Lifestyles & Communities

Leather Life: IML44 and IMBB30—Vicariously

By Steve Lenius / June 30, 2022

After being canceled two years, the International Mr. Leather (IML) and International Mr. Bootblack (IMBB) contests were back in 2022.…

06.16.22 Saint Paul Seniors Pride in the Park Saint Paul MN

By Sophia Hantzes / June 29, 2022

6.18.22 Brainerd Lakes Pride

By Lavender / June 19, 2022

All photos by Barry Leavitt

06.04.22 East Central Minnesota Pride Pine City MN

By Sophia Hantzes / June 17, 2022

SECOND 25 YEARS OF PRIDE: 1998-2022

By Ashley Berning / June 16, 2022

Things were looking up for LGBTQ people in the 1990s. Although discriminatory legislation was being passed, like the Defense of…

Lavender Magazine Community Award – Corporation: Best Buy

By Terrance Griep / June 16, 2022

Although it would become many things before its history was written–a recruiting station, a conscript clearing house, and a war…

FIRST 25 YEARS OF TWIN CITIES PRIDE: 1972-1997

By Ashley Berning / June 2, 2022

In order to understand the origins of Twin Cities Pride, we need to travel back to 1972, the year of…

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…

From The Editor – Fifty Years of Pride

By Randy Stern / June 2, 2022

Fifty years ago, we first celebrated our community in what is now called Twin Cities Pride According to several online…

Mark My Words: The Continual Process of Naming Our Community

By Mark Segal / June 2, 2022

There’s been an interesting debate going on in our community, and it’s been a continuous one for many years now.…

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