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05.17.18 Training to Serve Annual Benefit Minneapolis MN

 

A Preemptive Strike on HPV

An Ounce of Vaccination Might Be Worth a Ton of Cure You—yes, you, as in Y-O-U, the very person reading this very article N-O-W—might well already have it and not even know it. If you […]

From Trauma to Triumph

Every weekday morning, Mary Grace St. Claire checks into her full-time volunteer shift at Methodist Hospital knowing that a newfound sense of peace and fulfillment will fill her heart at the end of the day. […]

Skirting The Issues: Three Years

Hello. I’m Ellie and I’m an alcoholic. If I make it to June 28 (a few days after this year’s Pride Weekend) without taking a drink, I will have been sober for three years. In […]

It’s Five Thousand Years Old, but is New to Many

How colon hydrotherapy can change your physical and emotional well-being Sure, you can help your health by monitoring what you eat. Picking an apple over a donut is usually a safe bet. But not all […]

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Family & Friends

John ‘Roy John Mehring II’ Mehring: 1953-2018

John Mehring’s ashes were scattered in the waters of Lakewood cemetery in Minneapolis on June 2 after passing away from cancer at age 65 at St. Benedictine Health Care Center on March 31. Two major diseases, human […]

Serving Minnesota Before Minnesota

Washburn-McReavy provides funeral, cremation, and other services to Minnesota families. Since 1857, William P. Washburn started what was called Washburn Undertakers, a funeral home, cemetery, and furniture store. Opening one year before Minnesota became a […]

A Day In The Life: Megan Slater

Name: Megan Slater Age: 36 Where did you grow up? Willmar, MN Where do you live? St. Paul, MN Who do you live with? Currently, my friend/roommate Haley. As of September 1, I’ll be living […]

Skirting The Issues: Road Trip

“Tell me another story.” I looked over to the passenger seat at my 26-year-old daughter, Meredyth, and smiled. I had just shared a story about life when I was my former self, presenting as man. […]

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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Pets

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 […]

Animal Humane Society – How To Find A New Pet

Adopting a new pet can be a wonderful and fun experience. Growing numbers of the GLBT community and beyond are looking to rescue organizations, instead of breeders or pet stores, for their animal companions. In […]

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Lifestyles & Communities

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 […]

Leather Life: Twenty-Five Years in Leather

The Leather Community, Then and Now Twenty-five years ago this month, in August, 1993, I bought my first leather vest. Then, wearing it, I attended my first monthly Atons Leather/Levi Dinner. Hey, everybody’s gotta start somewhere. […]

From The Editor: I Now Pronounce You Stylish And Fabulous

From engagement to reception, a lot goes into making a wedding as memorable and fabulous as possible. When you plan what to wear, where to say “I do”, and what kind of fancy cake you’re […]

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 […]

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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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