The Minnesota Vikings will suspend special teams coordinator Mike Priefer without pay for three games this season and donate $100,000 to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights groups, in response to former punter Chris Kluwe’s allegations of anti-gay remarks made by Priefer.
Thursday marks the second-annual National Give Out Day, a day to support the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and put efforts toward eliminating youth homelessness. Alicia Schwarz, who is on the Arise Steering Committee, joined the WCCO This Morning show on Thursday to talk about the campaign.
Hundreds of gay and lesbian couples married in Minnesota, beginning at the stroke of midnight on Aug. 1. A cultural shift culminated when Cathy ten Broeke and Margaret Miles became the first of 67 couples to marry at Minneapolis City Hall with Mayor R.T. Rybak presiding.