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Andy Birkey

Around the region: Could a GOP rout end marriage equality in Iowa?

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Iowa *A democratic candidate for governor in Iowa warned activists that Republicans will try to repeal marriage equality if they win in November. State Senator Jack Hatch said: “It is very clear [getting rid of same-sex marriage] will be [Republicans'] No. 1 priority a
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Andy Birkey

Star Tribune publishes full-page anti-transgender ad by Child Protection League

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On the back of the sports section, the Minnesota’s largest newspaper published an ad from the Minnesota Child Protection League targeting a proposed policy to allow transgender students participate in high school athletics. The Minnesota Child Protection League, an ant
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Sep

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Andy Birkey

Police reveal additional details about Ty Hoffman’s run from authorities

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The Ramsey County Sheriff’s office released new information about the whereabouts of Ty Hoffman before and after he allegedly murdered LGBT community leader Kelly Phillips. According to the amended complaint, released Friday afternoon, Phillips had accused Hoffman of steal
25th

Sep

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Andy Birkey

Catholic Church, religious right lash out at trans-inclusive sports policy

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As the Minnesota State High School League considers a policy that would provide inclusion for transgender athletes, the Catholic Church and the religious right have mounted a campaign to block it. In the process, they’ve perpetuated false stereotypes about transgender peop
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Sep

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Andy Birkey

State athletics league mulls transgender inclusion in sports

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The Minnesota State High School League is set to vote next week on whether to allow transgender high schools students to participate in athletics based on their gender identity. The Minnesota State High School League is “a voluntary, nonprofit association of public and pri
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Sep

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Andy Birkey

St. Olaf College debuts exhibit by trans artist Zachary Drucker

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St. Olaf College’s Flaten Art Museum is hosting an exhibit by transgender artist Zachary Drucker and is bringing the artist to the Northfield liberal arts college for a series of talks in October. She “breaks down the way we think about gender, sexuality and seeing,” S
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Sep

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Andy Birkey

Christopher Yuan to tour MN with “former homosexual” message

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Christopher Yuan, a “former homosexual” is slated for a tour of Minnesota Christian colleges and churches starting in October. Yuan’s story is similar to others who claim to have left homosexuality: He says he was “living promiscuously” and doing drugs. He got kick
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Sep

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Andy Birkey

Arts and Culture Calendar for Sept. 24

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Check out these great queer arts events coming up this weekend: . The author reads from and discusses Unnatural: Spiritual Resiliency in Queer Christian Women. As a freshman in college, Rachel Murr found herself trying to decide which campus social group to join: the gay and
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Sep

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Andy Birkey

Nienstedt forces resignation of gay music director after wedding

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Archbishop John Nienstedt, an ardent opponents of LGBT rights, forced the resignation of a music director at St. Victoria Parish in Victoria, Minn. According to a message on the parish website from Father Bob White, Moore was asked by Nienstedt to resign his position because
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Sep

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Andy Birkey

Spotlight on the Arts: BOOM! Theater Company

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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. BOOM! Theater, a LGBT-f