Our Lives

“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. …

Breaking Down Barriers to LGBTQ Parenthood

By Kassidy Tarala / January 12, 2023

The process of starting a family looks different for everyone. For folks pursuing fertility treatments like surrogacy, intrauterine insemination (IUI),…

COVID-19, the LGBTQ Community, and Public Policy

By Holly Peterson / January 12, 2023

“It is really important to understand the disproportionate effect that COVID has had on our community,” says Dr. Wallace Swan.…

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 (A Covid Poem)

By Jamez L. Smith / January 12, 2023

All this talk of the Asymptomatic The unsympathetic Is almost as comical As it is alarming Getting a taste Of…

From The Editor – My Friend Steve

By Randy Stern / January 12, 2023

Welcome to 2023! And, welcome to our annual Health and Wellness issue! With the Holidays behind us, we can look…

Our Rides: Driving As Stress Relief?

By Randy Stern / January 12, 2023

How do you cope with stress? It is one of the most important questions we often ask ourselves. Stress itself…

Bridging the Gap Between Community and Self

By Jen Peeples / January 12, 2023

When you think of community, the first thing that may come to mind is leadership. Leaders are the driving force…

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,…

From the Editor: What To Do This Winter?

By Randy Stern / December 15, 2022

This is our final full issue of 2022.  It is not a sad occasion, mind you. It certainly closes out…

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