Our Scene

Lavender Orientations at MSP International Film Fest

The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival is offering various lavender-oriented films. Artists connected to some of them will be in attendance and they can be seen at various locations. St. Anthony Main is the primary location […]

5Q: The Lorax

“5Q” is an online-only column featuring five questions about stage productions in the Metro Area. Periodically, “5Q” will take the form of an interview with actors, directors, writers, etc. to shed some light on the […]

A Contemplative Film on Navajo Spirituality, Gender Non-Conformance, and the Environment

The Blessing is a contemplative documentary that juxtaposes Lawrence, a despairing and conflicted middle-aged Navajo man, with the struggle of his teenaged daughter, Caitlyn, who is coming to terms with her being different from others. The […]

A Touching View of a Parent of a Genderqueer Student – “The Pink Unicorn” at Illusion Theater

The solo play The Pink Unicorn is a very good gateway to discussion about the concept of “genderqueer.” Sympathetically written by Elise Forier Edie, the pain and confusion of a mother who fears for, is […]

Transgender Identity and Cancer Addressed in “Twisted Deaths” at the Phoenix

Uprising Theatre Company is presenting a new play by Shannon TL Kearns directed by Ashley Hovell. This story of two very different cancer patients who just happen to enter one another’s life premieres at the […]

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Our Affairs

Books: 597

Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity C. Riley Snorton UMN Press $24.95 Snorton’s divisions of Black on Both Sides, “Blacken,” “Transit,” and “Blackout,” should alert the reader that this book is not simply […]

Skirting the Issues: Two Humans

In the last couple weeks, I’ve had two conversations that have impacted me greatly. In each instance, the person I spoke with was a black man. One conversation followed a talk I gave at a […]

A Word In Edgewise: Going Home Again. And Again.

Like wine pairings, a theater’s juxtaposition of plays presented can enhance enjoyment and understanding of both works. Here, I look at what the Guthrie Theater has on stage. Familiar (through April 14) was written by Danai […]

Roll Out the Rainbow Carpet

GLBT films bring pride to the annual Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival. The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF) is returning to celebrate 37 years of talented international filmmakers. MSPIFF has something for everyone, and […]

A Word In Edgewise: Youth Isn’t Wasted on the Young

History was not driven solely by bearded elders—a fact we tend to forget, looking at portraits of the bewigged and edentulate, that the subjects started in youth and vigor. Benjamin Franklin, born in 1706, had a […]

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Recent Stories

Kimbra – “Primal Heart”

Enter to win Kimbra’s PRIMAL HEART!  PRIMAL HEART is the new album from Grammy-winning artist, Kimbra, featuring the single “Top of the World.” PRIMAL HEART is available April 20. Enter now for a chance to win! Pre-order or stream […]

BigGayNews for Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Today’s Top Headlines Census To Count Same-Sex Couples For First Time NBA Star Reggie Bullock Calls For Rainbow-Colored Jerseys To ‘Incorporate LGBTQ Into Sports’ Gay Man Bashed With Bike Chain And His Sister Punched For […]

Gay Man Bashed With Bike Chain And His Sister Punched For Defending Him

GayStarNews reports that a gay man has recounted the vicious attack that landed him in hospital last week. Bradley Skinner, 25, lives in Mackay Region, Northern Queensland, Australia. Read the full story from GayStarNews 

NBA Star Reggie Bullock Calls For Rainbow-Colored Jerseys To ‘Incorporate LGBTQ Into Sports’

Pink News reports that NBA star Reggie Bullock is calling for more LGBT+ inclusion in sports and has come up with an idea to bring more color to the basketball court. Read the full story […]

Census To Count Same-Sex Couples For First Time

The Hill reports that respondents to the 2020 census will be able to state whether they are part of a same-sex couple for the first time in the survey’s history. Read the full story at The […]

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Our Lives

04.14.18 One Voice Mixed Chorus Transgender Voices Festival 2018 Saint Paul MN

03.26.2018 The 2nd Annual Rainbow Health Initiative Opportunity Conference: Advancing LGBTQ Health Minneapolis MN

   

Skirting the Issues: Two Humans

In the last couple weeks, I’ve had two conversations that have impacted me greatly. In each instance, the person I spoke with was a black man. One conversation followed a talk I gave at a […]

Dateland: Women I Don’t Like, Vol. 2

I’m Facebook friends with my archenemy. Several years ago, when I learned she was leaving the company we worked for, I broke out in a jig in my office. And I don’t even know how […]

A Word In Edgewise: Going Home Again. And Again.

Like wine pairings, a theater’s juxtaposition of plays presented can enhance enjoyment and understanding of both works. Here, I look at what the Guthrie Theater has on stage. Familiar (through April 14) was written by Danai […]

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Our Homes

Ride Review: 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

One of our favorite vehicles is still going strong. It first appeared here as a 2011 model. Since then, we had plenty of them to go around. It has evolved since with new front ends, […]

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Big Gay Food: French Onion Tart

Here’s a simple but impressive recipe for a French Onion Tart from Big Gay Food. Flaky crust, rich onions…enjoy!  

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Ride Review: 2018 Subaru Crosstrek

In 1968, one of our favorite automotive brands arrived in our country. A gentleman named Malcolm Bricklin, along with his business partner Harvey Lamm, started distributing small vehicles, such as the Fuji Rabbit scooter and […]

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Big Gay Food: Peach Melba

Looking for something fresh and peachy even when peaches aren’t in season? Here’s an easy recipe for Peach Melba from Big Gay Food.  

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Revved Up and Ready To Go: Twin Cities Auto Show Preview

If one thing is certain for the 45th Annual Twin Cities Auto Show, it is bigger than ever. This is not just an understatement. It will be the biggest auto show we have seen ever. More […]

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