Issue 380

Welcome to the 2010 Lavender Yellow Pages Edition

For Business & Community Listings please visit LavenderYellowPages.com

Entering a new decade, Lavender Media, publisher of Lavender Magazine, welcomes OutFront Minnesota as our nonprofit partner of the 2010 edition of the award-winning GLBT Lavender Yellow Pages Edition. For the eighth consecutive year, we have created a rich directory of information that will benefit Minnesota’s GLBT community and all its allies. Read the rest of this entry »

Queer As Folks

Minnesota Out! Campus conference

Minnesota GLBTA Campus Alliance held its fourth annual Minnesota OUT! Campus Conference on November 14-15. The organization strives to build a statewide network of individuals and groups working for equality and justice on issues of gender and sexual diversity; to empower the voices of those underserved and underrepresented in campus communities; and to create welcoming, affirming, and safe environments on college and university campuses throughout Minnesota. The conference is the annual statewide get-together to discus issues facing GLBTA students, staff, and faculty on college and university campuses. For more information, visit www.mncampusalliance.org. Read the rest of this entry »

A Healthier You in 2010

On a routine basis, I converse with countless numbers of people wondering why they are unable to follow a consistent healthy eating plan. They always make excuses such as: “I do not have time to prepare healthy fair. It is too much work.” Another common excuse: “Healthy food tastes terrible.” To those responses, I usually answer, “I think you have it backward. In fact, you do not have time to eat like crap”; and “You must be eating the wrong healthy foods, or not giving them much of a chance.” Read the rest of this entry »

Glee Makes Music à la American Idol and High School Musical

To our collective relief, scripted television is making a long-overdue comeback. Quality, once treated as superfluous by the networks, has the potential to create change we can believe in. Read the rest of this entry »

Isn’t Fashion Fun™

Ahh, the excitement of the new season. Winter is the most exciting season for looking great and keeping warm! Let’s embrace our fashion this season in a new, fun way. Sexy Eskimo? OK, maybe not. But Modern Minnesota for sure! Read the rest of this entry »

He Made It Work

Christopher Straub Reflects on Project Runway

When the Season Six of Project Runway, the fashion reality-television show phenomenon, hit the airwaves this September, avid fans were more than just excited—they were relieved. A drawn-out legal battle between the Bravo and Lifetime TV networks left many biting their nails, wondering when and where they’d be able to hear Tim Gunn’s comforting mechanical tone, Michael Kors’s backhanded compliments, and Heidi Klum’s adorable accent. Read the rest of this entry »

Big Gay News

LA Episcopal Diocese Elects Openly Lesbian Bishop

According to the Los Angeles Times, the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles elected openly lesbian Reverend Canon Mary D. Glasspool, 55, to be its new Bishop. She is the first openly gay bishop to be elected since the national church lifted a ban preventing gay bishops. She is also the first woman to be elected to head the LA Diocese in its 114-year history. Read the rest of this entry »

Glove Love

Hot picks from MOA® Trend Specialist Sara Rogers
It’s time to give some attention to those ten little digits that help make your life so much easier. How else would you button that perfect new shirt? Who else is going to help you put that last touch of pomade in your hair? Yep – your hands have been through a lot during the years, and it’s time they got a little attention of their own. Check out the great selection of glove styles below and make your hands happy. Read the rest of this entry »

2009 Persons of The Year Lee Anderson and Laura Smidzik of Project 515

Imagine not having the final say over your spouse’s remains. Imagine being denied the right to use vacation time at your job to take care of an ill partner. Imagine begging to see your husband or wife in the hospital, but being told you legally are not entitled. These are just three of the harsh realities GLBT couples face because of unfair Minnesota laws. Now, add another 512 to the list.
Project 515 is an organization with a simple mission: to ensure that same-sex couples and their families have equal rights and considerations under Minnesota law. Read the rest of this entry »

Do I Hear Bell?

Just in time to brighten the holidays, Roman Catholic Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan, 76, recently retired as head of the Vatican’s Council for Health Pastoral Care, pronounced: “Transsexuals and homosexuals will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven.” Read the rest of this entry »

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