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Andy Birkey

Around the Region: Sioux Falls to hold transgender conference

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Here’s what’s happening around the Upper Midwest. South Dakota *Sioux Falls Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) and the American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota are hosting a conference on transgender issues, according to the Argus Lead
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Andy Birkey

Minneapolis takes steps to become a more welcoming city for transgender community

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The Minneapolis City Council unanimously passed a resolution and an ordinance change on Friday allowing businesses to have gender neutral, single-use restroom facilities. The issue was raised by the Minneapolis Transgender Issues Work Group. At issue on Friday was an antiqua
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Keith Pederson

Spotlight on the Arts: Mark Hooker

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TheColu.mn’s Spotlight on the Arts features artists and organizations that have had an impact on the arts in Minnesota. If you are an artist or arts organization and would like to be profiled in our Spotlight, simply fill out our introductory form. When I first met Mark H
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Andy Birkey

MN Child Protection League: ‘They are coming after the children’

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The Minnesota Child Protection League, an anti-LGBT group that opposes Minnesota’s new Safe and Supportive Schools law, is ramping up the rhetoric ahead of its fundraising event this weekend with Rep. Michele Bachmann and Matt Barber. In an email to supporters on Wednesday
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Sep

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Andy Birkey

Exhibit opening: Ryan Coit presents MEN – A collection

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Photographer Ryan Coit is opening a new exhibition at the Saloon on Friday, Sept. 19 focusing on what makes the Saloon great: men. “It’s a collection of men, gay men of Minneapolis,” Coit told TheColu.mn. “It’s just simple black and white portraits.” The
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Sally Jo Sorensen

Jeff Backer hates liberal homosexual money, solicits socially conservative campaign cash

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Content provided by Bluestem Prairie and republished with permission. For more in-depth news from Greater Minnesota, check out Bluestemprairie.com. Former Elbow Lake mayor, retired teacher and wrestling coach Jay McNamar (DFL, Elbow Lake) may have the endorsement of the Minn
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Andy Birkey

“Child Protection” group broadcasts bullied youths’ sexual orientation, gender identity

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The Child Protection League Action, the lobbying arm of the Minnesota Child Protection League, released an image relaying what they think are the sexual orientation and gender identity of youth who are participating in the School Safety and Technical Assistance Council. MNCP
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Andy Birkey

At UofM Law School, Justice Ginsberg gives clues to marriage equality fight

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At an appearance at the University of Minnesota Law School, United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg said that a decision against marriage equality in the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals could cause “some urgency” for the high court to make a decisive ruling
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Andy Birkey

Arts and Culture Calendar for Sept. 17

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Lots of great queer events this week and weekend! . Produced by Heather Spear, The Gentleman King “Dykes Do Drag” – the title says a mouthful but not all there is to say. Dykes Do Drag are queers of all genders and orientations, celebrating an expanding continu
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Andy Birkey

Target’s new ad features gay parents

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An ad released by Target last week features many kinds of families, including two dads raising a child. The “Made To Matter – Hand-picked by Target” product line at Target was announced last April as “a first-of-its-kind collection that brings togethe