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Our Scene

It’s Quiet on the Ice

By Buer Carlie / January 26, 2023

“Everyone deserves to play hockey,” says Annie Bell. A few moments later they explain how hockey arenas often feel toxic or dangerous to queer communities, underscoring the importance of the…

One of Our Heroes: Ila Borders

By Aurora Smith / January 26, 2023

Ila Borders is not your average athlete, nor is she your average human. “I had a different dream,” Borders says. “I can remember when I was 5 years old that…

Dropping The Puck For Our Community

By Randy Stern / January 26, 2023

When the National Hockey League’s Minnesota Wild take to the ice on March 7 inside the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, it will mark the return of the club’s…

“Holding Court” – Stonewall Sports Twin Cities Swears the Best Thing To Do With a Ball is Pickle It

By Terrance Griep / January 26, 2023

If you were to find yourself, upon waking from a sleepwalk, softly aiming your dink toward your neighbor’s kitchen, you might think that you were re-living that one weekend misspent…

Todd About Town: Explore Guadalajara, Mexico: Home of the 2023 Gay Games

By Todd P. Walker / January 26, 2023

Travel has happily returned in full swing following the pandemic, and I for one am fully on board!  Recently I was invited to visit the city of Guadalajara in the…

From The Editor: We’re All In The Game

By Randy Stern / January 26, 2023

You probably never heard of TJ House. That is, unless you’re a serious baseball person. In December, the former Major League Baseball pitcher came out as a gay man. He…

Our Affairs

Books: 721

By E.B. Boatner / January 12, 2023

The Schoolhouse Sophie Ward Vintage$17  University librarian Isobel has created a safe, contained existence of work and home, to date a safe place and protection from…what? We find out as the narrative…

Books: 719

By E.B. Boatner / December 15, 2022

Boys and Oil: Growing Up Gay in a Fractured Land Taylor Brorby Liveright $27.95  Being gay in rural North Dakota, asserts author Brorby, “seems akin to a ticking bomb.” While a reader’s first…

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.…

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Our Lives

12.03.22 World Aids Day Red Undie Run Minneapolis MN

By Sophia Hantzes / January 26, 2023

A Day In The Life – Chelsey Falzone

By Linda Raines / January 26, 2023

Where did you grow up? Lake Elmo, Minn. I grew up a few doors down from a snow tubing hill and a cattle farm. My parents put my twin brother…

12.15.22 7th Annual Homeless Youth Wear Drive With Glory & Friends and the Cheryl Reeve Show Saint Paul MN

By Sophia Hantzes / January 23, 2023

The Good Doctor: Angela Kade Goepferd, MD

By Susan Swavely / January 12, 2023

This year, the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on LGBT Health and Wellness presented Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd (they/she) the Ellen Perrin Award for Excellence in LGBTQ+ Health and Wellness on…

“Affirmative Action” – Minnesota Community Care’s Hormone and Gender-Affirming Care Clinic Makes A Difference

By Terrance Griep / January 12, 2023

Hollow, hateful laws proposed by hollow, hateful lawmakers.  Discrimination disguised as corporate policy.  On-stage jokes delivered by willfully ignorant comedians.   These days, it seems like you can’t swing a light…

Breaking Down Barriers to LGBTQ Parenthood

By Kassidy Tarala / January 12, 2023

The process of starting a family looks different for everyone. For folks pursuing fertility treatments like surrogacy, intrauterine insemination (IUI), in vitro fertilization (IVF), and adoption, the process is riddled…

Our Homes

Beyond “Born Wild”

By Randy Stern / January 9, 2023

In mid-2021, this magazine heralded the arrival of the long-awaited Ford Bronco. The resurrected off-road ready SUV gave us a glimpse at its past with many modern twists. The “real”…

Our Rides: Your Next Flagship Sedan

By Randy Stern / December 15, 2022

In the automotive business, the flagship is the showcase of the latest engineering, technology, design, and execution. It becomes the barometer for all vehicles in its class and across the…

Leveling Up Your Holiday Decor

By Aurora Smith / December 1, 2022

It’s officially December, which means — if you haven’t already — it’s time to decorate for the holidays! Do you have your go-to boxes of decorations but are perhaps wondering…

From The Editor: Winter at Home…Wherever You Call Home

By Randy Stern / December 1, 2022

How do you perceive winter? Is it the beautiful, bucolic, snow-covered wonderland we always remembered when we were younger? Or, is it that inconvenient, ugly, ice-caked point of frustration you’d…

Experiencing The RV Life

By Randy Stern / December 1, 2022

One can talk about doing anything your heart desires. However, one must experience it fully.  In our case, we can now add living with – and in – a Recreational…

A Word In Edgewise: Bringing Joy, Past and Present, or Requiem for a RAV

By E.B. Boatner / December 1, 2022

So much information and advice abounds these days urging “decluttering” and “keeping only what brings you joy.” All bright, cheerful advice, but it’s not that simple, not that cut- and-dried…

Online Exclusives

Get FREE Passes for “OF AN AGE” Advance Screening

By Linda / January 18, 2023

OF AN AGE, in theaters February 17th, is an intensely romantic story about finding love against a ticking clock.  Want to see it before anyone else? We are giving away…

Beyond “Born Wild”

By Randy Stern / January 9, 2023

In mid-2021, this magazine heralded the arrival of the long-awaited Ford Bronco. The resurrected off-road ready SUV gave us a glimpse at its past with many modern twists. The “real”…

“Locomotion” Opens at Children’s Theatre Company

By Randy Stern / January 6, 2023

The Children’s Theatre Company is set to open up a new play that focuses on an 11-year-old’s life, as he explores his life in foster care through the art of…

Haley Dortch portrays fantine in the national tour of Les Miserables.

5Q: Les Misérables

By Shane Lueck / December 6, 2022

Fans of the Broadway staple Les Misérables are in for a treat when the national tour makes a stop at the Orpheum Theatre. Audiences should be on the lookout for Haley Dortch making her national tour debut.

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Big Gay News

First Baptist Church Members Must Now Sign Sexuality Oath Opposing LGBTQ Freedoms

By Linda / January 27, 2023

First Coast News reports that calling the “sexual revolution” a “threat to our church”, First Baptist Church in Jacksonville will now require congregants to sign a statement affirming their opposition…

LGBTQ+ Parents Consider Leaving Florida Due To ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Law?

By Linda / January 27, 2023

The Advocate reports that LGBTQ+ parents in Florida are deeply concerned about the impact of the state’s Parental Rights in Education act—often referred to as the “don’t say gay” law—with…

Lafayette Man Sentenced To 45 Years For Kidnapping And Attempting To Murder A Gay Man As Part Of Hate Crime Scheme Targeting Users Of A Dating App For Gay Men

By Linda / January 27, 2023

The Department of Justice reports that Chance Seneca, 21, of Lafayette, Louisiana, was sentenced today to 45 years in federal prison for kidnapping and attempting to murder a gay man…

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