John Townsend

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Tom Brock tells Strib readers he's supressed those pesky gay urges

    It's fine to be gay, says Brock. Just stay in the closet.​ It's been more than a month now since anti-gay crusading Minneapolis pastor Tom Brock found himself on the wrong side of an undercover piece in Lavender Magazine that outed him for actually being gay. Today, he penned a column in the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    Rev. Tom Brock is back on the job with his lust for men in check

    Tom Brock's back​Look who's back: Rev. Tom Brock. After years of railing against gay folk, he was outed in June by Lavender magazine. But he's all better now. True, he tells the Associated Press, he lusts after men. But it's OK for him to stay in the clergy because he's never actually, well, y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    John Townsend blasts Star Tribune on outing articles

    Do the ends justify the means?‚ÄčThe reporter who outed a homophobic pastor as secretly gay on the cover of Lavender has penned a letter accusing the Star Tribune of misrepresenting his investigation.John Townsend infiltrated a support group to get the goods on Rev. Tom Brock, who has famously blame ... More >>

  • News

    October 27, 2004

    The Governor Is on the Line

    Republicans in Minnesota get out the absentee vote message

  • News

    July 7, 2004


    Luxury lofts, boutique bookstores, and dress-up bars: Near Northeast comes out

  • News

    June 18, 2003

    Brother from Another Planet

    Gay bookstore A Brother's Touch thrived when queer culture existed behind closed doors. What it couldn't survive was life in the mainstream

  • Arts

    January 17, 2001


    She's an erotic cottage industry, a one-woman costume caper, an impresario of unusual adult entertainment. Meet Thomasina Kundalini: A riddle wrapped in a web site inside a cable-access show.

  • Arts

    August 16, 2000

    Three's Company

    Randy spouse-swappers fill The Crowded Bed; a hemophiliac learns to love in Shivaree

  • Arts

    December 16, 1998
  • Arts

    June 25, 1997

    Fringe Dwellers

    A selective roundup of this year's Fringe Fest high- and low-lights