Category: News

  • Around the Region: Milwaukee bans conversion therapy

    Around the Region: Milwaukee bans conversion therapy

    Wisconsin Milwaukee has become the first city in Wisconsin to ban conversion therapy, Wisconsin Public Radio reports: Milwaukee officials sent the mayor a proposal to prohibit therapists and counselors from trying to change a minor’s sexual orientation. The vote Tuesday came amid a charged environment in city hall as supporters of the ban applauded and […]

  • April Showers Bring…Mermaids! (Among Other Queer Arts Magic)

    April Showers Bring…Mermaids! (Among Other Queer Arts Magic)

    April is upon us and once again Spring’s sense of joy and renewal brings us some really, beautiful solid options for queer and queer led art and entertainment throughout the month. Plays about mermaids, fashion shows for the rest of us, and Patrick’s Cabaret’s Sunset season are all taking a spotlight this month, promoting queer […]

  • Join The Column for Queer Trivia

    Join The Column for Queer Trivia

    Join Gadfly Theatre Productions and The Column for Queer Trivia! This unique event will test your knowledge of all things queer in Minnesota and worldwide while also supporting two amazing queer-led nonprofit organizations. Queer Trivia will be 3 rounds of 20 questions with prizes for the winner of each round and an overall prize for […]

  • Around the Region: Campaign to support LGBTQ youth launches in Milwaukee

    Around the Region: Campaign to support LGBTQ youth launches in Milwaukee

    Wisconsin A campaign to change the way LGBTQ youth view themselves launches in Milwaukee, Madison 365 reports: To that end, Milwaukee-based artist Lex Allen helped Diverse and Resilient create a campaign to help youth realize they are beautiful. Lex Allen wrote a song called “Colors in Bloom” and a music video to coincide with it […]

  • Lightning Rod is Back At Patrick’s Cabaret This March Only

    Lightning Rod is Back At Patrick’s Cabaret This March Only

    Last year Patrick’s Cabaret took their already radical mission and added a unique spin on flash theatre to their mix, creating a night of pressing and important theater. Lightning Rod was a magical night as several different one act plays took stage, each with its own viewpoint, aesthetic, and agenda. As an audience member I […]

  • “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 […]

  • Mother Goose’s Bedtime Stories: A Taste of What’s to Come

    Mother Goose’s Bedtime Stories: A Taste of What’s to Come

    Queer artists in the Twin Cities are all too familiar with the critical dearth of affordable, accessible space to develop and showcase the radical work that is our trademark. As we are pushed to the margins, we affirm with greater conviction that our place is actually in the vanguard. We do this by entrenching ourselves again in the […]

  • Queering the Tarot: Two of Pentacles

    Queering the Tarot: Two of Pentacles

    This card of balance and fluctuation is a necessary evil in our Earthly journey. If the Ace promises news and growth, the Two reminds us that life is still life. That brilliant business adventure will hit some snags and potentially even lose money to start. Our dream home will see a pipe burst. Our family, […]

  • Around the Region: Iowa Senate votes to allow anti-LGBTQ discrimination in higher ed student groups

    Around the Region: Iowa Senate votes to allow anti-LGBTQ discrimination in higher ed student groups

    Iowa Iowa senators pass a bill that would prevent higher education institutions from sanctioning student groups that discriminate based on sexual orientation, LGBTQ Nation reports: The Iowa senate passed a bill that could ban universities from enforcing anti-discrimination policies in student clubs late last night. All 29 Republicans voted in favor of it and all […]

  • This March Don’t Miss Female Warriors & Writers (Among Countless Others!)

    This March Don’t Miss Female Warriors & Writers (Among Countless Others!)

    The ice is melting, and though it is Minnesota and it may come again, everyone is starting to feel hopeful that Spring is in the air and we are moving into warmer times. Helping us feel all warm and fuzzy this March is the return to a full calendar of arts and community. I’m really […]