Politics

Commentary: Is the Queer Community Eating Its Own (Again)?

By Mark Segal Recent battles over the rainbow flag and the Star of David have exposed long-simmering biases. In my almost 50 years of LGBT activism, there has never been a time that worried me […]

06.24.17 Twin Cities HRC Federal Club Annual Pride Brunch Minneapolis MN

A Word In Edgewise: Nevertheless…

“Nevertheless, she persisted,” has become a mantra urging women to stand against discrimination or bullying. Nevertheless, is also a powerful shield for any individual or group facing long odds, from society, ill health, or other […]

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

   

04.19.17 Lobby Day 2017 Kick Off Party St Paul MN

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: 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 […]

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 […]

A Word In Edgewise: A Tale from the Dark Side

Some time ago, well, several decades now, back in the early 1970s, though it seems like yesterday, I witnessed an event that has remained with me to this day. An acquaintance of mine (I’ll call her […]

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