Category: Feature

  • Bachmann to attend anti-gay, conspiracy conference with Bradlee Dean

    Bachmann to attend anti-gay, conspiracy conference with Bradlee Dean

    Rep. Michele Bachmann is scheduled to attend the Awakening 2013 conference in Oviedo, Fla., on Friday and Saturday. The conference will include speeches from several anti-gay activists including Bradlee Dean, Mat Staver, Matt Barber, Judith Reisman and Harry Jackson. The conference will also include speakers who think that Sandy Hook was a government conspiracy, that […]

  • Brooklyn Park mega-church to host ex-gay women’s conference

    Brooklyn Park mega-church to host ex-gay women’s conference

    Living Word Christian Center, the Brooklyn Park home to local televangelist Mac Hammond, is hosting the “Power of Change Women’s Conference” on March 14 and 15. The event is led by Janet Boynes, a Minnesota author who’s book on becoming an “ex-lesbian” has been promoted by Rep. Michele Bachmann’s christian counseling clinic. The event is […]

  • Rep. Colin Peterson only DFLer missing from DOMA repeal brief

    Rep. Colin Peterson only DFLer missing from DOMA repeal brief

    Two hundred two members of Congress signed on to a brief in the Windsor case asking the Supreme Court to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act which bars federal marriage rights for same-sex couples. All of Minnesota’s congressional Democrats signed the brief except Rep. Collin Peterson. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, as well […]

  • MN Gay marriage bill likely this week, pols differ on whether votes are there

    MN Gay marriage bill likely this week, pols differ on whether votes are there

    Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis, told weekend political talk show hosts that a bill to legalize same-sex marriage will likely appear next week. Some politicos expect the bill to eventually pass and become law, others are more reserved on its prospects. In an interview Sunday morning with WCCO’s Esme Murphy, Dibble said he’ll likely be offering […]

  • Rep. Ellison backs LGBT inclusion in immigration reform

    Rep. Ellison backs LGBT inclusion in immigration reform

    Last week, Rep. Keith Ellison called for the inclusion of same-sex couples in any immigration reform passed by Congress. Inclusion of LGBT immigrants and their families has developed into a controversy in the immigration plans currently being debated in Congress. “Any proposal should also reform the process for accepting refugees—aspiring Americans fleeing war, persecution, or […]

  • The Face of HIV

    The Face of HIV

    The Face of HIV is a multimedia project that features real Minnesotans living with HIV. The project includes a book that shares their stories and the project is hoping to raise enough money to get off the ground. It’s a charitable venture and a percentage of all proceeds will go to benefit the Aliveness Project […]

  • Editorial: The amendment is about more than marriage; it’s about putting gays back in the closet

    The battle over the anti-gay marriage amendment in Minnesota is part of a larger debate in which one side views being gay as intrinsically bad and has been working for years to repeal the gains the LGBT community has made in society. Many Minnesotans who plan to vote “yes” on an anti-gay marriage amendment won’t […]

  • Controversial Catholic group organizing in favor of anti-gay marriage amendment

    Controversial Catholic group organizing in favor of anti-gay marriage amendment

    “May God protect America from the homosexual agenda,” reads the caption on a new video uploaded by a fringe Catholic group that has become active in Minnesota’s battle over gay marriage. the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) is a traditionalist Catholic organization notable for the suits with red sashes […]

  • Minnesota for Marriage accuses opponents of lying about anti-gay marriage amendment

    Minnesota for Marriage accuses opponents of lying about anti-gay marriage amendment

    On a conference call with pastors in the four states voting on marriage-related initititives in November, Minnesota for Marriage chairman John Helmberger accused those opposed to an amendment banning same-sex marriage of lying to voters. The audio was captured by Jeremy Hooper. Here’s what John Helmberger said:

  • Land of 10,000 Loves

    Land of 10,000 Loves

    Ever wondered what LGBT life was like in Minnesota 20 years ago? 50 years ago? Even 75 or 100 years ago? Land of 10,000 Loves: A History of Queer Minnesota traces the history of LGBT people throughout the state’s history piecing together an often hidden past through oral history, artifacts from the University of Minnesota’s […]