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A Women’s History Month Triumph – Mixed Blood’s Breathtaking “Roe”

It is extremely rare to find a political play that accomplishes putting forth opposite views of an issue without siding with one side or the other, and which lives as a bona fide work of […]

03.08.19 WNBA Minnesota Lynx Host Third Annual Women’s Spotlight Event Presented by Rasmussen College Minneapolis MN

 

Captivating “Giant Little Ones” Confronts Assumptions of Erotic Desire and a False Accusation of Homosexual Assault

The rupture of a friendship since childhood of two high school swim team stars is examined in the captivating Giant Little Ones. Josh Wiggins is radiant in the lead role of Franky, even as he weathers […]

Goin’ To Chanhassen, And We’re Gonna Get Married

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres doubles as the perfect venue to tie the knot. Chanhassen Dinner Theatres is known as a fun entertainment destination for all theater lovers and food lovers, but public relations director Kris Howland […]

Fashionably Mindful In Matrimony

Tierney Houdek talks about her lifelong calling as a fashion designer and what she offers to those looking to tie the knot. You can go all the way back to Tierney Houdek’s time as a […]

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Our Affairs

A Word In Edgewise: Thoughts on Black History Month

In 1926, Negro History Week, Black History Month’s precursor, was created concurrent with the February birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Co-founder Carter G. Woodson wrote, “If a race has no history, it has […]

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 […]

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Recent Stories

A Women’s History Month Triumph – Mixed Blood’s Breathtaking “Roe”

It is extremely rare to find a political play that accomplishes putting forth opposite views of an issue without siding with one side or the other, and which lives as a bona fide work of […]

BigGayNews for Thursday, March 21, 2019

Today’s Top Headlines German Politicians Want To Expel Trump’s Only Gay Ambassador Because He’s ‘A Failure’ Nevada Considers Banning ‘Gay Panic’ Defense Human Rights Watch Slams Japan’s ‘Regressive’ Sterilization Of Trans People

Human Rights Watch Slams Japan’s ‘Regressive’ Sterilization Of Trans People

Pink News reports that a Human Rights Watch report has criticized the procedure for legally changing gender in Japan, which includes sterilization, describing it as “regressive and harmful.” Read the full story at Pink News 

Nevada Considers Banning ‘Gay Panic’ Defense

The Nevada Current reports that lawmakers in the state Senate have proposed a bill to ban the so-called “gay panic” or “trans panic” defense. If passed, a defendant accused of committing a violent crime would […]

German Politicians Want To Expel Trump’s Only Gay Ambassador Because He’s ‘A Failure’

LGBTQNation reports that Donald Trump’s ambassador to Germany has been a complete “failure” according to German politicians who want to expel the gay diplomat from the country. Read the full story at LGBTQNation 

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Our Lives

Salt And Pepper Say “I Do”

Ryan LaBoy and Joel Bergeland prove why opposites attract (and then get married). It might have been anything but love at first sight for Ryan LaBoy and Joel Bergeland, but three years after their first […]

Goin’ To Chanhassen, And We’re Gonna Get Married

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres doubles as the perfect venue to tie the knot. Chanhassen Dinner Theatres is known as a fun entertainment destination for all theater lovers and food lovers, but public relations director Kris Howland […]

The Guys Have It

Let The Wedding Guys help mold your wedding into the unforgettable experience you’ve always dreamed of. Planning a wedding can be hard. There is a lot of energy involved in putting together the perfect day. […]

Love, Forgiveness, And Ellen DeGeneres

Wedding photographer Bryden Giving shares stories about coming out, being on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and pursuing his dreams. When Bryden Giving came out to his mother Michelle Messer, he was preparing for more than […]

From The Editor: Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Who on Earth doesn’t love a good wedding? The pageantry, the outfits, the music, the post-nuptial revelry, the sheer aura of happiness and bliss: there’s an embarrassment of loveliness about a union between two lovebirds, […]

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Our Homes

Our Rides: Going Three Wheels in a Vanderhall

Did you know that in some states—Minnesota included—most, if not all three-wheeled vehicles can be registered as motorcycles? Maybe it is because of Polaris’ Slingshot. The Slingshot is a byproduct of Medina-based Polaris’ powersports division […]

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A Beacon In The Automotive Business

There is a perception of the automotive business that it is male-dominated and heteronormative. However, that perception is changing. More women and GLBT people are now a part of the business. Both segments are growing […]

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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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