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Food & Dining

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 […]

Eat The Menu: Fireroast Cafe

If you live in the Longfellow neighborhood of Minneapolis, you’re pretty lucky. There’s a neighborhood cafe at the corner of 37th Avenue and 38th Street that wants to be friends. Bonus, they’re willing to bribe […]

The Very Best Gay-Owned and -Operated Restaurants in the Metro Area

During our annual toast to all this Pride, we wanted to take a moment to give a shout-out to some of the chefs and restaurant owners who are part of the community. A great restaurant […]

Eat The Menu: Hodges Bend

There’s a little taste of Tulsa just off the Green Line along University Avenue in St. Paul, and it’s a veritable choose-your-own-adventure of thoughtful food and drink. Whether you’re looking for a laid-back happy hour […]

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Sports

06.29.18 Minnesota United FC 5th Annual Pride Game: Minnesota United 0 FC Dallas 1 Minneapolis MN

 

06.21.18 Lavender Magazine Pride Score Thursday Minneapolis MN

 

06.21.18 Minnesota Vikings LGBTQ Inclusion Summit and Fundraiser Eagan 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 […]

Touchdown In The Twin Cities

A trio of Minnesota transplants are bringing gay flag football to the Twin Cities. When Christopher Lewellyn-Otten decided to move from Boston to the Twin Cities with his husband, there was one thing he couldn’t […]

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Travel & Recreation

Oh! Claire

Ten years ago, there was no reason to pull off the highway as you barreled down I-94, heading for the bright lights of Madison or Milwaukee. Today, folks in the know from those Wisconsin cities […]

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Pride in Punta Cana Caribbean

Imagine celebrating Pride in paradise: the warm ocean breeze rustles through palm trees as a cheerful attendant asks if you’d like another piña colada. Meanwhile, a poolside DJ keeps the party going with the latest […]

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KC’s Calling You

Honk if you love barbecue. Even better, head to Kansas City. Here, close to 200 pit masters fire up the oak and hickory to flavor anything and everything you can maneuver onto a grill. A […]

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Memphis, Soul of the South

What makes hearts beat in Memphis? Is it the rich heritage of America’s favorite music, or its forefront push for civil rights? Trick question, because the answer is yes, because the two are forever intertwined. […]

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Portland, Where the Livin’ Is Easy

Welcome to Portland. You’ve heard the hype? How its pastoral life is paraded by its smart, eco-conscious, bearded, tattooed, forward-thinking, public-minded, mellowed-out citizenry? Well, it’s all true. A lot like Minneapolis, but with more pines, […]

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Clubs & Music

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 […]

The Town House: Saying Farewell To A GLBT Institution

Ask anyone in the Midway neighborhood, and they’re almost certain to have heard of it, if not been there themselves a few times. The oldest gay bar in St. Paul (second only to the 19 […]

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Style & Entertaining

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.

Holiday Gift Guide: Jewelry

I’m one of those people who is allergic to metal, particularly costume jewelry, so when I get the precious stuff for myself or as a gift, it automatically becomes something I treasure. I cherish my […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Fashion

Everyone has a fashionista in their life, and if you don’t, chances are it’s you. Whether you’re shopping for your stylish sibling, posh partner, or perhaps even yourself—we all deserve to treat ourselves—this list of […]

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