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Andy Birkey

Arts and Culture Calendar: Halloween edition

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Check out these great LGBT-centric events! . 2 PERFORMANCES!!! -October 30th @7pm -HALLOWEEN Night @10pm (Costume Contest) Martina and her ghouls are back for a frightful and fierce evening in tribute to the Great White Way! Martina’s Broadway Cabaret is in it’s
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Oct

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Andy Birkey

Alleged 19 Bar shooter tweeted about guns, violence

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Devon Michael Glen Strouss, suspected of shooting two people at the 19 Bar on Oct. 15, was released on reduced bail last week. The suspect’s family has told the media that he acted in self-defense. Strouss’ Twitter feed has multiple mentions of guns. According to
27th

Oct

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Claire Kohner

Trans-Violence Part 2: Interview with Allison Woolbert

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Part 2 in a 3 Part Series. Click here to read Part 1. She began to rush me screaming a series of transphobic slurs in my direction; she was holding a bottle and I knew that was the next thing that would be hurled in my direction. The bottle seemed to fly in slow motion... <
27th

Oct

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Andy Birkey

Around the Region: Majority of North Dakotans oppose marriage equality

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Marriage equality continues to be the dominant topic in the states bordering Minnesota, including a new poll out of North Dakota. North Dakota *A poll by Forum Communications Co. released last week found that only 37 percent of residents support marriage equality with 50 per
23rd

Oct

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Andy Birkey

New gay radio channel coming to Minneapolis

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A new “gay-centric” dance music station is coming to the airwaves in the southeast Twin Cities metro. “Pride Radio,” part of iHeartmedia, formerly called Clear Channel, is a nationally programmed music radio station playing popular gay dance club hits. The network wa
22nd

Oct

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Andy Birkey

Arts and Culture Calendar for Oct. 22

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Lots of great queer arts events this weekend! . In Minnesota, faith communities worked to defeat the marriage amendment. They are also on the forefront of connecting morality and climate change. Many of the same actors have been involved in both campaigns. Is there a connect
22nd

Oct

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Claire Kohner

Trans-Violence: Why the ‘T’ is silent in LGBT Pt. 1

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Content provided by ClaireOverThere and republished with permission. To read more of Claire Kohner’s writing, visit clairekohner.wordpress.com. On September 27, 2014 California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that would eliminate the “trans-panic” or “gay-pani
21st

Oct

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Andy Birkey

TheColu.mn pledge drive: Oct. 20 – Nov. 2

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TheColu.mn is holding a two-week pledge drive between Oct. 20 and Nov. 2 to raise funds to add new writers to our team. If just 300 people gave $10, we could easily reach our goal. Consider a donation today! In early September, TheColu.mn staff, volunteers, and members of th
21st

Oct

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Andy Birkey

Video: Minneapolis Transgender Equity Summit

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On September 25, 2014 the Humphrey School of Public Policy at the University of Minnesota hosted the first ever Minneapolis Transgender Equity Summit. The Summit was organized by the Minneapolis Transgender Workgroup which is focusing on eliminating inequities for transgende
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Andy Birkey

Around the Region: South Dakota court hears marriage equality case

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While marriage equality is racing across the nation, it is inching toward the Dakotas. South Dakota *South Dakota’s PFLAG groups organized a candidate forum with federal candidates last week. No Republicans showed up, according to KSFY: One question on many of their mi