Our Scene

“These Shining Lives”, a Marnich Masterwork, at the Phoenix

Minnesota playwright  Melanie Marnich has been doing great things beyond The Land of 10,000 Lakes in recent years but her plays continue to ignite our passions locally. Her devastating These Shining Lives relates the horrific plight of […]

Sharp Breakthrough Performances Enhance the Polemical [Almost Equal To] at Pillsbury House

[Almost Equal To] by Swedish playwright Jonas Hassen Khemiri is a streaming cascade of various characters steeped in financial anxieties and desperation. To make this challenging script work and engage an audience it must be […]

“Getting Hitched” – Urban Growler Brewing Company Provides Time to Vow and Space to Wow

When you hoof your way through the Capital City’s Saint Anthony Park neighborhood, it’s not hard to invoke an earlier time, especially when you get to 2325 Endicott Street. You notice straw-colored brick that, supported by […]

Socially Savvy: Get in the Game

Downton Abbey fans flocked to get a glimpse of the stylish set, to see people doing glamorous things while wearing their best outfits, sipping martinis, and dining in the grandest fashion. It’s no surprise that […]

Romance on the Danube – River Cruising Through Prague, Vienna & Budapest

by Eric Poole If you’re in search of the perfect honeymoon spot, there is nowhere in the world quite as romantic as the Danube. This river, which flows from Germany to the Black Sea, is […]


Our Affairs

Skirting the Issues: Allies

I’ve written before about how transgender folks (and yes, even the great Ellie Krug!) need allies, particularly those who engage in “allyship”—the action part of being an ally. “Action” as in, “Hey dude, you just […]

Q & A with National Coming Out Day Speaker Judy Shepard

In 1998, Judy Shepard lost her son Matthew to a murder motivated by anti-gay hate in Laramie, Wyoming. Since then, she has become a leading voice in fighting for the rights of this community and […]

A Word In Edgewise: That Old Question of Apples and Trees

Once again, one of iconic pastor Billy Graham’s progeny is in the news. While son Franklin keeps up his unrelenting background drumbeat of anti-GLBT rhetoric, Graham’s daughter, Franklin’s sister, Anne Graham Lotz, pushes her own […]

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 […]


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BigGayNews for Tuesday, October 17, 2017

  Today’s Top Headlines In The Late 1800s, This Famous Artist Produced Several Lesbian Paintings Trump Joked Pence ‘Wants To Hang’ All Gay People, New Yorker Reports Chechnya’s ‘Gay Purge’ Victim Speaks Out Over Torture […]

Psychologists Back Call For End To Conversion Therapy

The British Psychological Society reports that a memorandum of understanding against conversion therapy, which was launched on Monday, has been signed by the President of the British Psychological Society. Read the full story at The […]

Chechnya’s ‘Gay Purge’ Victim Speaks Out Over Torture Ordeal

The Independent reports that Maxim Lapunov, 30, was arrested, thrown into a blood-soaked cellar, and beaten over an 11-day incarceration at the hands of Ramzan Kadyrov’s men. Read the full story from the Independent 

Trump Joked Pence ‘Wants To Hang’ All Gay People, New Yorker Reports

The Hill reports that President Trump once joked that Vice President Mike Pence “wants to hang” all gay people, The New Yorker reported Monday. Read the full story at The Hill 


Our Lives

A Lot of Love at Lurcat

Cafe & Bar Lurcat is an obvious choice when looking for a wedding venue in Minneapolis. With its elegant indoor and outdoor settings, Cafe & Bar Lurcat is sure to bring the romance to any […]

The Chorus Couple

Meeting the love of your life while doing one of your favorite things is just about the most ideal situation that could happen. For Kai and Brett Chin, this was the beginning of their unique […]

Real Weddings: Emily Resseger & Jeannie Rogalsky

Photographer: Studio Laguna Photography, Katrina and John Hannemann Date of Wedding: July 1, 2017 Dating Since: September 2013 Location of Ceremony & Reception: PAIKKA Florist: Studio Emme and FiftyFlowers.com Wedding Coordinator: Bre Ward from Bre […]

Real Weddings: Doug Taylor & Owen Platt

Photographer: Glen Stubbe Photography Date of Wedding: August 27, 2017 Dating Since: April 2009 Location of Ceremony & Reception: St. Paul College Club Florist: TangleTown Gardens and Laurel Street Flowers Wedding Coordinator & Stylist: Grooms Cake: The […]

Real Weddings: Denise & Tola Ochocki

With their five daughters: Cassandra, Miya, Asia, Hannah, and Emma   Photographer: BD Portraits – Brent Dundore Photography Date of Wedding: April 28, 2017 Dating Since: 2015 Location of Ceremony & Reception: The Landmark Center in St. […]


Our Homes

Ride Review: 2017 Mazda CX-5

The first Mazda CX-5 was a major hit! In relative terms, the CX-5 helped raise the profile of the company by introducing a smart-sized SUV in a very competitive segment. Instead of following everyone else’s […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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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