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Senate blocks Franken’s Student Nondiscrimination Act

The United States Senate blocked an amendment offered by Sen. Al Franken, a Democrat from Minnesota, that would have added sexual orientation and gender...

Commentary: John Marty a Great Candidate for LGBT Equality

I am an alternate delegate for SD 63 for John Marty because of his support for LGBT equality.  My commentary here is why I...

Odds and ends: What’s happening in LGBT MN for the week of Jan. 27

Members of Minnesota's Jewish community come out strong against the anti-gay marriage amendment, Anti-gay marriage amendment Bet Shalom Congregation is organizing to oppose the anti-gay...

Minneapolis Civil Rights Commission votes to oppose anti-gay marriage amendment

The Minneapolis Civil Rights Commission voted last week to oppose an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution barring same-sex marriage. The Commission cited recent violence...

Dale Carpenter on how to talk about the amendment at Thanksgiving

University of Minnesota law professor Dale Carpenter attended Drinking Liberally last week to talk about the upcoming anti-gay marriage amendment and how to talk...

Minneapolis moves to make transgender equity permanent city business

On Wednesday, the Minneapolis City Council took steps toward making transgender equity a permanent part of the city’s business. In a unanimous vote, the...

Attorney General Swanson pushes for anti-bullying bill

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson called for stronger anti-bullying laws at a press conference on Wednesday. Swanson wants Minnesota's law to reflect a recent...

They’re all good: OutFront Action withholds endorsement in Senate 59

The seat being vacated by former Senate Majority Leader Larry Pogemiller will likely be filled by a strong proponent of LGBT equality, a survey...

Former Open Arms MN director Kevin Winge files as independent candidate in Minnesota’s Seventh

Content provided by Bluestem Prairie and republished with permission. For more in-depth news from Greater Minnesota, check out Bluestemprairie.com. After months of exploring a bid...

Religious right, Catholic church hope to advance issues at caucuses

LGBT rights are the target of sample resolutions by religious right and Catholic groups ahead of Tuesday night’s caucuses. Religious right groups hope to...