Our Scene

10.27.19 Gender Reel Film Festival 2019 Saint Paul, MN

Small Town And Big City Values Clash In Uprising’s Tremendous ‘In A Stand Of Dying Trees’

As America’s political landscape seemingly grows more hostile and divided by the day, the ideological divide between small-town tradition and big city progressivism has been a major point of contention in the culture wars splitting […]

A Mystery’s Afoot In Agatha Christie’s ‘Towards Zero’ At Theater In The Round

A recently unearthed murder yarn by legendary mystery scribe Agatha Christie brought to life by the amazing folks at Theatre in the Round? Sign us up. Discovered by a researcher in 2015, Towards Zero brings the […]

Sci-Fi Legend And Gay Icon George Takei Beams Into GalaxyCon This Weekend

The universe of science-fiction and fantasy has far too many stars to count, but if one in particular has stuck out for decades thanks to his tireless devotion to both the sci-fi and GLBT communities, […]

Drink The Menu: Bar Brava

Holly Peterson takes a sneak peek at Bar Brava, a natural wine bar set to open in Near North later this month. “Minnesota has been craving for a quality wine bar for a while. There’s […]


Our Affairs

A Word In Edgewise: Button, Button, Who’s Got the Button – and Why?

“Hot buttons.” Everyone has some, others wrap in hot-button-studded cloaks. Greta Thunberg has, simply speaking to her concerns, pushed more than a few. If she’s “just a kid,” why does anyone care? An Iowa high […]

Skirting The Issues: Fighting for Us All

By the time you read this, the U.S. Supreme Court will have already heard oral arguments in the case of R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC & Aimee Stephens, which arises from a […]

Books: 637

Unto Us a Son Is Given: A Commissioner Guido Brunetti Mystery Donna Leon Atlantic Monthly Press $26 A personal, almost elegiac 28th mystery for Commissioner Guido Brunetti. His father-in-law, rich and powerful Conte Orazio Falier, with whom […]

09.26.19 Sixth Annual Minneapolis Trans Equity Summit Minneapolis MN


Walk The Walk

The 31st annual Minnesota Walk to End HIV returns Saturday, Oct. 12 in Minnehaha Regional Park. This year’s Minnesota Walk to End HIV, previously called the Minnesota AIDS Walk, will take place in the same […]


Recent Stories

11.07.19 First Thursdays The Marquette Hotel Minneapolis MN


Enter to Win a CD Copy of “Last Christmas” – The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Sony Music Presents The Soundtrack To Accompany The Highly-Anticipated Film, Last Christmas, Inspired By The Music of George Michael & Wham! Out Now Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, announces Last Christmas, the soundtrack […]

11.03.19 Rainbow Families Skate Day Minneapolis MN


BigGayNews for Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Today’s Top Headlines Rhode Island Governor Signs Bill To Help Gay Veterans Get Benefits Uganda Expected To Charge 75 After Raid Of LGBT-Friendly Bar Man In Switzerland Slashes His 17-Year-Old Son’s Throat For Being Gay

11.02.19 Surya Bonaly Figure Skating Champion in Conversation with Sportscaster Lea B. Olsen Minneapolis MN



Our Lives

11.03.19 Rainbow Families Skate Day Minneapolis MN


10.29.19 Community Engagement: Adding the Voices of LGBT Older Adults Saint Paul, MN


Keeping The Beacons Lit

Sgt. Mic Nowak of the Minnesota Army National Guard discusses the road to living his truth as a transgender man and serving his country. “The word ‘transgender’ was not even in my vocabulary when I […]

Everyday Drama: The Block Party: Episode 2

(In our first episode, my spouse and I were belatedly invited to our neighborhood block party. We suspected that homophobia was at the root of the delayed invite. But, in actuality, it was because our […]

More Than Winter Blues

With winter looming, many people are preparing for another bout of seasonal depression. NAMI Minnesota shares tips for seniors living with this seasonal condition. For almost all of us, winter is a dark time. But […]


Our Homes

Where The Palm Trees Sway

Twin Cities native and current Palm Springs, CA realtor Curt Larson offers up advice for those looking to shake things up in this jewel of the Coachella Valley. It’s an inescapable fact: Minnesota can be a […]


Can’t Freeze This

Scott Endres of Tangletown Gardens shares how to keep your garden thriving during the winter months. Better luck next time, Jack Frost! We can agree that Minnesota winters are often less than ideal. But for […]


Our Road Trips: The New Cedar Rapids

What is the first thing you think of when someone says they’re going to Cedar Rapids? A few things come to mind. They might have family living in or nearby. Rather, they may have been […]


Building And Giving Back To The Community

With a property manager like Steven Scott Management, based in St. Louis Park, it’s easy to pay rent on time. In the mid-’60s, Steven Scott Management was just a few small apartment buildings around the […]


Our Road Trips: Celebrating Pride, Honoring Her Legacy

In April of this year, Minnesota’s GLBT community lost a leader and organizer in Jessica Flatequal. She was 46. She left us not only as Director of Gender and Sexuality Programs at Minnesota State University […]

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