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

    We elect our president. We elect our senators. We elect congressional representatives. But when it comes to the national GLBT movement, it's less clear who's leading the charge. Activists from New York, Washington, Los Angeles, and San Francisco ha...

    by Joel Hoekstra on December 1, 1998
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    Cathy Fejes

    Name: Cathy Fejes (pronounced FEE-jus.) The word fejes is Hungarian for "head of lettuce." Age: 40 Profession: General manager of Borders Books in Uptown. Her degree in biology from the University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse primed her for dealing ...

    by Michael Dahl on December 1, 1998
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    Trans teacher returns to Blaine classroom

    Music teacher Alyssa Williams returned to her job at Roosevelt High School in Blaine last month. Williams, a transgender woman, was put on paid administrative leave nearly three months ago when a parent raised questions about the teacher's gender. ...

    by Q Monthly Staff on December 1, 1998
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    Openly gay candidates win, lose elections

    Incumbent state Rep. Karen Clark (DFL-Minneapolis) trounced her opponent, Republican Greg Dolce, in the Nov. 3 elections, winning 80 percent of the vote. Clark, who is openly lesbian and has served in the House for 18 years, says she's pleased with...

    by Q Monthly Staff on December 1, 1998
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    Patrick's Cabaret plans relocation

    A $240,000 gift from an anonymous donor has cleared the way for the relocation of Patrick's Cabaret. As early as January, the cabaret could move to the Firehouse Theater, located at 3014 Minnehaha Ave. Gay activist and performer Patrick Scully's cu...

    by Q Monthly Staff on December 1, 1998
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    Executive director search reopened at District 202

    The Minneapolis queer-youth center District 202 has launched a second round of interviews in its search for a new executive director. The 202 board issued a call for new resums in late October after an initial search failed to result in a hire. Th...

    by Q Monthly Staff on December 1, 1998
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    Orchestra improves benefits for same-sex couples

    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 a...

    by Joel Hoekstra on December 1, 1998
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    Counselor at U files anti-gay discrimination suit

    An academic counselor at the University of Minnesota has filed a lawsuit against the school, alleging that he was discriminated against due to his sexual orientation. Richard Marsden, who is gay, has been an employee of the University of Minneso...

    by Lisa Needham on December 1, 1998
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    Class of Queers, Brian Zimmer, and Foxes on Fox

    Class of Queers. We didn't exactly love high school the first time around, but after a day at Homo High last month, we'd go back in a minute. Well, almost. With the Jackie Ohs as chain-smoking hall monitors and Miss Richfield teaching elocution, ho...

    by Q Monthly Staff on December 1, 1998
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    Out of Place - What makes a homo feel at home?

    Are we going to have to move?" my friend Drake kept asking--several times a week, in fact--as the November election approached. With same-sex marriage and a repeal of the state's human-rights law being debated, he feared that Minnesota's climate fo...

    by Jim Foti on December 1, 1998
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    Thing: Hawaiian Punch

    Perhaps a Pacific breeze passing over the mouth of Mauna Loa, Hawaii's largest active volcano, sucked up an invisible psychoactive vapor or two. Perhaps our intensified year-long focus on the Aloha State, as she considered amending her constitution...

    by Michael Dahl on December 1, 1998
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    Place: Snap, Buckle, and Crop

    I've lost track of the number of times I've heard some guy tell me he needs to replace his leather jacket because his was stolen the next morning by a trick," says Scott Kelley. "But I've never heard that story from a woman." Kelley, 51, salesman...

    by Michael Dahl on December 1, 1998
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    Person: Elf Esteem

    Peter Rothstein's theatrical career began amid gingerbread and fake frosting in the Grand Rapids Elementary production of Hansel and Gretel. Rothstein, then a first-grader, didn't have much of a part, but he knew he was destined for life in the lim...

    by Joel Hoekstra on December 1, 1998
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    Scan It: Knew You Were Waiting

    Let it never be said George Michael hides from adversity. After his arrest for lewd conduct in front of one of California's finest last spring, the former Wham! frontman has bounced back with a greatest-hits package featuring a new single and video...

    by Lisa Needham on December 1, 1998
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    Scan It: Rooms of their Own

    Michael Cunningham's remarkable new novel, The Hours (Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, $22), begins with a harrowing depiction of Virginia Woolf's suicide in 1941. War has begun, and Woolf is again hearing those voices in her head, the same voices that ...

    by Thomas Fagan on December 1, 1998
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    The Miracle Worker

    JACK KIRBY WAS dubbed "The King" by fellow Marvel Comics architect Stan Lee, and despite Kirby's modesty, the name stuck. In a five-decade career, he drew thousands of pages in nearly every imaginable genre and co-created such icons as Captain Amer...

    by Dan Gearino on November 25, 1998
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    1923

    YANKEE STADIUM OPENED in 1923. To christen the so-called House that Ruth Built, the portly slugger batted .398 with 41 home runs. The U.S. economy proceeded at its own torrid pace, growing 14 percent with less than 1 percent inflation; the Dow t...

    by City Pages Staff on November 25, 1998
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    Watching the Detectives - Minneapolis mystery writer Ellen Hart has two fictional foils. One is an upstanding lesbian restaurateur; the other, a straight, cross-dressing food critic.

    "I don't know any drug dealers. I don't know any pimps; I don't know any prostitutes. The mean streets are not where I live." Minneapolis mystery author Ellen Hart lets loose an indecorous guffaw. "I live with a family, in a comfortable house, on a ...

    by Terri Sutton on November 25, 1998
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    Off Beat

    SWM Seeks Class Action Settlement Thought you'd never have a piece of one of those multimillion-dollar class-action legal cases? According to a tiny-print quarter-page ad that has been running recently in this very newspaper, if you're a heterose...

    by City Pages Staff on November 25, 1998
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    Soft Sell - The Vikings aren't asking you for anything--yet

    A good car salesman never rushes into the uneasy subject of payments. It's better to give a customer (especially a reluctant customer) a little time to soak up the pleasures of the leather seats, to fiddle with the power windows and the sunroof, to...

    by Mike Mosedale on November 25, 1998
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