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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

A Word In Edgewise: Can We Talk?

Language is communication. We humans have communicated for tens of thousands of years, using sounds and symbols to inform, mislead, include or exclude others. Learning even one other language can give insights into a different culture and […]

The Ballad of Dad and Papi

It doesn’t take much to recognize the overwhelming sense of familial bliss in the Nabozny household. Situated in a picturesque suburban home in Brooklyn Park, you can just get how Jamie Nabozny, his husband Bo, […]

Days of Future Pride

Pioneers Remember the Dark Days Before Rainbows The youngest members of our GLBT tribe could be forgiven for concluding that Pride was little more than an excuse for companies, big and small, to cash in. […]

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 […]

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Pets

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 […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Pets

There’s always at least one person on our shopping lists that makes our heads spin. What do I get them? What do they like? Do they already have this? These are some questions that you […]

The Bulls are Back in Town

View more photos in the Photo Gallery below. Photography by Tangerine House Of Design, Edina Save-a-Bull is a nonprofit organization assisting pit bulls and pit mixes in a process of rescue, rehabilitation, and rehoming. The […]

2017 Pet Marketplace Guide

Woody’s Pet Food Our pets are more than just animals; they’re our family. This is why it can often be tough to feed our pets anything that we wouldn’t eat ourselves. You can skip the […]

Vet Q & A

By Dr. Susan Lowum, DVM, MS, Diplomate, ABVP (Canine and Feline Practice) and Dr. Kristi Flynn, DVM Lavender runs a Vet Q&A in our Pet Issues as well as online. If you have a question you’d like […]

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Lifestyles & Communities

Finding Homes for Heroes

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV) serves veterans and their families struggling with homelessness. For over 25 years, local veterans and their families have been receiving assistance for finding homes across the state of Minnesota […]

From The Editor: Let’s Get This Party Started

Break out the drinks. Turn up the music. And throw on those rainbows. It’s Pride time, baby! Even after the release of our massive Pride Edition, the party don’t stop, because it’s Pride Weekend in […]

A Word In Edgewise: Can We Talk?

Language is communication. We humans have communicated for tens of thousands of years, using sounds and symbols to inform, mislead, include or exclude others. Learning even one other language can give insights into a different culture and […]

Communication is Key

Advocate and teacher Jessalyn Akerman-Frank shares insight into why the deaf queer community is frequently forgotten. Communication is how we connect with others in the community. Whether we’re discussing similar interests, asking for directions, or […]

Another Day, Another Slay

RuPaul’s Drag Race winner and Minneapolis resident BeBe Zahara Benet has ‘charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent’ She’s the winner of the first season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, and most recently, won multiple challenges as a […]

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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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