Our Scene


Move Over “Lion King”, Director Roger Allers Transcends with “The Prophet”

Director Roger Allers took his place in film history with The Lion King, but his animated version of poet Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet breaks all kinds of rules for commercial filmmaking and transports us to […]


Dr. Ruth – Heroine of Sexual Sanity Charmingly Rendered by Miriam Schwarz

Actress Miriam Schwarz charms in Becoming Dr. Ruth, the solo bio-play about the life of Ruth K. Westheimer, a groundbreaker in straight talk about sex. Set in her New York apartment in 1997 when Ruth […]


Minnesota: Keeping It Local With Fall Wine Tours

By Aaron Berdofe, Minnesota Wine Educator/Writer Minnesota may be known across the nation for its bitingly cold winters and its craft beer scene, but one thing it isn’t known for yet are wine trails. Recent […]


Duluth-Superior Pride Offers Marvelous Labor Day Weekend

This year, Duluth-Superior Pride marks its 29th anniversary with a four-day calendar of events in the Twin Ports of Duluth, Minnesota, and Superior, Wisconsin, over Labor Day Weekend, September 3–6. The catchy theme is “Qwe’re Everywhere.” […]


Finnish-ed Yet?

As a fan of the Minnesota Orchestra, I wear my I Heart Osmo button proudly. And now, after a visit to the music director’s beloved homeland, I Heart Finland, too. And I Heart Sibelius, the […]


Our Affairs


A Word In Edgewise: All Creatures Great and Small

If he hadn’t had a name, hadn’t been a celebrity with a public and a following, his violent death would have passed unnoticed. But Cecil (for Cecil Rhodes) was a lion well known to visitors […]


Rainbow Resources: 528

Wishful Wedding Australian author A.S. Chung’s new children’s book delves into the topic of marriage equality for same-gender families. Told through the eyes of a small child from a same-sex family, the book is aimed toward children […]


Tips for Communicating with Children as They Adjust from Summer to School

By Jessica Anderson As families transition from the summer to a new school year, children, parents, and other caregivers may be feeling anxiety, stress, or excitement, or any combination of feelings. Different family members may […]

Op-ed: Both Stonewall and Stonewall Deserve Your Attention

Roland Emmerich’s Stonewall film may or may not follow history to a T, but it’s important to remember it’s entertainment, says longtime activist and gay publisher Mark Segal. BY MARK SEGAL It’s been amusing and […]


Ask Lambda Legal – The Equality Act

          By Greg Nevins, Lambda Legal Counsel and Workplace Fairness Program Strategist Following the introduction of the Equality Act in July, questions have arisen about just how the bill is designed […]


Recent Stories

South Dakota Keeps Trans-Inclusive School Sports Policy

Advocate.com is reporting that the governing body of high school sports in South Dakota has voted to keep a policy that allows transgender students to play on the teams of their choice, increasing the likelihood […]

A Rainbow Sculpture That Symbolized LGBT Rights in Poland Has Been Dismantled

TIME reports that a rainbow sculpture in Warsaw that served as a national symbol for the struggles of Poland’s LGBT community has been taken down, and it will not reappear in its current form. Read […]

Portland, Oregon, Catholic School Changes Gay Hiring Policy After Backlash

Reuters reports that a Catholic high school in Portland, Oregon, has reversed its policy on gay employees after receiving a public backlash for refusing to hire a woman because she is a lesbian. Read the […]

Pope Francis Sends Letter Praising Gay Children’s Book

The Guardian reported that an Italian book which explores different family types (including same-sex families) was banned by the mayor of Venice, but that the pontiff became an unlikely supporter. Read the full story at […]


BigGayNews for Friday, August 28, 2015

Today’s Top Headlines NYC Headquarters Of Gay Escort Site Rentboy.com Raided, CEO Among Those Arrested Gay Pride Not Welcome In Venice, Says City Mayor School Banned From Screening Film About Children Of Gay Parents In […]


Our Lives


Through These Eyes: Everyone Inside

Among stuffed animals and bruised toys, near a wall covered by an “Old McDonald” mural, over a giant rug depicting a small town, I sit in a bright green chair. Even at seven years old, […]


What Do We Do When Love Doesn’t Win?

By Thomas Ehnert I’m trying to absorb all that’s happened since June. First, the Supreme Court declared same-sex marriage the law of the land. I read the responses of my GLBT family with joy. I […]


Rainbow Resources: 528

Wishful Wedding Australian author A.S. Chung’s new children’s book delves into the topic of marriage equality for same-gender families. Told through the eyes of a small child from a same-sex family, the book is aimed toward children […]


From the Editor: Triggers & Trauma

As we approach the start of a new school year, it’s time to think about students and education, schools and learning. A concept that has been popping up on my radar for a while is […]


Dateland: Just Like Them

I’ve had the same car mechanic for the past ten years. I’ve had him through two relationships. Over the past decade, my exes and I regularly drove each other to appointments at his shop and […]


Our Homes


Ride Preview: 2016 Hyundai Tucson

The message from Hyundai was clear: They need to sell more “trucks.” By “trucks,” Hyundai Motor America means leveraging the growth in crossovers, SUVs, and pickups. In their case, it is all about the crossover, […]


Ride Review: 2015 Ford Mustang

For 51 years, there has been one vehicle that defines America. It was not by accident. The formula was ripe for the marketplace: a small car with a sporty stance, seating four (at least) with […]

FCA GALA feature

More Than Just a Parade: The Intersection of the Auto Industry and the GLBT Community

When an automobile manufacturer says they support the GLBT community, what is the ultimate output of that support? To answer this question, we must first look in our own backyard. A walk through Loring Park […]


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 […]


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 […]