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5Q: S#!t-faced Shakespeare

“5Q” is an online-only column featuring five questions about stage productions in the Metro Area. Periodically, “5Q” will take the form of an interview with actors, directors, writers, etc. to shed some light on the […]

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5Q: Diana’s Garden

“5Q” is an online-only column featuring five questions about stage productions in the Metro Area. Periodically, “5Q” will take the form of an interview with actors, directors, writers, etc. to shed some light on the […]

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Eat the Menu: Romantic Valentine’s Dinners

Where should we go? What are you in the mood for? What about that one place? Are they still open? Do they even take reservations? Do you think they’ll have anything available? Did we wait […]

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Pop a Bottle: How to Unleash Your Inner Sommelier

Wine. We drink it, we bond over it, we bring it to parties, we sip it alone after a long day. We don’t need science to tell us a well-chilled glass of good Champagne is a […]

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Arts Spotlight: 565

A View From The Bridge Through Feb. 5 Theatre in the Round Players, 245 Cedar Ave., Minneapolis 612-333-3010 www.theatreintheround.org Arthur Miller looms as one of the classic American playwrights. His socio-political consciousness infuses every play […]

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Interview with Roxanne Anderson, Honored Trans and Racial Justice Activist on Trump, Bathroom Policy, and the Lavender Community

You know Roxanne Anderson as last year’s Grand Marshal for Twin Cities Pride. That honor signified a culmination of an activist life for queer and racial justice. Known for steering work groups on trans inclusion […]

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Skirting The Issues: Blank Slate

I sit writing this on the day of my 60th birthday. God. I never thought I’d ever be this old. Coincidentally, I’m also two days away from leaving my position as the executive director of […]

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A Word In Edgewise: They’ve All Got Little Lists

After two centuries of sequestration, Japan reopened its doors in the 1850s. In 1872, Japonisme (influence of Japanese art and aesthetics) entered the vocabulary of many European artists, and ukiyo-e prints were popularized: Van Gogh […]

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“Small Great Things”: Picoult’s Most Important Work To Date

I’ll start with a disclaimer: I don’t often recommend books. Everyone has individual likes and dislikes, and unless I know you really well, I’m not going to go out on a limb and say you’re […]

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Dyllan Murray’s New Single an Equality Anthem, Proceeds Benefit GLAAD and The Trevor Project

Singer Dyllan Murray has released the music video for his new single “No Wrong Way” featuring Kira Kosarin. The song explores equality for love between all races and genders, focusing specifically on the acceptance of […]

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Recent Stories

Bakery Admits It Copied Obama Cake For Trump’s Inauguration, But With A Fun Twist

A.V. Club reports that celebrity baker Duff Goldman, of TV’s “Ace Of Cakes”, tweeted that the cake at Trump’s inauguration looked suspiciously similar to the one he made for Obama in 2012. Read the full […]

Man Stabbed Brother For Being Gay Before Going On Killing Rampage

NewNowNext reports that an Australian man who intentionally drove into a crowd in Melbourne on Friday reportedly first stabbed his brother for being gay. Read the full story from NewNowNext 

At GOP Leaders’ Urging, Texas Supreme Court Will Consider Undoing Gay Spousal Rights

The Dallas News reports that the Texas Supreme Court said Friday it will decide whether the husbands and wives of gay city employees in Houston deserve spousal benefits, a surprising and rare about-face spurred by pressure from […]

Why A Bollywood Memoir Has Kicked Up A Storm About Being Gay In India

The BBC reports that according to Sudha G Tilak, Bollywood director and talk show host Karan Johar’s autobiography has opened a loud debate on being gay in India. Read the full story from the BBC 

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BigGayNews for Monday, January 23, 2017

Today’s Top Headlines   Gay Pride March Comes Back To Bangkok After 11 Years Boston Bruins’ Brad Marchand: There’s ‘No Question’ That Players Would Accept A Gay Teammate Activists Throw A Queer Dance Party Outside […]

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Our Lives

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Dateland: Safe Harbor

Driving home with my dogs in a blizzard a few weeks ago, my car was sideswiped by a semi. As my car spun out of control and crossed all lanes of traffic in a mad […]

At the conclusion of the Mr. Minneapolis Eagle 2017 contest, left to right: L. Russell Waisanen (Mr. Minneapolis Eagle 2016), Teddy Covey, Eric “Pup Omega” Stafford (Mr. Minneapolis Eagle 2017), Dick Salami and Mike Sletten. Photo by Andrew Bertke.

Leather Life: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Before 2016 recedes too far in the rearview mirror, here are a few noteworthy leather happenings from the last months of last year. Mr. Minneapolis Eagle 2017: Eric “Pup Omega” Stafford gained the Mr. Minneapolis […]

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2017 Winter What To Do

Out There 2017 Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Through Jan, 28 $79.50 package for all four shows, $25 individually www.walkerart.org Intent on flipping expectations and blurring lines, Out There brings some of the world’s most intriguing […]

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Seasonal Depression: Defeating the Winter Blues

The days are shorter, weather is colder, and more people are inclined to stay home rather than bundle up to get together with friends and family. While pop culture is currently glorifying staying home by […]

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A Word In Edgewise: Christmas Caveats and New Year Wishes

“Bah! Humbug!” snarls Ebenezer Scrooge, responding to a request for Christmas charity for the poor. “Are there no prisons?… And the Union workhouses? Are they still in operation?” First published in 1843, Charles Dickens’s A […]

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Pop a Bottle: How to Unleash Your Inner Sommelier

Wine. We drink it, we bond over it, we bring it to parties, we sip it alone after a long day. We don’t need science to tell us a well-chilled glass of good Champagne is a […]

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Ride Review: 2017 Volvo S90

There is something about a luxury sedan. The elegance is above par compared to mere sedans of the same size and heft. The styling is a cut above what is seen out on the roads. […]

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2017 Winter What To Do

Out There 2017 Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Through Jan, 28 $79.50 package for all four shows, $25 individually www.walkerart.org Intent on flipping expectations and blurring lines, Out There brings some of the world’s most intriguing […]

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Ride Review: 2017 Honda Ridgeline

Let us settle an argument, shall we? Define the word “truck” for a moment. Traditionally, a truck would be best described as a vehicle built on a frame with its body components tacked onto it […]

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Ride Review: The Best of 2016

This year, I was able to bring a lot of great vehicles for you to read about here in Lavender magazine. It was a heck of a lot of work, but worth it. I hope […]

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