Two Paws Up: Dog-Friendly Patios

Minnesotans love their pets, it’s no secret. Thankfully, Minnesota joined the civilized world a few years ago by lifting the ban on eating with dogs at restaurants. Since then, scores of restaurants and bars have opened […]

Food & Dining: New Outdoor Hot Spots

As the summer sun dips low on the horizon, there is no better place to be than a beautiful patio, surrounded by friends, a goblet of wine in hand and plates of delicious food dotting […]

Outdoor Dining in Minneapolis for the ‘Mo in the Know

The Twin Cities doesn’t afford the lengthiest of outdoor dining seasons, but it does boast one of the most prolific. And the former is responsible, in part, for the latter. When the sun’s out, everybody […]

Posh Puppy: New Pet-Friendly Hotel Stay

Travel: we all do it at one point or another. How much do you pay for a dog-sitter? What about pet boarding? And after you pay those fees, how much time of your vacation is […]

More Than Just a Parade: The Intersection of the Auto Industry and the GLBT Community

When an automobile manufacturer says they support the GLBT community, what is the ultimate output of that support? To answer this question, we must first look in our own backyard. A walk through Loring Park […]

“Septembers: Senior Muses of a Gay Man” — A conversation with Dr. Ronald G. Perrier

Ronald G. Perrier is professor emeritus of theater and film studies at St. Cloud State University where he taught for 27 of his 40-plus years as an educator. He has directed some 75 theater productions and taught classes in […]

Dateland: Captain, Dumb Captain

I’m writing this in the cabin of my boat. I’m distracted at the moment because this cabin was the location of the first big makeout session I’ve had since becoming single. Now, I associate the […]

Bear With Me (While I Tell You About…): 525

3rd Annual Sausage Fest July 11 • 5:30–7:30 p.m. Nonna Rosa’s • 4168 W. Broadway Ave., Robbinsdale Part of Robbinsdale’s Whiz Bang Days, Nonna Rosa presents their 3rd Annual Sausage Fest, “The Ultimate Meet + […]

Big Gay News: 525

BigGayNews from the United States: Supreme Court Rules Gay Couples Nationwide Have A Right To Marry The Supreme Court on June 26 delivered a historic victory for gay rights, ruling five to four that the Constitution […]

A Word In Edgewise: O Frabjous Day!

What a week! I write the day after SCOTUS’s decision on Obergefell v. Hodges on Pride weekend. But this piece won’t run for another two weeks, and already there are declarations like that of Mississippi […]

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