Issue 696

Skirting the Issues: Making Room

By Ellen Krug / January 27, 2022

I’ve had the honor of writing for Lavender since the summer of 2011. I calculate that more than 100,000 of my words…

2022 LGBTQ Sports Directory

By Linda Raines / January 27, 2022

The Twin Cities metro is home to a remarkable number of athletes who identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community.…

Door’s Open

By Carla Waldemar / January 27, 2022

It’s Quiet Season in Door County. And that’s a good thing.  Summertime, this popular needle of land separating the thumb…

Overcoming Obstacles with the Minnesota Vixen

By E.R Shaffer / January 27, 2022

 While many people associate Vikings or Gophers with Minnesota football, there’s a flipside of athletes working just as hard, just…

Livin’ La Vida Loppet

By Isaac Johnson / January 27, 2022

In Conversation with the Loppet Foundation’s Executive Director Claire Wilson The Loppet Foundation is a queer-led organization driven by year-round…

Ball That Glitters – Minnesota Lynx Head Coach Cheryl Reeve Goes For The Gold

By Terrance Griep / January 27, 2022

“Winning isn’t everything,” proclaimed the oft-re-quoted UCLA Bruins football coach Red Saunders, “it’s the only thing.”  You’d be forgiven for…

U of M Gopher Advocates and Allies – A Nurturing Community for Queer Student-Athletes

By Conlan Carter / January 27, 2022

For many young people arriving on campus for the first time, college begins an identity-defining experience. This is moreso true…

2022 Valentine’s Gift Guide

By Lavender / January 27, 2022

DINOSAUR BONE CUFF LINKS AND RING SETJewelry by Johan This coordinating set of accessories features REAL meteorite and fossilized dinosaur…

A Word In Edgewise: Thank You for Being a Friend

By E.B. Boatner / January 27, 2022

I didn’t want to write this piece now, not for a long, long time. Yet, here we are; she’s gone, and…

Biz Buzz: Tsar Barber – Traditional Men’s Barbershop

By Linda Raines / January 27, 2022

Business: Tsar Barber – Traditional Men’s Barbershop  Your Name: Pete Ornatek Job Title:  “Master Barber”  Give us a brief overview of your business…

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