Ellen Krug

Skirting the Issues: Acts of Kindness

By Ellen Krug / July 14, 2022

As we contemplate how the virus has so fundamentally changed things—and even resulted in cancellation of this month’s Pride Festival—I…

Skirting the Issues: Fading To Black

By Ellen Krug / June 2, 2022

For Pride this year, I have been thinking about younger queer kids.  Because there are no other visible transgender adults…

Skirting The Issues: Norfolk, NE

By Ellen Krug / May 19, 2022

My very first Pride event was in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in 2004, when I was freshly out, and naively believed…

Skirting the Issues – Traveling While Trans

By Ellen Krug / March 24, 2022

For the longest time, I believed there was an imaginary Tupperware-tight line that separated the Twin Cities LGBTQ bubble from…

Skirting the Issues: Making Room

By Ellen Krug / January 27, 2022

I’ve had the honor of writing for Lavender since the summer of 2011. I calculate that more than 100,000 of my words…

Skirting the Issues: Relentless

By Ellen Krug / November 4, 2021

In mid-October, the Texas legislature passed HB25, a law that bans transgender students from competing in K-12 sports according to…

Skirting the Issues: Speed Bump

By Ellen Krug / October 7, 2021

In less than three months, my life will take a distinctive shift—I’ll move from the “under-65-years-old” category to “65-and-older.”  For…

Skirting The Issues: Osseo

By Ellen Krug / September 9, 2021

There are many ways to change the world. For example, some take to the streets and march with sheer numbers…

Skirting the Issues: Jack

By Ellen Krug / August 12, 2021

Photo courtesy of Ellen Krug For someone who values her time—especially having the ability to sit and write uninterrupted or…

Skirting the Issues: Unlearning Selfishness

By Ellen Krug / July 15, 2021

Photo courtesy of BigStock/EvgeniiAnd For several years up through the present, whenever I speak to audiences, I make what I…

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