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  • Queering the Tarot: The Five of Pentacles

    Queering the Tarot: The Five of Pentacles

    Last month we looked at greed and uncertainty in the pentacles, and I promise the Pentacles get cheerful again! Just, uh, not right now. Fives in general are our cards of duress and heartbreak, and this one specifically speaks to financial loss and poverty. Pentacles are Earth energy, and Earth is anything that keeps us […]

  • Pride Month Must Sees: Smaller Events You Still Won’t Want to Miss!

    Pride Month Must Sees: Smaller Events You Still Won’t Want to Miss!

    I struggled with what I wanted to cover and how for this month’s Queer Arts Must Sees. There are obviously a lot of big, important events happening all over the Twin Cities. That includes out of towners dropping by and a host of regular events (see the list of recurring events at the end of […]

  • Around the Region: WI attorney general attended anti-LGBTQ conference on state dime

    Around the Region: WI attorney general attended anti-LGBTQ conference on state dime

    Wisconsin Wisconsin’s Attorney General is taking heat for using state funds to attend an anti-LGBTQ conference, WPR reports: Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel came under fire from Democrats on Tuesday for reports he was paid to speak at an anti-LGBT group’s conference last year. According to state records first reported on by the Associated Press, […]

  • Policy and Laughter Blend Beautifully With The Theater of Public Policy

    Policy and Laughter Blend Beautifully With The Theater of Public Policy

    If you’ve never been to a show at the Theater of Public Policy, you should go–soon. This part Town Hall, party comedy show brings conversations about government, policy, and reform to Bryant-Lake Bowl audiences in an accessible and fun format. The theater invites experts in a field related to government, policy, or social justice to […]

  • Queering the Tarot: The Four of Pentacles

    Queering the Tarot: The Four of Pentacles

    The Four of Pentacles denotes success, but it’s one I’ve always had a hard time connecting with. The figure pictured in a traditional Rider Waite tarot deck is holding on to his coins tightly, refusing to let anyone else touch them–and refusing to take chances or move forward in his own life for fear of […]

  • 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 […]

  • Uprising Theatre Company’s Twisted Deaths Tackles Death Head-on

    Uprising Theatre Company’s Twisted Deaths Tackles Death Head-on

    “I just want to live my life and die my death.” -Ryan Brown in Twisted Deaths In the interest of full disclosure, I’ll start by saying that I’m a deathworker. Part of my spiritual work is helping people prepare, both emotionally and administratively, for their own and their beloveds’ deaths. Honest conversations about death, in […]

  • Around the Region: Chippewa Valley is becoming more LGBTQ friendly

    Around the Region: Chippewa Valley is becoming more LGBTQ friendly

    Wisconsin BluGold Media takes a look at LGBTQ climate in the Chippewa Valley: In the past year, the Chippewa Valley has made strides in its efforts to strengthen the LGBTQIA+ friendliness in the community. The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire ranked No. 3 in the country on the list of best colleges for LGBTQIA+ students, while […]

  • A Different Kind of Intimacy Comes to the Walker

    A Different Kind of Intimacy Comes to the Walker

    Many of us remember the ‘80s and ‘90s as being a time of hilariously bad (but comforting) clothes, music, and TV shows. It’s easy to forget through rose colored nostalgia glasses that these were also incredibly charged and polarized times socially and politically. Conservative lawmaking tried to push marginalized people even further into the margins, […]


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