Leather Life: “Of Beards and Men”

New Book by Joseph D.R. OLeary On one level, Of Beards and Men, a brilliant new photo book by photographer and designer Joseph D.R. OLeary, is just what it says it is—photos of 140 men with […]

Romantic Getaways – Saint Paul, MN

Eye brows were raised just after the New Year when USA Today named Saint Paul, MN as a nominee in their Best Romantic North American Getaway category through their tourism division, 10best.com.  (http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-romantic-n-american-getaway/) With the […]

Taste Buds: Pat Evans Asks: What is your Favorite Romantic Dining Spot?

A periodic feature of Pat Evans’ food and dining column, Lavender announces “Pat Asks,” in which Pat will ask people’s opinions on food, restaurants, etc. This issue, Pat asked the Lavender staff their recommendations for […]

2014 Valentine’s Gift Guide

Let’s Play Doctor: Dozens of Sexy Games $16.95 Smitten Kitten Minneapolis www.smittenkittenonline.com A game of role-play, Let’s Play Doctor prompts a couple to play doctor, cops and robbers, boss and secretary, and chauffeurs and socialites […]

Lavender Love: Shirlyna and Traci

Every romantic couple comes with a unique story. Some loves stories are told and retold, embellished and perfected in order to become a perfect storyline fit to be made into a romantic comedy. And some […]

Aphrodisiac Getaway: Lodi Wines Are Zin-fully Delicious

Zin: It’s not just for breakfast anymore. It’s not your daddy’s Zinfandel, either. Nor is it the only grape in town these days. Lodi, California—100 miles east of San Francisco—is rightly famous for its poster […]

Arts Spotlight: 487

Evita Through Feb. 2 Orpheum Theatre, 910 Hennepin Av., Mpls. (800) 982-2787 www.HennepinTheatreTrust.org This is not your mother’s or your gay uncle’s Evita, though they will probably want to check it out anyway.  Eight years ago […]

Bear With Me (While I Tell You About…): 487

Quorum Young Professionals Coffee! Saturday, January 25 • 3pm Gigi’s • 824 W. 36th St., Minneapolis Are you a GLBTA professional in your 20’s or 30’s? Are you just starting your career, or interested in […]

From the Editor: Love: In Sickness and in Health

It was no mistake that our Valentine Issue is also the one in which we introduce our Lavender Health Quarterly. If there’s one thing I know, it’s how health is about love. To love ourselves […]

A Word in Edgewise: Resolutions – Every Day Begins a New Year

It’s not too late for New Year’s resolutions. Time is a man-made construct. The universe doesn’t care when you start on our human calendar, and now is the only moment you exist. So, what to choose? Give […]

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