Posts From Andy Birkey

Marcus Bachmann says he’s been ‘discriminated against’ by gays who might be gay because of porn

Marcus Bachmann, husband to former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and proprietor of several Christian counseling clinics, appeared on religious right radio recently to talk about what he perceives as unfair treatment from the LGBTQ community. In the hour long interview with

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Marcus Bachmann says he’s been ‘discriminated against’ by gays who might be gay because of porn

Marcus Bachmann, husband to former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and proprietor of several Christian counseling clinics, appeared on religious right radio recently to talk about what he perceives as unfair treatment from the LGBTQ community. In the hour long interview with

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Around the Region: LGBTQ IA group using Pokemon Go to raise awareness of hate crimes

Iowa One Iowa, the state’s largest LGBTQ advocacy organization, is using Pokemon Go to raise awareness about anti-transgender hate crimes, the Des Moines Register reports: One Iowa, an LGBT equality organization, is hoping to capitalize on the popularity of the

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Uptown set to get its first gay bar

Game Sports Bar will open at 2841 Hennepin Ave. in August as Uptown’s first gay bar and Minnesota’s only gay sports bar. The bar will be owned by Uptown Restaurant Group, led by Mike LaGuire, according to the Minneapolis-St. Paul

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Around the Region: New LGBTQ Group launches in Western North Dakota

North Dakota Western North Dakota now has a LGBTQ advocacy organization, the Grand Forks Herald reports: Prairie Pride is a new LGBT organization that is trying to raise support for people within the LGBT community in western North Dakota. Pierce

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Franken, Ellison, McCollum file brief urging courts to add sexual orientation to Civil Rights Act

Sen. Al Franken, and Reps. Keith Ellison and Betty McCollum are among 128 members of Congress urging a New York Court to rule that discrimination based on sexual orientation is a violation of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The case,

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Around the Region: Iowa church sues civil rights commission over trans-inclusion

Iowa A national anti-LGBTQ group and a Des Moines church have filed a preemptive suit against the Iowa Civil Rights Commission over transgender rights, the Des Moines Register reports: A conservative church in Des Moines is suing the Iowa Civil

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Petition launched against Lavender Magazine over claims of white-washing, anti-Muslim bias

A petition has been launched demanding an apology from Lavender Magazine, a commercial publication targeting the LGBTQ community, after its Pride edition featured an editorial on the hate-motivated shooting in at an Orlando gay bar that killed 49 mostly Latinx

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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 LGBTQ community members who were killed in a hate crime in Orlando. Also, a Sioux Falls nondiscrimination ordinance has stalled,

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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 to documents obtained by The Column. The head of the group says they will continue with their plans despite an

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