Our Scene

The Guthrie’s “West Side Story” is a Revival That May Be Unsurpassed

A few years ago, the Guthrie Theater’s Joseph Haj directed a glorious production of South Pacific that was actually better than the 2008 Tony-winning Lincoln Center revival. He has now achieved a West Side Story […]

Flawless Romantic Performances in a Gay Comedy Gem – “Electricity” at Camp Bar Cabaret

With Electricity, playwright Terry Ray deftly chronicles gay experience from 1983 to 2013 with a resplendent mix of hilarity and tender emotions. Ray also plays one of the two roles in the Off-Broadway bound tour of the […]

Dane Stauffer on reprising his “Glensheen” musical role at History Theatre

The History Theatre has revived the Minnesota musical, Glensheen, created by the state’s most widely produced playwright Jeffrey Hatcher, and composer/lyricist Chan Poling, who gave us what’s come to be known as the Same-Sex Marriage […]

A Disturbing Satire on Corporate Globalism – Gremlin’s Revealing “Ideation”

The notion of nation-states and national sovereignty is often derided. However, when nations are superseded by multinational corporations, much accountability can shift from a community’s grassroots where local courts formerly had authority to board rooms […]

Hit Gay Play from LA and Palm Springs: “Electricity” at Camp Bar Cabaret with Fundraiser for the Aliveness Project

Struggle creates bonding and love. That’s one of the themes of Terry Ray’s acclaimed human comedy and Los Angeles hit, Electricity. Ray, who also acts opposite Mel England, performed this hit two-hander in Los Angeles […]

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Our Affairs

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 […]

Skirting The Issues: Canary In A Coal Mine

A couple months ago, I spoke at a national conference for government clerks and finance officers in a mid-Atlantic coastal city. My topic was Gray Area Thinking®, a training on human inclusivity and on how […]

Books: 603

Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation Robert W. Fieseler Liveright $26.95 32 gay individuals perished in the New Orleans Up Stairs Lounge fire, their existence ignored. […]

A Most Colorful Classroom

Minnesota’s 2018 Teacher of the Year Kelly Holstine shares her passion for teaching and life lessons from the GLBT community. A Minnesota native herself, Kelly Holstine grew up in Fairmont before departing for Massachusetts where […]

A Truly Open House

As a member of the GLBT community, it’s always comforting to know you have an advocate in your corner. And in a climate where housing discrimination is still a reality for plenty of Americans, it’s […]

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Recent Stories

BigGayNews for Thursday, July 19, 2018

Today’s Top Headlines Netanyahu Votes Against Surrogacy Births For Gay Men Despite Voicing Support Almost Half Of Gay Men Experience Intimate Partner Violence Romania Grants Residence Rights To Same-Sex Married Couples

Communion: Pride Edition- June 24, 2018

Pride Weekend at Town House Bar- June 24, 2018

Minnesota Leather Pride- Pride Weekend

Pride Weekend at 19 Bar- June 23, 2018

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Our Lives

From The Editor: It’s A Beautiful Day In The Gayborhood

With all this nice, warm weather we’re having, it’s high time to head outside and meet the neighbors! With a community as sprawling and wonderfully diverse as the Twin Cities, it’s a fine time to […]

Spiritual, Sensitive, Safe: Spirit on Lake

Affordable housing complex Spirit on Lake brings diversity and acceptance to Midtown Phillips and Powderhorn neighborhoods. Since it opened in 2013, Spirit on Lake has provided affordable housing options for a number of residents. From […]

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 […]

Skirting The Issues: Canary In A Coal Mine

A couple months ago, I spoke at a national conference for government clerks and finance officers in a mid-Atlantic coastal city. My topic was Gray Area Thinking®, a training on human inclusivity and on how […]

A Day In The Life: Justen Pohl

Name: Justen Pohl Age: 34 Where did you grow up? Andover, MN Where do you live? The North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis. Who do you live with? Just me. What is your occupation? Owner and Ringleader at Enticing Entertainment, […]

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Our Homes

Ride Review: 2018 Lexus LC 500

Did you know that the Lexus LC 500 was once a concept car that made the rounds of the auto show circuit some few years ago? Given the track record of concept cars, they usually […]

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Ride Review: Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

Do you remember what Alfa Romeo used to be? 90 years ago, they ruled the auto racing world. These red machines sent the finest drivers of the 1920s and 1930s into many championships. An Alfa […]

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It’s What’s On The Inside

Billy Beson shares insight into his interior design company. Born to be an interior designer, Billy Beson has proven to have an eye for design since he discovered his talent and passion in college. As […]

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Swooning Over Scheherazade

Scheherazade Jewelers brings the sparkle to the Twin Cities. Shine bright with some of the finest jewelry from Scheherazade Jewelers at the Galleria in Edina. Established in 1970, Scheherazade is one of the longest Galleria […]

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Ride Review: 2018 Ford EcoSport

Finally, Ford introduced a small SUV for the city crowd! Well… actually… this Ford has been around for a while. The EcoSport has been Ford’s key vehicle in “emerging markets” since 2003, when it was […]

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