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Leftovers: Katherine Kersten, marriage equality, most influential LGBTAs

Here's a rundown of LGBT news in Minnesota from the last week: The Good Americans for Equal Rights adds Minnesota to its states to watch...

Franken pushes for federal anti-bullying measures

Sen. Al Franken urged Congress to pass strong anti-bullying protections for LGBT students at a press conference on Thursday. Franken is the author of...

Catholics return 4,000 DVDs to Archdiocese

Catholics returned over 4,000 anti-gay marriage DVDs to the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis on Friday. The DVDs are part of a mailing...

Reps. Miller, Lohmer make last ditch effort for anti-trans bill in special session

A pair of Republican House members penned an opinion piece in the Star Tribune on Tuesday urging Republican leadership to include a bill that...

LGBT rally at the state Capitol on Wednesday

Thousands of LGBT folks and supporters will rally for marriage equality and pro-LGBT legislation at the Minnesota State Capitol on Wednesday. The event will...

Sen. Dibble ‘concerned’ about gay marriage lawsuit

Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis, is one of three openly gay members of the Minnesota Legislature. He weighed in on Tuesday's announcement that three Minnesota...

Anoka Hennepin teachers union votes to oppose controversial topics policy

The teachers union at Minnesota's largest school district voted on Monday night to oppose the "controversial topics policy," a policy put forward to replace...

Bachmann goes anti-gay during presumed presidential campaign

Last week, Rep. Michele Bachmann returned to her roots as one of Minnesota's most anti-LGBT elected officials. During a campaign stop for her presumptive...

Reps. Walz, McCollum, Ellison urge Trump to reverse ban on transgender troops

In a letter to Donald Trump on Tuesday, 143 Congressional Democrats -- including Reps. Tim Walz, Betty McCollum, and Keith Ellison -- urged the...