Our Lives

Dimensional Professional: Captain Zack Thelen-Liebl

By Isaac Johnson / June 2, 2022

Some things are never easy, but getting to know Captain Zack Thelen-Liebl of the Minnesota National Guard isn’t one of…

The Evolution of Jerry Hughes in India

By Randy Stern / June 2, 2022

Back in 2008, we featured Jerry Hughes and his Hughes Foundation as a “lifeline to individuals and families affected by…

Emphasizing Their Own: Minnesota National Guard LGBTQ Special Emphasis Council

By Isaac Johnson / June 2, 2022

When diversity and inclusion is at the heart of an organization’s values, there will usually be the presence of an…

A Day In The Life – Rod Kaats

By Linda Raines / June 2, 2022

Where did you grow up? My father was in the Air Force, so we moved a lot. I was born…

Leather Life: Russell Waisanen – Life After The Leather Title

By Steve Lenius / June 2, 2022

So you win a leather title. You spend time preparing to compete at the International Mr. Leather (IML) contest. You…

Implicit Bias in MN Healthcare – LGBTQ and BIPOC

By E.R Shaffer / June 2, 2022

It is undeniable that the American medical system has long been influenced by racism and homophobia. African Americans and Indigenous people…

Jamez Sitings: They Don’t Have To Say ‘Gay’

By Jamez L. Smith / June 2, 2022

We wereUnspeakableDeniable We existed just the same Our forbidden haunts,Sacred sanctuary.Our forbidden love, Forever true. Self-celebratory,We outgrew shame.Evolved into ourselves.Marched the…

Dot Belstler

By Holly Peterson / June 2, 2022

2022 marks the 50th anniversary of Twin Cities Pride. What began in 1972 as a small 50-person march down Nicollet Mall…

Living with Alopecia: From Awareness to Empathy in Unpredictable Times

By Conlan Carter / June 2, 2022

Following the events at the 94th Academy Awards earlier this year, it’s safe to say that the slap heard around…

Aging and Need: Times They are a-Changin’

By Mae Whitney / June 2, 2022

As the LGBTQ  community has fought for visibility and acceptance over the years, its members have also been getting older. SAGE,…

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