[sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″]Tom Goss Live in Minneapolis! [/sws_yellow_box]


Tom Goss is a guitar toting, power-pop prodigy hailing from Washington, DC. While his radio-ready music is often compared to acoustic-pop peers such as Jason Mraz and Jack Johnson, it is Goss’ earnest and thoughtful lyrics that have propelled him to serious singer/songwriter status. It is no wonder then that Goss’ reputation and following has grown so fast.
Goss’ music has been featured on ABC and HBO; his videos have topped the charts on MTV’s LOGO, and he has gained honors such as “Best Musician” by “The Washington Blade” two years running. Goss’ music videos, such as “Lover,” “Bears,” and “Make Believe,” have been an integral part of his success, having racked up millions of views worldwide. Goss has built that audience and his enormous social media following organically, playing shows in every major city in America as well as to international audiences.

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Date: Thursday, April 23 at 7:00pm
Location: Mattie’s on Main, 43 Main St SE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414
Admission: Unknown
For more information, visit Facebook[/sws_blue_box] [sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″] One Voice at Northern Voice! [/sws_yellow_box]


Join us as we perform a short set of really cool music as part of theNorthern Voice Festival, the fringe festival for singers! Tickets are only $5 online or at the door!

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Date: Saturday, April 25 at 12:30pm – 1:05pm
Location: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 345 Washington St, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102
Admission: Info available at Northern Voice Festival
For more information, visit Facebook[/sws_blue_box] [sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″]TCGMC Performs at the Northern Voice Festival [/sws_yellow_box]


Did you miss our spring concert “Here Comes the Sun: The Music of the Beatles?” Here’s another chance to see us perform selections from that concert and more!

Modeled after the wildly successful Minnesota Fringe Theater festival, theNorthern Voice Festival will showcase more than three dozen ensembles during two days, with over 2,500 singers participating in seven venues during 45 hours of performances in front of thousands of audience members! TCGMC is proud to be among the founding members of the Northern Voice Festival.

TCGMC will be performing a 50-minute concert at the new Ordway Concert Hall. Repertoire will include selections from “Here Comes the Sun”, Stephen Schwartz’s uplifting anthem “Testimony” (inspired by the “It Gets Better” campaign), excerpts from Andrew Lippa’s “I Am Harvey Milk” (co-commissioned by TCGMC) and other musical works that exemplify the LGBT choral movement and our mission of Gay Men Building Community Through Music!

Tickets are $10 for the performance / $40 for the complete festival day Golden Ticket. Also performing on the Festival Day are our Queer Music Consortium friends:
11:15am: Calliope Women’s Chorus at the Landmark Center
12:30pm: One Voice Mixed Chorus at the Ordway Concert Hall (right before our performance!)

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Date: Saturday, April 25 at 1:45pm – 2:35pm
Location: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 345 Washington St, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102
Admission: Info available at Northern Voice Festival
For more information, visit Facebook[/sws_blue_box] [sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″]Glitter Bomb! A Benefit for TransActive Gender Center! [/sws_yellow_box]


Come enjoy a wickedly amazing drag show in support of TransActive Gender Center! Executive Director, Jenn Burleton will share a special message!

Directed by Esmé Rodríguez with special emcee, Miss Dee Richards and a slew of amazing performers!


A very special thanks to our media sponsor, MyScene City Magazine/ Editors David and Cory!
Photography by Billie Navarre!
Hosted by The Town House Bar!
TransActive Gender Center, as it exists today, is the culmination of years of personal experience, observation and engagement in issues affecting the lives of transgender children and youth by founders Jenn Burleton, Hayley Klug and Kaig Lightner.

Rising to meet the growing needs of families raising gender diverse and transgender kids, TransActive was founded in 2007 as one of the first independent non-profit organizations to focus exclusively on ending the decades-long practice of dismissing childhood gender diversity as nothing more than a ‘passing phase’ or an indication of future gay or lesbian sexuality.

TransActive Gender Center founder and current executive director Jenn Burleton has been a seminal figure in United States-based education an advocacy related to transgender identity in children and youth, having founded, influenced or advised other well-known transgender youth advocacy organizations like; Trans Youth Family Allies, Gender Spectrum, the Gender Odyssey Family Conference and Trans Youth Equality Foundation.

The Mission of TransActive Gender Center has evolved and adapted over the years as a reflection of the growth in organizational capacity to meet continually expanding needs of children, youth and families, while at the same time remaining true to its original purpose as, “an unequivocal advocate for the rights of children and youth to express their gender identity as they experience it and to receive the care necessary to prevent or overcome psychological and physical trauma and of their families’ right to be supported in their efforts to provide their children with every opportunity to live their lives free of oppression and societal stigmatization.”

TransActive Gender Center values the natural diversity that exists in human biology and development, as well as the immutable right of every person to express their gender identity as they experience it without infringement on their right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

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Date: Sunday, April 26at 7:00pm
Location: Town House Bar, 1415 University Ave West, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104
Admission: Suggested donation/Pay what you can
For more information, visit Facebook[/sws_blue_box] [sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″] “Collected Stories” and “Rat in the Skull” [/sws_yellow_box]


Collected Stories is a compelling story about the relationship between Ruth, a teacher and respected writer, and her student and protégée Lisa. Over the course of 6 years, Lisa journeys from insecure student to successful writer, and the women deal with the moral dilemma of whether one person’s life events are suitable for another to use in their own creative process. Collected Stories runs April 25 and 30, May 1 and 9 at 8 PM; April 26 at 6 PM; and May 10 at 2 PM.
For tickets to Collected stories: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1391919

Rat in The Skull is a timely and powerful drama dealing with incidents of police brutality during the 1980’s in England. The play follows the story of a suspected member of the IRA being questioned about his part in a terrorist bombing, and the alleged abuse at the hands of the investigators. Rat in the Skull runs April 23 and 24; May 2, 7 and 8 at 8 PM; May 2 and May 10 at 6 PM.
For tickets to ” Rat in the Skull” : http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1409374

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Date: April 23 – May 10 at 6pm
Location: People’s Center Theater, 425 20th Ave S, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454
Admission: $22 via Brown Paper Tickets
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