Our Scene

01.11.19 Kenisha Bell Senior Guard University of Minnesota Golden Gophers’ Women’s Basketball Named to the 2019 John R. Wooden Award Mid-Season Top 25 Watch List Minneapolis MN

 

Vanguard vs. Old Guard: “Time for Ilhan” Signals a New Political Era

Before she won the U.S. House of Representatives seat for Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District this past November, Ilhan Omar had already become the first Somali-American elected to any legislative office in American history. Documentarian Norah Shapiro focuses on the exuberant […]

James Baldwin’s Acclaimed Novel Becomes a Beautiful Film – “If Beale Street Could Talk” at Lagoon Cinema (now screening)

Barry Jenkins’ film version of If Beale Street Could Talk, a heteronormative work, based on gay writer James Baldwin’s 1974 novel, is a masterwork that surpasses his earlier film, the gay-themed Moonlight. The storyline champions Tish, a young African-American […]

Acosta, Adams, Baker, and Williams Shone in Queer Opera Leads in 2018—Superlative Craft

The advance of queer themes in opera is a significant development that runs counter to the standard heteronormativity of the art form in general. On the other hand, queer opera isn’t necessarily going full throttle […]

Drug Culture Sovereignty vs. Family – The Harrowing “Ben is Back”

Lucas Hedges astounded recently with his wrenching performance as a gay youth unjustly maneuvered into reparative therapy over a false rape accusation in Boy Erased. Now, before the end of the same year he has […]

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Our Affairs

A Word In Edgewise: Reading As a Two-Way Street

Under a recent Facebook photo of a wall of books was a caption asking (I forget exactly) whether people are still reading actual books. The replies ran from “Real books only!”” to “E-books, what a […]

Books: 615

Farm Boy: A Memoir with Recipes Mark Abramson Minnesota Boy Press $15; $4.99 Kindle The prequel to Minnesota Boy (2017), Abramson starts from a Copperfieldian “I am born,” and takes the reader to nineteen, heading for […]

2018 Lavender Community Awards

The recipients of the Lavender Community Awards were nominated and voted for online in the month of November. Winners demonstrate clear dedication and leadership by being either out or an ally and working for the advancement […]

Skirting The Issues: Hope

“Can I talk to you, Ellie?” The words came at me outside a San Francisco hotel ballroom minutes after my presentation. I had been fumbling with my computer getting ready to call Uber for a […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Books

Circulating Queerness: Before the Gay and Lesbian Novel Natasha Hurley University of Minnesota Press $27 While “GLBT,” or “Gay Studies” areas now exist in local booksellers, Natasha Hurley examines the emergence of gay and lesbian novels […]

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Recent Stories

BigGayNews for Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Today’s Top Headlines Evangelicals Sue For Right To Deny Shelter To Homeless Transgender People 11-Year-Old Girls Die Within Weeks Of Each Other After Homophobic Bullying Who Is Julián Castro, The LGBT Rights Supporter To Run […]

Who Is Julián Castro, The LGBT Rights Supporter To Run For US President?

Pink News reports that Julián Castro, Barack Obama’s former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and a long-time LGBT+ ally, has announced he will seek the Democratic nomination for the 2020 US presidential election. Read […]

11-Year-Old Girls Die Within Weeks Of Each Other After Homophobic Bullying

GayStarNews reports that the parents of two 11-year-old girls who had a ‘close relationship’ believed they may have taken their own lives because of alleged bullying. Read the full story at GayStarNews 

Evangelicals Sue For Right To Deny Shelter To Homeless Transgender People

LGBTQNation reports that Alliance Defending Freedom, the far-right evangelical legal group that defended the “right” of a baker to deny service to gay couples before the Supreme Court, has a new target – this time […]

BigGayNews for Monday, January 14, 2019

Today’s Top Headlines Two North Carolina Women Charged With Sexually Assaulting Transgender Woman In Bathroom First Trans Woman Murdered In US In 2019 Netflix Pulls Production From North Caroline Over Anti-LGBTQ Law

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Our Lives

Call for Submissions: 2019 Spring Love & Marriage Issue

Photographers!  Newlyweds!  Spread the word: We are currently in production for the 2019 Spring Love & Marriage Issue right now and time is of the essence. It will be on stands Thursday, March 14.  If […]

2019 Pride Pages Directory

Welcome to the 2019 Pride Pages Directory Click here to view the directory. With 2018 in the rearview mirror, it’s time to once again welcome a new year and another annual installment of the Lavender Pride […]

A Day In The Life: Christopher Valen

Name: Christopher Valen Where did you grow up? Princeton, MN Where do you live? I live in Seward, Minneapolis. Who do you live with? I live with a mixture of human roommates and furry ones. […]

Home of High Hopes

St. Croix Valley Hope House provides more than just a home for individuals living with HIV. For 25 years, Hope House has been providing love, support, and shelter to people with HIV diagnoses. As a […]

2018 Lavender Community Awards

The recipients of the Lavender Community Awards were nominated and voted for online in the month of November. Winners demonstrate clear dedication and leadership by being either out or an ally and working for the advancement […]

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Our Homes

Our Rides: The Best “Ride Reviews” of 2018

What a year it has been! We pretty much outdid ourselves on bringing you some of the finest automobiles in this column. We know that not everyone is interested in a 505-horsepower Italian sports sedan […]

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Our Rides: Getting Your Vehicle Ready for Winter

Is your vehicle ready for winter? When the temperature drops and road conditions change, you are put to the test. Your nerves should be of steel as ice and snow hit the highways across the […]

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Holiday Gift Guide: Our Rides

This year’s gift guide will focus on a vehicle our community loves very much: the motorcycle. They are always up front of every Pride parade and they are our symbol of absolute freedom. Get your […]

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In The Kitchen With Kressley

Television star Carson Kressley details his upcoming interior design show Get a Room with Carson & Thom. From Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and The Oprah Winfrey Show, we learned that if anyone knows […]

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In Bed With Bokser

After 14 years in retail at Target Corporation, Ed Guzek shares why he started his own brand Bokser Home. Having worked for Target Corporation for 14 years—first as a business analyst in their executive training […]

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