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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...

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...