From The Editor: A Touchdown For The Rainbow Community

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I’m going to be completely honest here: I’m not the pinnacle of athletic skill. Although I played football and softball as a kid, I was—how can I phrase this?—not good at it. As such, sports were never my forte (“sporte”?), but nonetheless, sports are a huge part of our social fabric, and it’s especially integral to the GLBT community at large.

For the 2018 Sports & Fitness Issue, Lavender tees off with an interview with Minnesota United FC soccer star Collin Martin, who recently came out to become the only active openly gay player in American pro soccer. We also celebrate Minnesota’s winners at the 2018 Gay Games in Paris, and we profile the rainbow-friendly online athletic wear company Prideletics.

We also meet the folks at the Minnesota Senior Sports Association, and we interview Capt. Tyler Bieniek of the Minnesota National Guard. Also, a heads up to our readers: nominations for our 2018 Lavender Community Awards are underway! If you know an individual, an organization, or a company that has done great work for the GLBT community in the past year, be sure to send your submissions by Monday, Nov. 19!

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