About Lavender

Since 1995, LAVENDER Media has produced award-winning publications, websites, podcasts, apps and events aimed at the local, national and international gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender (GLBT) and GLBT-friendly audience.

Minnesota, home of LAVENDER Media, has one of the largest GLBT communities in the United States. According to the U.S. Census and Williams Institute, among the nation’s 50 most populated cities, Minneapolis has the 4th-highest percentage of adults identifying themselves as gay, lesbian or bisexual.

Print • Online • iPad • iPhone • Windows
Award-winning LAVENDER, is published 26 times per year in print, online, iPad, iPhone and Windows formats, and reaches more than 96,000 readers per issue. LAVENDER connects our readers to current trends in cuisine, family, fashion, fitness, health, news, nightlife, travel and wedding style.

LAVENDER’s website includes the current editorial content of our print editions, links to advertisers through our online magazine, online-only articles, behind the scenes photos from local events, resources, event information and prize registrations.

For more than 15 years, LAVENDER has been creating events that bring the GLBT / GLBT-friendly community together. These successful events include LAVENDER’s First Thursdays, LAVENDER’s Score Thursdays, LAVENDER’s Summer of Pride, LAVENDER’s Pride Thursday, LAVENDER’s Out at the Stands, LAVENDER’s Barks & Brews, LAVENDER’s Out at the Movies, and LAVENDER’s Nights at the Theater. LAVENDER offers a variety of sponsor opportunities for each event.

BigGayNews.com is a weekday newscast featuring local, national and international news of interest to the GLBT / GLBT-friendly community. Each newscast is accessible via computer download, smartphone, or iPod. With more than 80,000 followers on Twitter, BigGayNews.com is your number one news source.

A Passion for Excellence
The Minnesota Magazine & Publishing Association (MMPA) annually celebrates the best in the media industry. Our peers have honored Lavender more than 90 times by recognizing us in the following categories:

Overall Excellence
Best Digital Media
Best Internet Site
Best Directory
Best Single Cover
Best Feature Article
Best Regular Column
Best Single Topic
Best How-To Article
Best Use of Visuals
Best Redesign
Best Media Kit
Best Editor’s or 
Publisher’s Editorial

Winner of the Minnesota Magazine & Publishing Association’s 2016 Magazine of the Year

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