Our Scene

“She Went To War” Transports Us to New Zones of Consciousness

She Went to War is a unique and moving grouping of four women who have served in the military sharing some of their experiences. What’s unique about it is that there’s no trace of gender […]

2017 Spring Arts & Dining Pairings

Produced by Linda Raines & Andy Lien Arts Pairings by John Townsend Dining Pairings by Bradley Traynor Dr. Seuss’s The Sneetches The Musical Children’s Theatre Company www.childrenstheatre.org Through March 26 Philip Dawkins has emerged as a resounding […]

“Rave Robbers” — A Troupe of Local Actors Take Ghoulish Delight in Reviving Dead Radio Plays

Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear! This invitation was extended to the Greatest Generation as it indulged in that era’s high-tech, sound-based entertainment: radio. In those golden days of yore, whole […]

Highly Entertaining and Scintillating — Minnesota Opera’s Nostalgic “Dinner at Eight”

Fans of musical comedy may want to check out a new opera at the Ordway. Minnesota Opera is premiering Dinner at Eight, which is actually based on the 1932 nonmusical stage comedy by the masterful […]

Iconoclast Tim Miller Returns to Minneapolis

In 1990 iconoclastic gay performer Tim Miller’s National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Solo Performer Fellowship was overturned by Republican pressure because of his gay themes. Nonetheless, he has continued a successful career in performance […]

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Our Affairs

02.25.17 Queer and Trans Family Support Conference St Paul MN

Books: 568

Disorderly Families: Infamous Letters from the Bastille Archives Arlette Farge, Michel Foucault University of Minnesota Press $35 Collected here are 94 lettres de cachet (letters of arrest) sent by the parents of disorderly children, by the […]

A Word In Edgewise: What’s Your Strong Suit?

Without going into tedious facts and verifications, it is my observation, my devoutly held belief, that I and many others are suffering from stress, confusion, and angst. My own response to any of these emotions […]

01.28.17 Book Signing and Reading Benefit for “RECLAIM” Boneshaker Books Minneapolis MN

 

A Word in Edgewise: Nature Adores A Redundancy

Nature, like NASA, likes to make sure something, however odd or eccentric, survives to complete its mission. Sending humans to Mars? Better have multiple sources for life support. Intelligence? All the while man has been […]

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Recent Stories

10,000 Booklets Issued To Football Stewards To Tackle Anti-LGBT Abuse

Pink News reports that football stewards throughout England have been issued with pocket guides to dealing with homophobia. Read the full story from Pink News

Germany To Officially Pardon 50,000 Gay Men Convicted Under Nazi-era Law Criminalizing Homosexuality

The Independent reports that Germany is to officially pardon 50,000 men convicted under a Nazi-era law criminalizing homosexuality that continued to be enforced after the Second World War. Read the full story from The Independent 

Jailing Of Gay Ivorian Men Stokes Fears In LGBT Safe Haven

Thomson Reuters Foundation News reports that although the Ivory Coast does not explicitly criminalize homosexuality, its public indecency law singles out homosexual acts and relations, and the recent jailing of two gay men for three […]

MLB’s First Active Out Gay Player David Denson Retires From Baseball

OutSports reports that David Denson, the only publicly out gay player in MLB or Minor League Baseball, has retired, announcing his departure from the game on Monday, March 20th. Read the full story from OutSports 

Arkansas Rejects Bill To Let Gay Parents Be Listed On Birth Certificates

Pink News reports that the US state of Arkansas has rejected a bill to allow same-sex parents to be listed on birth certificates. Read the full story from Pink News 

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Our Lives

Leather Life: Mr. Twin Cities Leather 2017

This year’s Mr. Twin Cities Leather 2017 weekend, sponsored by Twin Cities Leather & Latte, was held at The Saloon from Friday, Feb. 14, to Sunday, Feb. 16. At least for your humble columnist, the […]

02.28.17 Rainbow Health Initiative Conference: “Opportunity: Advancing LGBTQ Health” St Paul MN

 

02.25.17 Minnesota Aids Walk “cool walk. warm hearts.” Minneapolis MN

     

02.25.17 Queer and Trans Family Support Conference St Paul MN

A Few Words: The Pacific Southwest

We crammed in the van, smiling far too broadly, laughing far too much. The music playlist started. We cranked up the bass. The road stretched forward and soon we left the city behind. We were […]

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Our Homes

Ride Review: 2017 Toyota Sienna

Can a minivan have any kind of “swagger?” Toyota thinks so. In fact, it was their way of introducing the latest Sienna minivan. It has so much swagger, one cannot begin to comprehend it all. […]

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Preview: The 2017 Twin Cities Auto Show

Where else can you see every new vehicle sold in the Twin Cities without the hassle of the showroom floor? The 44th Annual Twin Cities Auto Show presented by SuperAmerica is back for 2017! Inside […]

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Going Electric: The Chevrolet Bolt EV and Volt

In this work, we are introduced to the automobile in many different ways. I would normally interface with a person at the manufacturer or supplier, talk about the vehicle, drive it and that’s it. There […]

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Ride Review: 2017 Nissan Titan

There is one word that describes the current state of the pickup truck market: volume. Better make that two words, as in “sales volume.” Looking at 2016’s sales numbers, it is clear that the pickup […]

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Keeping The Car on The Road: A Look at Tires

When was the last time you bought tires for your vehicle? We often don’t talk about tires. Yet, they are the most important piece of your car, truck, and SUV. They are a “wear” item, […]

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