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Hansen and Burmeister Give Marvelous Lead Performances in Two Frederick Knott Thrillers

“Oh! What a tangled web we weave we first we practice to deceive…”- Sir Walter Scott Frederick Knott (1916-2002) isn’t the legendary playwright of his generation that Arthur Miller or Tennessee Williams became. But he […]

Windy City, Take My Breath Away

Explore Chicago’s rich GLBT history, majestic downtown area, and yes, the pizza. The first time I went to Chicago, I was 14 years old. Since my parents both originally hail from Illinois, my dad brought […]

From The Editor: Life Finds A Getaway

We all need a vacation. No matter who you are, the inherent and utter craziness of life necessitates a bit of a recreational reprieve every now and then, especially outside the confines of our homes […]

A Word In Edgewise: Getting Geared for Getting Away

Fall is my favorite travel season. There’s hope of cooler weather, brighter colors, and fewer tourists. But recently, my pleasure has been plagued by anxiety. [Before proceeding, for full disclosure, I acknowledge that travel anxiety is a […]

You Can’t Quit Ogunquit

Discover the Hidden Gem in The Crown of New England. For the longest time, coastal Maine was my dream vacation. Though I’ve been to a number of divine destinations across North America, a journey to […]

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Our Affairs

A Word In Edgewise: Good Neighbor Fred

I was much older than the target audience for the TV show which, after a start in 1963 and some re-brandings, made its U.S. debut February 19, 1968 as Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. Most of the bits and […]

Books: 607

Black Diamond Fall Joseph Olshan Polis Books $26; eBook $7.99 Olshan, author of Clara’s Heart, combines two actual events occurring at Vermont’s Middlebury College—the disappearance of a student during winter break, and the vandalizing of poet Robert […]

Books: 605

Hollywood Heyday: 75 Candid Interviews with Golden Age Legends David Fantle & Tom Johnson McFarland & Co. $39.95 The authors, native Minnesotans, were eighteen when they made their first trip to interview Hollywood’s greats, beginning with […]

A Word In Edgewise: Still Star-Crossed, After All These Years

I saw West Side Story in 1957. I still have my Playbill. Based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the drama of star-crossed lovers that opened the Guthrie’s 2017-2018 season. Their season’s finale, fittingly, is West Side Story, Montagues […]

A Word In Edgewise: Why Gay Pride? (Again)

It’s that time when querulous voices ask, “Why do gays need a special Pride day/week/month/parade?” Standard retorts are generally permutations of, “When were you last attacked or bullied for being straight?” While not written as a specific […]

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09.08.18 17th Annual Mankato Pridefest 2018 Mankato MN

 

BigGayNews for Thursday, September 20, 2018

Today’s Top Headlines Priest Defies Cardinal Cupich, Burns LGBTQ Flag On Church Grounds ‘Sesame Street’ Denies Writer’s Claim That Bert And Ernie Are Gay: They’re Best Friends’ Landmark Court Ruling In UK Could Pave Way […]

Landmark Court Ruling In UK Could Pave Way For Cheaper, Generic PrEP

GayStarNews reports that Britain’s High Court today ruled to overturn pharmaceutical company Gilead Science’s patent extension on Truvada, the HIV medication also used for PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) which, when taken as advised, stops HIV negative […]

‘Sesame Street’ Denies Writer’s Claim That Bert And Ernie Are Gay: They’re Best Friends’

USA Today reports that the makers of “Sesame Street” say Bert and Ernie, the classic feuding Muppets who appeared on the popular children’s television show, are not gay. Read the full story at USA Today 

Priest Defies Cardinal Cupich, Burns LGBTQ Flag On Church Grounds

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that a North Side priest who says he “can’t sit well” with Cardinal Blase Cupich burned a gay-friendly flag outside his Avondale church last week — against the wishes of the […]

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Our Lives

From The Editor: Life Finds A Getaway

We all need a vacation. No matter who you are, the inherent and utter craziness of life necessitates a bit of a recreational reprieve every now and then, especially outside the confines of our homes […]

From The Editor: Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story

As we prepare for the summer heat to subside and for the unmistakable chill of the fall and winter seasons to embrace us, we can take consolation in the fact that Broadway season is upon […]

A Word In Edgewise: Good Neighbor Fred

I was much older than the target audience for the TV show which, after a start in 1963 and some re-brandings, made its U.S. debut February 19, 1968 as Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. Most of the bits and […]

Skirting the Issues: Magic Number

Warning: you’ll probably want to file this under “TMI.” I’m going to talk about sex, or more precisely, my lack of it. Woe is me. Several years ago, I met a vibrant young woman—I’ll call […]

A Day In The Life: Jim Halvorson

Name: Jim Halvorson Where did you grow up? I grew up out in the country showing horses and cows in Buffalo, MN. Where do you live? I just bought my first home in Northeast Minneapolis! I’m finally “home” […]

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Our Homes

Ride Review: 2018 Mazda CX-9

What would be your “perfect” road trip vehicle? This is a question that yields many answers. But, there are a few things to consider. How many people are you taking? What are you bringing along? […]

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Ride Review: 2019 MINI Convertible

We can safely establish that MINI is more than just the iconic two-door car that looks like the original from back in 1959. In the past couple of years, Lavender Magazine brought you two variations […]

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Fighting For Our Feline Friends

Minnesota-based no-kill organization Feline Rescue helps find the furriest of friends new homes. After the Animal Relief Fund (ARF) closed its shelter in 1997, a group of ARF volunteers decided to form a new organization […]

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Ride Review: 2018 Chevrolet Cruze

While other manufacturers have been pulling back their lineups by eliminating sedans and hatchbacks from their portfolio, General Motors made a commitment to keep them on sale for us. This is a good thing because […]

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Strike A Pose

Style expert and wardrobe consultant Sara Rogers shares her story of modeling and fashion. The fashion industry is like a second home to local model, style expert, and trend specialist Sara Rogers. With over 20 […]

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