The Boy Scouts of America on Monday ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons.
The national president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Thursday that the organization’s longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable, and called for change in order to avert potentially destructive legal battles.
A civil rights group has filed a lawsuit seeking recognition of gay couples who married in June after a judge struck down Wisconsin’s ban on same-sex marriage.
A volleyball and baseball coach at St. Mary High School in Dell Rapids who has publicly announced he’s gay says he feels elated, though he worries it might affect his employment at the private Catholic school.
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.
The Montreal Alouettes released Arland Bruce on Wednesday, two weeks after the receiver was fined by the Canadian Football League for Twitter comments about openly gay NFL prospect Michael Sam.
An educator who was forced out as president of Totino-Grace High School because he is gay will now be the head of another Twin Cities private school. Dr. Bill Hudson resigned from Totino-Grace last June after revealing to board members that he had been in a committed same-sex relationship for 18 years. Hudson wasn’t sure where he would end up, but on Monday night, Mounds Park Academy officially named him the new head of school.
Esera came out in 2002. His reaction to Michael Sam’s announcement last night. Hear it by clicking the link above.
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.
A former Catholic school teacher and campus minister opened up Wednesday night after losing her job at a school she still loves. Kristen Ostendorf still has strong feelings for Totino-Grace and her religion, even though she was fired after revealing her relationship with another woman.
The group “You Can Run But You Cannot Hide” has gained attention at the Minnesota State Fair over accusations that it’s a hate group.
Totino-Grace High School President Bill Hudson resigned from that position Tuesday after telling the board he’s gay. At least one former student is responding with a petition, and some alumni are upset and taking action.
Frank Ferri made peace with God years ago. Last month, Ferri defeated the Roman Catholic Church. The openly gay state representative led the fight to legalize same-sex marriage in what may be the most Catholic state in the nation’s most Catholic region.
According to a study out of UCLA, 5,000 same-sex Minnesota couples are expected to get married in the next three years. And that’s translating into a bit of a boom on the business side.
NBA veteran Jason Collins became the first active male player in the four major American professional sports to come out as gay.
Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin is the featured attraction as Minnesota Democrats gather for their top fundraising event of the year.
A Republican senator from northern Iowa said Wednesday that homosexual lifestyles pose a health risk to him and his family in comments that drew a sharp rebuke from an openly gay Democratic senator.
Gay and lesbian teens who may feel uncomfortable attending a traditional prom at their high school have another option — an alternative prom in the St. Cloud area that’s open to LGBT teens from across the state.
After one of the most divisive, costly campaigns Minnesota has ever seen, it appears the second round of the same-sex marriage debate is on.
A Fargo representative says he’s proud to wear the banner as North Dakota’s first openly gay lawmaker, but his most important cause is helping to craft good legislation for all people.
Election Day 2012 is just nine weeks from Tuesday, and no issue is creating more debate in Minnesota than the Constitutional Amendment that would define marriage as between one man and one woman.
Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.
Two men were shot at last week because of their sexual orientation, according to the Minneapolis Police.
Voters in Minnesota will test the political impact of President Barack Obama’s support for gay marriage this fall, when they decide whether to ban gay marriage in the state Constitution.