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At vigils, churches, and pride events, region’s LGBTQ community reacts to hate crime in Orlando

LGBTQ communities throughout the region celebrated Pride over the last week, and also mourned the loss of 49 mostly Latinx

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For third year, Christian group to target Twin Cities Pride with anti-LGBTQ message

Trinity Works, a conservative Christian outreach ministry, will target Twin Cities Pride for the third time in three years, according

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Video: Scenes from Loring Park vigil for victims of Orlando hate crime

On Sunday evening, hundreds gathered in Loring Park to mourn and build community in the wake of a hate crime

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Queering the Tarot: IRL Workshop

Attention The Column readers! I am so thrilled to announce to this audience that has supported my Queering the Tarot

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More than 2,000 attend first annual Golden Valley Pride

The first annual Golden Valley Pride, the state’s first suburban LGBTQ Pride celebration, was held on Sunday, June 12. The

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Updated: MNGOP promotes anti-LGBTQ Franklin Graham’s tour stop in St. Paul on Thursday

The Republican Party of Minnesota suggested again on Tuesday that people attend Franklin Graham’s upcoming rally, this time adding, “The

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Minnesota leaders react to Orlando shooting

Minnesota elected leaders, political parties, and organizations reacted to the news that 49 people were killed and more than 50

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Around the Region: Iowa’s Rep. King wants ban on trans people using Capitol bathrooms

Iowa Iowa Rep. Steve King wants to ban transgender people from using the bathroom at the U.S. Capitol and surrounding

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57A: GOP candidate criticizes opponents LGBT ‘lifestyle,’ family,

A House candidate in Apple Valley used race and sexual orientation to criticize her opponent at a recent GOP convention.

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Spotlight on the Arts

Spotlight on the Arts: Uprising Theatre Company

Uprising Theatre Company came onto my radar during Mixed Blood’s run of Hir last year where Artistic Director Shannon TL

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Spotlight on the Arts: Gender Tender

Gender Tender is a truly fascinating and uplifting performance art duo (and real life couple!)and I’ve seen them perform a

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Spotlight on the Arts: Oliver Schminkey

As a trauma survivor, the first time I heard Oliver Schminkey’s poem Two Twin Beds, I was haunted in the

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OUTspoken: An Open Mic for the Rest of Us

As a queer person, I am all too familiar with the pressure to find your queer family, your queer space,

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Spotlight On the Arts: Kevin “Kaoz” Moore

As an elementary school student in Cleveland in the early 1980’s, Kevin Moore never cared much for kids’ books. “I

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Spotlight on the Arts: 20% Theatre Company Twin Cities

Claire Avitabile, founder and executive artistic director of 20% Theatre Company Twin Cities, did not anticipate that she would end

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