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Scenes from the Women’s March on Washington – Minnesota

An estimated 100,000 people descended on the Minnesota Capitol on Saturday for the Women's March on Washington - Minnesota. Images below were captured by...

Sen. Franken asks Trump nominee if she supports ex-gay therapy

At the confirmation hearing of Betsy Devos, Donald Trump's nominee for the Department of Education, Sen. Al Franken grilled Devos on conversion therapy. https://youtu.be/qaGy7hs05fM?t=2m24s Franken:...

With city elections looming, LGBTQ candidates look to change Minneapolis City Hall

Phillipe Cunningham, Erica Mauter, Andrea Jenkins, and Jillia Pessenda all announced their candidacy for the Minneapolis City Council in December. All four are LGBTQ...

‘Right to discriminate’ bill introduced in MN House

A bill that would allow businesses and organizations to discriminate against same-sex couples -- and other people -- based on religious belief was introduced...

MN GOPers introduce anti-transgender bill that targets schools

An anti-transgender bill was introduced in the Minnesota House on Wednesday that could scale back gender-inclusive schools policies across the state if passed. HF0041...

Critics decry upcoming appearance by openly gay white nationalist at MSU-Mankato

Milo Yiannopoulos, an anti-immigrant white nationalist, professional misogynist, and openly gay anti-transgender activist, has a scheduled stop on his “Dangerous Faggot” tour at Minnesota...

Advocates call on Dayton to convene task force on transgender youth

More than forty organizations serving or advocating for transgender youth are calling on Gov. Mark Dayton to establish a task force to address trends...

Though they lost, queer women won the vote in Congressional District Two

Republican Jason Lewis is the Representative-elect in Minnesota’s Second Congressional District, replacing retiring Rep. John Kline. Though Lewis won the district with a plurality...

Sen. Franken urges equitable health care for transgender veterans

In a late-September letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs, Sen. Al Franken and nine Democratic U.S. Senators -- and one independent -- called...

MN conservative Christians want transgender people to “ask them first” before using the bathroom

Minnesotans are the face of a new campaign by a national network of anti-LGBTQ organizations. The campaign, #askmefirst, features Christians imploring schools, businesses, and...