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2017 Pride Weekend What To Do

Pride Weekend is here and here is a sampling of what you can do, see, hear, and experience. Events are happening in both Twin Cities, so you can be sure to find fun things to do […]

A Word In Edgewise: What Will You Do?

Courage. It’s awesome and amazing, in the original sense of causing awe and amazement, and we may be called to summon it at any time. It can be displayed over time, as in daughter Nancy […]

“Where There’s Smoke” – Demoted Firefighter Dan Benson Alleges Anti-Gay Departmental Discrimination

Dan Benson has made headlines in recent weeks, after being surprised by a demotion he received due to a poor performance review in his capacity as battalion chief for the Eagan Fire Department…but Benson disputes the […]

Skirting the Issues: Pride 2017: Random Thoughts

In this Pride month 2017, I have some random thoughts, queer and otherwise. First, after recently moving into a new condominium in downtown Minneapolis, I attended my first condo association meeting only to delightfully find […]

We Survived the First Six Months! (Send Pastries Anyway.)

It’s 7 a.m., and I’m sitting at my desk in my office. Birds are starting to wake up outside my window. A hot cup of fresh coffee lets off steam amid a pile of pacifiers […]

The They/Them Project: An Interview with Brent Dundore

What is the “They/Them Project”? The “They/Them Project” was created for individuals who currently or formally use they/them/theirs and other non-binary pronouns, offering a platform for them to tell their stories and give personal insight […]

“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 […]

Skirting the Issues: Losing People

“There is no such thing as a Human Owner’s Manual.” I say those words at the start of every talk or training that I give. I do so because it’s true: we have no big […]

A Day In The Life: Robyn Dochterman

Name: Robyn Dochterman Age: 54 Where did you grow up? Near Mt. Vernon, Iowa (east central part [aka not the flat part of Iowa]). Where do you live? For the last dozen years, I’ve lived […]

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 […]

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