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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

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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

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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
20th

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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
20th

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Sally Jo Sorensen

Young conservative activist supports McNamar since Backer wants to repeal marriage equality

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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. It looks like Nathan Schmid is exactly what he says he is in his letter to the editors of the Morris Sun Tribune: a Republican
17th

Oct

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Andy Birkey

Suspect arrested in 19 Bar shooting

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Suspect Devon Michael Glen Strouss was arrested on Friday evening in connection with a shooting on Wednesday night at the 19 Bar. According to Hennepin County booking information, Strouss was taken booked at the Hennepin County Jail at about 4:30pm. Bail has been set at $150
16th

Oct

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Andy Birkey

Minneapolis tops list of gay-friendly vacation spots

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“Which U.S. City Did Travel+Leisure Name the Best for Gay Travelers?” asked OutTraveler.com on Wednesday. “It’s not what you’d expect.” Unless you know Minneapolis-St. Paul like we do. According to Travel and Leisure Magazine, a division o
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Oct

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Andy Birkey

Two injured in shooting at 19 Bar

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Two people were injured in a shooting on Wednesday evening at the 19 Bar in Loring Park in Minneapolis. According to police dispatch audio, a man opened fire at the 19 Bar injuring two people. One person was shot in the leg and another was grazed by a bullet. Police cordoned
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Oct

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Andy Birkey

National religious right legal firm gets involved in MSHSL’s trans-inclusive proposal

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The Alliance Defending Freedom, a well-funded religious right legal outfit, has inserted itself into the debate over a transgender-inclusive athletics policy being considered by the Minnesota State High School League. ADF, formerly known as the Alliance Defense Fund, was fou