Vehicles & Rides

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 […]


Ride Review: 2015 Nissan Murano

We love those who win awards. That is why we watch the Academy Awards…and the Tony Awards too! How many award ceremonies have you been to when the excitement hits of the announcement of who […]


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 […]

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