Our Scene

Cross-Gender “Moby Dick” is an Enthralling Theatrical Experience

Theatre Coup d’Etat’s production of Moby Dick can be described as pure total theater. The performance site is not a standard stage, but a high ceiling space that seems suited for storage rather than actors […]

The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis Presents “A Conversation With Coach Reeve” Minneapolis MN


Splendidly Hypnotic – Zenon’s 35th Anniversary Performance

Zenon Dance Company demonstrates once again why they rate as on of America’s great dance companies. Their 35th Anniversary Performances at the Cowles Center exude their mixture of classical exquisiteness, modernist fluidity, and the realm […]

Cannes Winner “BPM” Captures the Zeitgeist of the AIDS Crisis Era at St. Anthony Main

BPM (Beats Per Minute) is a captivating film about ACT UP (AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power) in Paris in the early 1990s. While people, mostly gay and bisexual men, were at that point on a […]

Alice Childress Classic at Penumbra is Third in This Fall’s Triple Crown of Great American Revivals

Autumn of 2017 has been a magical time in the Twin Cities for marvelous revivals of classic American plays. As reviewed earlier, Tennessee Williams’s Suddenly Last Summer at Theatre in the Round and Lillian Hellman’s […]


Our Affairs

A Word In Edgewise: ‘Tain’t Funny, McGee!

A friend of mine tells jokes—tells them well—and we usually laugh. “We,” being our group that gathers weekly for beverages and low-stakes wagers concerning the relative values of cardboard rectangles. Recently, he launched into another […]

Books: 585

Sory Sanlé Volta Photo 1965-85 Sory Sanlé Morton Hill $29.95 The Burkino Faso photographer opened his portrait studio, Volta Photo, in 1960, and Sory Sanlé soon became known throughout the city. Sanlé, working in black and […]

10.11.17 Twin Cities Quorum 2017 National Coming Out Day Luncheon Minneapolis MN


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 […]


Recent Stories

BigGayNews for Tuesday, November 21, 2017

  Today’s Top Headlines Surrogate Mother Ordered To Hand Over Baby To Gay Parents Turkish Capital Ankara Bans All Gay Rights Functions Kim Davis Denied This Gay Man A Marriage License, And Now He May […]

Thousands Gather For Gay Pride Parade In Rio’s Copacabana Beach

The Rio Times reports that more than 800,000 flocked to Copacabana Beach on Sunday to celebrate the 22nd edition of the LGBT Pride Parade, despite the lack of financial support from the city, according to […]

Kim Davis Denied This Gay Man A Marriage License, And Now He May Run Against Her

The Huffington Post reports that Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk whose steadfast opposition to same-sex marriage made her a darling of Christian conservatives, may draw a re-election opponent next year that again puts her […]

Turkish Capital Ankara Bans All Gay Rights Functions

The BBC reports that the Turkish capital Ankara has banned all gay festivals, screenings, forums and exhibitions on security grounds, with the governor’s office saying on Sunday that it also wanted to protect public order […]

Surrogate Mother Ordered To Hand Over Baby To Gay Parents

Pink News reports that a court has ordered that a surrogate mother hand over the baby to its intended gay parents. Read the full story at Pink News 


Our Lives

10.18.17 Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the GLBT Host Home Program Minneapolis MN


From the Editor: Hybrid Driver

Nah, I don’t drive a hybrid vehicle, but I’m definitely a hybrid of a driver. I’m part of that Xennial generation—the micro-generation be-tween Gen X and the Millennials. Years ago, our age group was referred […]

A Day In The Life: Rebecca Waggoner

Name: Rebecca Waggoner Age: 48 years old…ugh. It’s hard to see that in print. Where did you grow up? Mount Vernon, Arkansas. A town of 150 people, one combination gas station/feed store, and several churches. […]

10.15.17 Family Equality Council: Twin Cities Fall Family Festival Saint Paul MN


Dateland: Nitpicking

There is a theory that our human ancestors developed the ability to speak while checking each other for lice and other pests. This theory—called Gossiping and Grooming—maintains that speech developed during the countless hours our […]


Our Homes

Alexa in Your Car?

Here is a left-field question: is Alexa the solution to voice recognition technology? This is a question Amazon had to answer when they introduced Alexa three years ago. We often consider the idea when we […]


Buying A Used Car

Did you know that, on average, over 17 million brand new vehicles are sold in the U.S.A. each year? For a country with over 325 million inhabitants, that is merely a drop in the bucket. […]


Ride Review: 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi has the best-kept secret in the automotive business. It is actually an open secret, but we Americans have been waiting for this to be revealed. What’s the secret? A plug-in hybrid system that actually […]


Drive-In Restaurants

When America came out of World War II, our world and lives changed to what we thought were infinite possibilities. Our ancestors came home from battle to buy homes, cars, furnishings, and the latest appliances. […]


Winter Trends with Rosenthal Interiors

By Joshua Adelman Rosenthal Interiors has been the premier destination for stylish, contemporary furnishings and unparalleled professional design services since 1895. A family-owned business, Rosenthal’s continuously strives to create a unique and inspiring destination in […]

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