Skirting the Issues: Ordinary Heroes

By Ellen Krug / December 7, 2017

What makes for a hero? I’m talking real-life, human-inspiring heroes; not ones that social media manufactures or people to whom…

Q & A with National Coming Out Day Speaker Judy Shepard

By Andy Lien / September 28, 2017

In 1998, Judy Shepard lost her son Matthew to a murder motivated by anti-gay hate in Laramie, Wyoming. Since then,…

05.10.17 University of Minnesota Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life: Lavender Graduation Celebration Minneapolis MN

By Sophia Hantzes / May 29, 2017

A Word In Edgewise: New Wine in Old Bottles

By E.B. Boatner / April 13, 2017

A beguiling giraffe face — calm, sloe-eyed — gazes languidly from the cover of the March Smithsonian above a blurb…

02.25.17 Queer and Trans Family Support Conference St Paul MN

By Sophia Hantzes / March 5, 2017

Interview with Roxanne Anderson, Honored Trans and Racial Justice Activist on Trump, Bathroom Policy, and the Lavender Community

By John Townsend / January 19, 2017

You know Roxanne Anderson as last year’s Grand Marshal for Twin Cities Pride. That honor signified a culmination of an…

A Word In Edgewise: A Tale from the Dark Side

By E.B. Boatner / November 10, 2016

Some time ago, well, several decades now, back in the early 1970s, though it seems like yesterday, I witnessed an event…

Skirting The Issues: Gratitude II

By Ellen Krug / September 29, 2016

Five years ago, I penned a column entitled “Gratitude” that detailed how a group of well-off, totally straight cisgender people…

A Word In Edgewise: Learning from Others

By E.B. Boatner / September 29, 2016

I recently spent 10 days in Amsterdam. Aside from the beauty of Amsterdam, itself, a city of which I am very…

GSA: A Support System for GLBT Youth

By Shane Lueck / June 9, 2016

What may not be common knowledge is that every high school in the Minneapolis and St. Paul public school districts…

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