Our Scene

The 12 Minnesota State Fair Foods You Need to Eat

2017 marks my 28th consecutive year attending the Minnesota State Fair. I’m obsessed. For the last 12 years (soon to be 13), I have worked at the Great Minnesota Get Together representing my daytime employer. […]

Arts Spotlight: 580

Dunkirk Area Movie Theaters The 1940 evacuation of British and French troops from Dunkirk on the French coast has been shaped into a stunning cinematic marvel in Dunkirk. Filmmaker Christopher Nolan embraces the overwhelming nature of a […]

Just the Tips, Please!

In the last couple of years, mixing furniture styles has become increasingly popular. Done correctly, you can create a cohesive and visually stimulating look. Done incorrectly, your home can feel chaotic, messy, and collegiate (and […]

Saxony’s Sweethearts

Leipzig is hot. It’s Saxony’s fastest-growing city (Germany’s too). And that’s par for the course. Talk about creativity, from art to music to social reform. Where else can you enjoy an orchestral performance in the […]

Gay Master Playwright Albee’s Newer Version of “The Zoo Story” in an Acclaimed Fringe Production

In the early 2000s Edward Albee (1928-2016) revised his classic one act, The Zoo Story. When the dark ironic comedy was first written in 1958, the gay role of the deeply troubled Jerry was a breakthrough just […]

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Our Affairs

Commentary: Is the Queer Community Eating Its Own (Again)?

By Mark Segal Recent battles over the rainbow flag and the Star of David have exposed long-simmering biases. In my almost 50 years of LGBT activism, there has never been a time that worried me […]

Skirting the Issues: Lemonade

“Grossly misinformed.” That’s the most generous phrase I could muster as I read my friend John Townsend’s piece, “When GLBT Nonprofits Lose Their Bearings” in the July 6 edition of this magazine. Take your pick—“transgenderism” […]

A Word In Edgewise: A Chance at the Game

As I write, six teenage women from Herat, Afghanistan are in the final hours of the 2017 FIRST Global international robotics challenge in Washington, DC with 163 teams from 157 countries. Until just before the […]

06.24.17 Twin Cities HRC Federal Club Annual Pride Brunch Minneapolis MN

A Word In Edgewise: That’s Just the Way It Is

I’ve always loved The Lawrenceville Stories, written by Owen Johnson in the early years of the 20th Century. Johnson wrote about his prep school, using friends’ actual nicknames, “The Varmint,” “The Tennessee Shad,” “Hungry Smeed,” […]

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Recent Stories

BigGayNews for Monday, August 21, 2017

  Today’s Top Headlines Louisiana Governor Fights To Reinstate Protections For LGBT People Fox Commentator Claims Confederate And Pride Flags ‘Represent The Exact Same Thing’ Log Cabin Republicans Didn’t Endorse Trump But Booked Gala Event […]

Patrick’s Cabaret, Foundation Settle Discrimination Charge

The Star Tribune reports that when Scott Artley, executive artistic director of Patrick’s Cabaret, inquired about why the Laura Jane Musser Fund denied his group’s 2015 grant proposal to help fund opportunities for guest curators, […]

Log Cabin Republicans Didn’t Endorse Trump But Booked Gala Event At Trump’s DC Hotel

The Wrap reports that America’s foremost gay Republican group, which did not endorse Donald Trump for president last fall, is throwing its 40th anniversary party next month at his Washington, D.C., hotel. Read the full […]

Fox Commentator Claims Confederate And Pride Flags ‘Represent The Exact Same Thing’

GayStarNews reports that in a segment on Tuesday’s Fox & Friends, Republican commentator Star Parker compared the LGBTI pride flag with the Confederate flag. Read the full story at GayStarNews 

Louisiana Governor Fights To Reinstate Protections For LGBT People

Pink News reports that John Bel Edwards, the Louisiana governor, is fighting at appeal to have an executive order protecting LGBT people in state government reinstated. Read the full story at Pink News 

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Our Lives

Celebrating 30 Years of Care from Clare

Imagine being sick because of a virus that has no cure, a virus that has opened the door to infections that are slowly killing you. Now imagine the medical professionals who are supposed to care […]

Commentary: Is the Queer Community Eating Its Own (Again)?

By Mark Segal Recent battles over the rainbow flag and the Star of David have exposed long-simmering biases. In my almost 50 years of LGBT activism, there has never been a time that worried me […]

Dateland: Total Eclipse Of My Heart

I’m writing this a few weeks before our world goes dark. A total solar eclipse will slide on a narrow path across the beltline of this country in late August. When you are in the […]

A Word in Edgewise: Living on the Archipelago

How does one process sudden death? The sudden, violent death of a friend? It is a mere five days since I learned that Beverly Cory, working on a sunny Saturday morning in her office in […]

From the Editor: A Room of One’s Own

Virginia Woolf published A Room of One’s Own in 1929 which was based on a series of lectures she gave that included themes about making space for women in writing, in education, and even just […]

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Our Homes

Making Houses into Homes

Our homes are our sanctuaries. They’re where we welcome guests with an ambience of warm laughter and chilled cocktails. They’re where we make and store our memories, whether they be displayed on a fireplace mantel […]

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Celebrating 30 Years of Care from Clare

Imagine being sick because of a virus that has no cure, a virus that has opened the door to infections that are slowly killing you. Now imagine the medical professionals who are supposed to care […]

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Just the Tips, Please!

In the last couple of years, mixing furniture styles has become increasingly popular. Done correctly, you can create a cohesive and visually stimulating look. Done incorrectly, your home can feel chaotic, messy, and collegiate (and […]

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Ride Review: 2017 Lexus RC F

I get plenty of questions from you. It is not all consumer advice questions you ask. You sometimes ask of which vehicle you should send down on Hennepin Avenue during Pride. Two common ones happen […]

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Ride Review: 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport

Have you ever put a Hyundai Elantra on a track? Well…I did. I’m not saying this because I’m trying to be a “Gold Star Gay” or get one of Lavender‘s Community Awards for 2017. It […]

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