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Trans school safety toolkit adopted by MDE council after hours of testimony

After a contentious debate, a toolkit that provides information to schools on how to create a safer and more equitable school environment for transgender...

MN GOP Reps. Lewis, Paulsen, Emmer vote to deny healthcare for transgender troops

On Thursday, July 13, Minnesota Republican Reps. Jason Lewis, Erik Paulsen, and Tom Emmer voted on an amendment that would deny transition-related healthcare to...

MN anti-LGBTQ groups to rally against proposed transgender school safety toolkit

Anti-LGBTQ groups are encouraging their supporters to show up at a meeting of the Minnesota Department of Education’s School Safety and Technical Assistance Center...

Scenes from the Maple Grove protest against Westboro Baptist Church

Last Wednesday in Maple Grove, several members of the Westboro Baptist Church waved anti-LGBTQ signs and shouted anti-LGBTQ slurs in front of the high...

Minneapolis City Council declares June 2017 “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month”

In mid-April, the Minneapolis City Council and Mayor Betsy Hodges unanimously enacted a declaration naming June 2017 to be “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender...

Franken and McCollum introduce bill to bar discrimination in adoption and foster care

Sen. Al Franken and Rep. Betty McCollum are among 48 House members and 12 Senators that introduced the Every Child Deserves a Family Act,...

MN Congress members, Senators urge HHS to preserve LGBTQ questions in elder survey

Sens. Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar, and Reps. Keith Ellison and Betty McCollum are among 68 members of Congress urging the Department of Health...

MN lawmakers introduce bill for Council on LGBTQI Minnesotans

Thirty-eight DFLers and one Republican have introduced a bill to create a Council on LGBTQI Minnesotans. Under the bill, the council “must work for...

MN House members introduce resolution urging an end to anti-gay persecution in Chechnya

Minnesota DFL House members -- and one GOP House member -- have introduced a resolution urging a halt to the persecution of gay and...

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...