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Pawlenty to headline anti-LGBTQ fundraiser

Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who has yet to announce a run for governor despite assembling a campaign infrastructure, is slated to headline the annual...

MN Senators introduce ban on LGBTQ panic defense

Lawmakers introduced a bill last week that would make the gay and trans panic defenses unenforceable in court. For decades, perpetrators of violent crimes...

Groups to push LGBTQ and anti-LGBTQ resolutions at Tuesday caucuses

Anti-LGBTQ groups are encouraging their supporters to offer anti-LGBTQ resolutions at Tuesday’s caucuses. Meanwhile, the state’s largest LGBTQ group is urging supporters to pass...

MN Supreme Court’s Stras confirmed to Appeal’s Court

Minnesota Supreme Court Justice David Stras was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Stras, who was...

Rep. Mary Franson criticized for anti-transgender tweet

Rep. Mary Franson is taking heat for an anti-transgender tweet she sent out shortly after several transgender candidates won Tuesday night -- including the...

Andrea Jenkins and Phillipe Cunningham make history; elected to Minneapolis City Council

Andrea Jenkins and Phillipe Cuningham won their bids for Minneapolis City Council on Tuesday, making them the first two transgender people of color elected...

MN DFLers urge Supreme Court to reject discrimination

Minnesota’s elected officials -- all DFLers -- were among hundreds that sent amicus briefs to the United States Supreme Court, urging the court to...

MN Faith leaders ask U.S. Supreme Court to rule against LGBTQ discrimination

Faith leaders from every corner of Minnesota sent an amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court, urging the court to reject the religious...

Minneapolis Transgender candidates get boost from BreakThrough PAC

A new national political action committee committed to electing transgender people into office is ramping up efforts in two Minneapolis city council races. The...

MN attorney general joins brief in support of Georgia lesbian’s discrimination lawsuit

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson, together with 17 state attorneys general, last week filed an amicus brief in support of a Georgia lesbian who...