Our Scene

Fellowes has Traversed from Indictment to Embrace with a Magnificent Big Screen “Downton Abbey”

On rare occasions, one sits in a movie theater and from the moment that rare film starts, one is plunged into a new dimension. You’re clearly in the magical hands of a masterly vision. And […]

“Smokey Joe’s Cafe” at the Ordway Illuminates an Era

From the early 1950s to the mid-1960s, no songwriting duo stands out like lyricist Jerry Leiber and composer Mike Stoller. Their smash-hit tunes were sung by African-American singers like Ben E. King and “Big Mama” […]

Darling Boyz!—”Pray the Gay Away” is Vibrant Farce that Crackles and Sparkles!

Endless love and endless mischief turn, twist and shout in what is surely one of the best farces of the 21st century so far. The inspired Pray the Gay Away takes one of most charged conflicts of our […]

Artistry’s Lovely “Our Town” Sheds Light on its Women – By Gay Master Playwright Thornton Wilder

“There’s something way down deep that’s eternal about every human being.”                                                 […]

Lavender’s First Thursday at The Uptown VFW

Come one, come all! Lavender’s next First Thursdays Happy Hour will be at The Uptown VFW on Thursday, Oct. 3! Come down, grab a drink, and hang out with us! Featuring Quorum as our featured […]

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Our Affairs

A Word In Edgewise: When the Sickness of the Oyster is the Pearl

Professor Temple Grandin is celebrated for her work on humane treatment of livestock and her articulate descriptions of life on the autism spectrum (Emergence: Labelled Autistic, Thinking in Pictures). Diagnosed as “brain damaged,” professionals originally advised the child’s […]

Books: 633

Prognosis: A Memoir of My Brain Sarah Vallance Little A $24.95 Vallance asks to ride a friend’s usually placid horse. Bolting, it jumps a fence, unseats Sarah who lands on her un-helmeted head. Following tests, all […]

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The Darwin Affair Tim Mason Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill $27.95 Who so wants to deny Charles Darwin a knighthood, that an attempted assassination of Queen Victoria’s, attacks on Prince Albert, and multiple grisly murders are […]

A Word In Edgewise: ‘Pon My Word

“A man’s word is his bond,” is a statement repeated in one form or another through centuries (and applies to women, though seldom recognized in patriarchal societies). Numbers 30:2 declares, “If a man vow a vow unto […]

Skirting The Issues: Two Things

A few years ago, I received an email from a woman in Christiansburg, West Virginia (yes, it’s a real town) who shared about the death of the relationship between her twenty-something transgender daughter and husband. […]

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Recent Stories

Fellowes has Traversed from Indictment to Embrace with a Magnificent Big Screen “Downton Abbey”

On rare occasions, one sits in a movie theater and from the moment that rare film starts, one is plunged into a new dimension. You’re clearly in the magical hands of a masterly vision. And […]

BigGayNews for Friday, September 20, 2019

Today’s Top Headlines Football Coach Who Was Fired For Anti-Gay Tirade Sues Club Over Sacking 58 Mayors Just Endorsed Mayor Pete For President Ben Carson Spews Hateful Anti-Trans Slurs at HUD Meeting  

Ben Carson Spews Hateful Anti-Trans Slurs at HUD Meeting

The Advocate reports that Ben Carson, secretary of Housing and Urban Development, angered HUD staffers this week by making anti-transgender remarks during a meeting. Read the full story at the Advocate.

58 Mayors Just Endorsed Mayor Pete For President

LGBTQ Nation reports that 58 mayors and former mayors have signed an op-ed in USA Today endorsing South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. Read the full story at LGBTQ Nation.

Football Coach Who Was Fired For Anti-Gay Tirade Sues Club Over Sacking

Pink News reports that a football coach who was sacked over anti-gay comments has launched a lawsuit against his former employer seeking a payout. Read the full story at Pink News.

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Our Lives

A Day In The Life: Karl Gustafson

Name: Karl Gustafson Where did you grow up? Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Eagan, Minnesota Where do you live? Highland Park, St. Paul Who do you live with? The love of my life, my husband of […]

From The Editor: Fall’s Well That Ends Well

Every so often, we all need to get away. We need time off, we need a vacation, we just need a freaking break. Usually, when we think of refreshing and resetting, the first time of […]

Building Up Bi+

The Bisexual Organizing Project is celebrating 20 years of uniting, supporting, and building up the bi+ community. On the surface, the GLBT community is welcoming and inclusive for everybody, and while this is something the […]

Leather Life: T-Rexx and Sirens Join Twin Cities Leather Club Scene

The Twin Cities leather/BDSM/fetish community has, over the years, experienced an astounding growth in the formation of clubs, groups and organizations. According to one recent count, the number of leather/BDSM/fetish clubs, groups and organizations in the Twin Cities […]

From The Editor: Do You Hear The People Sing?

Everybody remembers their first time… at the theater, I mean. For yours truly, my very first Broadway theatrical experience (well, touring Broadway theatrical experience) was a production of Spamalot over a decade ago. Having been a theater kid […]

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Our Homes

Cookin’ Up A Powderhorn Storm

For the first year ever, the Powderhorn Culinary Arts Show will feature cooks of all skill levels on Oct. 19. Whether you own your own restaurant, you’re a novice in your kitchen at home, or […]

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A Little Slice Of Heaven

The Parade of Homes has been a staple of the Minnesota home-buying experience since 1949. Presented by the BATC-Housing First Minnesota, the event’s seventy-year history speaks volumes to its value to homebuyers and architecture lovers […]

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Our Rides Road Trip: Celebrating Pride in Fargo-Moorhead

Pride season is far from over here in the Upper Midwest. So far this year, we showed our love for community and culture from Twin Cities Pride to other celebrations in smaller communities within and […]

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Our Rides: 2020 Hyundai Palisade Preview

What do Rainbow Families want in a vehicle? Space for kids, pets, and everything they’ll take on a vacation, for starters. They also want to be comfortable driving a vehicle that is not too big […]

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Our Rides: Mercedes-Benz…at The Mall of America?

Sometimes, automotive consumers really want a space to look and, possibly, shop for their next vehicle. While most dealerships offer a hassle-free, no-pressure environment, some customers hate the process of car shopping altogether. They are […]

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