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The Column is a nonprofit LGBT media organization formed in 2009 under the fiscal sponsorship of Springboard for the Arts. We are committed to “telling the stories of LGBT Minnesota, one voice at a time.”

Our mission has four key points: preserving and elevating the rich and unique history, arts, and culture of LGBT Minnesotans; confronting agents of intolerance who spread lies and misinformation about our community; holding government, businesses, and our own community institutions accountable to full equality for the entire spectrum that makes up our community; and promoting, and providing a platform for, LGBT and allied creatives.