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Home Away From Home

  Right at Home offers comfortable assisted living services for seniors. After living in a neighborhood in St. Paul’s east side, Right at Home owner and CEO Paul Blom and his husband quickly became known […]

10.14.18 2018 Minnesota AIDS Walk Minneapolis MN

 

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 […]

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Family & Friends

2018-19 Winter What To Do Guide

As the darkness falls upon us, it’s easy to choose hibernation as the coping mechanism of choice to avoid the dreadful, icy, bone-chilling winter season. But as much as we might want to curl up […]

A Word In Edgewise: In the Spirit of Giving

Eventually, one has fewer intimates to whom one gives gifts, less spondulix to lavish on them, and, like you, they already have everything they need—and often much more. Moreover, even best friends, and certainly family, don’t always […]

Skirting the Issues: Loss

A couple months ago, I was contacted by a researcher who asked whether the ways I celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas have changed since I came out as transgender. My reply was yes, there’s been a […]

09.30.18 Family Equality Council: Twin Cities Fall Family Festival Saint Paul MN

 

A Word In Edgewise: Those Little White Lies—and Other Shades on the Spectrum

“I didn’t break the lamp!” “I’m sorry, we can’t use that style novel at this time;” “Don’t worry, you’re going to be fine!” To translate the above, read: “I broke the lamp, I’m afraid I’ll be […]

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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: Once Upon A Time In The North

  It’s that time. You know you can’t escape it. You’ve steeled and prepared yourself for it, but, like always, it’ll get the better of you. Winter is coming. Luckily, I can use that line […]

From The Editor: Gift Me All Your Lovin’

I’m not gonna lie: one of my favorite, favorite, favorite times of the year is the holiday season. I love all of the family togetherness, the cheerful ambiance, and—natch—the sugar overload, but the best part to […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Seniors

With the holiday season upon us, it’s time to look for the best gifts that fit our loved ones of all ages. Here’s a collection of gifts that would be perfect to gift the older […]

From The Editor: Home Sweet Home For The Holidays

Well folks, it’s almost here. It’s been fun getting our tans and wearing shorts, but the uniquely Minnesotan winter season is upon us. Break out the shovels, sweatshirts and electric blankets, because we’re in it […]

To Serve And Have Pride

In the wake of the 2011 repeal of the Clinton-era “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy—wherein openly gay, lesbian and bisexual Americans were banned from serving in the United States military—American society’s views of gay people […]

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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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