Education

Beneath the Surface: A Few LGBTQ Unsung Heroes

By Lavender / October 21, 2021

When we think of cultural icons, we think Martin Luther King Jr., Jimi Hendrix, Walt Disney. These are hugely influential…

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…

Serve Our Society: Mossier

By Mike Marcotte / August 12, 2021

Minneapolis-based nonprofit ensures LGBTQ individuals feel empowered at work A 2018 Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation survey of employees across…

The Present-Day History Of The Civil Rights Movement

By Kassidy Tarala / July 1, 2021

The Weisman Art Museum’s new exhibit is highlighting the thousands of police murders of Black people each year, mass incarceration,…

Graduating To What?

By Ryan Patchin / April 22, 2021

Graduating college is a big deal. Typically accompanied by a celebration, a red-inked bank statement, and shiny new career. Right?…

A Word In Edgewise: Where Are the Plagues of Yesteryear?

By E.B. Boatner / March 11, 2021

Photo courtesy of BigStock/EzumeImages I recommend Hans Zinsser’s 1935 Rats, Lice and History, a surprisingly witty, acerbic biography of Typhus.…

Minnesota Black History, Part II

By Ryan Patchin / February 25, 2021

Tracing back: Modern consequences of antiquated enactments The latest Census Bureau data shows that of Minnesota’s 5.6 million residents, about…

A Word In Edgewise: Ratiocination or Lizard Hind-Brain: What’s Your Pleasure?

By E.B. Boatner / February 25, 2021

Photo by BigStock/volodymyrscherbak In 1374, along the Rhine valley, hundreds of townsfolk danced compulsively–non-stop, for days–to exhaustion, even death. The…

Minnesota Black History: Part 1

By Ryan Patchin / February 11, 2021

The Honorable Wilhelmina M. Wright received her federal judicial commission on February 18, 2016. Image courtesy of Wilhelmina M. Wright…

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…

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