From the Editor: State Fair Conversations

I don’t usually go to the State Fair alone.  I can find something entertaining anywhere I go, but I enjoy things differently when I’m with people.  Especially true at the Fair, I like to sample […]

Ms. Behavior®: Dyke Roles, Crossing Boundaries and Deciphering Symbols

Dear Ms. Behavior: I am an open-minded and enlightened straight person, but I can’t help noticing that the stereotype about lesbians having defined roles is true. I work for a social services agency where most […]

Fall Arts & Food Pairings

Lavender presents the Fall Arts & Food Issue Pairings!  50 of the hottest shows to hit stages this season are paired with 50 of the most apropos places to dine.  Your theatre experience should match […]

A Night IN at the Movies

When Andy approached me regarding this feature it instantly brought movies to mind that featured iconic foods we all seem to remember.  Deciding on the dishes was the easy part, now came the recipe creation.  […]

Big Gay News

BigGayNews from the United States: Three Transgender Women Flee Mexico To Escape Transphobia in “Crossing Over” On Top reports that the documentary Crossing Over looks at the lives of three transgender Mexican women as they […]

Through These Eyes: The Thing That Made You

This is a picture of me sitting on the swing on Mama’s porch. I’m five or six years old here. Those are azalea bushes in the yard behind me, and that’s the house belonging to […]

A Word In Edgewise: Separation of Church and Hate: Continuing Conversations

One can’t help but notice that most objections to legalizing same-sex marriage are religion-based. An opponent simply parrots, “It says in Leviticus” or, “It says in…” wherever the objector has seized upon his or her opinion. There’s […]

Against the Amendment: Interview with Emerson Hunton, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Can you share with us a little about your family and your current transition to college? I grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I have two loving and caring Moms who have been great parents. I […]

Alabama’s Gulf Shore – The Lure of the ‘Bama Shore

Lots of bird-watching here on the sunny shores of Alabama’s Mobile Bay: herons, eagles, pelicans…and snowbirds.  Year-round, waterfront hotels and rental condos invite us Yankees to slow our heart rates lounging on the powder sand, […]

Dateland: My Hero Drug Dealer

Last month, for the first time in my life, I called a drug dealer. I got his name through a neighborhood kid.Now before you go making nasty assumptions about me using an innocent kid to […]

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