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TCGSL Softball Scores: May, 11, 2014

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“Motown the Musical”: A Glorious Era of African American Music Thrillingly Staged

Motown record label founder, Berry Gordy, has created his own autobio-musical. But it’s not just some effort at self-promotion. Motown the Musical is framed by tunes from the Motown catalog, Gordy’s personal side of the […]

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“4000 Miles” at New Park Square Space Offers Acting at its Best

Pulitzer Prize finalist playwright Amy Herzog has an utterly ingenious ear for two people seven decades apart in age. Her remarkable drama with humor, 4000 Miles, now plays at Park Square’s elegant new Andy Boss […]

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5Q: All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914

“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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Vibrant Local Talent Infuses the Broadway-Caliber “A Christmas Story” at the Ordway

When the Ordway produces their own in-house productions they are big and beautiful. Their current offering, A Christmas Story, based on the classic 1983 movie, is downright Broadway caliber. It’s upbeat, uplifting, and unafraid of […]

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Our Affairs

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Lavender’s Crowdfund Roundup, Vol. 9

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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Ask Lambda Legal – HIV and Employment Discrimination

          By Scott Schoettes, HIV Project Director for Lambda Legal Dear Ask Lambda Legal, Q: I have been working at the same company for a few years, and am generally happy […]

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Lavender’s Top Print-Edition Stories of 2014

1. Q & A with Jaiyah Saelua, of “Next Goal Wins” by Nell Gelhaus Issue 493 April 17, 2014 Nell Gelhaus’ column, “Playing for the Other Team,” premiered in January 2014. In one of her […]

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Books: 510

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie Rita Mae Brown Ballantine Books $26 The ninth of the “Sister” Jane foxhunting series is off to a galloping start. On a fateful Ides of March, a storm breaks off a […]

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Rainbow Resources: 25 Years of “Heather Has Two Mommies”

Twenty-five years ago, Heather Has Two Mommies was first launched into the world, starring a happy, five-year-old girl on her way to her first day of kindergarten. In the following decade, the picture book would […]

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Recent Stories

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BigGayNews for Monday, December 22, 2014

Today’s Top Headlines Trial Set For Accused Murderer Lyle ‘Ty’ Hoffman Gay Vets Can March In Boston St. Patrick’s Parade Gay West Virginia High School Soccer Player Comes Out By Dancing With Homecoming King Gay […]

Gay West Virginia High School Soccer Player Comes Out By Dancing With Homecoming King

OutSports repors that Michael Martin, an all-state goalie, slow danced with the guy who gave him the courage to be himself. Read the full story from OutSports

Gay Marriage Law Comes Into Effect In Scotland

The BBC reports that Scotland’s new law on same-sex marriages has come into effect as existing civil partnerships can now be converted to a marriage and other same-sex couples can give notice of their intention […]

Trial Set For Accused Murderer Lyle ‘Ty’ Hoffman

The Star Tribune reports that the Minneapolis man charged with fatally shooting his former partner and then leading police on a month-long manhunt across the metro area will stand trial on February 17th. Read the […]

Gay Vets Can March In Boston St. Patrick’s Parade

ABC News reports that for the first time in its history, the sponsors of Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade will allow a group representing the gay community to participate, drawing cheers from Mayor Martin Walsh, […]

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Our Lives

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Finding “Happily Ever After”

It’s a tale as old as time: Once upon a time…at a Cher concert… Kent and Diego Love-Ramirez were sitting in adjacent rows of the “nose-bleed section,” each with their own group of friends when […]

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Lavender’s Top Print-Edition Stories of 2014

1. Q & A with Jaiyah Saelua, of “Next Goal Wins” by Nell Gelhaus Issue 493 April 17, 2014 Nell Gelhaus’ column, “Playing for the Other Team,” premiered in January 2014. In one of her […]

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Religious Bigotry

By Thomas Ehnert There are three things in my life I am more ashamed of than anything else. The first is that I, a gay twenty-year-old man, shunned my cousin when she came out, along […]

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Dateland: Oh, Christmas Tree

Today, we’re getting our Christmas tree. I’m terrified. This always proves to be the worst day of the year. The day starts with a threat. “We’re going to the Christmas tree farm and we’re going […]

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Dateland: Life Lessons

I’m writing this on the day before I turn 50. I’m about to head down to New Orleans to kill off the last few brain cells that made it through my youth, and also very […]

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Our Homes

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Ride Review: Toyota RAV4

There is a lot of truth to current rise of the compact crossover/SUV. The momentum in this class is driven by meeting the customer’s needs. These are also laden with truths. Crossover/SUV customers are not […]

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Ride Review: Randy’s Favorite Vehicles of 2014

Every year, I get the opportunity to drive a lot of vehicles. Some vehicles have been driven for around 15-20 minutes; others for as long as a week. In 2014, I averaged more than a […]

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Lavender’s Top Print-Edition Stories of 2014

1. Q & A with Jaiyah Saelua, of “Next Goal Wins” by Nell Gelhaus Issue 493 April 17, 2014 Nell Gelhaus’ column, “Playing for the Other Team,” premiered in January 2014. In one of her […]

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Lavender’s Top Online-Only Stories of 2014

1. Online Magazine Readers, whether local or from overseas, tune into the online edition of Lavender for a dynamic reading experience whether or not there’s a print edition available. 2. Big Gay News Culminating the […]

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From the Editor: Send Pastries

Oh, the 2014 Holiday Gift Guide. It’s a fun issue to put together; I really enjoy seeing what the columnists give us for wish lists and must-haves. There is so much to find out there, […]

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