Our Scene

06.13.19 PRIDE With Dorian Electra at Loring Bar And Restaurant

Good Night at the Southern: Pride Edition features Queer Talent

The Good Night at the Southern series goes all out queer this month with its Pride Edition. Utica Queen of drag artistry fame performs a piece grappling with the problem of loss. Kate Anderson will […]

GLBT Talent Loves That Percy Jackson Spirit in “The Lightning Thief” at the Ordway – Satyrs, Demigoddesses and Heroes! Oh My!

The beloved Percy Jackson and the Olympians book series by Rick Riordan has introduced a generation of young people to the wonders of Greek mythology. In The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, Percy Jackson, […]

The West versus The Wild West in “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” at TRP

When most people think of westerns they think of Old Hollywood, John Wayne, Clint Eastwood and vintage TV— or maybe those dime store paperbacks by Zane Grey and Louis L’Amour packed in the attic left […]

A Problematic Gay American Icon – The Bedazzling “Halston” Comes to Lagoon Cinema

Frederic Tcheng’s documentary about fashion designer Roy Halston Frowick (1932-1990) is a film that may well have you going back and forth about what you think of the man known simply as “Halston” while watching […]

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Our Affairs

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Second Lives, Second Chances: A Surgeon’s Stories of Transformation Donald R. Laub, M.D. ECW Press $24.95 Laub, now 83, has written a memoir embodying the energy and maverick personality that fueled his many activities over the […]

FREE Before Stonewall

Each year, our Twin Cities Pride Celebration is a dual commemoration of two monumental events: locally, the founding of FREE (Fight Repression of Erotic Expression), Minnesota’s first gay organization; and nationally, the Stonewall Riot, the […]

Skirting The Issues: Practice

I know it’s Pride Month and a time to celebrate being GLBT. By all means, go out and feel good about being queer. You’ve certainly earned it! However, I’m not in the mood to celebrate […]

A Word In Edgewise: We Will Persist

From Socrates and Sappho and on through the centuries, homosexual men, lesbian women, and a broad spectrum in-between, have lived, loved, written, invented—and been persecuted for existing. Even as the Rainbow Community begins Pride celebrations, there are […]

Leather Life: Stonewall 25 Memories

This June marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall rebellion. The Stonewall Inn was a Greenwich Village neighborhood gay bar on Christopher Street in New York City. In the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, the […]

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Recent Stories

Top Gear Paints Pride Flag On Cars Used In Brunei Episode

Pink News reports that the popular BBC motoring show Top Gear showed its support for the LGBT+ community by painting a rainbow flag on the cars used in filming for an episode set in Brunei. […]

‘The Notebook’ Author Nicholas Sparks Regrets Failure To Express “Unequivocal” Support In Old Emails Regarding Gay Students

Deadline reports that The Notebook author Nicholas Sparks has released a lengthy, 500-word-plus statement in which he expresses “regret” and apologizes for his words that “have potentially hurt young people and members of the LGBTQ […]

Supreme Court Evades Another Wedding Cake Dispute Pitting Gay Rights Against Religious Beliefs

USA Today reports that the Supreme Court declined Monday to decide whether an Oregon baker can refuse on religious grounds to design a cake for a same-sex wedding – a question it carefully sidestepped last year. Read the […]

BigGayNews for Monday, June 17, 2019

Today’s Top Headlines ABC Will Broadcast New York’s Pride Parade Live For First Time San Francisco Pride Faces Calles To Exclude Google Former Democrat Turned Conservative Gay Rights Activist Slams Pride, Sues LGBT Center

06.13.19 PRIDE With Dorian Electra at Loring Bar And Restaurant

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Our Lives

A Little More Good In The World

Get to know Lavender‘s 2019 Pride Cover and a Cruise contest winner: Beth Mejia! The world can be a scary place. In a time when marginalized communities are facing unprecedented strife in America and abroad, every […]

A Helping Hand To Those Who Served

As we celebrate the men and women who serve in the armed forces, it’s important to take note of the struggles many veterans face once their service has ended. Homelessness, unemployment, substance abuse and disabilities […]

Pride In Service, Pride In Oneself

Prior to deciding to join the Minnesota National Guard, Capt. Forrest Jennings was hoping to go on active duty, but the then-recent repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell made him hesitant. “I was originally going […]

Pride What To Do 2019

Pride Season is finally here! The Twin Cities is playing host to an incredible gay array of fabulous parties, events, and festivals to celebrate the GLBT community. The following is a mere sampling of all […]

From The Editor: Forever With Pride

We made it, folks. It’s been a memorable, eventful, and sometimes crazy twelve months, but we are still here, we are still strong, and we are ready to celebrate. And celebrate we shall! For three […]

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Our Homes

Garage Doors and Showroom Floors

Jewelry By Johan has come a long way from its garage days. If you look at the products sold by Jewelry By Johan, one word would come to mind: glamour. Which is why you might […]

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Un Appétit Pour La Vie

Twin Cities chef extraordinaire Bret Bannon discusses life in the kitchen and being his authentic self. “I try to inspire people to have joy in their lives,” Bret Bannon smiles across the table. We are […]

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The Lift That Keeps On Giving

When it comes to home renovation, you want a contractor that you can trust. Sarah Gaskill and Dominica DiPiazza turned to their neighbors for a recommendation when they began thinking about making changes in their […]

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Our Rides: Riding Along With Metro Transit

Every week, Metro Transit’s buses and trains welcome over 264,000 riders on average. That comes out to 57.3 million riders a year. It serves as the core of our transportation system here in the Twin […]

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Don’t Lose Your Cool This Summer

Owens Companies offers three tips you should take to make sure your air conditioner doesn’t break down. Walking into a house or a business without properly working air conditioning is simply uncomfortable. If you have […]

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