Center Stage for Marriage - Home for the Holidays

Monday, December 12, 2011
7:30pm until 9:30pm

Center Stage for Marriage will be producing an evening of unforgettable entertainment, in "Home for the Holidays." All funds raised from this special event will go towards Minnesotans United for all Families. Hosted in the newly opened Cowles Center space in Minneapolis, this holiday-themed Broadway-style variety show promises to be the most inspiring holiday show this year!

Preferred seating and ticket to VIP after-party with cast: $75
General admission: $45
Student/Artist tickets: $20

Governor Mark Dayton
Senator Scott Dibble
Representative John Kriesel
Players from the Minnesota Orchestra
Greta Oglesby
Tod Petersen
Live Action Set
Christina Baldwin
and many more...

Click HERE for the event on facebook

Click HERE for tickets


(More) Big Top Pics

Big Top @ Saloon
The Saloon has released a gallery of new pics from their Big Top party.

Click HERE to see the new gallery

The Salvation Army, Not coming to rescue YOU

No hun, We're talking about the Salvation Army.... but Good for You!

I don't care how cute the guy or girl ringing that damn bell for the Salvation Army donation bin is... think about this quote from their website BEFORE you decide to drop in some change.

T.G.E - Thanksgiving EVE - HOMO:Guide

Porn Stars
$1 Drinks


The night before thanksgiving is one of the busiest nights of the year for bars.  Check out our HOMO:Guide for  T.G.E 2011


Thanksgiving, time to talk about that amendment with your family

Yup, it's that time of the year.  Time when that bitchy aunt comes over for the holidays and informs you (again) that you are headed to hell.  She just doesn't understand why we would allow gay people to get married.  (She also doesn't understand how to make a good gravy, but that isn't the point here.)

To defeat that amendment, we GOTA have those hard conversations with our loved ones.  

'But this is an opportunity that we can't afford to miss. The single most important action you can take is to start a conversation about why marriage matters to you. How else will your friends and family know that defeating the constitutional amendment is important to someone they love?'- Chris Stinson, OutFront Minnesota

Not quite sure what to say?  Click HERE and read the "conversation kit" from OutFront Minnesota


Wilde Roast owner running for State Representative

Tom DeGree (co-owner of the Wilde Roast Cafe) is running for State Representative!  (how cool is that!!)

Click Here to become his fan on facebook

"Let’s keep Minnesota moving forward, a place where families, opportunity, and freedom come first"- Tom DeGree

Big Top Pics

Big Top @ Saloon via Colu.mn

Head over to the Colu.mn's Flicker to see Mrs Peterson's photos from "Big Top" at the Saloon 

Big Top @ Saloon via Colu.mn

Big Top @ Saloon via Colu.mn

Big Top @ Saloon via Colu.mn

Click HERE to see the full album 


“We Were Here” film


WE WERE HERE (trailer) from David Weissman on Vimeo.

Join the Minnesota AIDS Project for a screening of the critically acclaimed documentary film “We Were Here” on Thursday, December 1, World AIDS Day, at the Riverview Theater at 7:00 p.m

“It’s impossible for a single film to capture the devastation wrought by AIDS, or the heroism with which many in the LGBT community responded to it. But director David Weissman’s documentary is such a powerful achievement because he just about does it. Focusing on the arrival, detonation and devastation of AIDS in San Francisco (after first reminding viewers how and why the city was a queer utopia), Weissman employs standard documentary tools — stock footage, home movies, smart talking heads — to wonderful effect. It’s that last component that makes the film: Armed with just their voices, wit, humor and memories, the film’s interviewees break your heart with their stories.” Ernest Hardy, LA Weekly

World AIDS Day Screening of “We Were Here”
Thursday, December 1
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Riverview Theater
3800 42nd Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN

Click HERE to rsvp on facebook


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Forbes Ranks Mpls #1


 Forbes just ranked Mpls as the healthiest city in America!

"Minneapolis residents breathe clean air, prioritize exercise and keep their weight down, supported by a city that was among the first to add bike trails and ban smoking in public places. If you live in Minneapolis-St. Paul, you and your neighbors are less likely to have cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and asthma and are more likely to be in excellent or very good health."-forbes

Click HERE to read the full article and ranks

Big Top Party @ Saloon

Photo By Richard Yates
In anticipation of their Big Top party (NO, NOT THAT!  It's a Circus theme, get your mind out of the gutter...) the saloon has been releasing teaser images from Richard Yates Photography.

