Lavender (magazine)

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Lavender Magazine
Fall 2015 issue
Categories Free Gay periodical
Frequency Biweekly
Circulation 33,100 = 17,500 (print), 15,600 (Newsstand installs)
First issue June 9, 1995
Company Lavender Media
Country United States
Language English

Lavender is a biweekly magazine, part of Lavender Media, published in Minneapolis, Minnesota for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community. It is distributed free of charge in the Twin Cites of Minneapolis and St. Paul and in some other cities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

Founded in 1995 by George Holdgrafer and Stephen Rocheford, Lavender's mission is "to appeal to the greatest number of Minnesota GLBT readers, and direct them to [their] advertisers."[1][2] Lavender published its 500th issue in June 2014.


  1. ^ Q Library. "History of the Gay Movement in Minnesota and the Role of the Minnesota Civil Liberties Union" (PDF). Quatrefoil Library. p. 29. Retrieved 18 June 2016. 
  2. ^ Holdgrafer, George (2014-07-24). "A Reflection on Two Decades". Lavender Magazine. Lavender Magazine. Retrieved 18 June 2016. 

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