Our Scene

Gift Guide: Shopping From Local LGBTQ Artisans and Designers

By Analise Pruni / November 17, 2022

Here are some fabulous holiday gift ideas from local up-and-coming queer identifying and queer-friendly creators! Embrace Wear Eric Pothen, creator of Embrace Wear, calls himself a middle school teacher by…


By Lavender / November 17, 2022

DR. SEUSS’S HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS!November 8 – January 8Children’s Theatre Company, MinneapolisTickets from $15 – $89www.childrenstheatre.org “A CHRISTMAS CAROL”November 12 – December 31Wurtele Thrust Stage, Guthrie Theater, MinneapolisTickets…

The Joy of the European Christmas Market: Right Here in Minnesota

By Linden M. Bayliss / November 17, 2022

“after a time when spirits weren’t as bright, it is our hope that together we can bring a little more joy into the world.” –The team at The Northern Express Sprinkle…

“Upscale Sound” – In Its 42nd Year, the Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus Continues to Build 

By Terrance Griep / November 17, 2022

When Krystle Carrington battled Alexis Colby for fun and profit, when Lady Diana Spencer became a Princess and an icon, when a block-shaped, mass-produced plastic rainbow baffled and delighted the entire planet,…

Under The Tuscan Sun

By Carla Waldemar / November 17, 2022

“Allora!” This is Inez talking. She’s the leader of our Smithsonian Journeys program enabling participants (26 of us) to live in Florence, Italy for three weeks.  It means “listen up” or…

“Edward Tulane” Kicks Off New Season for The Minnesota Opera

By Holly Peterson / November 17, 2022

Minnesota Opera just opened its 2022-2023 season, and we are off to a great start. The long-awaited world premiere of “Edward Tulane” finally made its way to the stage in…

Our Affairs

Books: 717

By E.B. Boatner / November 17, 2022

Seeing Gender: An Illustrated Guide to Identity and Expression Iris Gottleib Chronicle Books $19.99  Gender is intensely personal, and widely misunderstood. Gotttlieb has created this compendium to answer and explain concerns from both…

Givemn.org Introduces Spotlight Filter to Benefit LGBTQ Organizations for Annual Holiday

By Gabrielle Reeder / November 3, 2022

Since Give to the Max Day (GTTMD) was established in 2009, over 14,000 non-profits and schools in Minnesota have benefited from the magnanimous holiday. In fact, within the first 24…

PFund Launches Pilot Program to Connect Rural LGBTQ Organizations

By Analise Pruni / November 3, 2022

If you grew up queer in a small town, or remained in the closet for a while, there’s a good chance that at some point you felt isolated or alone.…

New BIPOC-Owned Credit Union Coming To North Minneapolis

By Aurora Smith / November 3, 2022

Residents of Hennepin and Ramsey counties are on course to receive a game-changing new development — the first Black-led community credit union in North Minneapolis called Arise Community Credit Union.…

Inver Hills Community College Opens New LGBTQ Resource Center

By Lavender / November 3, 2022

What would be more meaningful than to open up an on-campus LGBTQ resource center? That was what exactly happened at Inver Hills Community College in Inver Grove Heights. The brand…

From The Editor: Let’s Talk About Money

By Randy Stern / November 3, 2022

A wise person once said that you should never talk about money. That wise person is right. However, this issue does talk about money in various ways. For one, we…

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Our Lives

Holiday Gift Guide: Special Gifts From Our Community

By Lavender / November 17, 2022

Genuine Gibeon Meteorite Wedding Band Jewelry by Johan  Your special someone is extraordinary, and their wedding band can be, too! This timeless ring design features an inlay of billion-year-old, authentic…

The Joy of the European Christmas Market: Right Here in Minnesota

By Linden M. Bayliss / November 17, 2022

“after a time when spirits weren’t as bright, it is our hope that together we can bring a little more joy into the world.” –The team at The Northern Express Sprinkle…

From The Editor: My Only Gift Suggestion This Season

By Randy Stern / November 17, 2022

Our annual Holiday Gift Guide comes right before Thanksgiving. Not because we know that you plan on doing your shopping before the feast. That seems to be the pattern we’re…

A Word In Edgewise: Dare You See Wonderful Things?

