Sustaining LGBTQ Arts at The Column

Sustaining LGBTQ Arts at The Column

Artistic expression has been a vital part of the LGBTQ community, much of it lost to history. Our job at The Column to to preserve that history through written word, imagery, and video, and to inform the community about LGBTQ

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Around the Region: Court rules in favor of Wisconsin transgender student

Wisconsin A Wisconsin transgender student won a victory when a judge issued an injunction barring the school from allowing him to use the school’s bathrooms, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports: The Kenosha Unified School District must allow a transgender student

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MN news site uses gays, 7-year old video to paint Somali community as dangerous

Alpha News, a secretive news outlet with ties to wealthy conservatives, is peddling a 7-year old video in what appears to be an attempt to generate fear against Minnesota’s Somali community in Minnesota’s LGBTQ community. “While Governor Mark Dayton preaches

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Gender Reels gives crucial spotlight to transgender and gender non-conforming filmmakers

Over the past couple of decades, we’ve seen a huge shift in how queer artists and their work are viewed. We certainly have not hit a tipping point, but there are a number of LGBTQ+ film festivals that have gained

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MN conservative Christians want transgender people to “ask them first” before using the bathroom

Minnesotans are the face of a new campaign by a national network of anti-LGBTQ organizations. The campaign, #askmefirst, features Christians imploring schools, businesses, and “transgender activists” to ask them for permission before allowing transgender people to use the bathroom. A

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Around the Region: Court tells Wisconsin it must allow both same-sex parents on birth certificates

Wisconsin A federal court has ruled that Wisconsin must list both same-sex parents on birth certificates, according to a press release from Lambda Legal: Today, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin ruled that the state of

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Twin Cities Zine Fest highlights queer artists

As a queer person who grew up in the ’90s and whose mom had very little expendable budget, I OBVIOUSLY loved zines and was elated to hear about the Twin Cities Zine Fest and their series of readings over the

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Around the Region: ISU students balk at possible inclusion of anti-LGBTQ BYU in Big 12 conference

Iowa Student government at ISU is opposing the inclusion of Brigham Young University in the Big 12 due to its opposition to LGBTQ people, the Ames Tribune reports: The Iowa State student government has added its voice to the opposition

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Theatre Unbound’s The Taming offers surprises and laughs

Since 1999, Theatre Unbound has been producing theatre that filters this chaotic world we live in through crucial missing voices: women’s. The company is known for bringing playwrights as well known as Paula Vogel to their stage, but also lots

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Religious Right sues small northern MN school for being transgender inclusive

The Alliance Defending Freedom is suing Virginia Minnesota Public Schools (Independent School District Number 706) in federal court alleging a privacy violation after the school allowed a transgender young woman to use bathrooms and changing facilities. The conservative Christian legal

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