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Lav.fash Recap: Cherry Bomb

Arena Bikini Cherry Bomb 7th Annual Swimwear Fashion Show Photography by Dan Norman, courtesy of Arena Aria Minneapolis | Friday, March 21 Produced & Designed by Style Architects Produced by Idea Factory Models by Arquette […]

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A Brazenly Comedic Window Into Swinging Sexual Attitudes of Four Centuries Ago

London’s Thomas Middleton (1580-1627) was known for his ‘city plays’ written during and after the time of William Shakespeare. His was the time of King James I aka the ‘Jacobean’ era. In this time issues of […]

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Once, An Extraordinarily Intimate Broadway Show

The problem with being totally and mutually in love is with one person is when the mutuality ends with one of the pair. This is something that creeps up on the couple in the musical, […]

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In Style: Meet Mayda

Mayda Miller, born in Incheon City, South Korea, and adopted at just under one year of age, has been bobbing her head and swaying to music since she was able to stand in her crib. […]

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In Style: Meet Ben Meents

With a background in PR and marketing, Ben Meents has transitioned into media/analyst relations for Wolters Kluwer Financial Services. Ben and his fiancé, Chet, live in St. Louis Park with their three kids (Emma, 12, […]

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On Loving Women

Books: 492

On Loving Women Diane Obomsawin Translated by Helge Dascher Drawn & Quarterly $16.95 Obomsawin’s stark line art, her animal and bird characters, skim the deceptive surface of deep, emotional waters. The ten short stories each […]

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A Word In Edgewise: Bill 1062: “Controversial Anti-Gay” or “Pro Religious Freedom”?

At this writing, Arizona governor Jan Brewer has vetoed State Senate Bill 1062, a piece of legislation supposedly designed to add protection for the religious freedom of individuals and businesses by allowing them to refuse […]

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Skirting The Issues: Oasis

My day job involves running a Twin Cities nonprofit that helps low-income (read: poor) people connect with lawyers and legal resources. Recently, our accomplishments were featured in a local newspaper article that quoted me repeatedly. […]

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Camp Heartland Fundraiser for Kids with HIV/AIDS Offers Visual Arts

Great strides have been made in the healing process of HIV/AIDS in recent years. However, not everyone can get access to that process - like children, especially those who are disadvantaged, in particular. And that is […]

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Getting Married?—Seriously Consider An Antenuptial (Prenuptial) Agreement

By Marty Swaden I have been a divorce attorney for 38 years, so I have heard all the reasons as to why a couple decides against executing an antenuptial agreement. “We are in love, let’s […]

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Lav.fash Recap: Cherry Bomb

Arena Bikini Cherry Bomb 7th Annual Swimwear Fashion Show Photography by Dan Norman, courtesy of Arena Aria Minneapolis | Friday, March 21 Produced & Designed by Style Architects Produced by Idea Factory Models by Arquette […]

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BigGayNews for Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Today’s Top Headlines Pharrell Williams Talks Gay Marriage On “Ellen” Derrick Gordon’s Family Had Mixed Reactions When He Came Out As Gay “RuPaul’s Drag Race” To Refrain From Using ‘Transphobic Slur’ In Wake Of Controversy […]

Judge Orders Ohio To Recognize Out-Of-State Gay Nuptials

Reuters reports that Ohio must recognize the marriages of same-sex couples wed legally outside the state, a federal judge ruled on Monday in the latest in a string of decisions supporting an expansion of gay […]

ACLU To File Lawsuit To Force Michigan To Recognize 300 Gay Marriages

The Detroit News reports that the American Civil Liberties Union says it intends to file a lawsuit against the state of Michigan to legally recognize the 300 gay and lesbian couples married March 22, the […]

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” To Refrain From Using ‘Transphobic Slur’ In Wake Of Controversy

The Huffington Post reports that over the past several weeks, popular reality show “RuPaul’s Drag Race” landed itself in hot water over the use of terms some activists claimed were transphobic or disrespectful to transgender […]

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Our Lives

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10 Tips for Being a “10″ by Summer

By Benjamin Loehrer Finally! Summer is just around the corner and soon everybody will be showing some skin! Here are ten simple things you can start doing today to be ready for a day at the […]

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Push Your Limits With AX Fitness

Most people who work out have some insecurity they face every time they set foot in a gym. Some people are self-conscious about their weight or the type of exercise they’re capable of performing. Some […]

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Through These Eyes: Flashes of Light

I don’t know how old I am. Maybe three. I’m sitting on shaggy carpet in a dark bedroom. Light pours over me from a bathroom. My mom and dad are there, arguing. She’s backed up […]

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Leather Lens: Mr. Twin Cities Leather 2014

This year’s Mr. Twin Cities Leather Contest weekend, held Friday, Feb. 14, through Sunday, Feb. 16, was packed with something for everyone. The weekend started Friday with a Meet-and-Greet-the-Contestants evening and a Red & Black […]

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Dateland: Swedish Sex Pond

Ever since I got a hot tub, my friends have wrongly assumed that I want to see them naked. When I have a party, they immediately flock to the deck and begin disrobing. “Stop this […]

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Our Homes

2014 Lexus LX 570

Ride Review: Lexus LX 570

Big. Luxury. SUV. Take these three words/acronyms and think for a moment. What is the first thing that comes to mind? Cadillac Escalade is one. The Range Rover is another. These sit on top of […]

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Ride Review: Acura MDX

When the world throws a lot of stress in your face, you simply need some luxury in your life. This is life. A job that pays fine, but not without a few contingencies to make […]

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2014 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Premium

Ride Review: Toyota 4Runner

Thirty years ago, Toyota introduced the first SUV that was not a Land Cruiser. Not that there was anything wrong with the Land Cruiser. They had been an integral part of Toyota’s history since after […]

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2014 Honda Civic EX-L sedan

Ride Review: 2014 Honda Civic

Do you remember seeing your first Honda Civic? It is not a question most often asked, but we often forget how long the Civic has been around – albeit many generations old. In my case, […]

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Out Reach: Extend Your Personality To Your Yard

By Robert Kramer Even though the proverbial “cold day in hell” has shown its icy countenance more than once this winter, it’s time to start thinking outdoors. There’s a growing trend (forgive the pun) toward […]

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