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 […]

A Word In Edgewise: Sports and Activity—Goals Yet Unattained

I have friends that hike, that ski, scuba. They trek and cycle in foreign lands through wet and cold and sun and rain. I applaud them, I admire them, but I neither envy, nor seek to surpass […]

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 […]

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