Our Lives

08.21.21 Transforming Families: Day of the Transgender Child 2021 Minneapolis MN

By Sophia Hantzes / September 16, 2021

Every Month Is Pride Month

By Kassidy Tarala / September 9, 2021

This year’s East Central Minnesota Pride will be unlike any other—for more reasons than one. Of course, June will always…

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: Queer Grace Community

By Mike Marcotte / September 9, 2021

A church for queers, by queers. Religious trauma is real, especially within the LGBTQIA+ community.  Queer Grace Community, based in…

My Safe Word Is Onomatopoeic: Fast Times at Rubber Ball USA

By Andrew Stark / September 9, 2021

After watching a grown man willfully disrobe in front of a gathering group of strangers, most of whose body parts…

From the Editor: On the Masculinity Myth

By Andrew Stark / September 9, 2021

“Human nature, like God,” writes Carolyn Merchant in The Death of Nature (1980), “consisted of a unity of equal male-female principles.” The goal,…

Mangina Monologues I-V (Talking Out My Ass)

By Jamez L. Smith / August 26, 2021

MM-IV I love it When He Fills Me. I love it when he’s about to fill me. That first lite…

SAGE and the Diverse Elders Coalition: Bridging the Gap

By Holly Peterson / August 26, 2021

“The fabric of our country is changing. The United States is becoming increasingly older and more diverse in its racial,…

Leather Life: LA&M Exhibits – Leather’s Golden Era and Art of Rex

By Steve Lenius / August 26, 2021

The doors to the Leather Archives and Museum (LA&M) in Chicago are again open to the public. (They had been…

From the Editor

By Andrew Stark / August 26, 2021

Fall is a period of self-reflection.              This time of year, I try to get into the woods as often as…

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