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Aug

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Andy Birkey

Memorial set for Kelly Phillips, capture award for Hoffman set at $25,000

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A public memorial and candlelight service honoring Kelly Phillips will be held at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Minneapolis on Thursday, Aug. 28 at 7pm. Phillips was killed in a shooting on Aug. 11. The suspect, Ty Hoffman, is still at large. Phillips was the owner of Lush Food
27th

Aug

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Andy Birkey

OutFront Minnesota speaks out on Michael Brown, racism, police brutality

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OutFront Minnesota, the state’s largest LGBT advocacy organization, is speaking out about Ferguson, the killing of Michael Brown, and violence against people of color. In a piece published in Insight News, the organization wrote that Brown’s killing “demand
27th

Aug

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Andy Birkey

Arts and Culture Calendar: Labor Day Edition

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There’s plenty of great queer art to check out on Labor Day Weekend! . Curated by Nastalie Bogira. Pleasure Rebel is a new seasonal performance series featuring artists working in dance, performance art and video, from the Twin Cities and beyond. Come see artists chall
26th

Aug

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Andy Birkey

Conservative parents blast LGBT community at Anoka-Hennepin School Board meeting

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The controversy of whether LGBT students should even exist in the Anoka-Hennepin School District has roots extending as far back as 1992. And it seems that after multiple suicides of LGBT youth, a high-profile lawsuit by 6 bullied LGBT students, a takeover by the Departments
25th

Aug

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Andy Birkey

Child Protection League to rally anti-LGBT forces at Anoka-Hennepin board meeting

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The Minnesota Child Protection League, a group that says anti-bullying laws in Minnesota schools amount to “child exploitation” by the LGBT community, is urging conservative Christians to testify at Monday evening’s Anoka-Hennepin School Board meeting in opposition to
22nd

Aug

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Andy Birkey

Anti-LGBTers mount campaign as Anoka-Hennepin considers anti-bullying policies

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According to members of the Parents Action League, LGBT people are unhealthy and dangerous, and are similar to pedophiles and people who engage in incest. Will the Anoka-Hennepin School Board side with PAL? The state’s largest school district has been the scene of a battle
22nd

Aug

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Andy Birkey

MN Family Council calls marriage discrimination case ‘sexual fascism’

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The Minnesota Family Council is lashing out at the Minnesota Department of Human Rights because the department negotiated a settlement between a same-sex couple and a wedding venue that had initially discriminated based on sexual orientation. The Family Council said that bus
22nd

Aug

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Andy Birkey

KDWB to host ‘Big Gay Wedding’ at the MN State Fair

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The Dave Ryan in the Morning Show is holding a contest for a same-sex couple looking to tie the knot at the Minnesota State Fair. From the KDWB website: We’re celebrating the one year anniversary of the Minnesota Marriage Amendment with ‘The Big Gay Wedding at the MN
22nd

Aug

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Andy Birkey

MN couple settles marriage discrimination case

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A Little Falls wedding venue initially rejected a same-sex wedding in violation of Minnesota law. Cole Frey and his fiancé called the LeBlanc’s Rice Creek Hunting and Recreation, Inc., to ask about pricing and availability. Inititally, LeBlanc’s confirmed the dates for
21st

Aug

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Andy Birkey

FBI issues federal warrant for Ty Hoffman

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation has issued a warrant for Ty Hoffman, the man accused of killing LGBT community leader Kelly Phillips. According to KARE 11, the FBI issued a federal warrant for Lyle “Ty” Hoffman. Kyle Loven, FBI spokesman, told KARE 11 “