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‘We Are the Levinsons’ misses the mark on much, including transgender representation

Several months ago, I was very excited to hear that the Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company had selected a show about “love and acceptance” featuring...

Around the Region: U of Iowa athletics anti-LGBTQ discrimination case begins

Iowa The case of a University of Iowa coach who alleges she was fired for being lesbian has begun, the Associated Press reports: A former...

While anti-LGBTQ groups pressure Anoka-Hennepin School Board, progressives plan testimony Monday night

Monday night’s meeting (Apr. 24) of the Anoka-Hennepin School Board will once again be the stage for controversy. Supporters of LGBTQ youth plan to...

Prometheus Bound Brings Stunning Visuals and Lots of Heart to the Phoenix

Uprising Theatre Company, who I've previously covered at The Column here and here, have primarily produced new work with often silenced voices at the...

Around the Region: LGBTQ groups condemn IA voter ID bill

Iowa Civil rights groups are concerned about a voter ID bill that could make it harder for transgender Iowans to vote, the Des Moines Register...

Miracle Mass fuses music, faith, gay identity

Miracle Mass starring renowned pianist and composer Stephen Hough (who's also a MacArthur Genius Grant recipient!) and local acclaimed choral group VocalEssence bring classical...

Religious right drops case against No. MN school over gender inclusivity

The Alliance Defending Freedom, an anti-LGBTQ group behind a rash of anti-transgender lawsuits around the country, has dropped its suit against a Virginia, Minn.,...

They/Them Project celebrates, demystifies non-binary gender through photography, video

There have been some powerful photography series' in the LGBTQ+ arts community over the last couple of years that beautifully capture an individual's identity...

Around the Region: ACLU sues WI university system for failure to provide trans health...

Wisconsin The ACLU is suing the state's university system because it won't provide transgender-inclusive health insurance coverage, according to a statement: The American Civil Liberties...

‘Lightning Rod’ Shocks and Thrills Starting Friday

“An artist is a lightning rod, and has a responsibility to catch that electricity in the air...to listen to the world and provide opportunities...