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Homophobia and Resistance at an Elite Black School – “Choir Boy”, McCraney’s Landmark Play, on stage at Dowling Studio

Tarell Alvin McCraney has written a definitive play about homophobia within the African-American community. With Choir Boy he pulls no punches in a story of a prodigious and flamboyantly feminine gay student with a gifted […]

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06.12.15 “The World Through Our Eyes” Gallery Opening Fashion Show and the Honoring of the Minnesota Two-Spirited Society Minneapolis MN

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A Chilling Conspiracy Thriller of Two Lost Souls Intensely Acted – “Bug” at Phoenix Theatre – Bailey Crackles in Lesbian Role

A young soldier named Peter who has reason to believe he is a guinea pig in a secret military experiment and Agnes, a woman living in terror of her estranged ex-con husband, hole up in a seedy Oklahoma […]

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Thoughts on “Once”, the Unique Hit Musical at the State – Actress Erica Spyres Comments

Once is back in town. The winner of eight Tony Awards has been a sensation worldwide and a smash when it has played Minneapolis. It’s not a spectacular song and dance extravaganza but an intimate […]

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The Ego and the Id Face Off in “H20″ at the Theatre Garage

Note: The her/his, he/she use throughout this is because Jane Martin is a pen name for someone whose gender has not be revealed, who has remained in the shadows. There is ongoing discussion about whether Jane […]

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Our Affairs

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Pride Weekend What To Do

Let’s face it: Pride weekend comes and goes in the blink of an eye, and if you don’t plan accordingly, you might just end up missing an event that you really wanted to go to. Use […]

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A Word In Edgewise: Tudor Thoughts: Once-Upon-a-Time is Now

I was recently caught up in PBS’s six-part production of Wolf Hall. Created from Hilary Mantel’s novels, it dramatizes Thomas Cromwell’s climb from abused urchin to adviser to Henry VIII, and follows Cromwell as he […]

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Killing Monica: Just Another Sex and the City?

Killing Monica is a fun beach read. It’s light and quick, with all of the glitz and glamour we’ve come to expect from Candace Bushnell (perhaps most recognizable as the author of Sex and the City). […]

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Lavender’s Crowdfund Roundup, Vol. 10

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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In the Habit: Sisters Giving Back to the Community

“The first time I went out in public manifested as Girtha Rotunda a young lady came up to me and said, ‘You look marvelous. How long did it take you to get ready?’ Without thinking […]

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Recent Stories

Laverne Cox Becomes First Out Trans Person Featured In Madame Tussauds

Pink News reports that Tuesday, June 30th proved to be a memorable day for Laverne Cox as she became the first transgender person to get their wax figure at the museum Madame Tussauds. Read the […]

Big Brands Chime In On The SCOTUS Ruling On Gay Marriage

The American Genius reports that when history was made when the Supreme Court ruled in favor of legalizing gay marriage nationwide, brands responded. Read the full story from The American Genius 

ISIS ‘Celebrates’ SCOTUS Decision By Tossing Four Accused Gay Men Off Roof

Breitbart reports that the jihadist terror group Islamic State responded to the Supreme Court’s recent decision on gay marriage by killing accused gay men by pushing them off a roof. Read the full story from […]

Trans Woman Who Expanded Facebook’s Gender Options Banned For Not Using ‘Real Name’

Advocate.com reports that as marriage equality celebrations echoed throughout the country a week ago Friday, a trans woman who at one time helped Facebook reflect users’ gender diversity said she was still a target of […]

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06.21.15 Twin Cities Pride Family Picnic St Paul MN

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Our Lives

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06.12.15 “The World Through Our Eyes” Gallery Opening Fashion Show and the Honoring of the Minnesota Two-Spirited Society Minneapolis MN

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Pride Weekend What To Do

Let’s face it: Pride weekend comes and goes in the blink of an eye, and if you don’t plan accordingly, you might just end up missing an event that you really wanted to go to. Use […]

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How Do I Afford Senior Living?

By Rachelle Lavalier While most people presume that senior living care must be paid out of their own pockets, it is good news to many that other methods exist. Everyone has unique circumstances that help […]

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Dateland: Bewitched

I’m wild again, beguiled again A simpering, whimpering child again Bewitched, bothered, and bewildered am I “Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered” by Richard Rogers and Lorenz Hart Sometimes, when I’m happy, I like to open a […]

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From the Editor: Grow Old Along with Me

Happy Pride Weekend! The month-long celebration of Pride in the Twin Cities is hitting its peak this weekend. I can’t wait to get out there and see everyone at one of the many events listed […]

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Our Homes

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Ride Review: 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Which automobile is one of the most popular ones in our community today? Subaru is a correct answer. It is nationally, as well as locally; however, there is a different truth to tell, especially in […]

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Growing Sustainably

By Lisa Antenucci A Minneapolis Couple Plans for a Growing Family with a Sustainable Home Renovation Kevin Miller and Bobby Jardin are feeling hopeful. They are preparing for a Skype interview with a birth mother […]

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Getting To & Around Pride

By Amy Ongaro Transportation options to get to (and around) Pride weekend have never been more plentiful. Check out these great options to have a safe and celebratory festival weekend: Bike It Biking is an […]

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How To Deal With Servicing and Maintaining Your Car

When something goes wrong in your vehicle, what do you do? If you are mechanically inclined, you fix the problem right at home — or, do the light maintenance that you can do. However, our […]

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Recipes from Rainbow Chefs

I love going to restaurants a little bit more than I love making good food, but both are high in my esteem. This unbalanced scale has everything to do with time, energy, and inclination; the […]

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