Category: LGBT

The country’s first LGBTQIA-specific program for addiction is in Minnesota

Based in Eden Prairie, Pride Institute assists individuals with substance use and addiction treatment.

A Minneapolis nonprofit is giving away $250,000 in grants to LGBT individuals

PFund continues their mission where lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are celebrated and live free from discrimination, violence, invisibility, and isolation.

Three must-visit LGBTQ-friendly vacation destinations

No matter if your 2020 dream vacation was happening by plane, train, or automobile—chances are COVID-19 has altered or canceled those plans. Despite COVID, LGBTQ-friendly destinations around the country are still open for business.

How the Minnesota Boychoir helps young men discover their identity

"With extremely limited support from home, I turned to the Boychoir family for help. I didn’t realize the mess I was in. Parents of other members saw my challenges and I was offered a job at a family restaurant, beds to sleep in and homes to stay in, and offered the acceptance I missed at home."

Minneapolis nonprofit expected to deliver 700,000 free meals to those with life-threatening illnesses in 2020

Open Arms started amidst an epidemic. They're built to help Minnesotans in need during COVID-19.

Holiday Gift Guide: Stellar Stocking Stuffers

Originally published in Lavender Magazine, November 2019

Quality doesn’t have to cost hundreds of dollars. Here is a roundup of companies, including three based in Minnesota, who are making products anyone would love to receive this holiday season. And keep reading for some exclusive deals!… Read the rest

Meet the gay twins who have a play about their life

With multiple YouTube videos receiving over a quarter million views each, a loyal Instagram following nearing 100,000, along with their own phone app, a book, and an off-Broadway play, the Zakar Twins — comprised of Michael and Zach — are doing something right.
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Dear City of Minneapolis and Mayor Jacob Frey, Pride is more than a publicity stunt

In June 2018, it was delightful to see that the City of Minneapolis Public Works Department surprised those going to Twin Cities Pride with rainbow crosswalks. Public Works employees were out late to make it happen.

The City wrote a press release and held a photo shoot with Mayor Jacob Frey.… Read the rest

Show your pride through bow ties

Give Me the Mike received promotional consideration from Gay Pride Bow Ties.

Add a touch of class to your outfit during Pride month.

Gay Pride Bow Ties is based out of Kansas City and makes pre-knotted and self-tied bow ties.

 

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I obviously needed one.… Read the rest

Another Day, Another Slay

From the June 2018 Pride edition of Lavender Magazine

She’s the winner of the first season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, and most recently, won multiple challenges as a surprise contestant on RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3. Add in the recent release of solo music on iTunes and a sold-out show in Minneapolis, one could say BeBe Zahara Benet is having her best year yet.Read the rest