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Food & Dining

The Cater Innovators

Minneapolis and St. Paul have been foodie cities for a while now. From fine dining, exceptional greasy spoons, and artsy cafes, the Twin Cities has a little bit of everything for the resident foodie: including […]

Drink The Menu: Seven Breweries In Seven Days 2019

A year ago, for Lavender‘s 2018 Dine & Drink Issue, your friendly neighborhood managing editor decided to set out to find a week’s worth of Twin Cities breweries for you, our fine readers, to discover and […]

Dining Out For Life: 2019

What better way to top off a delicious night on the town than to contribute to a beautiful cause? An annual fundraising event, Dining Out For Life raises money to support HIV/AIDS service groups and […]

Eat The Menu: Iron Ranger

There’s a little neighborhood pub along St. Paul’s Grand Avenue jam-packed with big flavors from up north. For anyone lucky enough to wander in for a couple beers and wings after work, Tom Forti’s Iron […]

2019 Spring Arts and Dining Pairings

Produced by Linda Raines and Chris Tarbox Arts Sections by John Townsend Dining Sections by Bradley Traynor Antigone Park Square Theatre at Andy Boss Thrust Stage, Park Square Theatre Through March 3, 2019 An all-female […]

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Sports

04.20.19 Minnesota Gay Flag Football League Minneapolis MN

40 Years At Bat

As the Twin Cities Goodtime Softball League prepares to start its 41st season, league commissioner, Greg Fedio, takes a look back at Minnesota’s first gay softball team and looks forward to a new season. Quite […]

03.08.19 WNBA Minnesota Lynx Host Third Annual Women’s Spotlight Event Presented by Rasmussen College Minneapolis MN

 

02.05.19 Maya Moore, Forward Minnesota Lynx, Decides to Sit Out the WNBA 2019 Season

GLBT Sports Directory 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

Ebullient India!

This wasn’t your normal tour of India—Taj Mahal, River Ganges, Red Fort, blah blah blah. Been there, done that, loved it. But I was ready for the kind of experience small-tour operator Sudhakar (Sudha) Selwyn […]

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Sail Like A Celebrity

GLBT-friendly cruise lines VACAYA and Celebrity Cruises are here to give you the trip of a lifetime. Do you ever just want to set sail on an open sea, ice-cold mojito in hand, and forget […]

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Pride Stronger Than The World Is Wide

New York City prepares to host WorldPride 2019 and Stonewall 50 celebration. Fifty years ago, the Stonewall riots catapulted the GLBT community into a new phase of the gay rights movement. Since then, Pride celebrations, […]

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Our Rides: Traveling to Chicago on Business

According to every publication, statistics aggregator, and our own local business community, Chicago remains the number one destination to visit from our extended readership region. While we see Chicago as a larger GLBT mecca for […]

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The Philadelphia Story

A visit to Philadelphia is like a booster shot to counteract what ails our land right now. It’s the City of Brotherly Love (as founder William Penn penned)—and the more of that, the better in […]

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Clubs & Music

2018-19 Winter What To Do Guide

As the darkness falls upon us, it’s easy to choose hibernation as the coping mechanism of choice to avoid the dreadful, icy, bone-chilling winter season. But as much as we might want to curl up […]

Preaching To The Choir (Literally)

Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus welcomes new artistic director Dr. Gerald Gurss. He’s not in Kansas anymore. Dr. Gerald Gurss, Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus’ new artistic director, has loved music since he was a […]

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

 

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Style & Entertaining

90 Degrees And Sweaty, But Make It Fashionable

With just mere weeks of summer that Minnesota delivers, it’s necessary to be on top of your fashion game for every second of it. Regardless of your budget, style, or experience in fashion, MARTINPATRICK3, Nani […]

Fashionably Mindful In Matrimony

Tierney Houdek talks about her lifelong calling as a fashion designer and what she offers to those looking to tie the knot. You can go all the way back to Tierney Houdek’s time as a […]

All That Glitters Is Gild

Get ready for Valentine’s Day with shiny finds at New Gild Jewelers. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, jewelry ad after jewelry ad is thrown at us from every direction. Suddenly, every commercial break, […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Lookin’ and Feelin’ Good

Gift that special someone in your life with hair and skin care products from Minnesota companies. Life changes for the better when you take pride in your appearance. Confidence skyrockets and you end up with […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Jewelry

Love is in the air during the holiday season. From the sweet and spicy smells of cinnamon, cranberry and gingerbread to the warm cozy feeling of escaping a snowy night and enjoying the soft glow […]

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