Lifestyles & Communities

From the Editor: We Do

When I was growing up in rural Minnesota, I craved more. I wanted to know more of this world, more of who’s in it, more of how I fit into it, more of how I […]

Leather Life: Images of Leather, 1996–2003

Your humble columnist has taken a lot of photos over the years. A good part of my summer has been spent bringing all my pre-2003 non-digital photos, including the photos shown here, into the digital […]

From the Editor: Co-Dependents

I wake up to panting in my ear. Panting near my feet. Panting on the other side of the bed. Grendel, my 11-year-old Glen of Imaal Terrier, started panting in the middle of the night […]

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 […]

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