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Shop Owner Will Deny ‘Openly Gay’ Customers

WOODTV.com reports that the owner of a Grandville, Michigan auto repair shop says he won’t hesitate “to refuse service to an openly gay person or persons.” Read the full story from WOODTV.com

Legislator’s Anti-Gay Remarks Suffer Wrath Of Brazilian Judge

PanAm Post reports that on Tuesday, April 14th, a court in Rio de Janeiro ordered a federal representative to pay R$150,000 (roughly US$50,000) to a Brazilian diversity rights defense fund after he made anti-gay comments […]

Egypt Court Upholds Ban On Libyan From Country For Being Gay

ABC News reports that an Egyptian administrative court has upheld a decision by the Interior Ministry banning a Libyan student from returning to the country because he is gay. Read the full story from ABC […]

France Stands By Choice Of Gay Envoy As Vatican Goes Silent

France 24 reports that France said Wednesday it was standing by its choice to send a gay diplomat to the Vatican despite three months of silence from the Holy See over the appointment. Read the […]


BigGayNews for Friday, April 17, 2015

Today’s Top Headlines Guam Is First US Territory To Allow Gay Marriage Radio Connects North Dakota Residents Divided On Gay Rights Rock Hudson’s ‘True Love’ Speaks: How We Kept Our Gay Life Secret Florida Legislature […]


2015 New Restaurant Guide & Preview

Joy Summers is the go-to for what’s new and to be known on the Twin Cities’ restaurant scene. Here she’s culminated a list of eateries for you to put on your radar, some of what’s developed in […]

The Reagan Years. Photo by Heidi Bohnenkamp

Arts Spotlight: 519

Detroit ’67 Apr. 23 – May 17 Penumbra Theatre, 270 N. Kent St., St. Paul (651) 224-3180 www.penumbratheatre.org Penumbra’s Womansong series continues with Detroit ’67, the Edward M. Kennedy Prize-winner for Drama by Dominique Morisseau. The […]

Second Place TCGPL Team of the Year, Bar 19 II, (from left) Scott, Jared, Jeremy, Nate (not pictured). Photo by George Holdgrafer.

Barometer: Twin Cities Gay Pool League Annual Year-End Tournament

March 21 at Bar Zia, Downtown Minneapolis


Playing For the Other Team: Sami Grisafe’s “Brand New Fairy Tale”

I remember my initial introduction to Sami Grisafe vividly, as one does most painful experiences. Flat on my back in the dirt and grass, I was staring up at a blue sky, breathing hard and […]


On The Record: 519

                    Madonna Rebel Heart Quoting your own music is always a dangerous game for an artist, and Madonna goes down that path on “Holy Water,” a […]

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