Issue 714

“I Am Gay” – Jack Jablonski’s Coming Out Story

By Randy Stern / October 6, 2022

As a sophomore at Benilde-St. Margaret’s School in St. Louis Park, Jack Jablonski was playing his shift during a tournament…

Ruby Skippers – Lavender Magazine Looks Back at 40 Years of the Gay Games

By Terrance Griep / October 6, 2022

Just as a rose begins, really begins its existence below ground and out of sight, the Olympics-esque, international, multi-sport and…

The Twin Cities’ LGBTQ Community: Then & Now

By Kassidy Tarala / October 6, 2022

Elizabeth Barnard came out in 1975 after her divorce. She quickly became involved in a segment of the local lesbian…

Pride Journey: Provincetown, Massachusetts

By Joey Amato / October 6, 2022

I think it’s safe to say that I found my new happy place. I had visited Provincetown, Massachusetts once before…

From the Editor: Where We Came From, Where We’re Going

By Randy Stern / October 6, 2022

What do you know about LGBTQ history? Don’t answer that immediately. Let me first state to those who have lived…

A Word In Edgewise: Lifelines and Life-Savers: Books Make a Difference

By E.B. Boatner / October 6, 2022

We humans are, on the whole, social animals, incomplete without community. Language-blessed, we love stories; heroes of olden times, fables,…

The Long, Long Road From Kirmser’s to Lush 

By E.B. Boatner / October 6, 2022

A long road still ‘a winding, for while we’re a long ways from 1946 Kirmser’s closeted gay clientele, there’s still…

Eat The Menu: Table Service

By Carla Waldemar / October 6, 2022

I’ve only myself to blame. Tavola—Italian for “table”—the intimate restaurant in the boutique Elliot Park Hotel anchoring that corner of…

Mark My Words: Somewhere Between Chicago and Ottawa…

By Mark Segal / October 6, 2022

August isn’t supposed to be busy, but as we’ve all learned, this year seems to have lots of surprises. Last…

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