Last week marked 20 years since Matthew Shepard’s death on October 12, 1998. Then 21, he was a first-year college student at the University of Wyoming.
I realize, however, in a culture that constantly sexualizes the coupling of same-gender relationships as gay, we ignore our friendships with our “best friends forever” (BFF) – which is what Sesame Street’s producers are stating about Bert and Ernie.
I like to say there was something in the air at Pride 2017, as it was one of the most contentious in the event’s history. Many, however, in our LGBTQ communities say the tension was always present.
October was LGBTQ History Month. In a serious homage to that history, TPT, our local PBS affiliate, released a new groundbreaking documentary on October 16 with viewing parties scattered throughout the Twin Cities. The documentary, Out North: MNLGBTQ History, available online and on the network’s station, is the “first-ever, full-length film to document and honor […]
News Analysis People of color stage marks 15 years at festival A question many people may have asked themselves when attending Twin Cities Pride this past weekend is, “Will it be different after Orlando?” The mass shooting attack on an Orlando, Florida LGBTQ nightclub that left 49 dead and 53 injured happened during the traditional […]
June is LGBTQ pride month and parades and festivities abound month-long. Pride 2016 is particularly important because it marks the one-year anniversary of Obergefell v. Hodges, the historic U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states. Boston Pride was last week with its signature Pride Parade extravaganza on Saturday. Come […]