Our Scene

TCGSL Racer Jim Imgrund makes an out at GSWS 2015
Photo by TriquetraProductions/Larry Barthel

Nine Twin Cities Teams Compete in Gay Softball World Series

By Greg Fedio, Commissioner, Twin Cities Goodtime Softball League   The 2015 Gay Softball World Series (GSWS) was held from August 18–August 22 in Columbus, Ohio, and, as usual, the Twin Cities Goodtime Softball League (TCGSL) represented […]


Move Over “Lion King”, Director Roger Allers Transcends with “The Prophet”

Director Roger Allers took his place in film history with The Lion King, but his animated version of poet Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet breaks all kinds of rules for commercial filmmaking and transports us to […]


Dr. Ruth – Heroine of Sexual Sanity Charmingly Rendered by Miriam Schwarz

Actress Miriam Schwarz charms in Becoming Dr. Ruth, the solo bio-play about the life of Ruth K. Westheimer, a groundbreaker in straight talk about sex. Set in her New York apartment in 1997 when Ruth […]


Minnesota: Keeping It Local With Fall Wine Tours

By Aaron Berdofe, Minnesota Wine Educator/Writer Minnesota may be known across the nation for its bitingly cold winters and its craft beer scene, but one thing it isn’t known for yet are wine trails. Recent […]


Duluth-Superior Pride Offers Marvelous Labor Day Weekend

This year, Duluth-Superior Pride marks its 29th anniversary with a four-day calendar of events in the Twin Ports of Duluth, Minnesota, and Superior, Wisconsin, over Labor Day Weekend, September 3–6. The catchy theme is “Qwe’re Everywhere.” […]


Our Affairs


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 […]


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 […]


Tips for Communicating with Children as They Adjust from Summer to School

By Jessica Anderson As families transition from the summer to a new school year, children, parents, and other caregivers may be feeling anxiety, stress, or excitement, or any combination of feelings. Different family members may […]

Op-ed: Both Stonewall and Stonewall Deserve Your Attention

Roland Emmerich’s Stonewall film may or may not follow history to a T, but it’s important to remember it’s entertainment, says longtime activist and gay publisher Mark Segal. BY MARK SEGAL It’s been amusing and […]


Ask Lambda Legal – The Equality Act

          By Greg Nevins, Lambda Legal Counsel and Workplace Fairness Program Strategist Following the introduction of the Equality Act in July, questions have arisen about just how the bill is designed […]


Recent Stories


Download Free Passes To See An Early Screening of “FREEHELD”

Be one of the first to see a screening of “FREEHELD”! Wednesday, October 7 • 7:30 PM Lagoon Cinema, 1320 Lagoon Ave., Uptown Minneapolis Download your free passes here: http://www.lionsgatescreenings.com/LavenderFREEHELD Seats are first come, first […]

Vandals Torch Vehicle Of Metro Atlanta Gay Couple

Project Q reports that vandals targeting a lesbian couple in Forsyth County continued their assault last Wednesday, this time apparently torching the couple’s 2008 Saturn. Read the full story from Project Q  

Philippine Church Leaders Urge Opposition To Gay Marriage

News24 reports that leaders of the Philippines’ dominant Catholic Church have called on individuals and politicians to actively oppose same-sex marriage, after new efforts by activists to have same-sex unions legalized in the conservative nation. […]

Ireland President Signs Same-Sex Marriage Into Constitution

GayStarNews reports that Irish President Michael Higgins has signed gay marriage into the constitution. Read the full story from GayStarNews 

Kentucky Clerk Defies Supreme Court Order On Gay Marriage

The BBC reports that a Christian official has refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in Kentucky despite exhausting all of her legal options. Read the full story from the BBC


Our Lives

Real Weddings Spring 2015

Call for Submissions: Fall 2015 Wedding Issue

Photographers!  Newlyweds!  Spread the word: We are currently in production for the 2015 Fall Wedding Issue right now and time is of the essence. It will be on stands Thursday, October 15.  If you have a […]


Through These Eyes: Everyone Inside

Among stuffed animals and bruised toys, near a wall covered by an “Old McDonald” mural, over a giant rug depicting a small town, I sit in a bright green chair. Even at seven years old, […]


What Do We Do When Love Doesn’t Win?

By Thomas Ehnert I’m trying to absorb all that’s happened since June. First, the Supreme Court declared same-sex marriage the law of the land. I read the responses of my GLBT family with joy. I […]


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 […]


From the Editor: Triggers & Trauma

As we approach the start of a new school year, it’s time to think about students and education, schools and learning. A concept that has been popping up on my radar for a while is […]


Our Homes


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, […]


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 […]

FCA GALA feature

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 […]


Ride Review: 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Which automobile is one of the most popular ones in our community today? Subaru is a correct answer. It is nationally, as well as locally; however, there is a different truth to tell, especially in […]


Growing Sustainably

By Lisa Antenucci A Minneapolis Couple Plans for a Growing Family with a Sustainable Home Renovation Kevin Miller and Bobby Jardin are feeling hopeful. They are preparing for a Skype interview with a birth mother […]