Vehicles & Rides


Ride Review: 2016 Chevrolet Equinox

Here is an interesting fact: the Chevrolet Equinox became the brand’s second best-selling vehicle in 2015, right behind the Silverado pickup truck. This is one fact that no one saw coming. Actually, the Equinox’s success […]


Ride Review: 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

Last April, Mitsubishi made a big deal about their 2016 Outlander. In its third year in its current body, the folks at Mitsubishi told us that they made about 100 or so improvements to this […]


Ride Review: 2016 Nissan Maxima

In 1988, Nissan introduced what they called the “Four-Door Sports Car.” That car (the 1989 Nissan Maxima SE) changed Nissan’s fortunes at a time when they were known for reliable cars and trucks with lackluster […]


The Best Ride Reviews of 2015

During the course of 2015, I had the privilege of bringing you some of the finest automobiles available in our readership area. They range from luxurious performance flagship sedans to some of the most popular […]


2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Randy Stern

This space is never intentionally left blank. It serves as a space showing how much GLBT people love the automobile. In our readership area (the Twin Cities and across the Upper Midwest) we rely on […]

2016 Mazda CX-3

Ride Review: 2016 Mazda CX-3

One would presume that the number of new subcompact crossovers being introduced these days would translate onto the streets of our communities. Well…honestly, it’s hit or miss. Around here, some of the more established models […]


Ride Review: 2015 Kia Optima

After 20 years of selling cars in North America, Kia has hit its stride. They have a lineup of automobiles, crossovers, and minivans that people are considering heavily against some more popular choices. In fact, […]


Ride Review: 2015 Porsche Panamera

Grand openings are always an exciting time for any business. They signify a start…or a restart, in some cases. The freshness of a new location, from the paint to the flooring to the glass, all […]


Ride Review: 2016 Fiat 500X

Remember that rainbow-striped vehicle that appeared in Lavender magazine right after Twin Cities Pride? You know, the orange one that followed the women’s motorcycle contingent in Detroit’s Motor City Pride parade? Yes, that one! Well, there […]

Gilles Marini takes a break during Kiehl's LifeRide for amfAR
Photo by Travis Shinn

Gilles Marini: On Gay Fans, AIDS Research, and the Shocking “Devious Maids”

Gilles Marini is well-known by the GLBT crowd. From Sex and the City to Devious Maids, he has made his way around the GLBT-audience circuit. But he is more than an infamous shower scene, in […]

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