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04.09.19 JustUs Health: Third Annual Opportunity Conference Minneapolis MN

   

02.23.19 RECLAIM: 6th Annual Celebrate The Love Brunch 2019 Minneapolis MN

 

02.13.19 OutFront Minnesota Press Conference: “Mental Health Protection Act” Protects the LGBTQ Community from Conversion Therapy (H.F. 12 and S.F 83) Minnesota State Capitol Saint Paul MN

   

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 […]

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Family & Friends

A Day In The Life: Voua Her

Name: Voua Her Where did you grow up? I grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but lived in other parts of Wisconsin, like Caledonia, and Madison, until I was eighteen. Where do you live? I currently live in East […]

Everyday Drama: A Day In the Life of a Step Parent

You wake up and make your lunch. Hide your lunch on the back porch so the kid doesn’t grab it by mistake. He once took your lunch shortly after you entered his life four years ago. It […]

Skirting The Issues: Sentimentalist

Gentle readers: please indulge me as this is my second column in a row where I go back in time. It’s true: among other things, I’m a huge sentimentalist. I hold onto things way longer […]

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 […]

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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

Skirting The Issues: Sentimentalist

Gentle readers: please indulge me as this is my second column in a row where I go back in time. It’s true: among other things, I’m a huge sentimentalist. I hold onto things way longer […]

Leather Life: Exploring Masculinity Through Art

An Interview with Christopher Selleck, Artist and Photographer Christopher Selleck is an artist who uses photography and other forms of art to explore what he calls “the terrain of masculinity.” His artwork has been displayed at […]

Leather Life: Kurt Patton is Mr. Twin Cities Leather 2019

Mr. TCL Contestants in Their Own Words Kurt Patton became Minnesota’s newest leather titleholder during the Mr. Twin Cities Leather (TCL) 2019 competition on Saturday, Feb. 16 at The Saloon. Then, at Sunday’s Victory Brunch (also at […]

From The Editor: Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Who on Earth doesn’t love a good wedding? The pageantry, the outfits, the music, the post-nuptial revelry, the sheer aura of happiness and bliss: there’s an embarrassment of loveliness about a union between two lovebirds, […]

From The Editor: No Other Way, No Day But Today

As a former theatre kid and a musical junkie, to this day I always get excited about seeing stage productions. There’s nothing quite like seeing a Broadway musical, a powerful dance performance, or intricate and […]

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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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