Issue 657

A New Golden Era

By Ryan Patchin / July 30, 2020

These Foolish Things. Album cover by Jessica Holleque Instant, mood-setting music—the sounds that used to hold together a social gathering,…

Queer Somalis

By Holly Peterson / July 30, 2020

Photo courtesy of Nasir Abdi-Omar One of the most quintessential parts of being queer, unfortunately, is feeling like we do…

One Big Colorful Family

By Kassidy Tarala / July 30, 2020

Attendees gather for a town hall meeting. Photo by Darren Vance Rainbow Families has been hosting conferences for the LGBTQ+…

Coming Attractions: 657

By Brett Burger / July 30, 2020

Photo by BigStock/Elegant Solution With the news last month that Broadway would officially be closed the remainder of 2020, the…

Leather Life: BIPOC Leatherfolk, Pt. 2

By Steve Lenius / July 30, 2020

Image courtesy of Twin Cities Spectrum Interview with members of Twin Cities Spectrum, Part 2 This issue’s Leather Life column…

Skirting The Issues: The Fate of the Republic

By Ellen Krug / July 30, 2020

Photo by BigStock/N_Defender On my 2020 calendar is a date: November 3. It’s been circled since way back in mid-2019,…

A Word In Edgewise: The First Step Toward Knowledge

By E.B. Boatner / July 30, 2020

Photo by Bigstock/zigres As the Black Plague ravaged Europe in 1346, no one understood why they’d been afflicted. The 14th…

Books: 657

By E.B. Boatner / July 30, 2020

Isherwood in Transit Ed. James J. Berg and Chris Freeman University of Minnesota Press $27 This book follows up Berg…

Jamez Sitings: Genesis

By Jamez L. Smith / July 30, 2020

We’re all in pain We all hurt so much Some of us, centuries longer than others Some of us, millennia…

From the Editor: 2020: PRIDE is Still Alive

By Ryan Patchin / July 30, 2020

I was at the Mall of America on Tuesday March 17, doing a quick, drop-in style mission, with the hopes…

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