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5Q: The Lion in Winter

“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 […]

Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal portrays Tony Hastings in writer/director Tom Ford’s romantic thriller NOCTURNAL ANIMALS, a Focus Features release.
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Gay Filmmaker Tom Ford’s Riveting New Thriller Deeply Examines Masculinity — “Nocturnal Animals”

Tom Ford made a stunning film debut with A Single Man seven years ago. In that elegant picture, Colin Firth elicited a numinous performance as a closeted gay college professor navigating the homophobic world of […]

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An Intimate Look at Body Image and Trans Identity — “Sex in the Dark” at Phoenix Theatre

The Phoenix Theatre continues to be a go-to place for queer fare. Uprising Theatre Company is premiering a touching production of a new play, Sex in the Dark, by Shannon TL Kearns. This 90-minute comedy looks at […]

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Québec December Events

By Keven Tremblay In a monthly column featuring must-visit events in Québec from a person who lives there, Keven Tremblay acts as your personal tour guide. Making sure you’re aware of the best and biggest events the […]

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Dazzling and Spectacular — “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” at the Orpheum

The national tour of the Tony Award-winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time now plays in an electrifying short run at the Orpheum Theatre. In one of the most high-octane […]

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Our Affairs

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LAVENDER Wins Magazine of the Year

The 20th Annual Minnesota Magazine & Publishing Association (MMPA) Excellence Awards were held on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. The awards recognize both print and digital platforms for pieces and projects published between July 1, 2015 […]

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Shane Lueck

My favorite part about holiday gift giving is the excuse to buy family and friends those things that they wouldn’t normally buy themselves. They’ve talked nonstop about how much they want something but can’t seem […]

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Books

Amazing World of Dinosaurs: An Illustrated Journey Through the Mezozoic Era Kuether’s paleoart will excite and entrance every dinophile of all ages. The vast period of time covered ranges through the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous […]

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Children and Family

There are so many reasons to purchase gender-neutral toys as gifts. Looking beyond the versatile hand-me-down aspect, children of any gender should be exposed to toys across the spectrum of make believe, learning, creativity, being […]

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A Word In Edgewise: From Star Dust to Star Dust: Getting Above Our Raising

We’re all made of stardust, they say. Yes, if “we” is expanded to include everything; rocks and seas, molds and lichens, and creatures with backbones and without. In a time when some seek to put […]

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Recent Stories

‘Kids At School Keep Telling Me To Kill Myself’: Gay 13-Year-Old Committed Suicide After Intense Bullying

The Salt Lake Tribune reports that with striking rainbow flags and clothing to match, hundreds of people, many of them friends and family of Tyrone Unsworth, gathered at Roma Street in Brisbane on the coast […]

Walmart Emerges As An LGBT Rights Leader

Fortune reports that Walmart got its highest grade yet from an LGBT rights advocacy group thanks to moves like adding insurance coverage for transgender workers this year. Read the full story from Fortune

Russia Could Ban FIFA 17 Because It Is ‘Too Gay’

The Independent reports that FIFA 17 could be banned in Russia after MPs suggested it was responsible for promoting “gay propaganda”. Read the full story from the Independent 

Malta Passes Law To Jail Any ‘Doctor’ Who Attempts To Prescribe ‘Gay Cures’

GayStarNews reports that Malta has approved a ban on ‘gay cure’ therapy, a bill that will see any ‘doctor’ who attempts to prescribe the dangerous practice possibly jailed. Read the full story from GayStarNews 

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BigGayNews for Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Today’s Top Headlines   Woman Displays 10,000 Rainbow Lights To Defy Homophobic Neighbor Large Gay Conversion Therapy Conference Coming To San Diego Florida Man Makes Massacre Threats Against Church That Welcomes Gay People Gay Woman […]

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Our Lives

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LAVENDER Wins Magazine of the Year

The 20th Annual Minnesota Magazine & Publishing Association (MMPA) Excellence Awards were held on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. The awards recognize both print and digital platforms for pieces and projects published between July 1, 2015 […]

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Patrick Boland

As an homage to my alma mater, St. Olaf College, I thought I would organize my six-item Christmas list into the categories of mind, body, and spirit. After all, what sounds more Happy Holidays than […]

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: John Mark

Meltdown Kim Tee Someday we will tell our grandchildren about this woman. Keep the obsessions alive for years to come with this indulgent moment in popular culture, immortalized on a T-shirt. You wish you didn’t […]

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Sports/Fitness

These products are perfect for all fitness enthusiasts, from hardcore gym rats to amateur athletes. From stocking stuffers to apparel and more, this list has something for every price point and every fitness level. Gear […]

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Children and Family

There are so many reasons to purchase gender-neutral toys as gifts. Looking beyond the versatile hand-me-down aspect, children of any gender should be exposed to toys across the spectrum of make believe, learning, creativity, being […]

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Shane Lueck

My favorite part about holiday gift giving is the excuse to buy family and friends those things that they wouldn’t normally buy themselves. They’ve talked nonstop about how much they want something but can’t seem […]

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Andy Lien

KRUPS Savoy 12-Cup Thermal ET351 The newest coffee maker on the market features a thermal carafe, which purportedly keeps coffee warm for up to four hours, but my road testing has had me sipping still-warm […]

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Randy Stern

Road America Season Pass Just five hours away is one of the best motorsport venues around. If you love the roar of engines running down the two straights and some of the most challenging corners […]

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: John Mark

Meltdown Kim Tee Someday we will tell our grandchildren about this woman. Keep the obsessions alive for years to come with this indulgent moment in popular culture, immortalized on a T-shirt. You wish you didn’t […]

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Children and Family

There are so many reasons to purchase gender-neutral toys as gifts. Looking beyond the versatile hand-me-down aspect, children of any gender should be exposed to toys across the spectrum of make believe, learning, creativity, being […]

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