Ryan Patchin

From the Editor: Pockets of Perks

By Ryan Patchin / February 11, 2021

Photo by Bigstock/photoKrat Minnesota winters were built for hunkering down. We’ve reached the point of no return in our annual…

Avenues For Youth – Providing A Roof For Our Youth

By Ryan Patchin / February 11, 2021

Photo courtesy of Bigstock/ jeffbanke The mission of Avenues for Youth is simple: to partner with youth experiencing homelessness to…

COVID Roadtripping – A Lonely Road to the Rockies

By Ryan Patchin / January 28, 2021

By the time we cruised into Denver, the drive itself had been a trip. About 25 hours after leaving my…

Ramsey County Offers Free HIV Testing

By Ryan Patchin / January 28, 2021

Ramsey County and the Minnesota Department of Health have teamed up to offer free, at-home HIV testing kits. I asked…

From The Editor: Pandemic Passion Prospects

By Ryan Patchin / January 28, 2021

What a year for romance. Twelve months ago, we’d heard the word coronavirus but it hadn’t become the imprisoning force…

Recruitment and the Rainbow: A Decade Beyond Repeal

By Ryan Patchin / January 14, 2021

Major General Shawn Manke. Photo courtesy of MN National Guard Ten years have passed since the repeal of Don’t Ask,…

A Personal Journey Requires a Custom Fit

By Ryan Patchin / January 14, 2021

Photo by BigStock/Poramate Personal fitness doesn’t have to be a pipe-dream. We’ve entered 2021; it’s that time of year when…

Mindful in Middle America

By Ryan Patchin / January 14, 2021

I’m a road-trip guy. In 2019, I drove my way through 11 states–for all sorts of reasons. I bought a…

Taylor Seaberg Wins Lavender Scholarship

By Ryan Patchin / December 17, 2020

Lavender is delighted to announce the first recipient of the Lavender Scholarship. Taylor Ngiri Seaberg is a gender non-binary, third…

Looking Ahead: Finance for the Future

By Ryan Patchin / December 17, 2020

2020 has society collectively looking over its shoulder; we’re all waiting for the next shoe to drop. Setbacks and shutdowns…

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