From The Editor: Here’s To 600 More

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With Pride Month coming up, there’s already plenty of reason to celebrate. But for us here at Lavender, we’re giddy already, and that’s because we’ve just hit a major milestone with our 600th issue!

A lot has changed for both Lavender and the rainbow community since June 1995, but one thing that hasn’t changed is our dedication to representing and servicing this community. It’s our utmost privilege to be there for you, and here’s to 600 more amazing issues!

On top of that, welcome to our 2018 Summer in the Cities issue! Winter is finally over… I think… and there’s a ton of awesome events and parties for the Twin Cities to partake in over the summer season. So we’ve put together a fabulous Summer in the Cities guide, which runs the gamut from a Pride Yacht Party and a Prohibition Swing Night, to the 20th anniversary celebration of eagleBOLTbar and the Twin Cities Jazz Festival. So if you’re looking for fun stuff to do in the hot summer sun, look no further!

Also, we take a look at the festivities of the Golden Valley Pride Festival, as well as rainbow sports events in the Twin Cities, represented by the North American Gay Volleyball Association, and the Twin Cities Goodtime Softball League.

And of course, as we’re winding up for Pride, a friendly reminder that our June 7 Pride issue will be officially unveiled at Lavender’s First Thursdays Happy Hour and Summer of Pride Kickoff Party at the incomparable Psycho Suzi’s Motor Lounge! Don’t forget to stop by, have a tiki drink, meet some awesome business and nonprofit vendors, and meet our Pride cover star! The countdown to Pride begins now!

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