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NOM releases new television ad in Minnesota

The National Organization for Marriage and the Minnesota Family Council have released a new television ad this week. The ad touts the anti-gay marriage...

St. Olaf alum becomes first transgender woman hired by White House

Raffi Freedman-Gurspan made history on Tuesday when she became the first transgender woman to be hired by the White House. Freedman-Gurspan, a 2009 graduate...

Who Will You Vote For On Tuesday? TheColu.mn Profiles DFL Gov. Candidates

After eight years of Tim Pawlenty in the Governor's office, in which the LGBT community and our allies suffered a string of insults, defeats,...

Anti-LGBTQ Franklin Graham bringing his prayer tour to St. Paul

Franklin Graham, son of famed televangelist Billy Graham, is bringing his politically-charged, anti-LGBTQ prayer tour to St. Paul in June. Graham has been touring...

Gay marriage and the Legislature: Are the votes there?

Marriage equality supporters have recently stated that they plan to continue the conversation on the issue as the 2013 legislative session opens and will...

MN Senate rejects efforts to fast-track anti-transgender bill

A move to fact track a bill that would overturn transgender-inclusive high school policies was rejected by the Minnesota Senate on Thursday afternoon. The...

WI Rep. Tammy Baldwin — Why care about healthcare?

Southern Wisconsin's Representative Tammy Baldwin - probably the highest-profile lesbian in national politics - issued a short video yesterday, arguing that LGBT Americans should...

President Obama Signs Hate Crimes Legislation

Thirteen years in the making, Matthew Shepherd and James Byrd finally get their due. In a ceremony at the White House on Wednesday...

HRC endorses Angie Craig in 2nd Congressional District

Angie Craig has won the endorsement of the Human Rights Campaign for her campaign in Minnesota’s Second Congressional District. Craig is running for the...

Minnesota again missing from marriage equality briefs

In an amicus brief last week, the attorneys general of 15 state that have legalized same-sex marriage asked the United States Supreme Court to...