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Andy Birkey

Andy Birkey
Andy Birkey
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Andy Birkey has written for a number of Minnesota and national publications. He founded Eleventh Avenue South which ran from 2002-2011, wrote for the Minnesota Independent from 2006-2011, the American Independent from 2010-2013. His writing has appeared in The Advocate, The Star Tribune, The Huffington Post, Salon, Cagle News Service, Twin Cities Daily Planet, TheUptake, Vita.mn and much more. His writing on LGBT issues, the religious right and social justice has won awards including Best Beat Reporting by the Online News Association, Best Series by the Minnesota chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and an honorable mention by the Sex-Positive Journalism awards.

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Documentary on Camp Benedict raising funds
September 16th, 2014
A documentary about Camp Benedict, a summer camp in northern Minnesota for people and families affected by HIV/AIDS, is seeking funding for post-production. “Putting the Ribbon Back On” follows Camp
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Updated: Ty Hoffman captured in Shakopee
September 11th, 2014
At just after 10:20am, Shakopee police officers took Ty Hoffman into custody at a shopping center on the east side of town on Thursday morning. He’s accused of the murder
Andy Birkey
OutFront Minnesota announces a new strategic direction
September 10th, 2014
OutFront Minnesota, the state’s largest LGBTQ advocacy organization, has announced a new strategic plan. With big wins for marriage equality and the passage of a comprehensive, LGBT-inclusive safe schools law,
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Arts and Culture Calendar for Sept. 10-17
September 10th, 2014
Minnesota has a great line-up of LGBT events this week. Check them out! . “Need/want a haircut?” “Yup!” “Want to hang out with rad queers and allies while giving back