Tag: lavender magazine

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."

Driving 8 hours one-way to rehearsal: the power of One Voice Mixed Chorus

During its history, One Voice Mixed Chorus has partnered with 20 local nonprofit organizations, commissioned more than 30 new choral pieces, performed with over 50 middle and high schools, and brought their mission and music to greater Minnesota for more than 15 years.

The owner of PinKU Japanese Street Food is cooking up something good in Northeast Minneapolis

The crispy shrimp, served on seasoned rice with a spicy mayonnaise, is incredible.

Minnesota camp serving youth living with or affected by HIV/AIDS forced to cancel in 2020

It’s one week where kids can truly be themselves, and hundreds of campers look forward to it all year. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, the camps for youth living with or affected by HIV/AIDS, operated by One Heartland, are canceled, leaving the nonprofit facing an uncertain future.

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

Gift Guide: Lookin’ and Feelin’ Good

Gift that special someone in your life with hair and skin care products from Minnesota companies.

Article originally published in Lavender Magazine, November 2018

Life changes for the better when you take pride in your appearance. Confidence skyrockets and you end up with more pep in your step.… Read the rest

‘Wood’ you look at that: unique gift ideas made of wood

First published in Lavender Magazine, November 22, 2017

Instead of giving an “okay” gift this holiday season, give them something “oak-y.”

Alright, the puns are done.

These Minnesota- and Wisconsin-based businesses are creating or sourcing special gifts that’ll last longer than the popsocket or fidget spinner you were planning to purchase.… Read the rest

Wisconsin, Unplugged: “Water Meets the Soul” in Bayfield and on Madeline Island

First featured in Lavender Magazine
September 14, 2017

A summer’s weekend at your college friend’s parents’ cabin can be a blast. For starters, there’s sleeping six to a room, cooking your own meals, washing all those dishes…oh, and there’s no air conditioning.… Read the rest

New article in Lavender Magazine!

It was a humbling and amazing day.

I am thrilled to have a piece in Lavender Magazine’s Pride issue. Read my 10 tips on planning an incredible trip to Provincetown, Massachusetts, located on the tip of Cape Cod.

Lavender’s 200 page, all-color issue celebrates everything and everyone the LGBT community represents.… Read the rest

A Change Will Do You Good – The Evolving Charm of Palm Springs

A LGBT-friendly visitor's guide to Palm Springs, CA