Issue 721

The Good Doctor: Angela Kade Goepferd, MD

By Susan Swavely / January 12, 2023

This year, the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on LGBT Health and Wellness presented Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd (they/she) the Ellen…

“Affirmative Action” – Minnesota Community Care’s Hormone and Gender-Affirming Care Clinic Makes A Difference

By Terrance Griep / January 12, 2023

Hollow, hateful laws proposed by hollow, hateful lawmakers.  Discrimination disguised as corporate policy.  On-stage jokes delivered by willfully ignorant comedians. …

Breaking Down Barriers to LGBTQ Parenthood

By Kassidy Tarala / January 12, 2023

The process of starting a family looks different for everyone. For folks pursuing fertility treatments like surrogacy, intrauterine insemination (IUI),…

COVID-19, the LGBTQ Community, and Public Policy

By Holly Peterson / January 12, 2023

“It is really important to understand the disproportionate effect that COVID has had on our community,” says Dr. Wallace Swan.…

Leather Life: Your Humble Columnist Is Retiring

By Steve Lenius / January 12, 2023

From Issue #1 of Lavender Magazine, June 9, 1995: “Greetings! New magazine, new leather columnist. When the editors of this publication asked…

Welcome (A Covid Poem)

By Jamez L. Smith / January 12, 2023

All this talk of the Asymptomatic The unsympathetic Is almost as comical As it is alarming Getting a taste Of…

A Word In Edgewise: “Les Misérables” Redux – 2022 

By E.B. Boatner / January 12, 2023

I first saw Les Misérables on stage at the Schubert Theatre, Tremont Street, Boston, around Christmastime,1987. It was the musical’s first National…

From The Editor – My Friend Steve

By Randy Stern / January 12, 2023

Welcome to 2023! And, welcome to our annual Health and Wellness issue! With the Holidays behind us, we can look…

Wilkommen, Y’all

By Carla Waldemar / January 12, 2023

This is not your typical Texas landscape, populated by cowpokes in boots and ten-gallon hats loping across plains flat as…

Our Rides: Driving As Stress Relief?

By Randy Stern / January 12, 2023

How do you cope with stress? It is one of the most important questions we often ask ourselves. Stress itself…

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