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Meet the Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life at the University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota GLBTA Programs Office is now the Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life. In

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Around the Region: IA, WI, SD, ND governors balk at Obama’s transgender inclusion guidance

North Dakota Valley News Live checked on with schools in eastern North Dakota to see how they are responding to

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Mayor Hodges calls out transphobia, islamophobia in State of City Address

In the State of the City address last Tuesday, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges addressed the city’s continued racial disparities, distrust

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All MN Congress members except Kline vote to strip discrimination from defense bill

A House vote descended into shouts of “shame!” on Thursday as an amendment that would have barred discrimination in defense

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Minnesota LGBTQ advocate, Barbara Satin, named to Obama’s faith advisory council

Barbara Satin, a Twin Cities advocate on LGBTQ aging and faith issues, has been appointed by President Obama to serve

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After MN billboard companies refuse anti-trans ad, group rents a truck

The Child Protection League, a group that opposes LGBTQ rights, rented a truck with LifeSiteNews, a propaganda website for ultra-traditionalist

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Religious Right browbeats western Minnesota school into tabling gender-inclusion policy

The religious right successfully derailed a proposed gender-inclusive policy at New London-Spicer Schools last Monday. Aided by the anti-LGBTQ Minnesota

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Obama’s gender inclusion directive earns praise from MN leaders, scorn from religious right

The Obama administration sent a letter to public schools on Friday directing them to be inclusive of transgender and gender

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Gadfly’s Drunk Queer History returns for second season

Last year, Gadfly Theatre Company debuted Drunk Queer History, a queer riff off of the popular Comedy Central/Funny Or Die

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Spotlight on the Arts

Spotlight on the Arts: Uprising Theatre Company

Uprising Theatre Company came onto my radar during Mixed Blood’s run of Hir last year where Artistic Director Shannon TL

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Spotlight on the Arts: Gender Tender

Gender Tender is a truly fascinating and uplifting performance art duo (and real life couple!)and I’ve seen them perform a

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Spotlight on the Arts: Oliver Schminkey

As a trauma survivor, the first time I heard Oliver Schminkey’s poem Two Twin Beds, I was haunted in the

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OUTspoken: An Open Mic for the Rest of Us

As a queer person, I am all too familiar with the pressure to find your queer family, your queer space,

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Spotlight On the Arts: Kevin “Kaoz” Moore

As an elementary school student in Cleveland in the early 1980’s, Kevin Moore never cared much for kids’ books. “I

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Spotlight on the Arts: 20% Theatre Company Twin Cities

Claire Avitabile, founder and executive artistic director of 20% Theatre Company Twin Cities, did not anticipate that she would end

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