Lifestyles & Communities

From the Editor: A Road to Cope

We’ve got a variety of fall getaway angles for you in this issue, from near to far, for younger and older, with other people in the rainbow community or not, featuring adventure and relaxation. I […]

Moving Up and Coming Out

Today, a stroll through the many neighborhoods of Minneapolis will take you past a plethora of gay bars, gay clubs, and other popular hangout spots. However, that walk would have been a lot different—and a […]

From the Editor: The Reality of Art

When I was in high school, I was into all the performing arts. Well, not dancing, because I still refer to my hometown as the setting for the movie Footloose, where dancing wasn’t to be […]

Skirting The Issues: Dating Revisited

The last time I wrote about dating—in 2013, I believe—I lamented how exceedingly difficult it was to snag a date, let alone forge a real romantic relationship. Given that others told me I was relatively […]

Leather Life: Flagging Black and White Checked in 2017

Rethinking the “Safer Sex” Hankie It was a perfect summer evening, and I was spending it most enjoyably on the recently expanded patio of the eagleBolt Bar in Minneapolis. The occasion was a cigar smoking […]

Celebrating 30 Years of Care from Clare

Imagine being sick because of a virus that has no cure, a virus that has opened the door to infections that are slowly killing you. Now imagine the medical professionals who are supposed to care […]

Commentary: Is the Queer Community Eating Its Own (Again)?

By Mark Segal Recent battles over the rainbow flag and the Star of David have exposed long-simmering biases. In my almost 50 years of LGBT activism, there has never been a time that worried me […]

From the Editor: A Room of One’s Own

Virginia Woolf published A Room of One’s Own in 1929 which was based on a series of lectures she gave that included themes about making space for women in writing, in education, and even just […]

A Day In The Life: Drew Atkin

Name: Drew Atkin Age: 57 Where did you grow up? I grew up in Princeton, NJ. (The “preppiest” town in America.) Where do you live? I live in Minneapolis’s North Loop Neighborhood. I love the energy of this part […]

Leather Life: Chuck Renslow, 1929–2017

Leather- and GLBT-community Pioneer and Leader Chuck Renslow, a pioneering gay leatherman, photographer, publisher, business owner, and community activist who became a legend in the Chicago area and around the world, passed away at the […]

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