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Ban on conversion therapy introduced at MN Capitol

Bills to prohibit state funding for therapy that attempts to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity, and to prohibit its use with...

Nineteen attorneys general ask Supreme Court for trans inclusion. Where’s Minnesota?

Eighteen states and the District of Columbia have submitted a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court supporting a transgender student from Virginia who is...

Minneapolis Police Chief, City Attorney join SCOTUS brief in support of trans student

Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau and Minneapolis City Attorney Susan Segal have both signed on to separate briefs to the United States Supreme Court...

DFLers led by Sen. Franken urge US Supreme Court to protect trans students

Sens. Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar, and Reps. Rick Nolan, Keith Ellison, Betty McCollum, and Tim Walz have filed a brief with the United...

MN GOP bill: Allow insurance companies to deny transgender health coverage

A bill introduced in the Minnesota House on Monday would allow health insurance companies to deny coverage to transgender Minnesotans seeking transition-related health care....

Minneapolis City Council creates Transgender Equity Council

On Friday, the Minneapolis City Council unanimously passed a resolution establishing a permanent 15-person council charged with providing the city council recommendations for policies...

Rep. Tim Walz joins Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus

Rep. Tim Walz is the newest member of the Minnesota Congressional delegation to join the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus. The caucus “works toward the...

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...