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A Touching View of a Parent of a Genderqueer Student – “The Pink Unicorn” at Illusion Theater

The solo play The Pink Unicorn is a very good gateway to discussion about the concept of “genderqueer.” Sympathetically written by Elise Forier Edie, the pain and confusion of a mother who fears for, is […]

Transgender Identity and Cancer Addressed in “Twisted Deaths” at the Phoenix

Uprising Theatre Company is presenting a new play by Shannon TL Kearns directed by Ashley Hovell. This story of two very different cancer patients who just happen to enter one another’s life premieres at the […]

“The Wolves” at the Jungle is a Masterpiece About High School Girls’ Soccer

Playwright Sarah DeLappe may well have written what will come to be regarded as one of the best plays ever about sports. Moreover, it is all about high school girls and sports. The game at […]

Marlina Gonzalez’s Epic Enchants and Unsettles with Mythic Exuberance – “Isla Tuliro” at Southern Theater

Playwright Marlina Gonzalez has conjured an expansive reflection of the ravages of cultural appropriation in the Philippines. In Isla Tuliro, a trio of wise and savvy elders guides the audience on a psychic journey over centuries, from an […]

Dining Out For Life: 2018

There aren’t many pleasures sweeter than heading out for a lovely meal and drink with those you love. But even sweeter than that is dining out for a worthy cause. An annual fundraising event, Dining […]

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Our Affairs

Books: 597

Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity C. Riley Snorton UMN Press $24.95 Snorton’s divisions of Black on Both Sides, “Blacken,” “Transit,” and “Blackout,” should alert the reader that this book is not simply […]

Skirting the Issues: Two Humans

In the last couple weeks, I’ve had two conversations that have impacted me greatly. In each instance, the person I spoke with was a black man. One conversation followed a talk I gave at a […]

A Word In Edgewise: Going Home Again. And Again.

Like wine pairings, a theater’s juxtaposition of plays presented can enhance enjoyment and understanding of both works. Here, I look at what the Guthrie Theater has on stage. Familiar (through April 14) was written by Danai […]

Roll Out the Rainbow Carpet

GLBT films bring pride to the annual Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival. The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF) is returning to celebrate 37 years of talented international filmmakers. MSPIFF has something for everyone, and […]

A Word In Edgewise: Youth Isn’t Wasted on the Young

History was not driven solely by bearded elders—a fact we tend to forget, looking at portraits of the bewigged and edentulate, that the subjects started in youth and vigor. Benjamin Franklin, born in 1706, had a […]

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Recent Stories

BigGayNews for Thursday, April 19, 2018

Today’s Top Headlines Family Of Bruce McArthur’s Latest Alleged Victim Thought He Was In Hiding After Refugee Status Rejected Coast Guard Refuses To Stop Transgender People From Serving Despite Trump Military Ban Hairdresser Sentenced To […]

A Touching View of a Parent of a Genderqueer Student – “The Pink Unicorn” at Illusion Theater

The solo play The Pink Unicorn is a very good gateway to discussion about the concept of “genderqueer.” Sympathetically written by Elise Forier Edie, the pain and confusion of a mother who fears for, is […]

Hairdresser Sentenced To Life In Prison For ‘Deliberately Infecting’ Gay Men With HIV

GayStarNews reports that a hairdresser found guilty of ‘deliberately infecting’ his Grindr dates with HIV was sentenced to life in prison yesterday (April 18th). Read the full story from GayStarNews 

Coast Guard Refuses To Stop Transgender People From Serving Despite Trump Military Ban

Pink News reports that the US Coast Guard is “committed” to allowing transgender people to serve unless they are explicitly barred, its leader has said. Read the full story from Pink News 

Family Of Bruce McArthur’s Latest Alleged Victim Thought He Was In Hiding After Refugee Status Rejected

CBC.ca reports that the Sri Lankan family of Bruce McArthur’s latest alleged victim did not report him missing because they thought he was in hiding after the Canadian government rejected his refugee application. Read the […]

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Our Lives

04.14.18 One Voice Mixed Chorus Transgender Voices Festival 2018 Saint Paul MN

03.26.2018 The 2nd Annual Rainbow Health Initiative Opportunity Conference: Advancing LGBTQ Health Minneapolis MN

   

Skirting the Issues: Two Humans

In the last couple weeks, I’ve had two conversations that have impacted me greatly. In each instance, the person I spoke with was a black man. One conversation followed a talk I gave at a […]

Dateland: Women I Don’t Like, Vol. 2

I’m Facebook friends with my archenemy. Several years ago, when I learned she was leaving the company we worked for, I broke out in a jig in my office. And I don’t even know how […]

A Word In Edgewise: Going Home Again. And Again.

Like wine pairings, a theater’s juxtaposition of plays presented can enhance enjoyment and understanding of both works. Here, I look at what the Guthrie Theater has on stage. Familiar (through April 14) was written by Danai […]

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Our Homes

Ride Review: 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

One of our favorite vehicles is still going strong. It first appeared here as a 2011 model. Since then, we had plenty of them to go around. It has evolved since with new front ends, […]

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Big Gay Food: French Onion Tart

Here’s a simple but impressive recipe for a French Onion Tart from Big Gay Food. Flaky crust, rich onions…enjoy!  

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Ride Review: 2018 Subaru Crosstrek

In 1968, one of our favorite automotive brands arrived in our country. A gentleman named Malcolm Bricklin, along with his business partner Harvey Lamm, started distributing small vehicles, such as the Fuji Rabbit scooter and […]

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Big Gay Food: Peach Melba

Looking for something fresh and peachy even when peaches aren’t in season? Here’s an easy recipe for Peach Melba from Big Gay Food.  

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Revved Up and Ready To Go: Twin Cities Auto Show Preview

If one thing is certain for the 45th Annual Twin Cities Auto Show, it is bigger than ever. This is not just an understatement. It will be the biggest auto show we have seen ever. More […]

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