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Andy Birkey has written for a number of Minnesota and national publications. He founded Eleventh Avenue South which ran from 2002-2011, wrote for the Minnesota Independent from 2006-2011, the American Independent from 2010-2013. His writing has appeared in The Advocate, The Star Tribune, The Huffington Post, Salon, Cagle News Service, Twin Cities Daily Planet, TheUptake, Vita.mn and much more. His writing on LGBT issues, the religious right and social justice has won awards including Best Beat Reporting by the Online News Association, Best Series by the Minnesota chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and an honorable mention by the Sex-Positive Journalism awards.

Keith Pederson As a long time activist and professional queer, Keith has thrown in his two cents where it is not desired in too many places to count. For the past decade or so Keith has been working in mental health and public health. His writing and podcasting can be found many places on the Internet, but mostly he’s known around these parts asMrs. Pederson. Keith is the Style Editor for TheColu.mn. This is just a glorified way of saying he is in charge of all things lifestyle and nightlife related. If you have events you need publicized or events you would like to see covered please contact him at Style@thecolu.mn.

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