Our Scene

Pride Festival: Golden turns to Rainbow

The Second Annual Golden Valley Pride Festival is right around the corner on June 11 from noon to 6 p.m. Hosted at Brookview Park, Golden Valley Pride Festival will have music performances, activities for kids, […]

Neighborhood Guide: North Loop and Uptown

Minneapolis: a city of many hats — or should I say neighborhoods. From Central to Northeast, the neighborhoods of Minneapolis are just as diverse as the people in them. With so many neighborhoods and so many […]

Let’s Go to the Casino: Place Your Bets!

Nearby (and Not-So-Nearby) Casinos Offer Thrills and Spills This Summer When Danny Ocean gathered his eleven specialized friends, he was hoping to rake in 150 million dollars from three Vegas casinos. We at Lavender Magazine cannot guarantee […]

Because We Can, Can, Can!

Remember the scene in the movie Moulin Rouge when Ewan McGregor is experiencing the cancan dancers for the first time? Jim Broadbent starts the action and song by Fatboy Slim by yelling “Because we can, can, […]

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365 Days/365 Plays: A 2017 Remix Through June 11 Penumbra Theatre, 270 N Kent St., St. Paul 800-838-3006 365days265plays.bpt.me In 2002 the first African American woman to become a Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist, Suzan-Lori Parks, set […]

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Our Affairs

05.10.17 University of Minnesota Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life: Lavender Graduation Celebration Minneapolis MN

04.20.17 OutFront Minnesota LGBTQ Lobby Day 2017 and Forum Minnesota State Capitol St Paul MN

   

Books: 573

Amatka Karin Tidbeck Vintage Books Original $15.95 Swedish author Tidbeck has created a not-too-unbelievable, yet fantastic, dystopian novel, beginning simply before spiraling down into darkness. Vanja, an “information assistant” from Essere, is sent to Amatka, […]

A Word In Edgewise: Coming Attractions

We like to believe that humanity is the apex of everything, and that’s perhaps true, if “true” means the ability to use our technology to consume every other thing on the planet without compunction. We […]

04.19.17 Lobby Day 2017 Kick Off Party St Paul MN

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BigGayNews for Tuesday, May 30, 2017

http://media.blubrry.com/big_gay_news/p/lavendermn.com/podcast2/bgn053017.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Today’s Top Headlines   Ireland Could Be About To Get A Gay Prime Minister South Korean Military Court Convicts Soldier Over Gay Sex […]

05.10.17 University of Minnesota Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life: Lavender Graduation Celebration Minneapolis MN

Ben & Jerry’s Bans Two Scoops Of Same Flavor Until Marriage Equality Comes To Australia

GayStarNews reports that Ben & Jerry’s announced on May 24th that it was barring customers at is 26 stores in Australia from ordering two scoops of the same flavor. Read the full story from GayStarNews 

Gay Journalist And PR Manager Martyn Hett Confirmed As 10th Victim Of Manchester Bombing

Towleroad reports that Martyn Hett, a gay journalist and PR manager, was confirmed as the 10th named victim of the Manchester bombing. Read the full story from Towleroad 

South Korean Military Court Convicts Soldier Over Gay Sex

The Washington Post reports that a South Korean military court on Wednesday sentenced an army captain to a suspended prison term for having sex with a fellow male soldier in a ruling human rights groups […]

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Our Lives

Pride Festival: Golden turns to Rainbow

The Second Annual Golden Valley Pride Festival is right around the corner on June 11 from noon to 6 p.m. Hosted at Brookview Park, Golden Valley Pride Festival will have music performances, activities for kids, […]

Dateland: Free Bird

Pet birds hate me. This is a problem I’ve had to deal with my entire life. Any time I visit friends who have a pet bird, the bird begins bouncing manically on its perch and […]

From the Editor: Summer of Pride

Lavender’s Summer in the Cities Issue wouldn’t be complete without mentioning all the events we’ve got coming up that we’re throwing for you, our readers. Lavender’s two monthly events are amped up with more prizes […]

“The Old Mill Stream”

Abiitan Mill City Turns Aging into Freeflowing Luxury As the current millennium dawned, Minneapolis’s Mill District underwent a radical renaissance. For decades it had lain more or less dormant after decades as the world’s largest […]

Skirting the Issues: Losing People

“There is no such thing as a Human Owner’s Manual.” I say those words at the start of every talk or training that I give. I do so because it’s true: we have no big […]

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Our Homes

Neighborhood Guide: North Loop and Uptown

Minneapolis: a city of many hats — or should I say neighborhoods. From Central to Northeast, the neighborhoods of Minneapolis are just as diverse as the people in them. With so many neighborhoods and so many […]

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Ride Review: 2017 Subaru Impreza

It is worth repeating every time we get a Subaru in for our “Ride Review.” We, as GLBT people, simply love them. This is something worth celebrating. It is Subaru of America’s 50th anniversary this […]

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A Mile in My Pool

The pool is an odd concept. A giant hole in the ground filled with water used for recreational swimming? Sounds pretty weird to me. The first pool “Great Bath,” built in modern-day Pakistan, is believed […]

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The Elements of Outdoor Living

By Bonnie Hancock Look no further than your backyard for the perfect getaway. Thoughtful, creative designs for outdoor living can transport you to a relaxed state right after rush hour every day. In addition to […]

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Decorate Your Roost at Cockadoodledoo

A store like Mary Poppins’ carpetbag. Or Hermione Granger’s purse in the final Harry Potter installment. Or what you’d find when you go through the looking glass or down a rabbit hole. Where it seems like […]

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