Lifestyles & Communities

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 […]

Leather Life: Twenty-Five Years in Leather

The Leather Community, Then and Now Twenty-five years ago this month, in August, 1993, I bought my first leather vest. Then, wearing it, I attended my first monthly Atons Leather/Levi Dinner. Hey, everybody’s gotta start somewhere. […]

From The Editor: I Now Pronounce You Stylish And Fabulous

From engagement to reception, a lot goes into making a wedding as memorable and fabulous as possible. When you plan what to wear, where to say “I do”, and what kind of fancy cake you’re […]

From The Editor: It’s A Beautiful Day In The Gayborhood

With all this nice, warm weather we’re having, it’s high time to head outside and meet the neighbors! With a community as sprawling and wonderfully diverse as the Twin Cities, it’s a fine time to […]

Spiritual, Sensitive, Safe: Spirit on Lake

Affordable housing complex Spirit on Lake brings diversity and acceptance to Midtown Phillips and Powderhorn neighborhoods. Since it opened in 2013, Spirit on Lake has provided affordable housing options for a number of residents. From […]

Leather Life: Int’l. Mr. Leather Weekend Turns 40

In 1979, the first International Mr. Leather (IML) contest was held in Chicago. About 400 attendees watched twelve contestants compete. Now, fast-forward four decades. In 2018, during Memorial Day weekend and again in Chicago, the IML weekend […]

Finding Homes for Heroes

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV) serves veterans and their families struggling with homelessness. For over 25 years, local veterans and their families have been receiving assistance for finding homes across the state of Minnesota […]

From The Editor: Let’s Get This Party Started

Break out the drinks. Turn up the music. And throw on those rainbows. It’s Pride time, baby! Even after the release of our massive Pride Edition, the party don’t stop, because it’s Pride Weekend in […]

A Word In Edgewise: Can We Talk?

Language is communication. We humans have communicated for tens of thousands of years, using sounds and symbols to inform, mislead, include or exclude others. Learning even one other language can give insights into a different culture and […]

Communication is Key

Advocate and teacher Jessalyn Akerman-Frank shares insight into why the deaf queer community is frequently forgotten. Communication is how we connect with others in the community. Whether we’re discussing similar interests, asking for directions, or […]

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