Joel Hoekstra

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  • 17 years ago | Essays

    SantaLand's Rothstein

  • 17 years ago | Longform

    Gay and lesbian employees of the Minnesota Orchestra will no longer have to pay higher costs than their heterosexual colleagues to purchase health benefits for same-sex partners. The orchestra's management and its musicians' union recently signed ...

  • 17 years ago | Longform

    These four Minnesota women are shaping the way the GLBT movement thinks about politics, AIDS, and grassroots organizing. Can they change a nation?

  • 17 years ago | Essays

    As the first act of Gross Indecency drew to a close during its opening-night performance at the Guthrie Lab, I found myself distracted. Not that the play wasn't brilliant: Moises Kaufman's script about the three trials of Oscar Wilde, which eventu...

  • 17 years ago | Essays

    Wyoming seemed a distant place until I set foot in the Cathedral Church of St. Mark last month. I'd read the newspaper reports with trepidation and committed the details of Matthew Shepard's murder to memory (scarecrow, 21-year-old, .357 Magnum), ...

  • 17 years ago | Longform

    Aesthete Oscar Wilde is the talk of the town again as the Guthrie Lab mounts a play about his trials.