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  • Join The Column for Queer Trivia

    Join The Column for Queer Trivia

    Join Gadfly Theatre Productions and The Column for Queer Trivia! This unique event will test your knowledge of all things queer in Minnesota and worldwide while also supporting two amazing queer-led nonprofit organizations. Queer Trivia will be 3 rounds of 20 questions with prizes for the winner of each round and an overall prize for […]

  • Give to the Max to The Column!

    For 9 years, The Column has been providing our community with information. This information helps us be entertained. It helps us learn about each other. It helps us understand the threats to LGBTQ equity. It helps us take action. It helps us resist. These are the things news helps us do. These are the things […]

  • Around the Region: North Dakota nondiscrimination bill fails

    North Dakota A nondiscrimination bill in North Dakota was defeated last week, KFYR-TV reports: For the fourth time in eight years, legislation which would add sexual orientation as a protected class against discrimination, has failed. The bill’s sponsor says currently members of the LGTBQ community can be fired from their job or evicted from their […]

  • Scenes from the Women’s March on Washington – Minnesota

    Scenes from the Women’s March on Washington – Minnesota

    An estimated 100,000 people descended on the Minnesota Capitol on Saturday for the Women’s March on Washington – Minnesota. Images below were captured by The Column’s freelance and volunteer team.

  • Around the Region: Sioux Falls Two-Spirit woman is 2nd trans murder victim 2017

    Around the Region: Sioux Falls Two-Spirit woman is 2nd trans murder victim 2017

    South Dakota A South Dakota Two-Spirit woman appears to be the second transgender victim of homicide in 2017, KSFY reports: Friends of Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow, a homicide victim discovered by Sioux Falls police Friday night, say she was a transgender woman. Police were called to her apartment near 8th Street and N Cleveland avenue […]

  • 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 artists and events. We need your help to continue this unique work! Coverage of LGBTQ […]

  • MN State Fair-goers overwhelmingly voted ‘no’ on anti-transgender poll

    MN State Fair-goers overwhelmingly voted ‘no’ on anti-transgender poll

    In a poll conducted at the Minnesota State Fair by the Minnesota House Public Information Services, 59 percent of State Fair attendees said ‘no’ to the question: “Should schools and businesses be able to require individuals to use restroom and locker room facilities based on biological sex, as defined at birth?” Thirty-one percent said bathroom […]

  • Renville cop sues landlord alleging anti-gay discrimination

    Renville County Sheriff’s Sergeant Sam Olson and his partner say they were illegally evicted from their apartment because they are gay. Olson filed suit in January against the owners of Island Estates of Bird Island, the Forum News Service reports. Discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity is against the law in Minnesota. In […]

  • Shine the sunlight on anti-LGBT forces at the MN Capitol

    Shine the sunlight on anti-LGBT forces at the MN Capitol

    “Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants.” U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis famously said those words in a 1913 interview with Harpers. He was talking about the power of “publicity” to expose government wrongdoing. People are more likely to act equitably and in the public’s interest if the public knows what they […]

  • Gay-hating cake bakers & alcohol-loathing hacks will be free to discriminate if Quam has his way

    Content provided by Bluestem Prairie and republished with permission. For more in-depth news from Greater Minnesota, check out Bluestemprairie.com. In Friday’s Rochester Post Bulletin, ace political reporter Heather Carlson wrote in Should you be able to ‘pick and choose’ customers? : Byron Republican Rep. Duane Quam is planning to push a bill next session that […]