Our Scene

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Julie Dafydd Shines as Super Agent Sue Mengers at Lush

Julie Dafydd shines as she embodies the saucy spirit of legendary Hollywood super agent Sue Mengers in I’ll Eat You Last at Lush. She sits on a sofa, ruling the space around her, waiting for a […]

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Going to the Movies with Jeff & Drew: “Absolutely Fabulous”

  The ever-fabulous, celebrity-adjacent and overly self-indulging Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone are now in their 60s. Edina (Jennifer Saunders) still runs her PR agency, which is hemorrhaging money. Patsy (Joanna Lumley) comes across some […]

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“Lion King” Still Enchants and Astounds

Good news! The national tour of The Lion King still impresses even if you’ve seen it three or four times. And if you’ve never seen it, you are in for a fabulous theatrical experience. The […]

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Camp Cockette Classic Revived in North Minneapolis – “Vice Palace”

The Theater of the Ridiculous and Absurd revives a camp classic, Vice Palace: The Last Cockettes Musical. This unique work was a vehicle for two people who would become camp icons: Divine and Mink Stole […]

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“Le Switch” at the Jungle — Gay Comedy Genius Given a Joyous Staging

Three generations of gay men approaching life after the legalization of same-sex marriage are ingeniously evoked in Philip Dawkins’s recent comedy, Le Switch. This gay groundbreaker has been brought to life in a vibrant production at the Jungle […]

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Our Affairs

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, […]

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The Ugly Truth: The Sexual Exploitation of Our Youth

“My first time on the streets, I was approached at a bus stop. The pimp was nice, buying me things and letting me stay with him. He had a lot of girls coming and going. […]

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A Word In Edgewise: It’s Not Going to Stop. So?

My thoughts have been swirling since Orlando, but I’ve come to one conclusion: Hatred is not going to stop. Not toward blacks, women, Jews, other religions and cultures; and not toward gays, lesbians, and transgender […]

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Boy Erased: A Memoir Garrard Conley Riverhead Books $27 Conley’s memoir is a harrowing narration of the devastating effects ex-gay therapy had on his and his parents’ lives in the Missionary Baptist community into which […]

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Response to Community re: Lavender Issue 550 Editorial “Spirit of ’76 (A Coward Strikes Again)”

Response to Community re: Lavender Issue 550 Editorial “Spirit of ’76 (A Coward Strikes Again) We sincerely thank those who wrote by email or comment for sharing their welcomed perspectives. The poem quoted on the front […]

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Recent Stories

Photo By Ryan Coit

Julie Dafydd Shines as Super Agent Sue Mengers at Lush

Julie Dafydd shines as she embodies the saucy spirit of legendary Hollywood super agent Sue Mengers in I’ll Eat You Last at Lush. She sits on a sofa, ruling the space around her, waiting for a […]

Photo by David Appleby

Going to the Movies with Jeff & Drew: “Absolutely Fabulous”

  The ever-fabulous, celebrity-adjacent and overly self-indulging Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone are now in their 60s. Edina (Jennifer Saunders) still runs her PR agency, which is hemorrhaging money. Patsy (Joanna Lumley) comes across some […]

Pulse to Become Permanent Memorial in Honor of Orlando Shooting Victims

Advocate.com reports Orlando’s Pulse nightclub is slated to become a permanent memorial to the 49 victims gunned down June 12. Documents filed by the OnePulse Foundation through the state of Florida say that its mission […]

U.S. Navy to Name Ship After Gay Icon Harvey Milk

Time reports the late gay rights activist and first openly gay man to be voted into office in California, Harvey Milk, will have a U.S. Navy ship named after him. Read the full story from […]

Mr Gay Scotland Stripped of Title

Deadline News reports Mr Gay Scotland has been stripped of his title after refusing to compete for the European prize in Stockholm. Jamie Love objected to having to fund the £1,000 trip to the European […]

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Our Lives

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Pride in Pictures 2016

Relive Twin Cities Pride through this collection of photography: our community, our people, and our celebrations in our two cities. Click on any of the links below to view a Photo Gallery of that event. […]

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2016 Leather Pride

Photography by Steve Lenius

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2016 Pride at eagleBOLTbar

Photography by George Holdgrafer  

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2016 Pride at Gay 90s

Photography by George Holdgrafer

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2016 Pride at 19 Bar

Photography by George Holdgrafer

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Our Homes

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Ride Review: 2017 Kia Sportage

Did you know that Kia was the first Korean automaker to sell an SUV in the USA? It’s true. The original Sportage arrived in the mid-to-late 1990s to compete in a class already established by […]

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Recipe: Pride Pasta

June is Pride Month and I just love a good reason to try out some artistic recipes. In the past, Lavender has featured Pride recipes by Ross Sveback and I hope you go back to […]

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Ride Review: 2016 Dodge Charger

Over the years, I have openly admitted having a soft spot for certain automobiles. I understand the consequences of making this known publicly. It may challenge my credibility as a journalist. It may peg me […]

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Recipe: Bacon Granola

You read that right: bacon granola. Last year, I was surprised by how easy it is to make granola rather than buy it. What’s more, there are countless ways to modify your homemade granola, from […]

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The Grass That’s “Greener”: Sustainable Landscaping for City Living

With summer right around the corner, most Minnesotans are in full lawn-maintenance mode. The hiss of sprinkler systems is starting to join the chorus of morning birds, and the roar of lawn mowers disrupts the […]

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