Category: Feature

  • Ten best moments from Drag Race’s Battle of the Seasons show in Minneapolis

    Ten best moments from Drag Race’s Battle of the Seasons show in Minneapolis

    Female impersonation is an artform, as host Michelle Visage noted at Monday night’s stop on the RuPaul’s Drag Race Battle of the Seasons show at the Varsity. Pandora Boxx, Sharon Needles, Detox Icunt, Willam Belli, Alaska Thunderfuck, and Manila Luzon didn’t impersonate divas, a trait the encompasses much of drag, they were the divas themselves. […]

  • Opinion: During “unsession,” repeal laws used to jail and harass gays and lesbians

    Opinion: During “unsession,” repeal laws used to jail and harass gays and lesbians

    As part of what he has dubbed the “unsession,” Gov. Mark Dayton is asking Minnesotans to submit ideas to “eliminate old and outdated rules.” Minnesota has an outdated law that was once used to imprison gays and lesbians. State statute 609.293 is called the sodomy law and while it pertained to both heterosexual and homosexual […]

  • Planning a gay wedding in Minnesota? Buy Equality and avoid businesses that might discriminate

    Planning a gay wedding in Minnesota? Buy Equality and avoid businesses that might discriminate

    In a week, same-sex couples in Minnesota will be enjoying, for the first time, the right to legally wed. That means a flurry of wedding planning. But how do you avoid the hassles that come from working with a business that is hostile to marriage equality? Fortunately, Project 515 and Outfront Minnesota have put together […]

  • Citizens press for rainbow lighting of Lowry Bridge for Pride

    Citizens press for rainbow lighting of Lowry Bridge for Pride

    Derek Harley wants the Lowry Avenue Bridge lit up like a rainbow for Pride, especially in light of the Supreme Court decision striking part of DOMA on Wednesday. Harley did quite a bit of legwork in a post circulating on Facebook, so we are presenting it here in full. (Harley has been the driving force […]

  • Wis. city council member calls Pride parade ‘deviant’

    Wis. city council member calls Pride parade ‘deviant’

    At a Wausau, Wis., city council meeting on Tuesday night, council member David Nutting used the public comment portion of the meeting to condemn the city’s first LGBT pride parade to be held on June 22. The parade is independent from the Heart of Wisconsin Pride held in August in Wausau. Nutting called the event […]

  • Out Twin Cities Film Festival begins on Wednesday

    Out Twin Cities Film Festival begins on Wednesday

    This year’s Out Twin Cities Film Festival begins on Wednesday night. In its third year, 2013 promises to be more than just a screening of LGBT films with high profile panelists, entertainment, and engaging themes. Opening Night kicks off Wednesday, May 29, with a gala at the Graves Hotel in downtown Minneapolis. The theme is […]

  • Minnesota’s religious right apocalyptic as Minnesota passes marriage equality

    Minnesota’s religious right apocalyptic as Minnesota passes marriage equality

    The Minnesota Legislature passed marriage equality earlier this week and on Tuesday, Gov. Mark Dayton signed the measure into law. Starting August 1, same-sex couples will have the right to legally marry in the North Star State. While the push for marriage equality has brought out the best in many Minnesotans, among the religious right, […]

  • Handicapping gay marriage in the Senate

    Handicapping gay marriage in the Senate

    A little over half a dozen Minnesota Senators hold the votes that are key to passing marriage equality in Minnesota. Thirty four votes are needed to pass the bill, and the there’s likely 31 votes in support. If the DFLers and one Republican who have indicated support for marriage equality do indeed vote for the […]

  • Marriage debate, 5 weeks left: Week in review

    Four Minnesota political parties advocate for gay marriage: Greens, Libertarians, Independence and DFL. Minnesota business leaders took out full page ads in metro newspapers. In the Duluth News Tribune, Tim G. Riley has some words for marriage equality supporters in “Changing marriage is against the laws of nature”:”Redefining marriage has an outrageous next step, but […]

  • Minnesota Republicans offer Student Religious Liberties Act

    Minnesota Republicans offer Student Religious Liberties Act

    Minnesota House Republicans offered a bill (HF1771) this week that would allow public school students to wear religious themed clothing, lead prayer before, during and after school, organize religious groups, and allow students to use any public forum at extracurricular events such as graduation to preach religious messaging. The bill is identical to one that […]