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Lifestyles & Communities

“Get To The Point” – On Network TV, Minneapolis Firefighter Akeela Al-Hameed Proves She’s As Tough As Nails

>Chu-chunk!< That distinctive sound marks the distinctive end of distinctive work performed by a distinctive worker:  the roughneck whose calloused hands are sheltered by rawhide stained with dinosaur bones; the poor schlub whose squinting eyes are aided by plastic goggles scarred with a dozen near-misses; or the builder whose sweat-drenched skull is abetted by a four-pound…

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From The Editor: There’s More To “Home” Than Meets The Eye

In past issues, I referred to “home” as a concept and a real part of life. It is more than just a place to rest your head, work, cook, and enjoy life. A destination after time away from it. We also know how much it takes to create a home. Maintaining it inside and out….

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Lavender Community Pride Award – Corporation: HealthPartners

Being a corporate citizen is turning on a beacon to direct us to their goods and services. This is even more important when we seek a healthcare provider for ourselves and our community. What does HealthPartners do for us? For 61 years, Bloomington-based HealthPartners has served us through 55 primary care clinics, 22 urgent care…

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From The Editor: And, The Lavender Magazine Community Pride Award Goes To…

It’s mid-June already! Therefore, it’s time for the Lavender Magazine Community Pride Awards issue! Just like every year, we try our best to present these awards to a worthy group of people, organizations, and businesses that serve our community well in their own capacity. We look at the past, present, and future of our community…

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Jones-Harrison’s Rainbow Connection Creates a Safe Haven for LGBTQ+ Elders

Six months ago, Jones-Harrison Senior Living Home cemented the Rainbow Connection program, a biweekly community group for queer adults. Lavender Magazine sat down with Heather M. Stimac, the Director of Therapeutic Recreation, Music Specialist, and Entertainment Coordinator of the living facility. What is Rainbow Connection? “As far as the Rainbow Connection, this is actually my…

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02.10.23 PFund Foundation 2023 Moxie Awards Minneapolis MN

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Proudest Year Yet: Twin Cities Pride 2023

Bigger than ever and full of fun things to do, this year’s Twin Cities Pride is an absolute can’t-miss experience! Whether it’s your first time at Pride or your fifty-first, there will be plenty there for you to enjoy. Executive Director of Twin Cities Pride, Andi Otto (he/him), who has worked with Twin Cities Pride…

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Photo Essay: A Spotlight On Our Local LGBTQ Business Community

Text by Lucinda Pepper, Photography by Sander Kenwood Shining light on each other, we all glow Across the Twin Cities and throughout Minnesota, LGBTQ entrepreneurs are providing goods and services, working collaboratively and lifting each other up. From accounting, arts organizations and farming to manufacturing, wellness and wholesale services, you can find LGBTQ folks meeting…

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Trans Soup: Advocacy, Outreach, and Croutons

Want some croutons with that soup? Trans Soup is an all-encompassing advocacy and outreach community that gives voice to the LGBTQ experience. Joni Cromer and Ann Neubauer-Brown began the coalition in March of 2022. Origins “We met at a transgender support group during COVID, and we wanted to create something coming out of COVID that…

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When an Arch Isn’t Enough, We Need a Rainbow Circle

Pride isn’t something queer people should only get to enjoy once a year, and Twin Cities Pride is working to make year-round Pride a reality with their new community programming division, The Rainbow Circle. Director of Programming at Twin Cities Pride, Kelsey Alto (she/her), describes The Rainbow Circle’s goal, which is “to partner with local…

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