Lifestyles & Communities

Leather Life: Song – “I Enjoy Being a . . .”

By Steve Lenius / February 10, 2022

Happy Valentine’s Day! Let’s celebrate this Holiday of Love with some parody lyrics to a famous show tune called “I…

Skirting the Issues: Making Room

By Ellen Krug / January 27, 2022

I’ve had the honor of writing for Lavender since the summer of 2011. I calculate that more than 100,000 of my words…

Leather Life: Corn Haulers of Iowa Disband

By Steve Lenius / January 13, 2022

Very sad news: After 45 years in existence, the members of the Corn Haulers Leather & Levi Club of Des Moines,…

Leather Life: Are We There Yet?

By Steve Lenius / December 16, 2021

With 2021 mostly in the rearview mirror, and with 2022 approaching, I’d like to begin this column with a memory…

Minnesota Pride Rotary Club – An Update On a Classic

By Lavender / December 2, 2021

The first thing I notice when I walk into Leif Hagen’s office at Achievement Financial was the collection of paintings…

Leather Life’s Holiday Gift Guide 2021

By Steve Lenius / November 18, 2021

Silky Tie-Ups by Liberator. Two four-foot-long, silky-soft sashes perfect for light bondage experimentation—or, for experienced players, something different than the usual…

10.19.21 Spirit Day 2021 Presented by QUEERSPACE collective, Minneapolis Public Schools, Out4Good and GLAAD Minneapolis MN

By Sophia Hantzes / October 30, 2021

Leather Life: Leather/BDSM/Fetish Under Age 40

By Steve Lenius / October 21, 2021

Because I recently wrote a column on “Leather and Aging” (Lavender issue #681), and because the theme of this issue of Lavender is…

Skirting the Issues: Speed Bump

By Ellen Krug / October 7, 2021

In less than three months, my life will take a distinctive shift—I’ll move from the “under-65-years-old” category to “65-and-older.”  For…

A Word In Edgewise: Brief Notes on a Long Life

By E.B. Boatner / October 7, 2021

Jeanne Louise Calment was born 21 February 1875 in Arles, France, and died there August 4, 1997. One hundred twenty-two…

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