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Health & Wellness

Chemsex Fueling Sexual Compulsivity

By Terrence Post, LADC An increasing number of men who have sex with men (MSM) are taking part in a combination of drug use and sexual behavior. Recently termed Chemsex, the use of chemicals to […]

Pride Season: Watch for Alcohol Poisoning

By Steph Sianko, MA, LADC Alcohol poisoning, also known as alcohol overdose is caused by high amounts of alcohol being consumed in a short amount of time. The risk of alcohol poisoning varies by gender, ethnicity, […]

BRO: Taking Knowledge to the Community

Hatred toward gay people is not unique to a race or culture. But are there unique factors at play in specific cultural communities in regard to attitudes toward GLBT people? The answer is complex, but DeAndré […]

Rainbow of Sexes: A University of Minnesota Program Supports Genders of Every Frequency

The word “spectrum” usually evokes images of rainbows, and rainbows in June evoke images of Pride…but the word spectrum takes on a whole new meaning when cited at the National Center For Gender Spectrum Health, […]

“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 […]

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Family & Friends

Learn to Play, Play to Learn

Museums are often accompanied by signs reading, “Do not touch,” “No photography,” “No sitting or standing on sculpture,” and others of the sort. At the Minnesota Children’s Museum, these signs are replaced by one necessary […]

When GLBT Nonprofits Lose Their Bearings

Tax-deductible nonprofit organizations can invade the pocketbooks and psyches of potential donors, cravenly preying on their fears. When the same-sex marriage movement became a brilliant success, GLBT nonprofit organizations were sucker-punched with a stark existential reality: […]

Dateland: Missing The Diaper Years

I once asked a friend who works at the post office why there are so many rage shootings at her organization. She thought about it for a moment and then said, “No matter how hard […]

OutFront: Behind in Ethics

Since last November’s election the country has been passing through a turbulent period wherein fear seems to have often taken the upper hand. American GLBT citizens were warned by outgoing Senate Minority (and former Majority) […]

Skirting the Issues: Moose Lake

There is no Them. There are only facets of Us. — John Green, American author I’m standing in a room—a gymnasium, actually—posing for a picture with several GLBT- identifying humans in Moose Lake, Minnesota. Only, […]

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Pets

Bet Your Life: Local Heroes Give Animals a Second Chance at Companionship…and at Life

“Single male, four legs and a tail, enjoys long walks around fire hydrants, chasing postal workers, and smelling scat; seeks two-legged, tail-less M or F for lifelong friendship. Serious inquiries only.” This personal ad has […]

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Pets

Anyone who owns a pet knows that they are just as much a part of the family as any human; which means they get pampered and probably have one or two gifts under the tree […]

Downtown Dogs: A Pup’s Home Away From Home

Ralph Bernstein was a banker. He came to Minnesota in 1996 to work for a big company and, by the time he left, he was running a multimillion dollar business for them. “I had a pretty […]

Pets with Pride

We asked our Facebook followers to send in photos of their pets showing Pride. Keep a lookout for these Pride-ful pets this season! Penelope Starr sent in by Molly Gosh. Armani Vuitton Lueck sent in by […]

2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Nell Gelhaus

I am the worst gift-receiver. I hate being the center of attention, even for those few seconds of gift unwrapping. All eyes staring at me, anticipation building, expectant smiles as I squirm, sweat, blush… agh… […]

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Lifestyles & Communities

Pride in Pictures 2017

Relive Twin Cities Pride through this collection of photography: our community, our people, and our celebrations in our two cities. Click on any of the links below to view a Photo Gallery of that event. […]

Kicks for Kids

Trying to beat the heat doing something fun with the younger ones? Looking for new places around Minnesota to add to your summer bucket list? Wanting to relive the days of your childhood with fun […]

From the Editor: Growing Younger

Now that I’m 40, I’ve pretty much moved past the mourning involved with moving past the window of time when I’m biologically able to have children. What an odd weighting of the scales that procreation […]

A Community of Unity: Rochester PrideFest

With such a large and well represented GLBT community in the Twin Cities, it can often feel like Pride month is every month. However, in smaller communities throughout Minnesota, Pride month plays an important role […]

Skirting the Issues: Moose Lake

There is no Them. There are only facets of Us. — John Green, American author I’m standing in a room—a gymnasium, actually—posing for a picture with several GLBT- identifying humans in Moose Lake, Minnesota. Only, […]

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Faith

Skirting the Issues: Moose Lake

There is no Them. There are only facets of Us. — John Green, American author I’m standing in a room—a gymnasium, actually—posing for a picture with several GLBT- identifying humans in Moose Lake, Minnesota. Only, […]

Leather Life: My Mother Mary

The GLBT and PFLAG communities recently lost a trailblazing author, activist, and advocate. My mother, Mary Virginia Borhek, age 94, of Pennswood Village in Newtown, Pennsylvania, departed this life on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. I […]

05.07.16 2016 LGBTQ+ Catholic Youth Summit Minneapolis MN

Faith: It’s My Life, Not a Lifestyle

By Thomas Ehnert One of my favorite T-shirts has in huge black letters, “It’s my LIFE, not a lifestyle.” I was talking recently to someone who says he is becoming disenchanted with the “gay lifestyle.” […]

Conscience Equality

By Thomas Ehnert A part of me feels sorry for Josh Duggar and Kim Davis. Let me explain. Josh Duggar is the oldest of the famous 19 kids of the TLC channel’s reality show 19 […]

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