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5Q: Hansel and Gretel

“5Q” is an online-only column featuring five questions about stage productions in the Metro Area with a special focus on the GLBTQ community’s relationship to the production. Periodically, “5Q” will take the form of an […]

Movember

Lavender’s Crowdfund Roundup, Vol. 7

Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet.  In return for their contributions, donors will receive […]

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Wedding Marketplace: Gift Guide

14K Rose Gold and White Gold Oak Leaf Band This ring demonstrates the elegance and beauty of the art of lost-wax carving as practiced at Charlemagne. The highly textured rose gold center design creates a […]

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“Ring” the Wedding Bells

Everyone has a childhood memory of playing dress-up; either trying on Dad’s ties, which end up hanging down to the floor, or putting on Mom’s lipstick and much-too-large heels. For Anne Sportun, the memory is […]

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Rustic Chic: Bringing a 100-Year-Old Venue to the Modern Age

Farms have seen an elevation in popularity as a wedding venue in recent years. “Rustic chic” is making the rounds, and rightfully so! Take Everwood Farmstead, for example: 57 acres of farmable land, prairie grasslands, […]

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Movember

Lavender’s Crowdfund Roundup, Vol. 7

Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet.  In return for their contributions, donors will receive […]

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Same-Sex Couples Finally Gain Immigration Benefits After Repeal of DOMA

By Laura Danielson In my more than 25 years of practicing immigration law, I have seen many loving bi-national couples (one a U.S. citizen and the other a citizen anywhere else) who have sought out […]

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A Word In Edgewise: June In October – Listen To The Wedding Bells

When I typed into Google, “How many states have…”, the first choice was; “…have gay marriage.” It showed thirty states and the District of Columbia now allowing same-sex marriage as of press time, and barriers […]

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Uncovering the Alleged LGBT Connections in the JFK Assassination

Story provided by Philadelphia Gay News in observation of LGBT History Month. By Timothy Cwiek timothy@epgn.com In 1969, New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison prosecuted Clay Shaw for allegedly conspiring to kill President John F. Kennedy. Shaw, […]

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10.11.14 Dedication Ceremony Allan Spear LGBT Equality Colonnade Minneapolis MN

 

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Hansel and Gretel Feature

5Q: Hansel and Gretel

“5Q” is an online-only column featuring five questions about stage productions in the Metro Area with a special focus on the GLBTQ community’s relationship to the production. Periodically, “5Q” will take the form of an […]

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BigGayNews for Friday, October 31, 2014

Today’s Top Headlines Singapore Upholds Law That Criminalizes Gay Sex Gaston County Magistrate Latest To Quit Over Gay Marriage Texas Gay Marriage Case Arguments Set For January Westboro Baptist Church Files Brief Against Challenge To […]

Gays Hit Hard by Middle East Turmoil

The BBC reports that it might come as little surprise that gays and lesbians don’t have the easiest time in the Middle East. But it was not always so. Read the full story from The […]

6 CEOs Who Are Openly Gay

CNBC reports that 6 current or former CEOs are openly gay: Apple’s Tim Cook, American Eagle Outfitters and John Hardy Jewelry’s Robert Hanson, BP’s Lord Browne, C1 Financial’s Trevor Burgess, PayPal’s Peter Thiel, and Burberry’s […]

For Asia’s Gays, Taiwan Stands Out as Beacon

The New York Times reports that waving rainbow flags and banners demanding same-sex marriage, the revelers set off from Taiwan’s presidential palace, drawing cheers and thumbs-up from spectators along the way. Read the full story […]

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Our Lives

Movember

Lavender’s Crowdfund Roundup, Vol. 7

Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet.  In return for their contributions, donors will receive […]

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A Wedding Story: Ben Meents & Chet Ritchie

By Emma Meents It is a beautiful evening in June, and I am standing in the back of a crowded room at The Bachelor Farmer next to my dad, Ben. I am holding his hand […]

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Our Big Gay Jewish Wedding: Shana & Beck Gee-Cohen

by Shana Gee-Cohen The night I met Beck, I was spinning records at a house party in Northeast. Beck and her friend decided to stop by on their way to another party. I instantly noticed […]

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Same-Sex Couples Finally Gain Immigration Benefits After Repeal of DOMA

By Laura Danielson In my more than 25 years of practicing immigration law, I have seen many loving bi-national couples (one a U.S. citizen and the other a citizen anywhere else) who have sought out […]

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10 Things No One Tells You about Your Wedding Day

In the weeks and days leading up to our wedding, well-meaning family and friends took every opportunity to dole out advice on everything we should expect on the Big Day. “Save extra money for random day-of […]

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Ride Review: 2015 Hyundai Genesis Sedan

In the beginning…there was just the Excel. For almost three decades, Hyundai had its ups and downs. Yet, rising from its depths by 1998 was a determination to improve products and back each one with […]

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Halloween Issue: Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland Have your own Halloween tea party with these Alice in Wonderland costumes… Alice Model: Jill Dusterhoft Charming Alice Costume, HalloweenCostumes.com, $38.99 Mad Hatter Model: Abel Diaz Jacket, Ragstock, $12.00 Vest, Ragstock, $15.00 […]

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R J Kramer: Fright Night

Tricks and treats for your Halloween happening. Halloween. There is no better excuse to have a party. Here are some tips to make your event “come alive”. “Over the top” is not only OK on […]

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Halloween Gets Theatrical

Produced by Shane Lueck Lavender connected with local Twin Cities theaters to create Halloween costume ideas based on some of their upcoming productions or current events circulating around popular culture. Each theater not only created […]

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Ride Review: 2014 Maserati Ghibli

We love fine Italian goods. Whether it is from Armani, Prada, Valentino, Gucci, or Ermenegildo Zegna, we look to Milan for the finest in fashion. We also want pieces from Natuzzi, Mobili, and Cassina to […]

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