Our Scene

Kicking Back in Vegas

What happens in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas, as far as I’m concerned. I’m here to let y’all in on a few of the city’s secrets, and here’s the first: make it a mid-week stay […]

Frankfurt and Friends

Frankfurt is ready for its closeup. Visitors to Germany often fail to venture beyond the city’s airport or train station before rushing off to their intended destination. Big mistake. There’s more to discover than those […]

Bragging Rights – Incredible Fall Getaways

By Eric Poole Fall getaways don’t have to just be ski vacations. Or leaf peeping. Or last-ditch efforts to recapture summer by getting hammered at some all-inclusive resort. If you’re willing to travel a little […]

Timeless Travelers

We see it plastered across magazines, commercials and billboards everywhere we go: the human desire to travel. However, we frequently see travel as a representation of adventurers portrayed as young, single people who possess the […]

Wisconsin, Unplugged: “Water Meets the Soul” in Bayfield and on Madeline Island

A summer’s weekend at your college friend’s parents’ cabin can be a blast. For starters, there’s sleeping six to a room, cooking your own meals, washing all those dishes…oh, and there’s no air conditioning. Folks, […]

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Our Affairs

A Word In Edgewise: Ringing the Bells of Heaven

In a broad stroke, mankind can be divided into two types, the helpers and the harmers; those who help turtles to the other side of the road and those who swerve to crush them. Those […]

Books: 581

Superficial: More Adventures from the Andy Cohen Diaries Andy Cohen St. Martin’s Griffin $16.99 Summer reading at its pinnacle: more escapades and hijinks of uber-celebrity Cohen with pal Anderson Cooper, canine sibling Wacha, throngs of […]

A Word In Edgewise: Reading for Your Life

When I was ten, Dad and I drove up to Canada for a fishing trip. One evening, stopping at a motel on the bank of the St. Lawrence River, I asked if I could go […]

Commentary: Is the Queer Community Eating Its Own (Again)?

By Mark Segal Recent battles over the rainbow flag and the Star of David have exposed long-simmering biases. In my almost 50 years of LGBT activism, there has never been a time that worried me […]

Skirting the Issues: Lemonade

“Grossly misinformed.” That’s the most generous phrase I could muster as I read my friend John Townsend’s piece, “When GLBT Nonprofits Lose Their Bearings” in the July 6 edition of this magazine. Take your pick—“transgenderism” […]

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Recent Stories

09.18.17 2017 WNBA Season Awards: Minnesota Lynx Sylvia Fowles Most Valuable Player

     

BigGayNews for Monday, September 18, 2017

  Today’s Top Headlines Ultra-Orthodox Israeli MP Quits Amid Gay Wedding Criticism Portland, Tennessee Wants To Outlaw Drag Shows Gay Seattle Mayor Resigns After Months Of Sexual Abuse Allegations Church Cancels Wedding Because Bride And […]

Church Cancels Wedding Because Bride And Groom Supported Gay Marriage On Facebook

The Brisbane Times reports that a Victorian church refused to marry a young couple and cancelled their wedding plans because the bride-to-be expressed support for same-sex marriage on Facebook. Read the full story at the […]

Gay Seattle Mayor Resigns After Months Of Sexual Abuse Allegations

GayStarNews reports that openly gay Seattle Mayor Ed Murray’s career has been on a downward spiral since he was first accused of child sexual abuse in April. Read the full story from GayStarNews

Portland, Tennessee Wants To Outlaw Drag Shows

Out & About Nashville reports that a small town in Sumner County, Tennessee is attempting to prohibit drag shows by changing its city code and zoning ordinances by adding “female impersonators” to its definition of […]

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Our Lives

A Word In Edgewise: Ringing the Bells of Heaven

In a broad stroke, mankind can be divided into two types, the helpers and the harmers; those who help turtles to the other side of the road and those who swerve to crush them. Those […]

From the Editor: A Road to Cope

We’ve got a variety of fall getaway angles for you in this issue, from near to far, for younger and older, with other people in the rainbow community or not, featuring adventure and relaxation. I […]

A Day In The Life: Letia Blade

Name: Letia V. Blade Age: 53 Where did you grow up? I grew up in the heart of Detroit. Where do you live? I live in Brooklyn Park. Who do you live with? I live […]

Call for Submissions: Fall 2017 Wedding Issue

Photographers!  Newlyweds!  Spread the word: We are currently in production for the 2017 Fall Wedding Issue right now and time is of the essence. It will be on stands Thursday, October 12.  If you have a […]

Moving Up and Coming Out

Today, a stroll through the many neighborhoods of Minneapolis will take you past a plethora of gay bars, gay clubs, and other popular hangout spots. However, that walk would have been a lot different—and a […]

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Our Homes

Road Trip Tips

What is the best way to see our wonderful nation? One could argue that flying will get you somewhere faster, an intercity bus is much cheaper to go, and the train has a romance of […]

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Ride Review: Chevrolet Corvette

To define the American sports car, one has to look no further than the Chevrolet Corvette. For 65 years, the Corvette’s story starts with being different than the rest. Built with a fiberglass body, a […]

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Making Houses into Homes

Our homes are our sanctuaries. They’re where we welcome guests with an ambience of warm laughter and chilled cocktails. They’re where we make and store our memories, whether they be displayed on a fireplace mantel […]

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Celebrating 30 Years of Care from Clare

Imagine being sick because of a virus that has no cure, a virus that has opened the door to infections that are slowly killing you. Now imagine the medical professionals who are supposed to care […]

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Just the Tips, Please!

In the last couple of years, mixing furniture styles has become increasingly popular. Done correctly, you can create a cohesive and visually stimulating look. Done incorrectly, your home can feel chaotic, messy, and collegiate (and […]

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