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The evening’s four contestants at the conclusion of this year’s Ms Catastrophe contest. Photo by Andrew Bertke.

Leather Life: Leather, Drag, and Catastrophes

The third annual installment of the Ms Catastrophe contest, billed as “the best worst drag in Minneapolis,” happened Saturday evening, Jan. 7 at The Saloon. There were four male contestants who performed intentionally bad female […]


Fredericksburg – Deep In the Heart

I’m deep in the heart of Texas, reliving the refrain of the ’40s cowboy ballad. The stars at night are big and bright, just as he promised. And as we drive along, I mentally supply […]


From the Editor: Score Some Cash for Your Team!

Are you an athlete? Do you participate on a community-oriented sports team? Did you know you can win money for your sports team even if you’re not officially sponsored by Lavender? You can! All you […]

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A Word in Edgewise: Nature Adores A Redundancy

Nature, like NASA, likes to make sure something, however odd or eccentric, survives to complete its mission. Sending humans to Mars? Better have multiple sources for life support. Intelligence? All the while man has been […]


Ride Review: 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack

The Volkswagen Golf is no longer just a world-leading compact hatchback, at least in the eyes of American motorists. For this latest edition, the Mark VII Golf, Volkswagen decided to expand the line beyond its […]

Meet The Gay Couple Fighting Terrorists And Stereotypes On “24: Legacy”

NewNowNext reports that after nine seasons Fox’s 24 has finally introduced its first gay couple. Read the full story from NewNowNext 

California Bill Would Allow Trans Inmates To Legally Change Their Name, Gender

Pink News reports that a new bill introduced in California would make it easier for transgender inmates in the state to legally change their name or gender. Read the full story from Pink News

Peruvian Lawmakers Introduce Gay Marriage Bill On Valentine’s Day

On Top Magazine reports that a bill that would end gay and lesbian couples being excluded from marriage was introduced on Valentine’s Day in Peru. Read the full story from On Top Magazine 

Drag Restaurant Owner Says He Was Attacked For Being Gay

The New York Daily News reports that a New Yorker who owns a chain of drag show restaurants says that he was beaten up while traveling in California because he is gay. Read the full […]

Gay Couple Assaulted Outside Bar In Missoula, Montana

Towleroad reports that a gay couple in Missoula, Montana was reportedly assaulted this weekend upon leaving a bar, The Rhino, circa midnight on Saturday. Read the full story from Towleroad 

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