“Spend Where You Are Welcome”

Published June 26, 2014 by Kevin Ehrman-Solberg


It’s Pride Week in Minneapolis, and this offers an appropriate opportunity for a visual tour of the city’s historic gay and lesbian press. The images in the above box-slider were digitized by Historyapolis student researcher Kevin Ehrman-Solberg. All images are from 1980’s advertisements that appeared in Equal Time, the GLC Voice, Gaily Planet, and TC Gaze. Tim Campbell, editor of the GLC Voice, regularly encouraged his readers to support the local gay and lesbian businesses. At the beginning of the advertisement section in the Voicethere was often a friendly reminder to “spend where you are welcome.”

Special thanks to Dan Wilhelmsen, the Tretter Collection and the Quatrefoil library.



Published June 25, 2014 by Kirsten Delegard

Just in time for TC Pride, Minneapolis has a cutting edge digital guide to local LGBTQ history. YesterQueer shows local queer history sites on a contemporary map. But its creators see this content as only the beginning. Please download the app. And then share additional memories and images of LGBTQ history via email: yesterqueer.tc@appynerds.com.

YesterQueer comes out of a collaboration of the Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Pride, author and activist Stewart Van Cleve (Historyapolis contributor and author of Land of 10,000 Loves) and Kerem San, founder of AppyNerds Mobile App Studio.