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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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Arts and Culture Calendar: Halloween edition
October 30th, 2014
Check out these great LGBT-centric events! . 2 PERFORMANCES!!! -October 30th @7pm -HALLOWEEN Night @10pm (Costume Contest) Martina and her ghouls are back for a frightful and fierce evening in
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New gay radio channel coming to Minneapolis
October 23rd, 2014
A new “gay-centric” dance music station is coming to the airwaves in the southeast Twin Cities metro. “Pride Radio,” part of iHeartmedia, formerly called Clear Channel, is a nationally programmed
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Arts and Culture Calendar for Oct. 22
October 22nd, 2014
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
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Video: Minneapolis Transgender Equity Summit
October 21st, 2014
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
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Suspect arrested in 19 Bar shooting
October 17th, 2014
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