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Anti-LGBT group taps Bachmann, Barber to raise money to repeal safe schools law

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A group that fought against safe schools legislation in Minnesota is raising money to punish lawmakers who voted for the anti-bullying bill. In spring 2014, Minnesota lawmakers passed the Safe and Supportive Minnesota Schools Act, a bill that emboldened Minnesota’s anti-bu
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Andy Birkey

Legislators demand Vikings increase punishment for coach who joked about “nuking” gays

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17 DFL legislators signed a letter to Vikings owner Zygi Wilf on Friday demanding that the team release a report about homophobia and to increase the punishment for special teams coach Mike Priefer. “We are writing for two reasons,” the letter reads. “Release the entir
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Andy Birkey

Bachmann: LGBT community wants to “prey on children sexually”

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Rep. Michele Bachmann, speaking on Faith and Liberty, a program at Ohio Christian University, said that the LGBT community wants to abolish age of consent laws “so that adults will be able to freely prey on little children sexually.” Fresh off news that Bachmann may or m
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Andy Birkey

Minneapolis to host national LGBT gathering

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The Summer Meeting, organized by the Equality Federation, will be held in Minneapolis this weekend. Activists from around the country will be in Minneapolis this weekend (July 30 – Aug. 2) for the Summer Meeting of the Equality Federation Institute. The Equality Federa
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Andy Birkey

MN Archdiocese wanted to label marriage equality-supporting priest ‘disabled’

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The investigation of alleged cover-ups of child sexual abuse in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has brought a flurry of court documents which reveal some details of Archbishop John Nienstedt’s war on gay marriage. In one case, the Archdiocese allegedly consider
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Andy Birkey

Vikings release excerpts from homophobia investigation; Priefer suspended

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Late Friday afternoon, the Minnesota Vikings released excerpts from an investigation into homophobia in the NFL team after allegations were made by former punter Chris Kluwe. The excerpts confirm at least one allegation by Kluwe, while also reporting on controversial comment
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Andy Birkey

Arts and Culture Calendar for July 17

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AKA: Fathers/Sons is a series of multidisciplinary, interactive performative conversations produced by Bedlam Theatre with Harry Waters Jr., Kevin “Kaoz” Moore, and Jordon Waters exploring intergenerational relationships among gay, straight, and queer fathers and sons in
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Andy Birkey

Bragging on Minneapolis: 6 ways the city’s faithful support LGBT people

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Minneapolis is home to a large number of LGBT-inclusive religious organizations, churches, and history-making people of faith. (In April, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges announced that the week of July 14-20 would be the First Best Week of Bragging About Minneapolis Ever, an
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Andy Birkey

Bragging on Minneapolis: 8 reflections on the city’s LGBT climate

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For LGBT people, the climate in Minneapolis is good. A large community, safe schools, mostly equal rights, and supportive community leaders and institutions have made it a city LGBT people can take pride in. (In April, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges announced that the week o
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Andy Birkey

Sen. Dibble to Vikings: Taxpayers gave you money, give them the truth

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Former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe announced on Tuesday that he plans to sue the NFL team after the team failed to release the results of an investigation into allegations of rampant homophobia in the ranks of management. Sen. Scott Dibble sent a letter to Vikings’ owne