Congratulations to all of the people of the great state of Minnesota who voted NO to change the state constitution. It is the first state to defeat efforts to define marriage between one man and one woman. Anyone free to marry here? Not yet….Families United Can Never Be Defeated. We ARE family and we WILL keep working to end discrimination.
Starting Monday, August 13, 2012…Opening ceremonies with Miss Richfield 1981 (as seen on gay orbitz commercials) will kick off the event at the Nicollet Island Pavillion, Minneapolis. No Cover. Catch the full schedule at the Gay Softball World Series website: www.twincities2012series.org
Wednesday,8/15/12 Mid-Touney Party and Talent Show at Seven and Pantages, 710 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis. $5 party, $5 Show. Here’s the pitch- proceeds go to Rainbow Health Initiative and The Bridge for Youth.
Saturday,8/18/12 Closing Party at The Depot 225 3rd Ave South, Minneapolis. No Cover. Music hosts and performances. You just cannot strike out here.
8/14/12 Another reason to go batty is Out in The Stands. Enjoy all the extras while watching the Minnesota Twins play the Detroit Tigers. Post game party at THE SALOON 3 blocks from the stadium at 830 Hennepin Ave.
PRIDE reminds me of all the friends and lovers who have moved on to the greater rainbow. I carry them with me always and will never forget their love, support and the way we laughed and danced. Many of them faced unspeakable barriers to be who they were. I honor them at PRIDE and know that by their sheer will and love of life, they have moved the glbt community forward. May they be the belles and butches of the ball in that great disco/rave in the sky.
WEAR YOUR COLORS. Show your pride. See you at Loring Park, the twin cities gay home away from home. Parade on Sunday–Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis. www.tcpride.org If you can’t find an event that interests you, I nominate you for the world’s most boring glbt. Get off your posterior and go see your old friends, lovers and other interested parties. We love you. We want to see you. We don’t judge you. You are US–Every last feather, steel-toed boot, unusual hairstyle or sassy mouthed junior and senior of you. Don’t make me email you. Just show up!
It’s Friday and it has been one of those weeks. Fear not, 3-for-1 Happy Hour from 4-7 ,10-1p.m. Has a country western night for you urban cowfolk and a karaoke night for you singers. Leathers welcome–we love the outfits. Beer busts, Showtunes, Retro Videos and most excellent VJ in the city. Very friendly place. http://eagleboltbar.com/ One place in downtown Minneapolis that won’t break the bank account.
Alas, there is always THEE bar that sustains both men and women and variations in between. It feels like home because it survives and thrives through generations of genuine glbt fun. No judgement or ageism welcome here. I’ll stop before I shed a tear for the most reliable friend in the twin cities: http://www.townhousebar.com/ Always affordable.
LUSH Food Bar has the best burger in town. GLBT and friends can hang out on the patio and drink scrumptious martinis with $9-$12 burgers. Check out the website for the specials and entertainment of the day. This place is also noted for tasty brunches and daily specials. Kudos to the webmaster of this bar! http://www.lushfoodbar.com/specials.html
Our little grrrl has gone over the rainbow. Tash was a femme, always perfect, gave us 12 years of friendship. We discovered her and her sister Anastasie at the Minneapolis pound in ’98. They were so cute! They were identical so it was off to Petsmart for different colored collars immediately. Annie threw up on the way, Tash acted like she had NO idea who this other ill-mannered cat was. We had lots of adventures over the years, with us ending up in LAS. Miss her so much, sometimes I swear I see her out of the corner of my eye