Issue 689


By Holly Peterson / October 21, 2021

SHAPESHIFT has been a part of the Twin Cities arts scene since 2013, when a group of friends began craving…

Dressing Well Means Dressing for Yourself

By Andrew Stark / October 21, 2021

I was born on December 14, 1982, at a hospital in New Orleans. My father was not present at my…

Brewery Home Companion: Rural Breweries Across Minnesota

By Andrew Stark / October 21, 2021

I have driven 381 miles for a beer.  Revelation Ale Works is a small, seven-barrel taproom in Minnesota’s northwesternmost corner,…

Leather Life: Leather/BDSM/Fetish Under Age 40

By Steve Lenius / October 21, 2021

Because I recently wrote a column on “Leather and Aging” (Lavender issue #681), and because the theme of this issue of Lavender is…

Our Rides: A Pride Road Trip to La Crosse

By Randy Stern / October 21, 2021

In order to find LGBTQ Pride, you have to search to celebrate it.  In the months since the COVID-19 Pandemic…

Swedes Along the Mississippi

By Carla Waldemar / October 21, 2021

Stockholm (pop. 97) is a blink-and-you-miss-it settlement hemming the Mississippi as it widens to become Lake Pepin: no gas station,…

A Word In Edgewise: Butterfly Wings Beating Ever Louder

By E.B. Boatner / October 21, 2021

How did you prepare for Y2K? Did you know someone who could take “What if’s?” exponentially higher than a moon…

Books: 689

By E.B. Boatner / October 21, 2021

Bessie Smith: A Poet’s Biography of a Blues LegendJackie Kay Vintage $16.95 Kay, a child of color adopted by white…

Beneath the Surface: A Few LGBTQ Unsung Heroes

By Lavender / October 21, 2021

When we think of cultural icons, we think Martin Luther King Jr., Jimi Hendrix, Walt Disney. These are hugely influential…

LGBTQ+ Under 40: Luminaries Making This Community a Better Place

By Lavender / October 21, 2021

Nur-D – Hip Hop Artist/Activist/Disseminator of Impossibly Good Vibes Nur-D has been a rising star in the Twin Cities music…

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