See more of his work after the Jump.  (and YES, there is a sexy clown competition)

The Uptown Boutique Crawl is BACK

"The Uptown Boutique Crawl is BACK and has doubled in size!
Join Atmosfere, Buffalo Exchange, Cliché, Cynthia Rae Boutique – Uptown, Covered, Design Collective, Everyday People, Local Motion, My Sister’s Closet, V State and Via’s Vintage this autumn to shop til you drop!

hat from Design Collective
In support of Buy Local, Shop Local, Support Local Business, Uptown boutiques have come together for a shopping soiree to remind patrons of Minneapolis of the rare styles and services that the small businesses in Uptown have to offer. Great service, great selection, great styles, great prices!!!

The boutiques of Uptown would like to invite you, devoted fashion followers, and all of your friends to join us in the Uptown Boutique Crawl Thursday, November 10th from 5-9 p.m. for a night full of local shopping, promotions and, best of all, fabulous fashion. Check out each retailer for in-store events, libations, DISCOUNTS and so much more."-Cynthia Rae

Uptown Boutique Crawl
Thursday, November 10
5:00pm - 9:00pm
Atmosfere, Buffalo Exchange, Cliché, Cynthia Rae Boutique, Covered, Design Collective, Everyday People, Local Motion, My Sister’s Closet, V State and Via’s Vintage


Clay by Ryan Coit

photo by Ryan Coit

Click HERE to connect with Coit on facebook

Mr. Minneapolis Eagle Weekend

This weekend is the Mr MPLS EAGLE competition. 

Friday, November 11 - Triple 11 Party
Meet and greet the Contestants, Judges and Special Guests.
3-4-1 rail cocktails and Miller beers.

Saturday, November 12 - Contest
9:30 PM Mixer
10:30 PM Contest
Midnight Winner Announced

click HERE to learn more 


LGBT Issues Forum with Congressman Keith Ellison

Keith Ellison (who has always been supportive of equality) is teaming up with an all star panel to discuss the path to equality.

The panel includes:
State Senator Scott Dibble, Senate District 60
Monica Meyer, Executive Director, OutFront Minnesota
Phillip M. Miner, Director of LGBTA Programs Office, University of Minnesota
Jann Garofano, Teacher, Anoka-Hennepin Education Minnesota
Justin Anderson, Intern, OutFront Minnesota

Click HERE to learn more on facebook

LGBT Issues Forum with Congressman Keith Ellison
Wednesday, November 9
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Main Street
Hopkins, MN


can you buy hate?

"Minnesota for Marriage, a coalition advocating for passage of a 2012 vote on a constitutional same-sex marriage ban, launched a campaign Wednesday that will award people prizes for obtaining pledges to support the ban." - Andy Birkey, MNindy

Click HERE to read the full story on the Minnesota Independent website


Twin Cities’ Karaoke Champion Contest

The search is on for the Twin Cities’ Karaoke Champion! Show of your karaoke skills and compete for $2000 in cash prizes!
How it works:

Sign-up for the contest is from 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., or until there are 12 contestants each qualifying night—which ever comes first. The top two men and top two women each week will advance to the semi-finals. The top 10 from each semi-final will advance to the grand finals. First and Second Place Cash Prizes will be awarded in both Male and Female categories.

First Place: $1000 ($750 cash + $250 in prizes)
Second Place: $250
Phase 1: October 19 - December 7

Phase 1 Semi-Finals: December 14
Phase 2: January 4 - February 15

Phase 2 Semi-Finals: February 22
Grand finals: February 29

*No one who has worked for Actors Theater of MN, Camp Bar or Premier Entertainment in the past year is eligible to compete.

Click HERE for more info

Quorum at WRC

Quorum Coffee
Friday, November 4
7:30am - 9:00am
@ Wilde Roast Cafe

"Start your day off right! Join us for some early morning networking over coffee and breakfast. This is a casual, relaxed way to meet like-minded professionals and learn about their businesses. All are welcome." -via f.book

Click HERE to rsvp on facebook

Halloween Photo Roundup

Hopefully everyone has recovered from Halloween 2011. We've dug through the internet and found links to some of the photo albums posted online.  Check um out

Big Gay Halloween Party IV
Big Gay Halloween Party IV

Big Gay Halloween Party IV 
Click HERE to see more photos from the Big Gay Halloween Party IV

Saloon Halloween

Saloon Halloween

Saloon Halloween

Click HERE for the Saloon on facebok

Blush Halloween
Headonistic Halloween III
Headonistic Halloween III
Click HERE to see the photos from LUSH's Halloween

Gay 90's
Click HERE for the 90's on facbook


 Click HERE to see the photos from Jetset
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