Our Scene

01.28.17 Book Signing and Reading Benefit for “RECLAIM” Boneshaker Books Minneapolis MN


Inventively and Joyously Realized at the Ritz — “Peter and the Starcatcher”

Theater Latté Da’s Peter and the Starcatcher, now on stage at the Ritz, is one of the most vibrant ensemble works to come around in recent years. Joel Sass has directed the local premiere of […]

Québec February 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 […]

An Ingenious Inquiry into Religious Viewpoints — “Grace” on Stage in Osseo

How religious views reflect individual personalities is ingeniously portrayed in Craig Wright’s play, Grace, now in a numinous production at Yellow Tree Theater in Osseo. When a married couple moves from St. Paul to Florida […]

Barometer: Gay 90’s Hosts Gala Grand Opening of New La Femme Show Lounge

Fabulous Refashioned Space Is Crown Jewel of Megabar On the evening of Jan. 13, the Gay 90’s hosted the gala grand opening of its new La Femme Show Lounge upstairs. This fabulous refashioned space is […]


Our Affairs

01.28.17 Book Signing and Reading Benefit for “RECLAIM” Boneshaker Books Minneapolis MN


A Word in Edgewise: Nature Adores A Redundancy

Nature, like NASA, likes to make sure something, however odd or eccentric, survives to complete its mission. Sending humans to Mars? Better have multiple sources for life support. Intelligence? All the while man has been […]

Books: 566

Fever in the Dark Ellen Hart Minotaur Books $25.99 Imagine you are part of a same-sex couple and you have come home from your first anniversary vacation to find that your proposal video has been stolen […]

A Word In Edgewise: O Tempora, O Mores…

I write on the eve of Inauguration Day. Perhaps upon publication, the Commander in Tweet will be seen in a more sanguine light. Perhaps. But even suspending disbelief, normalizing the lying, misogyny, racial bigotry, and […]

Interview with Roxanne Anderson, Honored Trans and Racial Justice Activist on Trump, Bathroom Policy, and the Lavender Community

You know Roxanne Anderson as last year’s Grand Marshal for Twin Cities Pride. That honor signified a culmination of an activist life for queer and racial justice. Known for steering work groups on trans inclusion […]


Recent Stories

Grace Slick Donates Money From Chick-fil-A Starship Ad To LGBTQ Group

Rolling Stone reports that Jefferson Airplane and Starship singer Grace Slick revealed in an op-ed that all the money she received from Chick-fil-A using “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” in a Grammy night commercial will […]

Gay Cowboy Opens Up About Receiving Horrific Death Threats For Going To A Rodeo

Pink News reports that a self-professed gay cowboy has opened up about receiving death threats online while living in Australia. Read the full story from Pink News

Former WNBA Player: I Was Bullied For Being Straight In ‘98% Gay’ Women’s Basketball

GayStarNews reports that a former professional WNBA player has claimed she was bullied for being straight in women’s basketball. Read the full story from GayStarNews

Manchester To Open The UK’s First LGBT Retirement Community

Pink News reports that Manchester City Council has announced plans to create the UK’s first retirement community for LGBT people – with a hard limit on how many non-LGBT residents can live there. Read the […]

BigGayNews for Friday, February 24, 2017

Today’s Top Headlines   Burglar Broke Into Gay-Friendly Church To Graffiti Bible Verses Condemning ‘Wrong-Doers’ Railway Bridge Gets Rainbow Makeover As ‘Beacon Of Equality’ Washington Supreme Court Rules Against Florist Who Denied Service To Gay […]


Our Lives

02.12.17 Family Equality Council: “Share The Love, Celebrating Our Family Valentine’s Event” St Paul MN


Call for Submissions: Spring 2017 Wedding Issue

Photographers!  Newlyweds!  Spread the word: We are currently in production for the 2017 Spring Wedding Issue right now and time is of the essence. It will be on stands Thursday, March 30.  If you have […]

Skirting the Issues: Alone in Sonoma

My state of mind this Valentine’s Day: Last month I attended a dear friend’s 60th birthday celebration in Sonoma, California. Orchestrated for Brian by his long-time partner, Doug, it was a magnificent affair replete with […]

Leather Life: Leather, Drag, and Catastrophes

The third annual installment of the Ms Catastrophe contest, billed as “the best worst drag in Minneapolis,” happened Saturday evening, Jan. 7 at The Saloon. There were four male contestants who performed intentionally bad female […]

From the Editor: Score Some Cash for Your Team!

Are you an athlete? Do you participate on a community-oriented sports team? Did you know you can win money for your sports team even if you’re not officially sponsored by Lavender? You can! All you […]


Our Homes

Tyler Wisler: “Trend Lightly”

Attendees of the Minneapolis Home + Garden Show will know main stage speaker Tyler Wisler from HGTV’s Design Star, but Wisler’s path didn’t always lead to interior design. Wisler entered college knowing he wanted to pursue […]


Homes of Tomorrow

After a long day in the office, running errands, or taking care of the family, there’s no better feeling than falling into the warm, loving embrace of your bed. The way the soft sheets cling […]


Trash to Treasure

By Kassidy Tarala There’s something about a cluttered, eclectic antique shop that takes me back to my childhood. The old books, collections of colorful teacups, and unique statement furniture pieces transport me to a simpler […]


Protect Your Home By Preventing Ice Dams

By Jenna Harris Ice dams form on your roof through a process that involves accumulated snowfall, the differing temperatures of the outside air and your roof, and heat loss from your home. Picture this scenario. […]


Ride Review: 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack

The Volkswagen Golf is no longer just a world-leading compact hatchback, at least in the eyes of American motorists. For this latest edition, the Mark VII Golf, Volkswagen decided to expand the line beyond its […]