A Word In Edgewise: Rights, Privileges, and Luck of the Draw

There are some folks who claim that other folks don’t have the “right” to things: clean air, water, the pursuit of a dignified, safe life. The naysayers have a point, but not the one they […]

A Word In Edgewise: New Wine in Old Bottles

A beguiling giraffe face — calm, sloe-eyed — gazes languidly from the cover of the March Smithsonian above a blurb asking, “Will the beloved giant disappear before scientists even begin to understand it?” Also offered […]

Skirting the Issues: Gavin Grimm

At this year’s Grammy Awards, transgender icon Laverne Cox interrupted her music star introduction to highlight the case of Gavin Grimm, a 17-year-old Virginia high school student who’s become the poster child for transgender rights […]

A Word In Edgewise: What’s Your Strong Suit?

Without going into tedious facts and verifications, it is my observation, my devoutly held belief, that I and many others are suffering from stress, confusion, and angst. My own response to any of these emotions […]

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 […]

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 […]

Skirting The Issues: Blank Slate

I sit writing this on the day of my 60th birthday. God. I never thought I’d ever be this old. Coincidentally, I’m also two days away from leaving my position as the executive director of […]

A Word In Edgewise: They’ve All Got Little Lists

After two centuries of sequestration, Japan reopened its doors in the 1850s. In 1872, Japonisme (influence of Japanese art and aesthetics) entered the vocabulary of many European artists, and ukiyo-e prints were popularized: Van Gogh […]

Dyllan Murray’s New Single an Equality Anthem, Proceeds Benefit GLAAD and The Trevor Project

Singer Dyllan Murray has released the music video for his new single “No Wrong Way” featuring Kira Kosarin. The song explores equality for love between all races and genders, focusing specifically on the acceptance of […]

2017 Winter What To Do

Out There 2017 Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Through Jan, 28 $79.50 package for all four shows, $25 individually Intent on flipping expectations and blurring lines, Out There brings some of the world’s most intriguing […]

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