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Twin Cities Leather coming this weekend

MINNEAPOLIS — Twin Cities Leather 2018 will be this weekend in Minneapolis. The winner will go on to represent the title at International Mr. Leather in Chicago on Memorial day weekend. It is sponsored by Twin Cities Leather & Latte and hosted by The Saloon MN. Weekend Schedule: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16 7pm-9pm – Meet &…

Minn. medical cannabis program to add autism, obstructive sleep apnea as qualifying conditions

ST. PAUL — Minnesota Commissioner of Health Dr. Ed Ehlinger on Thursday announced the decision to add autism spectrum disorders and obstructive sleep apnea as new qualifying conditions for the state’s medical cannabis program. “Any policy decisions about cannabis are difficult due to the relative lack of published scientific evidence,” said Commissioner Ehlinger. “However, there…

Minnesota health officials call for push to end HIV/AIDS

ST. PAUL — As World AIDS Day approaches, state health officials are calling for renewed passion and dedication in the fight to end HIV in Minnesota.

“We have the tools to end HIV in Minnesota,” said Minnesota Health Commissioner Dr. Ed Ehlinger. “New interventions, such as early, sustained HIV treatment and pre-exposure preventive drugs, are highly effective at preventing HIV. We are committed to working with our communities that have disproportionate rates of HIV to reduce barriers to HIV prevention, testing and care.”

Minnesota program reaches more teens trafficked for sex

ST. PAUL — An evaluation of the state’s Safe Harbor Program has found most at-risk and sexually exploited youth in the program reported feeling more hopeful and better prepared for the future. Wilder Research has completed its second evaluation of Minnesota’s Safe Harbor program, a statewide system for helping at-risk and sexually exploited youth that…

Sir Randy Ingram-Lile is Mr. Minneapolis Eagle 2018

MINNEAPOLIS – What do a kitty, two puppies, a jock, and a Sir have in common? They were the five diverse contestants representing their version of leather as high cow season descended on the eagleBOLTbar for the Mr. Minneapolis Eagle 2018 Contest Weekend (#MME2018)!

The weekend kicked off with “Greet the Meat” where judges and contestants were introduced to the audience. The contestants drew their numbers and the weekend was underway.

UPDATED: LGBTQ candidates win nationwide

MINNEAPOLIS — History was made Tuesday night as transgender women won in two races. Andrea Jenknins was elected to the city council in Minneapolis and Danica Roem was elected to the state House in Virginia. Danica became only the second transgender person to win election to a state legislature in U.S. history, defeating a Republican…

Minnesota Health Department joins effort to limit HIV transmission, reduce stigma

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Health has joined several other state health departments and a host of national organizations in supporting the international HIV prevention campaign, Undetectable = Untransmittable, also known as U=U. U=U describes the scientific consensus that people living with HIV who take antiretroviral therapy daily and are able to get…

Return of the Atons Halloween Party – 2017

MINNEAPOLIS — Following the success of our 2016 Halloween party and 2017 EROS party, The Atons invite our members, associates, and friends to our SECOND Halloween party in 8 years! We are hosting our party in a private home in Minneapolis, with good space to be social, and multiple play spaces. Details: Saturday, November 4,…

Duluth/Superior holds 31st Pride Parade

SUPERIOR, Wisc. — The Duluth/Superior LGBTQ community held their 31st Pride Parade yesterday, a local television station reported. From Fox21: The annual Duluth Superior Pride Parade marched down Tower Avenue celebrating the diversity of the Twin Ports Community. Hundreds lined the street waving flags and showing their support. “The families, the allies, the queer folk,…