By E.B. Boatner / November 17, 2022

Through whose eyes, were you granted such a wish, would you choose to see what they see? For an instant, an hour, a particular passage of time? I’m not accepting…

10.12.22 PFund Foundation’s 2022 Scholar Celebration Minneapolis MN

By Sophia Hantzes / November 14, 2022

10.08.22 BiCities the World’s Longest Running TV Show on Bisexuality Resumes Production Saint Paul MN

By Sophia Hantzes / November 11, 2022

Our Homes

Our Rides: Podcasts for Your Vehicle’s Infotainment System

By Randy Stern / November 17, 2022

Once upon a time, we had one option for in-vehicle entertainment: The radio. The AM band gave us the world when we were out on the road between cities. The…

About Putting Up Decorations At Your House…

By Susan Swavely / November 17, 2022

One of the most beloved traditions of these chilly holiday months is looking at all the beautiful decorations and twinkling lights on our homes and businesses. Seeing string lights wrapped…

Searching For Jette: A Journey To Fergus Falls

By Randy Stern / November 3, 2022

On June 8, 2022, the world lost Jette Frandson at the age of 20 due to drowning after jumping off of a pontoon boat in the Detroit Lakes area. Jette…

Riding To Your Wedding in Style

By Randy Stern / October 20, 2022

It is your special day. The day you and your significant other become much more significant. “Through sickness and health; ‘til death do you part.” The wedding planner had everything…

Wild Things Brings Vintage Decor To New Homes

By Terrance Griep / September 22, 2022

The name came from the obvious place, from the classic kid’s story about the wild wolf boy in the wild wolf suit who sails night and day and makes himself…

From the Editor: The Challenge of Home

By Randy Stern / September 22, 2022

We can’t have a Fall Home and Garden issue without talking about home… Back in June, I moved into my new place in Saint Paul. It has been quite an…

Online Exclusives

QUEERSPACE Collective, Minneapolis Schools Celebrate Spirit Day

By Randy Stern / October 17, 2022

Spirit Day was set up to create awareness that bullying can lead to violence. In most cases, that bullying was directed to the LGBTQ youth. In many cases, the result…

Flip The Script Film Festival • October 7 – 9

By Randy Stern / September 22, 2022

If you’re looking for a truly independent film festival focusing on LGBTQ subject matter, the Flip The Script festival is the place to be. The festival will take place at…

“This Queer Book Saved My Life!” Podcast Will Be Holding Live Event

By Linda Raines / August 16, 2022

Join host J.P. Der Boghossian as he speaks with OutFront Policy and Organizing Director James Darville about The Evening Crowd at Kirmser’s, a non-fiction book about the first bar that…

Celebrating Pride in August With The Saint Paul Saints

By Randy Stern / August 16, 2022

Last season, the Saint Paul Saints were elevated to become part of Major League Baseball’s Player Development Leagues. In turn, they became the Minnesota Twins’ Triple-A affiliate – the last…

Big Gay News

Owner Of Gay Club: Shooting Comes Amid A New ‘Type Of Hate’?

By Linda / November 25, 2022

The Associated Press reports that the co-owner of the Colorado Springs gay nightclub where a shooter turned a drag queen’s birthday celebration into a massacre said he thinks the shooting that killed five…

Russia’s State Duma Approves Bill To Ban ‘LGBT Propaganda’

By Linda / November 25, 2022

The Advocate reports that Russia’s lower house of parliament passed in the third reading amendments to a law on so-called “LGBT propaganda” on Thursday, expanding liability to all ages.  Read more at the…

Right-Wing Media Giants Say LGBTQ Bar Patrons Are Responsible For Their Own Murders

By Linda / November 25, 2022

LGBTQNation reports that barely three days after a shooter at an LGBTQ club killed five people and injured dozens, right-wing media figures have been blaming LGBTQ people for causing the violence,…

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