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The Guthrie’s Level 9 Turns Queer for the Next Few Weeks

The Guthrie Theater’s Dowling Studio is developing a reputation as a Go-To spot for performance work out of the traditional mainstream. Two queer-oriented works from outside the Twin Cities play this month. They’re part of the […]

Arts Spotlight: 619

benevolence Through Mar. 10 Penumbra Theatre, 270 Kent St., St. Paul 651-224-3180 www.penumbratheatre.org The barbaric murder of black 14-year-old Emmett Till for allegedly whistling at and coming onto a white woman at a Mississippi candy counter, […]

Let’s Misbehave: Mistress Ginger Sings Cole Porter

Justin Leaf rates among the top professional Twin Cities dancers of his generation. But did you know he’s also made a quite a name for himself as a she? Leaf’s alter ego Mistress Ginger persona […]

Max von Essen Comments on His Role in the Tony-Nominated “Falsettos” Lincoln Center Revival Tour at the Ordway

Tony-nominee Max von Essen has swept into the Twin Cities in the Lincoln Center national tour of the Tony-nominated revival of one of the great gay Broadway musicals. In Falsettos, he plays Marvin, a Jewish father coming to terms […]

“Birds of Passage” – The Ominous Rise of a Drug Cartel in the Era of Postmodern Globalism and the Implosion of a Great Woman

“I want to learn how to fly a plane, not ride a horse.” – A young boy in Birds of Passage Birds of Passage (Pajaros de verano) is a crushing portrayal of the tragic shift […]

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Our Affairs

Books: 619

Thursdays and Every Other Sunday Off: A Domestic Rap by Verta Mae Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor University of Minnesota Press $16.95 By turns informative, witty, enraging, and heartbreaking, storyteller Smart-Grosvenor’s Domestic Rap tells it like it is […]

Letter To The Editor: 619

On the evening of Jan. 22, I was briefly in attendance at a forum convened by Ward 8 Council member Andrea Jenkins. I was curious about a recent incident at the Blackeye Coffee Shop on […]

Skirting The Issues: A Tough Crowd

Last year, training on human inclusivity across North America put me in front of more than 10,000 people. In November, I encountered what was by far my biggest challenge of the entire year: law enforcement […]

Books: Issue 617

When Brooklyn Was Queer Hugh Ryan St. Martin’s Press $29.99 Shown the words “gay” and “New York,” one’s first thought would likely be Greenwich Village, or gaudy eccentrics encountered along the great White Way. “Brooklyn,” on […]

A Word In Edgewise: Plus ça change … Or, Does it Ever?

Among the comic books I read as a kid were tales of Frank Buck, adventurer, collector, the fellow who coined, “Bring ‘Em Back Alive.” Safaris were exotic to an 8-10-year–old; I imagined jungle treks, stealth, and […]

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Recent Stories

US Airlines To Offer Gender-Neutral Booking Options For Non-Binary Passengers

Pink News reports that major US airlines including Delta, JetBlue, United and American Airlines have agreed to allow passengers to book tickets without specifying a binary gender. Read the full story at Pink News 

An Estimated 500 People Show Up To Drag Queen Story Hour Following Protests

GayStarNews reports that an estimated 500 people showed up to attend a San Francisco-based Drag Queen Story Hour on February 11th after a small group of anti-LGBTI protesters deemed the event ‘inappropriate’ for children. Read […]

LGBTQ Alumni At USC Allege Men’s Doctor Sexually Abused Them

The Los Angeles Times reports that in another blow to USC’s student health clinic, six male graduates filed a lawsuit this week accusing a men’s health doctor of sexual battery and harassment during appointments. Read […]

The Guthrie’s Level 9 Turns Queer for the Next Few Weeks

The Guthrie Theater’s Dowling Studio is developing a reputation as a Go-To spot for performance work out of the traditional mainstream. Two queer-oriented works from outside the Twin Cities play this month. They’re part of the […]

The Homes Go Marching One By One

The annual Spring Parade of Homes is bringing your dream homes to life. We all have some concept of what our dream home is. Whether we’re driving around to browse the grand historic homes of […]

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Our Lives

Out The Window With Radon

Joe Jurusik with Hennepin County Public Health shares how to avoid and eliminate radon from the home. From centuries-old homes to brand-new buildings, radon does not discriminate when it comes to houses. Whether you’re a […]

From The Editor: Spring Me To Life

You guys, I think I can see it. I can see the light at the end of this very, very cold tunnel. Blizzards and polar vortices can only occur so often, and before we know […]

A Day In The Life: Dani Frame

Name: Hi, my name is Dani Frame, for now. I am changing my name however, so you can call me Ellie! Where did you grow up? Inver Grove Heights, MN is where I grew up and […]

Skirting The Issues: Remembering

The first time I ever met someone with a “positive” HIV status was in the early 2000s. His name was Doug; he was middle-aged, well-read, and introverted. He told me midway through lunch at a […]

A Word In Edgewise: Surfing the Sands of Time

People frequently prefer either/or to multiple-choice; less fuss and bother, less thinking required. Before or After, Then or Now, Good or Bad. Recently, the term “Interdisciplinary” is used, particularly in academia, leading one’s mind to make connections, to […]

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Our Homes

The Homes Go Marching One By One

The annual Spring Parade of Homes is bringing your dream homes to life. We all have some concept of what our dream home is. Whether we’re driving around to browse the grand historic homes of […]

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Who You Gonna Call? The McQuillan Bros.

The McQuillan Bros. has been servicing all of Minnesota’s HVAC needs for more than a century. Minnesota just might be home to some of the world’s oldest boiler systems, and it’s all thanks to the […]

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Out The Window With Radon

Joe Jurusik with Hennepin County Public Health shares how to avoid and eliminate radon from the home. From centuries-old homes to brand-new buildings, radon does not discriminate when it comes to houses. Whether you’re a […]

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Our Rides: 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

As much as GLBT car buyers love the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, there is now an opportunity for an upgrade. We love brands who love us. Mitsubishi has been one of those brands. We helped the […]

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Our Rides: 2019 Jaguar I-Pace

  The race is on to produce the best electric vehicle in the world. But how? It takes continuous work on battery technology, along with advancing the engineering of its electric motors and creating a […]

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