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Food & Dining

A Nice Change Of Pastry

A tendril of an aroma wafts out of the basement of a church in Powderhorn. It wraps its way around the neighborhood, near Lake Street, beckoning like something out of a Tex Avery cartoon. Inside […]

2018 Fall Arts & Dining Pairings

Produced by Linda Raines and Chris Tarbox Arts Content by John Townsend Dining Content by Bradley Traynor Hamilton Hennepin Theatre Trust at Orpheum Theatre Aug. 29-Oct. 7, 2018 Alexander Hamilton was a top aide to […]

Eat, Bake, Love

Owners of Amy’s Cupcake Shoppe and Angel Food Bakery & Donut Bar share their baking backgrounds and philosophies. Dessert can truly transform where you are. One bite of lemon pound cake with a light lemon […]

Neighborhood Guide: East Lake Street

Between Minnehaha Avenue and Lake Street Bridge lies a paradise for the common foodie. From Blue Moon Coffee Cafe to Longfellow Grill, my stomach’s growling just thinking about it. Whether you’re new to town or […]

Neighborhood Guide: East Town

One of the greatest spots for a bite to eat or a night out on the town is East Town in downtown Minneapolis. Based on how much money I’ve spent and how many carbs I’ve […]

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Sports

Scoring A Goal For The GLBT Community

Minnesota United soccer player Collin Martin shares his experience of coming out to teammates and fans. The only openly gay active male athlete in Major League Soccer and in any of the major American pro […]

Apparel As Proud As The Athletes

Paul Rodriguez discusses his passion and pride behind GLBT sportswear company Prideletics. For many people, getting laid off from work can be world-shattering. When Paul Rodriguez was let go from his job at the age […]

Putting The ‘Gay’ In Games

Minnesota athletes win big at this year’s Gay Games in Paris from Aug. 4 through Aug. 12. Every four years, some of the world’s best GLBT athletes come together to compete in the Gay Games […]

Age Is Just The Number On Your Jersey

Dick Anderson brings sports to seniors with Minnesota Senior Sports Association. Anyone can be an athlete. That’s the sentiment that Minnesota Senior Sports Association has used to build the organization that has been putting seniors […]

GLBT Sports Directory 2018/2019

Produced by Linda Raines The Twin Cities area is home to a remarkable number of athletes who identify as members of the GLBT community. The sports range from soccer to basketball to Quidditch, and the […]

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Travel & Recreation

Following the Midnight Sun

Okay, I confess: I’m a hardcore Viking fan. No, not the kind that heads to the stadium in a purple jersey—rather, the kind who looks for Viking River Cruise announcements in her inbox and grabs […]

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A Word In Edgewise: Sports and Activity—Goals Yet Unattained

I have friends that hike, that ski, scuba. They trek and cycle in foreign lands through wet and cold and sun and rain. I applaud them, I admire them, but I neither envy, nor seek to surpass […]

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Show Me the ‘Show Me’ State

“Missouri: It’s Not That Bad” reads the message on the t-shirt. Take it as a snarky attempt at crowd control here in Columbia, a college town (make that: three colleges) boiling over with artists and […]

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Naples: Gateway to Pompeii and Capri

By Eric Poole Who doesn’t love Italian men sightseeing? Naples, on the southern coast, is the gateway to some of Italy’s best, with the world-class historical site of Pompeii and the jet-set island of Capri […]

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Windy City, Take My Breath Away

Explore Chicago’s rich GLBT history, majestic downtown area, and yes, the pizza. The first time I went to Chicago, I was 14 years old. Since my parents both originally hail from Illinois, my dad brought […]

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Clubs & Music

Video: Lavender’s First Thursday at Sociable Cider Werks

Join us for Lavender’s next First Thursdays happy hour at Sociable Cider Werks on Thursday, Aug. 2! Come down for great drinks, great conversation, and meet with some of our featured nonprofits, such as Second […]

Video: Lavender’s First Thursday at The Nicollet Diner

To accommodate those celebrating Independence Day this week, Lavender’s next First Thursday happy hour will actually take place on the SECOND Thursday of July, and we’ll be partying with our good friends at The Nicollet […]

06.22.18 GROWN & SEXY PRIDE VIII WITH DJ SHANNON BLOWTORCH AND SWEETPEA Minneapolis MN

 

2018 Pride Weekend What To Do

The biggest weekend of the year is upon us, and here is a list of events throughout the Twin Cities that will give you endless ways to show your Pride. THURSDAY, JUNE 21 Lavender’s Pride […]

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 […]

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Style & Entertaining

Be A Bakken Bride (Or Groom)

Get hitched at the Bakken Museum garden-side venue. The Bakken Museum, a Smithsonian affiliate, is known for its world-class collection of historic medical and scientific instruments as well as books, journals, and manuscripts. What is less […]

Strike A Pose

Style expert and wardrobe consultant Sara Rogers shares her story of modeling and fashion. The fashion industry is like a second home to local model, style expert, and trend specialist Sara Rogers. With over 20 […]

Some Sass to Kick Trivia Lass

Sassy Lassy Trivia & Events gives game night a whole new meaning. Founded by an Irishman in 2010, Sassy Lassy Trivia & Events has become notorious for its playfulness, laughter, and sincere interactions with clients. […]

Vanitas Vanitatum

Local fashion designer Samantha Rei finds success with Vanitas line. Samantha Rei, born in Boulder, Colorado and raised in Hastings, Minnesota, has brought big names like Huffington Post, Glamour UK, Vogue UK, and Project Runway […]

Video: Three Top Barbering Trends with Master Barber, Gabe Arrazola

Meet Gabe Arrazola, Master Barber in Uptown Minneapolis. He’s got three barbering trends he’d like to you see—contact him here for an appointment.

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