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Scenes from the Maple Grove protest against Westboro Baptist Church

Last Wednesday in Maple Grove, several members of the Westboro Baptist Church waved anti-LGBTQ signs and shouted anti-LGBTQ slurs in front of the high...

Around the region: WI lawmakers introduce bill to ban anti-transgender discrimination

Wisconsin Democrats in Wisconsin have introduced a bill to add gender identity to the state's anti-discrimination laws, the Associated Press reports: Democratic lawmakers want to...

Queering the Tarot: The Two Through Four of Swords

Before the Suit of Wands came in and swept me up for this Queering the Tarot series, we discussed the Swords as a Suit:...

Westboro Baptist plans protest at three Maple Grove locations this week

Westboro Baptist Church, an anti-LGBTQ conservative Christian group from Topeka, Kans. comprised largely of the extended family of the late-Fred Phelps, has promised to...

East Central MN Pride nabs Kat Perkins, Mark Joseph for 2017 Pride in Pine...

Every first Sunday in June, Pine City plays host to one of the few rural LGBTQ Pride festivals in America, and each year it...

Minneapolis City Council declares June 2017 “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month”

In mid-April, the Minneapolis City Council and Mayor Betsy Hodges unanimously enacted a declaration naming June 2017 to be “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender...

Around the Region: Winnipeg Pride says ‘no’ to uniformed law enforcement from Pride parade

Manitoba Manitoba Pride was held last week. The organizers of the event won't allow uniformed law enforcement in the parade, the CBC reports: Winnipeg police...

Franken and McCollum introduce bill to bar discrimination in adoption and foster care

Sen. Al Franken and Rep. Betty McCollum are among 48 House members and 12 Senators that introduced the Every Child Deserves a Family Act,...

Twin Cities Queer Arts Must-Sees: June 1st -16th

Given the plethora of amazing art in the Twin Cities (and often, surrounding suburbs) and ongoing events, The Column is cranking our Queer Arts...

Around the Region: Dane County, Wis., bans non-essential travel to states that discriminate

Wisconsin The Dane County Board of Supervisors banned county employees from official travel to states that discriminate based on sexual orientation or gender identity, the...