Our Scene

Going to the Movies with Jeff & Drew: “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”

When the original Pirates of the Caribbean movie came out in 2003, no one had high expectations for a summer blockbuster-inspired by a theme park ride. But what a difference 14 years can make. The […]

2017 Twin Cities Pride Festival Performers

By Amy Brockman Photos courtesy of Twin Cities Pride The 2017 Twin Cities Pride Festival has two full days of free performances on four stages from 12:00–6:00 p.m. on June 24 and 25. The Pride […]

2017 Pride Weekend What To Do

Pride Weekend is here and here is a sampling of what you can do, see, hear, and experience. Events are happening in both Twin Cities, so you can be sure to find fun things to do […]

In the Land of Vlad the Bad

Well, that’s my politically correct nickname for the Romanian bigshot who founded the country’s present capital, Bucharest, in the 15th century. He went on to rule from his Transylvanian castle, where he earned the even […]

Arts Spotlight: 576

Don’t Dress For Dinner July 7–30 Gremlin Theatre, 550 Vandalia St., St. Paul 888-71-TICKETS www.gremlin-theatre.org Comedies were vehicles through which people of over a century ago could come to grips in some way with the […]

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Our Affairs

2017 Pride Weekend What To Do

Pride Weekend is here and here is a sampling of what you can do, see, hear, and experience. Events are happening in both Twin Cities, so you can be sure to find fun things to do […]

A Word In Edgewise: What Will You Do?

Courage. It’s awesome and amazing, in the original sense of causing awe and amazement, and we may be called to summon it at any time. It can be displayed over time, as in daughter Nancy […]

05.18.17 2017 Quorum Community Leadership Awards Minneapolis MN

Books: 575

The Sacred Era Yoshio Aramaki University of Minnesota Press $22.95 A tale that includes a past history of a parched and barren Earth might seem an obvious trope for today, but the author of The […]

Equality March for Pride and Unity – June 11, 2017

By Amy Brockman It started with someone being inspired by the Women’s March and the huge numbers of people who participated all over the world. The idea for an LGBT rights march on June 11 […]

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Recent Stories

BigGayNews for Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Today’s Top Headlines New York City’s Future LGBT Monument Literally Makes Rainbows Turkish Police Arrest Dozens at Istanbul’s Banned LGBT Pride Event A Short History of Gay Rights in the U.S. and Minnesota Skyscrapers, City […]

Turkish Police Arrest Dozens at Istanbul’s Banned LGBT Pride Event

At least 44 people were detained during a march for LGBT rights that the governor of Istanbul had banned, Turkey’s state-run news agency reported Monday, while Europe’s top human rights organization criticized the country for […]

Skyscrapers, City Halls, Bridges Across US Lit Up in Honor of LGBT Pride

Structures across the U.S. — including city halls, bridges, and skyscrapers — are bathed in rainbow lighting this weekend in honor of LGBT Pride. Read the full article from ABC News.  

A Short History of Gay Rights in the U.S. and Minnesota

June is LGBT Pride Month — a time to celebrate the LGBT community and remember those who fought, and continue to fight, for equal rights. Read the full article from MPR News.  

New York City’s Future LGBT Monument Literally Makes Rainbows

New York City is getting a monument to the LGBT community as well as to the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando and “all victims of hate, intolerance and violence.” Read full article […]

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Our Lives

2017 Pride Weekend What To Do

Pride Weekend is here and here is a sampling of what you can do, see, hear, and experience. Events are happening in both Twin Cities, so you can be sure to find fun things to do […]

A Word In Edgewise: What Will You Do?

Courage. It’s awesome and amazing, in the original sense of causing awe and amazement, and we may be called to summon it at any time. It can be displayed over time, as in daughter Nancy […]

From the Editor: Pride: What to Do?

It’s the Thursday of Pride Weekend here in the Twin Cities and I hope you have a wonderful time, whatever you decide to do. I’m sure I’ll see many of you at the numerous events. […]

Love Is About Everyone: Celebrity Love Architect Launches New Division

By Haley Steinhardt If you’ve watched reality TV in the last several years, you may already know Kailen Rosenberg. This passionate, highly acclaimed Celebrity Love Architect worked with Oprah to transform the love lives of […]

Buy With Your Eyes

Picking the right ring can be as challenging as it is exciting; it isn’t every day you find a diamond as unique as the one you’re about to say “I do” to. Wedding Day Diamonds […]

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Our Homes

Ride Review: 2017 Kia Niro

The Toyota Prius V just got some company. Being the only hybrid gas-electric wagon around, it offered the combination of extra cargo space with high efficiency and great fuel economy. The Prius V had plenty […]

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Just the tips, please…

Small spaces? No problem. Here are a couple products to help with that, design tips courtesy of Michelle Havens, Environment Director at Habitation Furnishing + Design. 1. Double Up: Limited rooms? Carve out an office, using a […]

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Summer Home Trends with Galleria Edina

By Rachel Oelke Home is where you hang your hat, so make sure that stylish sunhat has a chic home to match with fresh summer updates. The Galleria Edina home stores are here to help […]

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Ride Review: 2017 MINI Countryman

It seems that everyone is offering a crossover/SUV these days. This is not a bad thing, really. Consumers want them and the manufacturers offer them to fulfill those wants and needs. It is a simple […]

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Pride 2017: It’s What We Drive

Five years ago, we asked you about your automobiles. We wanted to see which vehicles we identify with the most among the hundreds sold every year. We found that we were attracted to certain brands, […]

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