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Alouettes Release Bruce Weeks After Sam Comment

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.

02/26/2014

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Fmr. Totino-Grace Head, Forced Out For Being Gay, To Lead St. Paul School

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.

02/12/2014

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2-10-14 Esera Tuaolo On The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Esera came out in 2002. His reaction to Michael Sam’s announcement last night. Hear it by clicking the link above.

02/10/2014

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Gay Marriage Was Minnesota’s Top Story Of 2013

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.

12/26/2013

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Fired Totino-Grace Teacher: ‘I’m Not Ashamed Of Having Said I’m Gay’

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.

09/11/2013

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Booth At State Fair Accused Of Being Backed By ‘Hate Group’

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.

08/23/2013

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Totino-Grace Alumni React To President’s Resignation

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.

07/03/2013

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Statehouses Buck Catholic Church On Gay Marriage

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.

06/01/2013

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Wedding Venues, Services Seeing Rise In Bookings For This Fall

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.

05/24/2013

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NBA Veteran Jason Collins Comes Out As Gay

NBA veteran Jason Collins became the first active male player in the four major American professional sports to come out as gay.

04/29/2013

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Baldwin Featured At Dems’ Humphrey-Mondale Dinner

Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin is the featured attraction as Minnesota Democrats gather for their top fundraising event of the year.

04/20/2013

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Iowa Senator Decries Acceptance Of Homosexuality

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.

04/17/2013

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Alternative Prom In St. Cloud Caters To LGBT Teens

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.

04/03/2013

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Get Ready For Round 2 Of The Same-Sex Marriage Debate

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.

02/07/2013

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ND’s 1st Openly Gay Lawmaker Wants To Work For All

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.

01/08/2013

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