Our Scene

Gay African-American Acting Legend Harry Waters Jr.’s Courageous Staging of MN Jewish Theatre’s “Actually” Exposes Formalized Privacy Intrusion

Playwright Anna Ziegler has boldly and brilliantly entered the arena where university panels coerce young students, still in their formative years, to make incriminating statements, often based on erotophobic and misandrist biases of academic interrogators […]

“Falsettos” Re-Emerges as The True 1990s Queer Stage Landmark – The Staggering Lincoln Center Revival Plays the Ordway

“Imaginatively innovative with richly drawn characters” could surely have been the view of those who saw Falsettos when it opened in on Broadway in 1992. The very same can be said of its 2016 Tony-nominated […]

“Line of Sight” Examines Trans Youth Identity in a Time of School Shootings – A Notable New Play Staged by Uprising Theatre

Playwright Shannon TL Kearns (Twisted Deaths) inquires into how trans people interpret and misinterpret behaviors of others in a new play titled Line of Sight. Told through the voice and debatable perceptions of a trans high […]

Lavender’s First Thursday at Wilde Cafe & Spirits

Come one, come all! Lavender‘s next First Thursdays Happy Hour will be at Wilde Cafe & Spirits on Thursday, March 7! Come down, grab a drink, and hang out with us! Our host organizations for […]

Sharply Realized “As You Like It” Adds More Crossgender Elements – 2019’s Meghan Kreidler Bests 1982’s Patti LuPone in the Play’s Guthrie Legacy

William Shakespeare’s As You Like It is one of the most popular comedies ever. It also contains perhaps the most beloved crossgender character in theater history: young Rosalind. Her father, known as Duke Senior, has […]

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Our Affairs

02.13.19 OutFront Minnesota Press Conference: “Mental Health Protection Act” Protects the LGBTQ Community from Conversion Therapy (H.F. 12 and S.F 83) Minnesota State Capitol Saint Paul MN

   

Books: 619

Thursdays and Every Other Sunday Off: A Domestic Rap by Verta Mae Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor University of Minnesota Press $16.95 By turns informative, witty, enraging, and heartbreaking, storyteller Smart-Grosvenor’s Domestic Rap tells it like it is […]

Letter To The Editor: 619

On the evening of Jan. 22, I was briefly in attendance at a forum convened by Ward 8 Council member Andrea Jenkins. I was curious about a recent incident at the Blackeye Coffee Shop on […]

Skirting The Issues: A Tough Crowd

Last year, training on human inclusivity across North America put me in front of more than 10,000 people. In November, I encountered what was by far my biggest challenge of the entire year: law enforcement […]

Books: Issue 617

When Brooklyn Was Queer Hugh Ryan St. Martin’s Press $29.99 Shown the words “gay” and “New York,” one’s first thought would likely be Greenwich Village, or gaudy eccentrics encountered along the great White Way. “Brooklyn,” on […]

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Recent Stories

Gay African-American Acting Legend Harry Waters Jr.’s Courageous Staging of MN Jewish Theatre’s “Actually” Exposes Formalized Privacy Intrusion

Playwright Anna Ziegler has boldly and brilliantly entered the arena where university panels coerce young students, still in their formative years, to make incriminating statements, often based on erotophobic and misandrist biases of academic interrogators […]

“Falsettos” Re-Emerges as The True 1990s Queer Stage Landmark – The Staggering Lincoln Center Revival Plays the Ordway

“Imaginatively innovative with richly drawn characters” could surely have been the view of those who saw Falsettos when it opened in on Broadway in 1992. The very same can be said of its 2016 Tony-nominated […]

BigGayNews for Thursday, February 21, 2019

Today’s Top Headlines Colorado House Passes Bill To Ban Gay Cure Therapy Jussie Smollet Turns Himself Into Police After Being Charged With Making A False Report Taiwan Becomes First Asian Country To Create Same-Sex Marriage […]

Taiwan Becomes First Asian Country To Create Same-Sex Marriage Bill

GayStarNews reports that Taiwan has become the first Asian country to create a same-sex marriage bill that will allow same-sex couples to wed, inherit and adopt if it passes. Read the full story at GayStarNews 

Jussie Smollet Turns Himself Into Police After Being Charged With Making A False Report

Oxygen reports that “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett turned himself in early Thursday to face accusations that he filed a false police report when he told authorities he was attacked in Chicago by two men who […]

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Our Lives

02.13.19 OutFront Minnesota Press Conference: “Mental Health Protection Act” Protects the LGBTQ Community from Conversion Therapy (H.F. 12 and S.F 83) Minnesota State Capitol Saint Paul MN

   

Out The Window With Radon

Joe Jurusik with Hennepin County Public Health shares how to avoid and eliminate radon from the home. From centuries-old homes to brand-new buildings, radon does not discriminate when it comes to houses. Whether you’re a […]

From The Editor: Spring Me To Life

You guys, I think I can see it. I can see the light at the end of this very, very cold tunnel. Blizzards and polar vortices can only occur so often, and before we know […]

A Day In The Life: Dani Frame

Name: Hi, my name is Dani Frame, for now. I am changing my name however, so you can call me Ellie! Where did you grow up? Inver Grove Heights, MN is where I grew up and […]

Skirting The Issues: Remembering

The first time I ever met someone with a “positive” HIV status was in the early 2000s. His name was Doug; he was middle-aged, well-read, and introverted. He told me midway through lunch at a […]

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Our Homes

The Homes Go Marching One By One

The annual Spring Parade of Homes is bringing your dream homes to life. We all have some concept of what our dream home is. Whether we’re driving around to browse the grand historic homes of […]

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Who You Gonna Call? The McQuillan Bros.

The McQuillan Bros. has been servicing all of Minnesota’s HVAC needs for more than a century. Minnesota just might be home to some of the world’s oldest boiler systems, and it’s all thanks to the […]

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Out The Window With Radon

Joe Jurusik with Hennepin County Public Health shares how to avoid and eliminate radon from the home. From centuries-old homes to brand-new buildings, radon does not discriminate when it comes to houses. Whether you’re a […]

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Our Rides: 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

As much as GLBT car buyers love the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, there is now an opportunity for an upgrade. We love brands who love us. Mitsubishi has been one of those brands. We helped the […]

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Our Rides: 2019 Jaguar I-Pace

  The race is on to produce the best electric vehicle in the world. But how? It takes continuous work on battery technology, along with advancing the engineering of its electric motors and creating a […]

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