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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 […]

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 […]

01.26.19 Gay for Good G4G Twin Cities + Clare Housing Brunch and Bingo Minneapolis MN

 

01.22.19 JustUs Health: Aids Action Day Saint Paul MN Capitol

Two Allies Are Better As One

JustUs Health and Training to Serve work together to provide better services to HIV positive seniors. In a world where seniors are still denied health services and living communities because of their sexual orientation or […]

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Family & Friends

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 […]

Multi-Generational Mill City

Abiitan Mill City provides unique senior living to Minneapolis’ Mill City District. More than seven years ago, if you were to walk around the Mill City District, you might notice one thing missing: senior living. […]

Brotherly Love

Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly forms friendships between older adults and volunteers. As we all grow older, we prepare ourselves for the day when the roles between parent and child reverse themselves. From […]

A Word In Edgewise: Thoughts on Friendship and Fitness in 2019

Holidays evoke images of family and friends, get-togthers with food and beverage, communities of kindred spirits. Often, in my experience, these resemble childbirth, as the host moans, “Why did I do this? Now I remember why I […]

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Pets

Holiday Gift Guide: Pets

From significant others to parents to children to coworkers, holiday shopping can be exhausting—both for you and the wallet. But when it comes to our most beloved, there isn’t a gift we wouldn’t give or […]

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 […]

The Puppy Commandments

Come, Sit, Stay provides care and exercise for pets in Minneapolis, Edina, St. Louis Park, and St. Paul. Come, Sit, Stay is the name of the business, but the lessons it teaches our furry friends […]

From The Editor: Pick Of The Litter

So while I’d like to think that I’m a fairly sociable fellow, I’m also the kind of guy who goes to parties, discovers that there’s a dog or cat present, and prefers to hang out […]

Daddy Dog Care

Lofty Dogs offers one-of-a-kind dog walking service to dog owners of the Twin Cities. In the human world, he’s known as Mike Meyer, but in the dog world, he’s Daddy. Locals might recognize him walking […]

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Lifestyles & Communities

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 […]

Leather Life: Doing It Our Way

The fifth annual Catastrophe pageant, an evening of catastrophically bad drag, took place on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at The Saloon. The evening’s five contestants vied to see who could present the worst and most outrageously tasteless […]

Kinky With A Side of Caffeine

Twin Cities Leather & Latte has everything we need: a little coffee and a lot of kinky. Nothing says “Valentine’s Day” quite like a fucksaw! If you’re looking to add a little something extra to […]

From The Editor: Sexy And You Know It

Well, February is here, and that means one thing: Valentine’s is right around the corner! Feeling saucy? Feeling amorous? Feeling romantic AF? Then break out the scented candles, your favorite Il Divo record, and any […]

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Faith

It’s in the Cards: J.Ryan and the Queer Street Tarot

Throughout time humans have asked: “Where do I hunt the mammoth?” “How can I find love?” “When will I finish my novel?”, seeking answers in rocks, tortoise shells, reindeer shoulder bones—and cards. The Tarot has a long […]

Transgender Christians are Seeing Themselves in Scripture

St. Paul-based author and vlogger Austen Hartke is the creator of the YouTube series Transgender and Christian, which looks to interpret Biblical scripture in relation to gender identity. The following is an excerpt from his recently released […]

Skirting the Issues: Moose Lake

There is no Them. There are only facets of Us. — John Green, American author I’m standing in a room—a gymnasium, actually—posing for a picture with several GLBT- identifying humans in Moose Lake, Minnesota. Only, […]

Leather Life: My Mother Mary

The GLBT and PFLAG communities recently lost a trailblazing author, activist, and advocate. My mother, Mary Virginia Borhek, age 94, of Pennswood Village in Newtown, Pennsylvania, departed this life on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. I […]

05.07.16 2016 LGBTQ+ Catholic Youth Summit Minneapolis MN

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