Our Scene

A Vivid Rendering of Genet Classic at Phoenix Theater

The Maids is a play for actors who love a challenge, so much so that there are actually two local revivals of the absurdist French classic this month. Renegade gay playwright Jean Genet, whose life […]

Going to the Movies with Jeff & Drew: “The Disaster Artist”

A comical and delightful tribute to the cult classic The Room, the movie follows Greg Sestero (Dave Franco) as he meets the fearless actor Tommy Wiseau (James Franco) in an acting class and accepts an […]

Video: Three Top Barbering Trends with Master Barber, Gabe Arrazola

Meet Gabe Arrazola, Master Barber in Uptown Minneapolis. He’s got three barbering trends he’d like to you see—contact him here for an appointment.

Arts Spotlight: 590

Forever Flight Jan. 11-21 Southern Theater, 1420 Washington Ave., Minneapolis www.animalengine.com Animal Engine takes classic literature and turns it on its head with minimalist staging and expressive physicality. With Forever Flight, solo actor Karim Muasher […]

2018 Winter What To Do

Wells Fargo Winter Skate Landmark Center, St. Paul Through Feb. 11 $4 skate rental www.visitsaintpaul.com Take a tour of downtown St. Paul… on skates! Grab your friends and family and head down to the Landmark […]


Our Affairs

A Word In Edgewise: A Winter Getaway When You Can’t Get Away

There are those who thrill to ice and chill—exploring ice caves on Lake Superior—and others yearning to immerse themselves in Caribbean warmth. The getters-away are further divided into those with the means to do so, […]

2017 World AIDS Day Breakfast – December 1

All photos courtesy of Kareem Murphy.

2017 Lavender Community Awards

The recipients of the Lavender Community Awards were nominated and voted for online in the month of November. Winners demonstrate clear dedication and leadership by being either out or an ally, and working for the advancement […]

A Word In Edgewise: Noël, Noël

Parlous times may evoke the tragic, as in the Guthrie’s recent, wrenching Watch on the Rhine, or, as currently bookended by Noël Coward’s Blithe Spirit, the darkly comic. Both opened in London in 1941, as the Blitz […]

Skirting the Issues: Ordinary Heroes

What makes for a hero? I’m talking real-life, human-inspiring heroes; not ones that social media manufactures or people to whom others latch on to because of their fame or money. Think humans who stand up […]


Recent Stories

BigGayNews for Wednesday, January 17, 2018

  Today’s Top Headlines Supreme Court Asked To Rule In Divorced Gay Couple’s Child Custody Case Gay And Intersex Asylum Seekers Find A Place To Call Home In Britain Republicans Block Hate Crime Law For […]

Egypt Raids Private House Party To Arrest Nine Gay Men

GayStarNews reports that nine gay men have been imprisoned after police raided a private party in Egypt. Read the full story at GayStarNews

Republicans Block Hate Crime Law For LGBT People In Virginia

Pink News reports that Republicans in Virginia have voted down a hate crime law that would have introduced basic protections for LGBT people. Read the full story at Pink News

Gay And Intersex Asylum Seekers Find A Place To Call Home In Britain

The Huffington Post reports that an estimated 6 percent of recent asylum claims made in Britain were based on sexuality. Read the full story at the Huffington Post 

Supreme Court Asked To Rule In Divorced Gay Couple’s Child Custody Case

The Arizona Daily Star reports that saying biology matters, an Arizona woman is making a last-ditch effort in court to keep from being forced to share custody of her child with her former wife. Read […]


Our Lives

Video: Five Star Ninja Warrior – Jaysen Saly

Start 2018 with the Rainbow Ninja, Jaysen Saly! You already read “A Day in the Life with Jaysen Saly” in the Year End Issue, now see and hear what he’s doing at Five Star Ninja […]

Fitness Without Freezing

Staying active and fit in the winter can be difficult when the weather is dreary and gray. For seniors, fitness is even more crucial, but also even more difficult to maintain during this chilly time […]

From the Editor: New Year, New Perspective

Is this thing on? Oh, good. Hello there! On behalf of everyone at Lavender Media, a very Happy New Year to you and yours! With 2017 in the rearview mirror, it’s important to reflect on […]

A Day In The Life: Peter Groynom

Name: Peter Groynom Age: I’m 35…years past my seventh birthday. Where did you grow up? Cleveland Heights, OH. Where do you live? South Minneapolis. Who do you live with? My husband, Craig, and our robotic cat, Snowfake. What is your […]

2018 Pride Pages Directory

Welcome to the 2018 Pride Pages Directory Click here to view the directory. Another new year, another annual installment of the Lavender Pride Pages Directory. With 2018 giving us a new, fresh start, we’re here to let our […]


Our Homes

Ride Review: 2018 Hyundai Sonata

You probably heard that the “sedan is dead.” We can assure that it is not. While SUVs and crossovers currently rule the automotive universe, the sedan remains a stalwart for those who believe in them. […]


Ride Review: 2017 Vehicles of the Year

This past year has been a very busy one for this column. Two automotive issues and a lot of very important vehicles showed up in these pages. As with every year-end issue, I have to […]


Holiday Gift Guide: ‘Wood’ You Look At That

Unique Gift Ideas Made of Wood Instead of giving an “okay” gift this holiday season, give them something “oak-y.” Alright, the puns are done. These Minnesota- and Wisconsin-based businesses are creating or sourcing special gifts […]


Holiday Gift Guide: Ride Review

This year, I had the privilege of seeing a lot of products that would be useful for any vehicle owner. If you like to do things yourself, these gift items are just for you… 1. […]


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 […]

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