Issue 392


Cosmopolitan Chase

Hair & Makeup by Nicole Fae,
Photography by Mike Hnida, Lavender Studios
Models: Molly & Chris
Clothing provided by Bloomingdale’s, Mall of America
Shot on location at the Graves 601 Hotel Read the rest of this entry »

Duluth-Superior Pride Heats Up Labor Day Weekend

The largest regional Pride celebration, Duluth-Superior Pride, takes place over Labor Day Weekend, September 2-5, in the Twin Ports of Duluth, Minnesota, and Superior, Wisconsin.
• Mayor’s Reception, Thu., Sept. 2, Duluth
• Bonfire on Wisconsin Point, Fri., Sept. 3, Superior
• Pride Festival, Sat., Sept. 4, Duluth
• Tower Twins Parties at The Flame and The Main Club bars, Sat., Sept. 4, Superior
• Pride Parade, Sun., Sept. 5, Superior
• Fruit Float on Lake Superior, Sun., Sept. 5, Superior
• Pride Drag Show at The Main Club, Sun., Sept. 5, Superior
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Take a Bite Out of This! A GLBTQ Photo Contest

Rainbow Health Initiative (RHI) partnered with Rare Productions this year to host the second annual Photo Contest focused on gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer (GLBTQ) impressions of personal and professional healthy lifestyles.

GLBTQ people living in Minnesota have myriad ways to be healthy, vibrant, active members of the community. For GLBTQ youth and young adults, it is often hard to find healthy GLBTQ adult role models. Read the rest of this entry »

Queer As Folks

OutFront Minnesota justFair Lobby Day Dialogues with Legislators

On April 21, OutFront Minnesota joined with hundreds of supporters for its annual justFair Lobby Day, converging on the Minnesota State Capitol to discuss issues facing the GLBT community. The motto was “Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Equality in 2011 Begins with Action in 2010.” Speakers enlightened fellow Minnesotans about marriage, safe schools, comprehensive sex education, and GLBT equality. OutFront Minnesota also met with select legislators to talk about these issues, and laws that need to be changed. To learn more about OutFront Minnesota or justFair Lobby Day, visit Read the rest of this entry »

Being There in Sickness and in Health

Another year, another Pride. Many things to be thankful for, many more to go.

President Barack Obama recently directed the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to prohibit discrimination against the partners of gay man and women in hospitals. He mandated that hospitals respect visitation rights and patient choices regarding who may make critical health care decisions for them. Read the rest of this entry »

Tynan Kerr Lavender Pride Edition Cover Artist

An explosion of colors, along with flashes of metal, rubber, spandex, and flesh, meet at a single point, all while continuing to spin and speed on their shared journey. When cover artist Tynan Kerr created his bright “blast” painting for this year’s Lavender Pride Edition, he imagined bicycle spokes—specifically those on the Minnesota Red Ribbon Ride, the 300-mile trip that raises money for Minnesota HIV/AIDS organizations each summer. The event is the beneficiary of the 2010 cover art. Read the rest of this entry »

2010 Pride Awards

by Russell Remmick

This past year, the GLBT community locally, nationally, and internationally has seen great changes—some for the better, others for the worse.

Some countries around the world removed their laws discriminating against homosexuals, while others enacted stricter ones. Some went so far as to decree the punishment of death for those convicted of being nothing more than who they were born to be. Read the rest of this entry »

How To: The Biggest Loser Winner is…

Ok, so probably a couple thousand different diet plans are out there right now. Most of them ask that you only spend a small fortune to help you lose the weight you want to drop.

A hugely popular show on television even takes some of the fattest and laziest people in our society, and pits them against each other and temptation. To win, all you have to do is go against everything you ever have known, and lose the most weight each week. If you fail to do so, you get cut from the show, as you clearly don’t want help losing weight, because if you did, you would have starved yourself more, and exercised harder. Read the rest of this entry »

Minnesota’s Top Five GLBT News Headlines

Minnesota’s active and vibrant GLBT community continues to make national headlines in 2010. From the story of a lesbian pastor finally being permitted to serve her flock to the controversial legal challenge to Minnesota’s Defense of Marriage Act, GLBT Minnesotans are at the forefront of civic participation and community involvement. Here are five of the most fascinating stories from across the state affecting our community. Read the rest of this entry »

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