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Skirting The Issues: Attention To Detail

The woman behind the front desk at the gastroenterologist office seemed friendly enough. I had detected an east coast accent; “Let me guess, New York?” I said. “Close,” she answered. “Connecticut.” As I fished for […]

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 […]

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Family & Friends

A Word In Edgewise: First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage, Then…

While “Baby Carriage” no longer must necessarily compete the triad of the old playground K-I-S-S-I-N-G song lyric, and today babies are no longer de rigeur to complete socially sanctioned marriage, many same-sex couples (along with straight counterparts) […]

A Day In The Life: Junauda Juanita Petrus

Name: Junauda Juanita Petrus Where did you grow up? Phillips, South Minneapolis, Dakota Land, baby! My parents are from the Caribbean, so I also feel connected to that part of the world in my heart (My mother […]

A Word In Edgewise: Good Neighbor Fred

I was much older than the target audience for the TV show which, after a start in 1963 and some re-brandings, made its U.S. debut February 19, 1968 as Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. Most of the bits and […]

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 […]

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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

Leather Life: Where Sex and Technology Meet

Almost 20 years ago, I wrote a column examining new sexual frontiers (new at the time, anyway) made possible by advances in technology. This column is an update on this fascinating topic. We’ll look at some of […]

From The Editor: Legends Of The Fall (Home & Garden)

  It’s fall, y’all! As we break out the sweaters, hot apple cider and rakes that frustratingly get leaves stuck on them and they won’t come off no matter how much you try to shake […]

From The Editor: Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story

As we prepare for the summer heat to subside and for the unmistakable chill of the fall and winter seasons to embrace us, we can take consolation in the fact that Broadway season is upon […]

A Day In The Life: Jim Halvorson

Name: Jim Halvorson Where did you grow up? I grew up out in the country showing horses and cows in Buffalo, MN. Where do you live? I just bought my first home in Northeast Minneapolis! I’m finally “home” […]

Leather Life: Leather And Mentoring

Notes on a Community Conversation Mentoring in the leather community was the subject of a panel discussion and community conversation on Sunday, Aug. 12. The event took place at eagleBOLTbar, and was preceded by brunch. […]

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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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