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Mr/Miss Catastrophe Contest
January 10 • 7:30pm
The Saloon • 830 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

Minnesota Leather Pride and The Saloon are slightly embarrassed to present this once-in-a-lifetime experience! It’s a night of spectacle as you’ll see people you’d never expect in drag – in drag! Watch as they strut their collective stuff all over the stage! Thrill as they try to remember the words to their songs! Gasp as they try to keep their wigs from shifting! Marvel at how we arrive at a winner! They’ll also have local ladies providing entertainment … and don’t forget … Jello Shots! All funds raised will go to the Minnesota Leather Pride Weekend and the trio of new contests – Minnesota Leather Sir, Minnesota Leather boy, and Ms. Minnesota Leather Pride! No cover charge or dress code. But bring your cash. Bring your credit cards. Bring small barnyard animals or unwanted boyfriends to barter. And bring yourselves in whatever street-legal attire you care to wear to revel in the fun! Visit for more info.


Eat, Drink & Be Married
January 17 • 7:30pm
January 18 • 3pm
Hopkins High School Auditorium • 2400 Lindbergh Dr., Hopkins

Join One Voice for a musical feast celebrating the people making LGBT rights a reality. Join us for food and drink, stories and song, including the world premiere of Music Makers, Dreamers of Dreams by MN composer, Christopher Aspaas. With guest performers Michael Gruber and choirs from Shir Tikvah and Mayflower UCC, and the Tretter LGBT archive photo display. Visit for tickets and more info.


Torture – How it affects the GLBT Community at Home and Abroad
January 22 • 7:30-9pm
Shir Tikvah • 1360 West Minnehaha Parkway, Minneapolis

Hear an exceptional panel of experts talk about torture. This distinguished group of people will discuss the reality of torture and how torture is used against the global LGBT community including conversion therapy – dangerous attempts to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity in the United States. This is a chance for all of us to learn what is being done, and more importantly what we can do individually and collectively to help. The distinguished panel includes Barb Frey, Dr. Steve Miles, Samantha Ames and Neal Porter. Participating organizations include Center for Victims of Torture, Human Rights Center – University of Minnesota Law School, Human Rights Program – University of Minnesota School of Liberal Arts, and The National Center for Lesbian Rights. No cover charge. Visit Facebook page for more info.


Want to show off your recently remodeled home? The Minneapolis & Saint Paul Home Tour, April 25-26, 2015, is accepting nominations of recent home remodels at Click on “submit a home” for the option to apply online or download an application, due January 16 or soon thereafter. Contact coordinator Margo Ashmore at [email protected] or call 612-867-4874 for more info.

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