Graduation: Into the Wild Blue Yonder

Despite current weather forecasts, spring is in the air. The birds have started chirping and, between uncharacteristic April snow storms, patches of grass are growing green. For college students, this signals the end of another […]

Summer Survival and Travel: Making Time with the Kids a Joy!

By Tina Feigal, M.S., Ed., Parent Coach School will soon be out, and parents need some handy tips for surviving and even thriving during summer with the kids.  Maybe you’re anticipating some intense behaviors from […]

A Gay Girl’s Guide to Life after College

I’ve made it. It’s been a year, and I’m still standing. Still breathing. Still living. I’ve made it through that awkward, awful, and (yes, I’ll say it) awesome year after college when the world is […]

Summer, Faith, Camp, and Activism with Ross Murray of GLAAD and THE Naming Project

By Ross Murray, Director of News and Faith Initiatives, GLAAD Summer has always been my favorite season of the year. When I was growing up, summer was an endless string of opportunity and possibility. I […]

Gift Guide for Grads

Have you got a graduate in your life? It’s hard to think of what to give someone who’s being pushed out into the world of adulthood…who may be going on to further studies or their […]

E.B. Boatner’s Sweeping Trans Play Trilogy Reveals How Our Time Shapes Who We Are

E.B. Boatner is the pen name for someone Lavender readers are long familiar with: Ethan Boatner, Editor Emeritus, whose A Word In Edgewise column still appears in every issue. However, in 2003, E.B.’s one act play, […]

Bear With Me (While I Tell You About…): 468

MIX: CINCO DE MAYO Sunday, May 5 • Noon to 8pm Masa • 1070 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis Add a little Latin heat to your Sunday Funday at a special Cinco de Mayo edition of MiX! They’re taking over […]

Ms. Behavior®: Wild Sex Worries and Lesbian/Straight Friends With Benefits

Dear Ms. Behavior: My sweet younger boyfriend Jake has invited me to his childhood home in another state for a week-long vacation, and to meet his family. He’s very excited about my visit, and insists […]

Leather Life: Sash Brothers

Joint Interview: Ryan Brown, Mr. Minneapolis Eagle 2013 and Kyle Truss, Mr. Twin Cities Leather 2013 This column is a double interview with the two local titleholders (also known as sash brothers) who will be representing Minnesota […]

Skirting the Issues: The Wall

We met in the backroom of a Dunn Bros coffee shop, with three tables pushed together in a not-so-square rectangle. Twelve or thirteen people—I lost count—some in suits, some not. Government bigwigs rubbing elbows with […]

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