From The Editor: Dearly Beloved


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When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade, and when the Twin Cities gives you Pride, you make not one, not two, but THREE Pride In Pictures issues!

The sheer abundance of Pride celebrations in Minnesota during the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots gave us so many amazing memories, that Lavender is making our annual Pride in Pictures issue into a trilogy! Be sure to scope out our amazing photos commemorating some of the best that the Twin Cities had to offer for Pride season!

Also, with prime wedding season in full swing, we have some great Wedding Style content for your reading pleasure! We meet the proprietors of the amazing Barn at Copper Creek in Menomonie, perfect for hosting your most special of days; we learn about Holman’s Table in St. Paul, a prime wedding venue for all seasons; and we sneak a peek at the heavenly horticulture and fabulous floral fanciness of Best Wishes Floral and Indulge and Bloom.

On top of that, we meet openly gay Army vet Charles Cole and learn about how he turned his life around with Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans; we preview the upcoming Twin Cities People of Color Pride Festival; and recurring Lavender contributor Holly Peterson debuts her new Ace of Babes column, waxing eloquent on the asexual community and its representation in pop culture!

Summer’s halfway over, and that’s pretty hard to accept! Get outside and enjoy this warmth before Old Man Winter overstays his welcome once more in mere months!

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