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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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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
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Minneapolis tops list of gay-friendly vacation spots
October 16th, 2014
“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
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Two injured in shooting at 19 Bar
October 15th, 2014
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
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Arts and Culture Calendar for Oct. 15
October 15th, 2014
Lots of great arts events this week! . Gina views moving day as a flag on the shores of maturity and independence. Too bad her father, Troy, makes immaturity and
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MN Catholics push Nienstedt on LGBT-inclusion
October 14th, 2014
Last week, Dignity/Twin Cities, the Human Rights Campaign, and Call to Action-MN organized a vigil in St. Paul encouraging Archbishop John Nienstedt to be inclusive of LGBT Catholics. City Pages