Lifestyles & Communities

Leather Life: A (Re)introduction

By Karri Plowman / March 9, 2023

Greetings. Hello. The hardest part in starting this column has been how to address you, the reader.  Often, I’m on…

LGBTQ Homelessness in Minnesota

By Susan Swavely / February 23, 2023

One of the major and most pressing issues in the United States is the problem of homelessness. Homelessness and housing…

From the Editor: A Year Later…

By Randy Stern / February 9, 2023

Here’s a question you might be wondering: Why do we publish our Spring issues in the Winter? It’s interesting that…

12.15.22 7th Annual Homeless Youth Wear Drive With Glory & Friends and the Cheryl Reeve Show Saint Paul MN

By Sophia Hantzes / January 23, 2023

“Affirmative Action” – Minnesota Community Care’s Hormone and Gender-Affirming Care Clinic Makes A Difference

By Terrance Griep / January 12, 2023

Hollow, hateful laws proposed by hollow, hateful lawmakers.  Discrimination disguised as corporate policy.  On-stage jokes delivered by willfully ignorant comedians. …

Leather Life: Your Humble Columnist Is Retiring

By Steve Lenius / January 12, 2023

From Issue #1 of Lavender Magazine, June 9, 1995: “Greetings! New magazine, new leather columnist. When the editors of this publication asked…

Welcome to the 2023 Pride Pages Directory

By Lavender / December 29, 2022

Click here to view the Pride Pages Directory. In the face of adversity, how a person—or a community, a nation,…

When The Snowbirds Settle: Senior LGBTQ Retirement Development Opens In Palm Springs

By Aurora Smith / December 15, 2022

When the snows fall in the winter, some folks in our local community decide it’s time to fly south for…

Mark My Words: Is There LGBTQ Culture?

By Mark Segal / December 1, 2022

Do we as LGBTQ people have a community and a history? Do we have a culture? You’ll find the answer…

08.20.22 Day of the Transgender Child Celebration 2022 Saint Paul MN

By Sophia Hantzes / November 5, 2022

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