Category: Lifestyle

  • Spotlight On the Arts: Catherine Charles Hammond

    Spotlight On the Arts: Catherine Charles Hammond

    Queer art for queer people really stands out, even in a beautifully artistically saturated area like the Twin Cities. There is something so unique about the voice that comes through when you hand someone a microphone and let them tell their own stories. For this reason (among others), the music and performances of Catherine Charles […]

  • “Indecent” Brings Issues of Censorship and Anti-Semitism Center Stage

    “Indecent” Brings Issues of Censorship and Anti-Semitism Center Stage

    Paula Vogel’s Indecent is a very good play, and the Guthrie’s production is top notch. This Pulitzer Prize winning play is based on a true story about censorship and brilliantly ties together the way censorship leads to further fascist action. The play centers around the real life writer Sholem Asch, and his play God of […]

  • Give to the Max to The Column!

    For 9 years, The Column has been providing our community with information. This information helps us be entertained. It helps us learn about each other. It helps us understand the threats to LGBTQ equity. It helps us take action. It helps us resist. These are the things news helps us do. These are the things […]

  • Around the Region: Stevens Point passes transgender-inclusive housing protections

    Around the Region: Stevens Point passes transgender-inclusive housing protections

    Wisconsin Stevens Point passed housing protections for transgender people, the Pointer reports: On Monday, Aug. 14, the Stevens Point Public Protection Committee met to discuss, not only a change in the housing law, but a change in many people’s lives. Robert Steinke, a Plover resident, brought the request of having specific protection be added to […]

  • Around the Region: West Fargo library criticized by ND Republicans over LGBTQ Pride month display

    Around the Region: West Fargo library criticized by ND Republicans over LGBTQ Pride month display

    North Dakota The West Fargo Public Library has a book display for Fargo Moorhead Pride, the Forum reports: As reported in The Forum, two state legislators criticized the West Fargo Public Library for promoting an LGBT book display during the Fargo-Moorhead Pride celebration. In my opinion, Reps. Christopher Olson and Ben Koppelman are failing to […]

  • Around the Region: Pride gets underway in Wisconsin, Iowa

    Around the Region: Pride gets underway in Wisconsin, Iowa

    Iowa Pridefest in Des Moines occurred last week, the Iowa State Daily reports: The East Village was filled with pride and positivity this weekend as people flocked to the capitol to celebrate pride, love and acceptance. The Capital City Pridefest 2017 took place in Des Moines from June 9-11 and was filled with live music, […]

  • Around the Region: North Dakota nondiscrimination bill fails

    North Dakota A nondiscrimination bill in North Dakota was defeated last week, KFYR-TV reports: For the fourth time in eight years, legislation which would add sexual orientation as a protected class against discrimination, has failed. The bill’s sponsor says currently members of the LGTBQ community can be fired from their job or evicted from their […]

  • Advocates call on Dayton to convene task force on transgender youth

    Advocates call on Dayton to convene task force on transgender youth

    More than forty organizations serving or advocating for transgender youth are calling on Gov. Mark Dayton to establish a task force to address trends of increasing threats to the safety of transgender and gender diverse students, and rising levels self-harm among this population. In a letter published in the Pioneer Press over the weekend, Dave […]

  • Around the Region: Home of openly gay Iowa candidate vandalized with anti-LGBTQ messages

    Around the Region: Home of openly gay Iowa candidate vandalized with anti-LGBTQ messages

    Iowa Vandals struck the home of a gay candidate for county board, CBS2 reports: An openly gay candidate running for a spot on the Black Hawk County Board of Supervisors is calling vandalism to his house a hate crime. Candidate Christopher Schwartz says anti-gay messages were spray painted onto his home and campaign signs on […]

  • Video: Scenes from Loring Park vigil for victims of Orlando hate crime

    Video: Scenes from Loring Park vigil for victims of Orlando hate crime

    On Sunday evening, hundreds gathered in Loring Park to mourn and build community in the wake of a hate crime in Orlando, Fla., that left 49 members of the LGBTQ community dead and more than 50 others injured. Below are excerpts from that vigil.