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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 […]

Meet Zaylore Stout: Your Pride 2018 Cover Star

Raised a stone’s throw from Disneyland in Anaheim, CA,, Lavender Pride Cover Contest winner, Zaylore Stout, made his way to the Twin Cities via the University St. Thomas School of Law in 2015. Today he heads his […]

A Word In Edgewise: Pride is a Many-Splendored Thing

People question why the queer community has to be “proud,” why they hold celebrations, parades, and general hoo-rah, when non-GLBT folks “don’t do that sort of thing.” Of course, they do: the Irish on St. Pat’s Day, […]

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 […]

A Word In Edgewise: It’s Too Darn Hot!

When I moved from Alabama to Minnesota I gloated, “Now the summers will be cool and I won’t live in fear of deadly tornados!” As Bogart remarked to Claude Raines in Casablanca, “I was misinformed.” In the […]

A Word In Edgewise: Ready, Set—Go!

A childhood friend and I chat weekly. At 12, we were press-ganged into Miss Mary Alice’s dance class, then later were accepted into the same tiny prep school class of 20. Today, our conversations often concern our […]

A Day In The Life: Denise ‘Seven’ Bailey

Name: Denise ‘Seven’ Bailey Age: 36 Where did you grow up? Winona, MN Where do you live? Minneapolis, MN Who do you live with? My wife, roommate, two bunnies, cat, dog, and our turtle. What […]

The Most Spectacular Senior Shindigs

How to throw the ultimate retirement party with help from some Twin Cities party services. If anyone deserves a party, it’s someone who’s dedicated the majority of their life to the workplace and now—finally—gets to […]

A Word In Edgewise: Happy Birthday, to Me!

April is the cruelest month. Or is it? Every time I see it come around and I’m still breathing, that’s a plus. I was thinking recently about how folks assume some things are always and inevitably so […]

Leather Life: Sam Carlisle, 1946–2018

Samuel W. “Sam” Carlisle, a leader in Minnesota’s leather community for many years, died on March 27, 2018, in Minneapolis. At the time of his death he was surrounded by friends and family. Carlisle was born March […]

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