2016 Lavender Community Awards

Produced by Andy Lien Written by Shane Lueck The recipients of the Lavender Community Awards were nominated and voted for online in the month of November. Winners demonstrate clear dedication and leadership by being either out […]

A Few Words: Christmas Eve

Christmas and the holiday season should be the happiest time of the whole year: the entire family gathered together, group activities, snow, the scent of pine, warm gingerbread. Christmas always seemed like love incarnate to […]

Ride Review: The Best of 2016

This year, I was able to bring a lot of great vehicles for you to read about here in Lavender magazine. It was a heck of a lot of work, but worth it. I hope […]

From the Editor: Recognizing the Good

2016. I don’t think I have ever read as much as I did this year. Articles, thoughts, worries, warnings, history, self-help, obituaries, tributes,  and as much whimsy as I could throw in for balance. I’ve […]

Arts Spotlight: 2016 Theater Year in Review

Best Productions 1. Camelot, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres 2. The Normal Heart, New Epic Theater 3. Disgraced, Guthrie Theater 4. June, Savage Umbrella 5. South Pacific, Guthrie Theater 6. Buried Child, Red Bird Theatre 7. Trouble […]

DTWOF’s Alison Bechdel’s Broadway Smash Hits Minneapolis!

If you were aware of queer issues between 1983 to 2008, you probably enjoyed Alison Bechdel’s breakthrough comic strip, Dykes to Watch Out For (DTWOF). Little did you know, however, that the great lesbian cartoonist […]

A Word In Edgewise: Only Things Certain Are Death and Taxes

Today, with a good lawyer, taxes have become moot, leaving, “the only thing certain is death,” a topic movingly discussed in Atul Gawande’s highly readable book, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End. […]

At-Large: 10 Things I Learned in 2016

Reflecting on a year of love, pain, and adventure, here are some of my fresher dispositions on life. Take them as a grain of salt. I’m still growing. 10. Apologies only count if they’re real. […]

Genghis Khan and the Quest for God: How the World’s Greatest Conqueror Gave Us Religious Freedom

Genghis Khan was a self-made man. In fact, for the first seven chapters of Weatherford’s fascinating biography, he was not the Great Khan, but simply Temujin, born in 1162 to the warrior Yesugei and his […]

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