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Jeremy Abbott Feature

Jeremy Abbott Misses Competing, Loves “Stars On Ice”

The 2015–16 season was a great year for U.S. Figure Skating, culminating in a solo U.S. woman standing on the podium at Worlds for the first time in over a decade. But fans missed one […]

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Community Sports Directory

The Twin Cities area is home to a remarkable number of athletes who identify as members of the GLBT community. The sports range from soccer to basketball to quidditch, the teams are all welcoming and […]

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The Road to Nashville: Rugby’s Bingham Cup

Mark Bingham was a fantastic role model, not only for the gay community, but for anyone who searches for acceptance and finds it in an unexpected place. Bingham’s search for acceptance led him to the […]

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Arts Spotlight: 546

Who Has Eyes to See Through May 7 Andrew Riverside Presbyterian Church, 403 SE 8th Ave., Minneapolis 800-838-3006 www.brownpapertickets.com Shannon T.L. Kearns has been channeling trans experience into dramatic form in a way that sure […]

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Hitting It Out of the Park: North Star Classic

Photos by Larry Barthel, Triquetra Productions If you ask tournament director Josh Hausmann, there are two things that separate the North Star Classic from other gay tournaments: the amazing partnership from the bars and the […]

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Our Affairs

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A Word in Edgewise: Merely A Matter of Degree?

I chat weekly with an old grade-school, high-school, life friend out on the west coast. Over the years we’ve solved many of the world’s problems in our conversations. Recently, out of the blue, she announced: “The two […]

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Playing for The Other Team: Dear Abby

Dear Abby, Why didn’t you take an Uber? Sincerely, Disappointed Fans Everywhere Another week, another celebrity athlete DUI. Another red-eyed mugshot. Another fallen idol. Only this time it was one of our own. One of […]

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Quatrefoil Library Celebrates 30 Years

“I was once told that Dick Hewetson and David Irwin, the founders of the library, did not set out to create a legacy when they first opened the library,” says Scott Breyfogle. “I think it […]

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Skirting the Issues: Empowerment

Empowerment. In the nonprofit world in which I work, “empowerment” is a truly positive word, maybe even a celebratory one, which means giving humans the confidence to advocate for themselves. You know, we nonprofit do-gooders […]

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Eat the Menu: Dining Out for Life

It’s that time of year again: Dining Out For Life, an annual fundraising event involving the generous participation of volunteers, corporate sponsors, and restaurants. You’ll see KARE11 personalities Sven Sundgaard and Rena Sarigianopoulos, in addition […]

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Recent Stories

Jeremy Abbott Feature

Jeremy Abbott Misses Competing, Loves “Stars On Ice”

The 2015–16 season was a great year for U.S. Figure Skating, culminating in a solo U.S. woman standing on the podium at Worlds for the first time in over a decade. But fans missed one […]

Shocking Video Shows Lesbian Unable to Prove Gender Being Forcibly Removed from Women’s Bathroom

Pink News reports a video has resurfaced which shows a lesbian being removed from a bathroom, after she cannot prove that she is female. The video, uploaded by blogger Tamara McDaniel, shows the woman being […]

Young Gay, Bisexual Men Six Times More Likely to Attempt Suicide than Older Counterparts

Science Daily reports young gay and bisexual men are at significantly greater risk of poor mental health than older men in that group, according to new research published in the Journal of Public Health. Read […]

Colombia Legalizes Gay Marriage

BBC reports Colombia’s top court has legalized same-sex marriage, making the country the fourth in Latin America to do so. Read the full story from BBC. 

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BigGayNews for Friday, April 29, 2016

Today’s Top Headlines   Colorado Supreme Court Won’t Hear Gay Wedding Cake Case Right-Wingers Pledge To Carry Guns To Bathroom To Fend Off Trans Folk Former US Senator Comes Out, Announces Engagement Texas Sheriff Hopeful […]

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Our Lives

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Walking with the Prime Timers

The research regarding the benefits of health and fitness is undeniable. We all know the cost of unhealthy living. Older folks, including GLBT folks, didn’t grow up with health and fitness as a priority in their […]

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A Word in Edgewise: Merely A Matter of Degree?

I chat weekly with an old grade-school, high-school, life friend out on the west coast. Over the years we’ve solved many of the world’s problems in our conversations. Recently, out of the blue, she announced: “The two […]

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From the Editor: The Fallacy of Privacy and the Securing of Safety

In a magazine dedicated to talking about Sports & Fitness, I find myself at a loss to not recoil at the thought of participating in an organized sport or working out at a gym. Athletics […]

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At-Large: Motivation & the Gym

For some of my friends who don’t attend the gym, it feels to them to be a blaring moniker of vanity. While the gym itself is not a vain construction, people’s declaration of their health […]

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Quatrefoil Library Celebrates 30 Years

“I was once told that Dick Hewetson and David Irwin, the founders of the library, did not set out to create a legacy when they first opened the library,” says Scott Breyfogle. “I think it […]

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Our Homes

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Ride Review: 2016 Infiniti QX50

When you miss the mark, you get another chance to redeem yourself. This is the story of the 2016 Infiniti QX50 in a nutshell. It really is a solid offering for Infiniti, yet it has […]

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Ride Review: 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

All good things must come to an end. It must have been a tough decision for Mitsubishi to end its run of Lancer Evolutions. They were the focal point of the brand, exuding the highest […]

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Recipe: Red Velvet Waffles for Two

Red velvet cake has given us such wonderful flavors and dessert options. The chocolatey cake with cream cheese frosting and that hint of red (or smack across the face of red) is both alluring and […]

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Ride Review: 2016 Lexus RX

What goes well with fine arts and dining? A fine luxury car! We’re exaggerating here, but there is a point being made. The luxury car market has seen its share of sales growth of crossovers […]

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REVL Offers a New Model for Car Sharing in Minneapolis

Car Sharing is not just for those of us living in urban areas. In the Twin Cities, the success of car sharing programs, such as car2go, HourCar, and ZipCar, made a case for city residents […]

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