Lifestyles & Communities

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 […]

Another Day, Another Slay

RuPaul’s Drag Race winner and Minneapolis resident BeBe Zahara Benet has ‘charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent’ She’s the winner of the first season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, and most recently, won multiple challenges as a […]

From The Editor: It’s The Most Fabulous Time Of The Year

Life is crazy. One day, you’re working as a humble newspaper journalist, and the next day, you’re writing a From The Editor essay for the biggest issue of the year for Minnesota’s largest GLBT publication. […]

Days of Future Pride

Pioneers Remember the Dark Days Before Rainbows The youngest members of our GLBT tribe could be forgiven for concluding that Pride was little more than an excuse for companies, big and small, to cash in. […]

Leather Life: Pride—and “RESIST”

It’s time again for Pride, in both GLBT and leather flavors. And this year, Pride is coming not a moment too soon for me. I have seen so much happening lately, nationally and internationally, that ranges […]

Minneapolis Is Ahead In The Poles

Walking into my first pole dancing exercise class was slightly overwhelming. The class before mine (Pole 5) was just wrapping up, so ten graceful bodies were elegantly spinning and contorting six feet off the ground […]

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