an international arms dealer. Based on the book […]


Playing For The Other Team: Simon Dunn Isn’t Wasting Time

At 6’1” and 215lbs, not many would attempt to pick on Simon Dunn. A lifetime of rugby combined with intense training for the Australian Olympic bobsled team have given Dunn an imposing physique that would […]


The Spirit of the Game

“I know the concept is a great concept, it’s up to us now to execute the hell out of it.” Mike LaGuire’s enthusiasm for Game Sports Bar, recently opened in Uptown, is contagious. Having most […]

Under the Gaslight. Photo by Dan Norman

Arts Spotlight: 554

Under the Gaslight Though Aug. 27 Minnesota Centennial Showboat, Harriet Island, St. Paul 651-227-1100 www.showboat.umn.edu This year’s Minnesota Centennial Showboat is bittersweet because it is the last year the annual melodrama with musical olios will […]


Our Affairs

South Pacific. Photo by T. Charles Erickson

A Word In Edgewise: Have You Been Carefully Taught?

After serving in the Navy in the South Pacific, James A. Michener’s short stories were published in 1947 as Tales from the South Pacific. Rogers and Hammerstein (and Joshua Logan) created South Pacific in 1949, the year president […]


Skirting the Issues: The New Normal

“I’m so tired of hurting.” The words, spoken by Emily, a mid-twentyish former work colleague, came as she and I sat at a downtown bar catching up. Our conversation was unremarkable until we both spied […]

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At-Large: The Power of Arts Learning

It wasn’t very large for a high school, but it was just right for me. Dance technique class for 90 minutes daily, a small teacher-to-student ratio, and a freedom of expression beyond compare. It was a […]

The Lion King. Photo by Matthew Murphy

A Word In Edgewise: A Once and Future King?

I attended the Orpheum’s opening performance of The Lion King, shaken by the previous days’ deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, only to emerge to news of the shootings of five Dallas police officers. For a […]

Ask Lambda Legal – Avoiding a Name Change Nightmare

By Beth Littrell, Senior Attorney Q. I am a transgender woman who would like to legally change my name. I live in Savannah, GA and this issue has been a big deal lately after your client, […]


Recent Stories

WikiLeaks Outs Gay People In Saudi Arabia In ‘Reckless’ Mass Data Dump

Pink News reports that whistleblowing group WikiLeaks is under fire for publishing Saudi government data that outs gay men, leaving them at risk of attack. Read the full story from Pink News 

Obama’s Transgender School Bathroom Rules Are Blocked By Judge

GayStarNews reports that a federal judge in Texas has blocked the Obama administration’s recent ‘guidance’ that transgender students be allowed to use the bathroom at public schools that matches their gender identity. Read the full […]

One Of London’s Oldest Gay Bars Pouring Last Pint

USA Today reports that one of London’s oldest gay bars is closing next month, after the pub’s owners failed to come to an agreement with their landlord. Read the full story from USA Today 

A Gay Couple In Natick Was Targeted – Here’s How The Neighborhood Responded

The Boston Globe reports that Cari and Lauri Ryding always felt welcome on Strawberry Hill Road, but then they came home from vacation and discovered the rainbow flag they had hung after the Orlando massacre […]


BigGayNews for Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Today’s Top Headlines   Teen’s Hilarious Senior Quote Puts New Spin On Coming Out Of The Closet Team GB Hockey Players Become First Married Same-Sex Couple To Jointly Win Olympic Gold Uganda’s Trans Community Turn […]


Our Lives


Alchemy Architects: Live Large in a Smaller Space

With the heavy emphasis on green living in today’s housing market, many homeowners and designers are constantly looking for ways to reduce a home’s environmental footprint. For Alchemy Architects, founded by Geoffrey Warner, the solution […]

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From the Editor: Inheriting a Home

My grandmother, Ruby, passed away at the end of April. She died on her birthday at the age of 95. I called her The Matriarch. She wasn’t even five feet tall, but she was a […]


Wedding Attire Advice from an Insider

From a timeline on ordering suits to how to avoid looking like Tia and Tamara circa 1995. Whether you’re attending the wedding of your boyfriend’s freshman year roommate or tying the knot yourself, we all […]


Favorite Things: Wedding Style

Lavender asked Mike Marcotte to share what he wears to a wedding along with a gift idea he loves to give newlyweds. Bonus for you: keep reading for Lavender exclusive discounts on these picks! Magnetic […]


Wedding Gift Etiquette: How To Properly Show You Care

When it comes to people you care about, it’s a given that — any time money enters the equation — things might start to get a little sticky, especially when it comes to the act of giving gifts […]


Our Homes


MSP Home & Design Show Brings Higher-End Feel to Home Design

Looking to channel your inner designer or remodeler and update your home? Whether you’re looking to upgrade your suburban home or add defining touches to your downtown loft, the all new MSP Home & Design […]


Home Decor Buyer’s Guide: Merriment Adornments

Located in Woodbury, Minnesota, Merriment Adornments is a retail and design studio, where creatively inspired homeowners can shop affordable upscale and intelligent selections that reflect their personal style in a charming retail setting. At Merriment, […]


Alchemy Architects: Live Large in a Smaller Space

With the heavy emphasis on green living in today’s housing market, many homeowners and designers are constantly looking for ways to reduce a home’s environmental footprint. For Alchemy Architects, founded by Geoffrey Warner, the solution […]


Ride Review: 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune

We, as a culture and community, always like being different. It might not be the case all of the time, but there are plenty of things that differentiate us from everyone else. We always found […]


Ride Review: 2016 Toyota Prius

As I was preparing for the arrival of this “Ride Review” vehicle subject, I looked back at our archives to see what was said about the Toyota Prius. Interesting enough, a poll was taken back […]