I made the mistake of watching a video of myself today, and decided that I’m entering my Eydie Gorme years.
Note to Confused Lesbians: As any gay boy can tell you, the Eydie Gorme years occur somewhere between Elizabeth Taylor’s overripe Cleopatra period and Shelley Winters’s zaftig Poseidon Adventure era. Read the rest of this entry »
Now and then, you come across something that moves you.
A friend recently sent me a subtitled ad for the Argentine-based Banco Provincia that epitomized a kind of emotional/intellectual /empathetic trifecta. It has been around a couple of years, it seems, but is worth viewing. Read the rest of this entry »
University of Minnesota Hosts Lavender Celebration and Awards Ceremony
For the past 13 years, the University of Minnesota has honored the accomplishments of GLBT and allied students, staff, faculty, and community members across all five of its campuses. On April 30, it hosted the Lavender Celebration and Awards Ceremony (formerly known as the Lavender Graduation) at McNamara Alumni Center. It was an opportunity to recognize the cumulative accomplishments of students and scholars over the past year. All students graduating during the fall, spring, or summer terms in the past academic year were invited to participate. During the ceremony, the GLBT Studies Awards for Excellence, GLBTA Student Scholarships, Breaking the Silence Awards, and new GLBTA Student Leadership Awards were handed out.
Looking for a unique vacation? A very special way to gather your book group, host a reunion, celebrate an anniversary, or just set sail? Want it all close to home?
Apostle Trawlers’s Adirondack is the only trawler available for charter on all of Lake Superior. Captain Jeff Janacek, a US Coast Guard licensed master, runs the boat. Read the rest of this entry »
The Minnesota Lynx tip off their 11th basketball season in the Twin Cities on June 6 at home against Sylvia Fowles and the Chicago Sky. Read the rest of this entry »
The sun is going down, and it casts a perfect glow across your backyard. Your closest family and friends from every corner of the state, every corner of the country, have gathered together to socialize, have fun, and—most importantly—sing your praises for pulling off a fantastic summer party. Even those who already loved you are reflecting quietly that perhaps, after this night, they love you just a smidge more. Read the rest of this entry »
With the warming of the season, the dusting off of the grill has begun, invites have been sent out, and the backyard grilling parties have started. If you’ve looked at Better Homes and Gardens, or any other home and outdoor magazines, they advertise the best way to create the perfect outdoor entertainment area, with full outdoor kitchens, and easy tips on how to install that new $10,000 dollar grill/oven/TV the manufacturing companies paid for. But here at Lavender, we were unable to cajole any grill maker to create and install our system, so we’re going with easy tips the average Joe can use to create his or her very own perfect entertainment area. Read the rest of this entry »
Lambda Legal Executive Director Speaking at Guthrie’s Kushner Celebration: Interview with Kevin M. Cathcart
You are fabulous creatures, each and
And I bless you: More Life.
The Great Work Begins.
—Prior in Tony Kushner’s Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika Read the rest of this entry »
Gay Marriage Legal in Maine
Maine has become the fifth state in the United States to legalize gay marriage. Shortly after the Legislature passed the measure, Governor John Baldacci signed it into law. At a news conference, he said, “In the past, I opposed gay marriage, while supporting the idea of civil unions. I have come to believe that this is a question of fairness and of equal protection under the law, and that a civil union is not equal to civil marriage.” Passage of the legislation may not be the final word, however, as same-sex marriage opponents can bring the issue up for a statewide referendum. Read the rest of this entry »