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“A Man Called Ove” — Miraculous Little Movie Deconstructs Masculinity With Moving Impact – Includes Queer Content

The late great Edward Albee once wrote of being clubbed in the face by history. A Man Called Ove embodies that notion uncannily. Director/writer Hannes Holm has crafted a modest yet powerful little film about […]

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Fashion: FALL TRENDS

Photography: Taylor Hall O’Brien Styling: Paige Frandsen Art Direction: John Mark Hair & Makeup: Kristine Loehrer Model: Katy Lee at Ignite Models Baum und Pferdgarten dress from Mona Williams and 3 Jag hoop earrings from Showroom Bangles […]

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Grant Whittaker: ‘Be Your Own Muse’

With a background in fashion and dance, Grant Whittaker understands the human body. How the body moves, how fabric drapes the body, and how to adapt fashion for each body. “Having come from that dance […]

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Barometer: Nikki Vixxen Captures Miss Toast of the Town House 2016 Title

On the evening of July 30, the 2016 Toast of the Town House Pageant, the 19th annual such event, took place. Three contestants competed for the title. Categories were theme wear, talent, and evening gown/question […]

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Bluebeard’s Dollhouse Through Oct. 15 James J. Hill House, 240 Summit Ave., St. Paul 612-838-3006 www.combustiblecompany.org The boundary-breaking Combustible Company theater troupe (Herocycle) returns to one of the world’s drama classics. That most emblematic of […]

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Grant Whittaker: ‘Be Your Own Muse’

With a background in fashion and dance, Grant Whittaker understands the human body. How the body moves, how fabric drapes the body, and how to adapt fashion for each body. “Having come from that dance […]

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Health & Wellness Update: Local HIV/AIDS Service Organizations

HIV/AIDS service organizations provide assistance in many forms to people living with HIV/AIDS and their families and friends. These services may include counseling as well as HIV testing and referral resources. The organizations listed below offer […]

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Skirting The Issues: Gratitude II

Five years ago, I penned a column entitled “Gratitude” that detailed how a group of well-off, totally straight cisgender people had selected me to be the executive director of a brand new nonprofit, Call for […]

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A Word In Edgewise: Learning from Others

I recently spent 10 days in Amsterdam. Aside from the beauty of Amsterdam, itself, a city of which I am very fond, I was struck by a couple of cultural differences. While Twin Citians are great […]

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A Word In Edgewise: Boys Will Be Boys — For How Long?

However tacky or tawdry, one might see glossing over high jinks of actual youngsters, say, 16- to 18-year-old athletes, who are far away from home, and hyped from their Olympic competitions. Over-imbibing, a hangover — that’s how we […]

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Recent Stories

Only One-Fifth of Students Report Being Exposed to LGBT-Inclusive Curriculum

Education World reports just ahead of National Bullying Prevention Month, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network released a report that found that bullying is still a reoccurring problem for today’s LGBT students, and that […]

Idina Menzel Is All for Elsa Being Gay in ‘Frozen 2’

Yahoo reports that while visiting the Ellen show, Menzel herself addressed the social media movement calling for Elsa to be gay, as well as revealed her own opinions on Elsa’s sexuality. Read the full story […]

DC Comics Writer Confirms that Wonder Woman is Queer

Gay Times Magazine reports DC Comics writer Greg Rucka, who currently helms the studio’s Wonder Woman comics, has confirmed that the Amazon Princess has most certainly had same-sex relationships before. Read the full story from […]

LGBT Festival Canceled in Haiti Amid Threats to Organizers

CBS News reports organizers of a cultural festival in Haiti celebrating the Afro-Caribbean LGBTQ community said that it has been called off due to numerous threats of violence and a subsequent prohibition by a government […]

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“A Man Called Ove” — Miraculous Little Movie Deconstructs Masculinity With Moving Impact – Includes Queer Content

The late great Edward Albee once wrote of being clubbed in the face by history. A Man Called Ove embodies that notion uncannily. Director/writer Hannes Holm has crafted a modest yet powerful little film about […]

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Our Lives

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Health & Wellness Update: Local HIV/AIDS Service Organizations

HIV/AIDS service organizations provide assistance in many forms to people living with HIV/AIDS and their families and friends. These services may include counseling as well as HIV testing and referral resources. The organizations listed below offer […]

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SURGE

Launched in November 2015, SURGE has quickly grown to more than 1.3 million users sending over 10 million messages each month. SURGE is the place for gay, bi and curious men who are looking for […]

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At-Large: Personal Style

I recently dyed my hair blue, pierced my ears, and thrifted for a bunch of new clothes. For some, this is considered a standard Friday, but for me it was an emotional occasion. My hair […]

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Skirting The Issues: Gratitude II

Five years ago, I penned a column entitled “Gratitude” that detailed how a group of well-off, totally straight cisgender people had selected me to be the executive director of a brand new nonprofit, Call for […]

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Leather Life: Major Titleholders and Community Awards

Minnesota’s leather community recently has had much to be proud of. Within the space of a month, members of the community were awarded two major leather titles and received two major leather community service awards. […]

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Our Homes

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Ride Review: 2017 Ford Escape

Change is always good. In any automobile, change can help improve the vehicle’s look and/or driving experience. It could be a subtle change to the front bumper or a new set of gauges. It could […]

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Ride Review: 2016 Volvo XC60

There has been a lot of talk about Volvo lately. From an ebb that almost threatened the car maker’s existence, sales have turned around on the basis of new and exciting products. The XC90 SUV […]

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2017 MINI Clubman

Ride Review: 2017 MINI Clubman

Back in 1959, Sir Alec Issigonis developed a revolutionary vehicle that would change the automotive business. His big contribution was to create a driveline that we now take for granted, moving the engine to a […]

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MSP Home & Design Show Brings Higher-End Feel to Home Design

Looking to channel your inner designer or remodeler and update your home? Whether you’re looking to upgrade your suburban home or add defining touches to your downtown loft, the all new MSP Home & Design […]

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Home Decor Buyer’s Guide: Merriment Adornments

Located in Woodbury, Minnesota, Merriment Adornments is a retail and design studio, where creatively inspired homeowners can shop affordable upscale and intelligent selections that reflect their personal style in a charming retail setting. At Merriment, […]

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