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07.15.22 MLB Minnesota Twins Pride Night Minnesota Twins 2 Chicago White Sox 6 Minneapolis MN

By Sophia Hantzes / August 2, 2022

Drifting From Paris To Prague

By Carla Waldemar / July 28, 2022

If my legs are shorter than when I boarded the plane two weeks ago, blame it on Paris. It was the first stop of a Viking cruise that continued through…

Black Hart Creates New Legacy in Saint Paul

By Isaac Johnson / July 28, 2022

On Saturday, July 30 at Allianz Field the Minnesota United FC will be playing their annual Pride game against Portland Timbers. For soccer fans and pride celebrators alike there is…

Lunch Is In The House

By Mae Whitney / July 28, 2022

For over 50 years Friends & Co has served older adults in Minnesota by combating one of the most pressing issues seniors face, isolation. Their mission works towards this goal…

Brittney Spencer Brings Her Voice To Live At The Hilde

By Randy Stern / July 27, 2022

Nashville’s Music Row has been evolving to be more inclusive and welcoming. Add Brittney Spencer to that list.  Hailing from Baltimore, the Country singer will be performing in Plymouth as…

06.23.22 WNBA Minnesota Lynx Title IX 50th Anniversary Game: Minnesota Lynx 100 Phoenix Mercury 88 OT Minneapolis MN

By Sophia Hantzes / July 23, 2022

Our Affairs

Books: 709

By E.B. Boatner / July 28, 2022

Ma and Me: A Memoir Putsata Reang?Farrar Straus and Giroux $28  Infant Putsate Reang was carried by her mother (Ma) through war-riven Cambodia, and twenty-three harrowing days aboard ship, Ma refusing to…

A Word In Edgewise: The Cold Equations Still Wait To Embrace Us

By E.B. Boatner / July 28, 2022

Tom Godwin’s “The Cold Equations” in the August 1954 Astounding Magazine, chilled me at thirteen, and still can, surfacing over the years to remind me there are actions whose consequences one…

Books: 707

By E.B. Boatner / June 30, 2022

Last Call at the Nightingale Katherine Schellman Minotaur Books $27.99  Schellman’s first in a Jazz age mystery series draws the reader into the depths of New York City’s Nightingale, a 1924 speakeasy, overseen…

A Transformation At Amazon – Luv-Luv’s Story

By Randy Stern / June 16, 2022

When you think of Amazon, what are the first things that come to mind?  They are not just a leading online retailer, they are also a leading employer anywhere they…

20 Years of Red Ribbon Rides

By Holly Peterson / June 16, 2022

2022 marks the 20th anniversary of the Red Ribbon Ride. This year the ride will take place on Friday, August 19th, and Saturday, August 20th. Funds raised throughout the weekend will support…

Lavender Magazine Community Award – Nonprofit: The Aliveness Project

By Mae Whitney / June 16, 2022

The Non-Profit Award for Service to the HIV/AIDS Community Minnesota’s first free PrEP clinic, THRIVE,  was opened in September of 2021 by the Aliveness project in Minneapolis. We are awarding them…

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Our Lives

Monkeypox was just declared a health emergency in the U.S.A.

By Randy Stern / August 5, 2022

Cases are on the rise around the world. In Minnesota, it is reported that up to 50 cases have been recorded. A similar number of cases were also reported in…

06.30.22 Maple Grove 2nd Annual Pride and Color Gathering Plymouth MN

By Sophia Hantzes / July 30, 2022

Treat Your Downtown Dog to a Dog’s Day Out

By Holly Peterson / July 28, 2022

In 2014 Ralph Bernstein realized that he was happiest in the moments spent at his dog’s daycare. He had recently lost his wife to a stroke and when he found…

Purrniture: Furniture For Your Feline

By Randy Stern / July 28, 2022

When your cat rules the roost, you have to find ways to not only make them comfortable and let them be themselves. However, you have to protect what you have…

Pet Accessories For Your Automobile

By Randy Stern / July 28, 2022

Part of our pet-loving experience is to take one for a road trip. Or, to the veterinarian when they are not feeling well.  No matter the circumstances, we have to…

From the Editor: Woof, Meow, Tweet, And, Hello!

By Randy Stern / July 28, 2022

For those of us who do have kids, we have pets. It is something we’re known for – stereotypically or not. And, we do love our pets. Without them, our…

Our Homes

Pet Accessories For Your Automobile

By Randy Stern / July 28, 2022

Part of our pet-loving experience is to take one for a road trip. Or, to the veterinarian when they are not feeling well.  No matter the circumstances, we have to…

Our Rides: Discovering Our Door County

By Randy Stern / June 30, 2022

The idea of a “summer getaway” should be one where the locale and the company you keep should be able to enjoy it.  There are plenty of places that fit…

Our Rides: The Electric Galloping Horse?

By Randy Stern / June 16, 2022

Over the years, we often pat ourselves on the back as being most likely to be first adopters of anything. After all, LGBTQ consumers love to get the latest and…

Our Rides Road Trip: Two To Eau Claire, One With Pride

By Randy Stern / June 13, 2022

It may be just ninety minutes away from the heart of the Twin Cities and located in another state. Yet, Eau Claire offers a unique perspective that is purely Wisconsin. …

Luxjoy and Comfort Helps You Gift With Style

By Linda Raines / June 2, 2022

What do you do when you want to send a gift, but cannot seem to find a single thing that is what you were hoping for? Plenty of people would…

The Queen of Co-op-etition – Renda The Roofer

By Holly Peterson / June 2, 2022

“I got a new tattoo and it’s a pause button,” says Renda Baird, owner of local contracting business Renda the Roofer and RTR Teams. She laughingly explains the philosophy behind…

Online Exclusives

Monkeypox was just declared a health emergency in the U.S.A.

By Randy Stern / August 5, 2022

Cases are on the rise around the world. In Minnesota, it is reported that up to 50 cases have been recorded. A similar number of cases were also reported in…

Travis Shumake Prepares To Break Barriers

By Randy Stern / August 4, 2022

Travis Shumake is about to make history. The son of Tripp Shumake, winner of multiple National Hot Rod Association titles, and Susie Shumake, a member of the Arizona Drag Racing Hall…

Brittney Spencer Brings Her Voice To Live At The Hilde

By Randy Stern / July 27, 2022

Nashville’s Music Row has been evolving to be more inclusive and welcoming. Add Brittney Spencer to that list.  Hailing from Baltimore, the Country singer will be performing in Plymouth as…

Daniel Champagne Returns To The Stage In Minnesota

By Randy Stern / July 13, 2022

If you love great guitar-driven music from a solid singer-songwriter, you may have heard of the name Daniel Champagne. Rumor has it that he has become an object of adoration…

Big Gay News

Uganda LGBT Rights: Government Shuts Down Key Advocacy Group

By Linda / August 8, 2022

The BBC reports that Ugandan officials have banned a prominent LGBT rights group in a major setback for the community there.  Read more at the BBC

New Orleans Searches For Remains Of 4 Victims Of 1973 Gay Bar Fire That Killed 31

By Linda / August 8, 2022

CNN reports that nearly a half-century after arson killed 32 people in a New Orleans gay bar, the City Council has renewed the search for the remains of four victims, including…

Lambeth Conference: Welby Unites Bishops With Compromise On Sexuality

By Linda / August 8, 2022

The BBC reports that a mood of unity and self-satisfaction is prevalent at the end of this rare gathering of more than 650 Anglican bishops – they had come from all…

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