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Gilles Marini: On Gay Fans, AIDS Research, and the Shocking “Devious Maids”

Gilles Marini is well-known by the GLBT crowd. From Sex and the City to Devious Maids, he has made his way around the GLBT-audience circuit. But he is more than an infamous shower scene, in […]

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An Exhilarating “Hairspray” from Artistry Hits the Crossgender Jackpot!

Hairspray is one of those musicals that is often considered fluff. However, when done with heart, it can become a labor of love that makes you wanna rise up and dance for universal harmony. Filmmaker […]

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2015 Fall Arts & Dining Pairings

Theatre Previews by John Townsend Restaurant Pairings by Joy Summers Produced by Andy Lien, Shane Lueck, Linda Raines, and Mike Hnida Akeelah and the Bee Children’s Theatre Company www.childrenstheatre.org Through October 11, 2015 This endearing story […]

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The Kinsey Sicks

If you don’t know the girls of The Kinsey Sicks, you should. And really, why don’t you know our cover girls? For over 20 years, “America’s Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet” has been dishing up their […]

Hair & Makeup: Kate Erickson; Styling: David Almeida; Model: Mattea @ Ignite Models. Photography by Kyle Lieberman

Fashion: EMILY TREVOR: From Parrots & Popsicles

While most fashion designers are rarely known for their sense of humor, Emily Trevor is effortlessly hilarious. Much side-eye was given to Trevor’s strange faces and accents, exhibited from our table during a Nicollet Mall […]

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Our Affairs

Gilles Marini takes a break during Kiehl's LifeRide for amfAR
Photo by Travis Shinn

Gilles Marini: On Gay Fans, AIDS Research, and the Shocking “Devious Maids”

Gilles Marini is well-known by the GLBT crowd. From Sex and the City to Devious Maids, he has made his way around the GLBT-audience circuit. But he is more than an infamous shower scene, in […]

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A Word In Edgewise: What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Sometimes a single incident neatly defines a “What’s wrong with this picture?” quiz. Such a one occurred recently in Lincoln County, North Carolina, when an inclusive ecumenical event instead exploded like a trick cigar. It […]

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Books: 529

The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster Scott Wilbanks Sourcebooks Landmark $14.99 Blood will tell. But what will it say? There’s blood aplenty here, spilled in anger and illness, running in bloodlines — forward and back, […]

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Rainbow Resources: 528

Wishful Wedding Australian author A.S. Chung’s new children’s book delves into the topic of marriage equality for same-gender families. Told through the eyes of a small child from a same-sex family, the book is aimed toward children […]

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A Word In Edgewise: All Creatures Great and Small

If he hadn’t had a name, hadn’t been a celebrity with a public and a following, his violent death would have passed unnoticed. But Cecil (for Cecil Rhodes) was a lion well known to visitors […]

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BigGayNews for Monday, September 7, 2015

Today’s Top Headlines North Dakota Frat Probed in Alleged Assault, Anti-Gay Taunts Clerk in Kentucky Chooses Jail Over Deal on Same-Sex Marriage Judge Won’t Divorce Straight Couple Because Gay Marriage Is Legal San Francisco School […]

San Francisco School Adopting Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

The SFGate reports that Miraloma Elementary is implementing gender-neutral bathrooms to adapt to several students in the school who don’t fit the traditional gender norms. Read the full story at the SFGate.

Judge Won’t Divorce Straight Couple Because Gay Marriage Is Legal

The Huffington Post reports that a Tennessee judge said the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize gay marriage nationwide has left him unable to determine what constitutes divorce. Read the full story at the Huffington Post.

Clerk in Kentucky Chooses Jail Over Deal on Same-Sex Marriage

The New York Times reports that Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who has become a symbol of religious opposition to same-sex marriage, was jailed Thursday after defying a federal court order to issue licenses […]

North Dakota Frat Probed in Alleged Assault, Anti-Gay Taunts

ABC News reported that a gay man believes his outfit of metallic red shorts and a tank top was what triggered what he said was an assault and homophobic taunting during a weekend incident at […]

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Our Lives

Gilles Marini takes a break during Kiehl's LifeRide for amfAR
Photo by Travis Shinn

Gilles Marini: On Gay Fans, AIDS Research, and the Shocking “Devious Maids”

Gilles Marini is well-known by the GLBT crowd. From Sex and the City to Devious Maids, he has made his way around the GLBT-audience circuit. But he is more than an infamous shower scene, in […]

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Skirting the Issues: Privilege vs. Perspective

In the spring of 2008, while still presenting as male, I walked into The Town House Bar in St. Paul for the very first time. Internet searching had suggested that an older, well-connected, and likable […]

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Dateland: My Divorce

A few days after same-sex marriage became legal nationwide, I got divorced. Or, at least, I tried to get divorced. Turns out divorce isn’t nearly as easy as getting married. Or, in my case, civil […]

Relaxing in the garden in back of Twin Cities Leather & Latte at the Titans of the Midwest third-anniversary garden party. Photo by Steve Lenius.

Leather Life: Prime-Time Puppy Play

Also: Titans Celebrate Third Anniversary Your humble columnist has written previously about kink coming out of the shadows and into the mainstream. This mainstreaming process has reached the point where, for some time, kink has […]

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Through These Eyes: Gen Hyper-Selfie

Coca-Cola was an everyday thing and we ate McDonald’s twice a week. We hadn’t heard of gluten and didn’t eat organic; we weren’t green; we weren’t medicated. We fought child-killer Freddy Krueger in video games […]

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Our Homes

Gilles Marini takes a break during Kiehl's LifeRide for amfAR
Photo by Travis Shinn

Gilles Marini: On Gay Fans, AIDS Research, and the Shocking “Devious Maids”

Gilles Marini is well-known by the GLBT crowd. From Sex and the City to Devious Maids, he has made his way around the GLBT-audience circuit. But he is more than an infamous shower scene, in […]

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Ride Review: 2015 Nissan Murano

We love those who win awards. That is why we watch the Academy Awards…and the Tony Awards too! How many award ceremonies have you been to when the excitement hits of the announcement of who […]

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Ride Preview: 2016 Hyundai Tucson

The message from Hyundai was clear: They need to sell more “trucks.” By “trucks,” Hyundai Motor America means leveraging the growth in crossovers, SUVs, and pickups. In their case, it is all about the crossover, […]

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Ride Review: 2015 Ford Mustang

For 51 years, there has been one vehicle that defines America. It was not by accident. The formula was ripe for the marketplace: a small car with a sporty stance, seating four (at least) with […]

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More Than Just a Parade: The Intersection of the Auto Industry and the GLBT Community

When an automobile manufacturer says they support the GLBT community, what is the ultimate output of that support? To answer this question, we must first look in our own backyard. A walk through Loring Park […]

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