2014 Lavender Community Awards

Produced by Andy Lien Written by Shane Lueck The Lavender Community Awards are our new version of the Lavender 100 and the Pride Awards. Recipients of this year’s awards were nominated and voted for online […]

Carving Out a Piece of Their Own: The Nicollet Diner…and a Muffin Top?

Sam Turner and his partner Dion Coker burst onto the dining scene last spring with Muffin Top Café, an establishment that identifies as a GLBTQ coffee house. Some have even joked that it’s a “straight […]

Iowa (North Central) – Right Here in River City

I’m inside the brain of Frank Lloyd Wright. Well, that’s what it feels like: the shiver of awe and delight aroused by sleeping in the only remaining hotel designed by America’s most famous architect, dining […]

A Word In Edgewise: Incidents, Observations, and a Near-Cliché

Michael Brown, an unarmed eighteen-year-old, is shot down by a policeman in Ferguson, Missouri, his corpse left uncovered on the pavement four hours in the summer sun. New Yorker Eric Garner, 43, is put in […]

McCraney’s “Marcus” Has Topnotch Talent Telling Its Gay Coming-of-Age Story

Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Brother/Sister Trilogy has become one of the major dramatic works of the current era. Pillsbury House and the Mount Curve Company co-produced the first two plays at the Guthrie’s Dowling Studio. Now […]

Bear With Me (While I Tell You About…): 505

GLBT Night at Minnesota United FC October 4 • 7pm NSC Stadium • 1700 105th Ave. NE, Blaine On the heels of this year’s World Cup, which brought soccer to a new level of fandom […]

From Zambia to Minneapolis, Kasono Mwanza Taps Into the Joyful Side of Life

Kasono Mwanza has come a long way. He was born in Africa and lived there until age 11. In the 15 years since, he has become an American citizen, which he feels great pride for, […]

Books: 505

The Double: Male Eros, Friendships, and Mentoring—from Gilgamesh to Kerouac Edward C. Sellner Lethe Press $20 Sellner leads the reader through an examination of the Double in both history and literature, from the Epic of […]

Big Gay News – 505

BigGayNews from Minnesota: Tipster Will Collect $40,000 Reward For Leading Police To Ty Hoffman The Star Tribune reports that the tipster who lead police to fugitive murder suspect Ty Hoffman will receive the $40,000 in […]

On The Record: 505

                    Trampled by Turtles Wild Animals Minnesota’s favorite bluegrass act goes deeper into their songwriting on Wild Animals, giving us a terrific collection that showcases how […]

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