Causes

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…

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…

From A to Zee: Could Disney/Mickey Come to the Rescue? 

By Zaylore Stout / June 2, 2022

Hello Disney!  Remember me? It’s Zaylore Stout.  I grew up about a mile away from Disneyland in the 1980s and…

The Impact of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Minnesota

By Holly Peterson / June 2, 2022

Minnesota had its first reported case of AIDS in 1982 – only a year after the first case was reported…

Why Black Pride Events are Essential 

By Zaylore Stout / June 2, 2022

Our History I’d like start by level setting this article with a quote from actor/activist Wilson Cruz which he shared…

Burning Bright With Homebody MN Candles

By Linda Raines / June 2, 2022

The sense of smell is one of the oldest and most primal of the senses, and one of the first…

How Connecting the Dots Change LGBTQ History

By Mark Segal / June 2, 2022

I’m in Chicago, Skokie to be exact, at the Illinois Holocaust Museum, which is hosting the LGBTQ history exhibit “Rise…

A Phoenix From the Ashes

By Kassidy Tarala / May 5, 2022

Discrimination against the LGBTQ+ persists in home buying and renting, but groups like the LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance are working…

A Tradition of Community Care 

By Mae Whitney / May 5, 2022

Restrictions are lifting, patios are opening, and events are popping up around the Twin Cities. It is once again time…

Melanie Willingham-Jaggers: Beauty in the Margins

By Ashley Berning / April 21, 2022

In 1990, a group of teachers formed an organization called GLSEN (pronounced like “glisten”) with the intention of making schools…

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