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Anti-LGBTQ groups, politicians target MN school safety center over proposed transgender inclusion toolkit

Anti-LGBTQ groups have launched a campaign urging their supporters to contact state agencies and demand an end to planned transgender inclusive school policies. The...

All of Minnesota DFL Congressional delegation sponsors Equality Act

Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken are among the 45 co-sponsors of the Equality Act in the United States Senate, and Reps. Keith Ellison,...

MN DFLers introduce resolution condemning anti-gay persecution in Chechnya

Minnesota state senators have introduced a resolution urging a halt to the persecution of gay and bisexual men in the Russian republic of Chechnya....

On 10th anniversary, MN Transgender Health Coalition read into congressional record

For years, the Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition has been trans people building community and providing support for trans people at 3405 Chicago Avenue. On...

Anti-LGBTQ groups press Anoka-Hennepin schools to reject gender inclusion and trans equity

On Monday, March 20, the Minnesota Family Council and several other local and national anti-LGBTQ groups urged the Anoka-Hennepin School Board to reject transgender...

Rep. Gruenhagen authors bill to ban gender inclusive workplace, public accomodations

On Tuesday, Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen, a Republican from Glencoe, introduced a bill to ban transgender people from using the restroom at their place of...

MN bill would grant retroactive marriage rights to surviving same-sex spouses

A trio of DFL senators introduced a bill on Wednesday that would retroactively grant marriage rights to civilly married same-sex couples where one spouse...

Ellison urges AG Sessions to investigate murders of trans women of color

Rep. Keith Ellison sent a letter to Attorney General Jess Sessions on Friday urging the Office of the Attorney General to investigate recent murders...

Franken sends letter to Secretary DeVos demanding answers on Title IX and transgender inclusion

Sen. Al Franken co-signed a letter along with five other U.S. Senators seeking answers from Education Secretary Betsy DeVos following DeVos' decision to rescind...

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...