Our Scene

“In the Heights” Inspires at the Ordway – James A. Rocco’s Loving Swan Song

Before he commanded notoriety for the Broadway sensation, Hamilton, its creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, was inspired by his struggling Manhattan neighborhood, Washington Heights. Out of this he created the musical, In the Heights. It won the 2008 […]

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 […]

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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

BigGayNews for Friday, September 22, 2017

  Today’s Top Headlines Riots At Vigil For LGBTI Student Shot By Police Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit By Minnesota Wedding Videographers Who Sued To Refuse Same-Sex Customers 14-Year-Old Gets Death Threat From Friend’s Dad For […]

Arizona’s High Court Says Parental Rights Extend To Gay Spouses

The Arizona Daily Star reports that, saying all marriages are created equal, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the wife of a gay woman who has given birth is entitled to the same parental […]

14-Year-Old Gets Death Threat From Friend’s Dad For Supporting Marriage Equality

GayStarNews reports that a mother took to Twitter after her 14-year-old daughter received a death threat for supporting marriage equality in Australia. Read the full story from GayStarNews 

Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit By Minnesota Wedding Videographers Who Sued To Refuse Same-Sex Customers

The Star Tribune reports that a St. Cloud couple will not be able to refuse wedding videography services for same-sex couples after a federal judge on Wednesday dismissed their lawsuit challenging Minnesota’s human rights laws. […]

Riots At Vigil For LGBTI Student Shot By Police

GayStarNews reports that a peaceful vigil for LGBTI student activist turned violent on Monday night. Read the full story at GayStarNews 

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Our Lives

09.09.17 7th Annual Deaf LGBTQI and Allies Awards Ceremony Minneapolis MN

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 […]

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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