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At Spirit On Lake, Gay Seniors Find Safe Haven

Lucretia Kirby was on her own for the first time in years after her partner’s death. She felt stranded in a church-affiliated assisted living facility, where she said bigotry and even physical threats were ignored by building managers.

01/02/2014

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Gay Men’s Chorus Forms In Fargo-Moorhead

A group of about 15 men in Fargo-Moorhead have started a gay men’s chorus, and hope to pull off a holiday concert. The chorus organized a few months ago and has been holding weekly rehearsals at a Fargo church.

11/25/2013

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Appeals Court: Man Can Distribute Bibles At Pride Fest

An appeals court decision could allow a man who was barred from distributing Bibles at Twin Cities Pride to resume doing so unrestricted in Loring Park next year. Brian Johnson said he had been distributing Bibles at the event since 1995 without issue.

09/11/2013

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Chris Kluwe To Lead TC Pride Parade

Minneapolis hosts one of the largest Pride weekends in the nation, and roughly a half million people from around the country are expected to celebrate in the Twin Cities this weekend. For the first time, this year’s festival in Loring Park includes wedding vendors, and there’s talk of holding weddings on site next year. The most popular event is the Pride parade down Hennepin Avenue. Former Vikings Punter Chris Kluwe is this year’s grand marshal.

06/29/2013

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Survey: Nearly 3 Percent Of Minnesotans Identify As LGBT

A new survey by Gallup says that an estimated 3.9 percent of Minnesotans identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.

02/15/2013

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Minneapolis Earns High Marks In LGBT Rights Survey

Minneapolis earned high marks on gay rights from the Human Rights Campaign’s newly released survey of 137 U.S. cities. The HRC announced the results of their Municipal Equality Index survey.

11/28/2012

Justin Aaberg, a student at Anoka High School, came out as gay when he was 13. He killed himself during the summer of 2010. (credit: CBS)

LGBT Group Challenges Denial To March In Parade

A youth organization claims it was denied a spot in Anoka’s Halloween parade because of its support for gay, bisexual and transgender people. Tammy Aaberg founded the group Justin’s Gift on behalf of her son who committed suicide in 2010.

10/10/2012

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Ravens Linebacker Attending Marriage Equality Fundraiser

Gov. Martin O’Malley is scheduled to join Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo for a fundraiser in support of same-sex marriage in Maryland. The two are set to take part in a Monday Night Football watching party at Mother’s Federal Hill Grille Monday night.

10/08/2012

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Woman To Play Female Romeo In Mpls. Production

Shakespeare probably never envisioned this — a woman playing Romeo as a woman in a Minneapolis theater production. Theatre Coup d’Etat plans to present “Romeo and Juliet” next month, with the love-stricken male Romeo played by a woman as a woman.

10/05/2012

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Missing From Pro-Gay Marriage TV Ads: Gay People

In one TV ad, a husband and wife talk fondly of a lesbian couple who moved into their neighborhood. In another, a married couple speaks of wanting fair treatment for their lesbian daughter. A third features a pastor talking supportively about gay unions.

09/26/2012

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Thousands In Town For Gay Softball World Series

All this week, thousands of athletes from around the country are taking the plate in the Twin Cities for the largest gay softball event in the country.

08/15/2012

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Hennepin Ruling: Same-Sex Partner Entitled To Inheritance

A referee in Hennepin County District Court has found that Minnesota’s Defense of Marriage Act does not deny same-sex partners the right to inherit each other’s assets.

08/02/2012

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Strategist Is Central Figure Against Gay Marriage

The man who is leading efforts against gay marriage around the country says his mission is to make voters understand what’s at stake.

07/19/2012

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Marriage Amendment At Forefront Of Pride 2012

The vote on a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage is still months away. But the issue was front and center at this year’s PRIDE Weekend.

06/23/2012

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Dayton To March In Gay Pride Parade

Gov. Mark Dayton will walk in the annual Twin Cities Pride parade in Minneapolis.

06/23/2012

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General Mills Opposes MN Amendment To Ban Gay Marriage

General Mills has announced its opposition to a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage in Minnesota.

06/14/2012

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Man Not Allowed To Distribute Bibles At Pride Fest

A Wisconsin man will not be allowed to hand out Bibles at the upcoming Twin Cities Pride festival. A judge denied his request for an injunction that would force the Minneapolis parks board to allow him unrestricted access to festival grounds.

06/12/2012

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A Brave Transition By A Minn. Soldier

Specialist Ackley is a war veteran who served in Iraq with the 34th Red Bull infantry division in 2009. But a lot has changed since her return two years ago. Specialist John Ackley is now Ashley.

06/03/2012

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Target ‘Pride’ Shirts Anger Gay Marriage Opponents

Supporters of a marriage amendment on Minnesota’s November ballot aren’t too happy with the Target Corp. The Minneapolis retail chain is selling “Pride” T-shirts on its website to raise funds for a marriage equality group.

06/01/2012

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Movie Blog: Marriage Debate Heads Up Out Twin Cities Film Fest

As Jim Brunzell already noted in the Twin Cities Daily Planet, there’s a definite political question hanging in the air over the Out Twin Cities Film Festival this year. It’s Marriage.

05/30/2012

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Stance On Gay Marriage May Cost Rev. His Church

The reverend of a St. Paul church says he needs to raise $200,000 to pay off a church loan after most of his followers left because of his support for gay marriage.

05/29/2012

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Polls On Gay Marriage Not Yet Reflected In Votes

Poll after poll shows public support for same-sex marriage steadily increasing, to the point where it’s now a majority viewpoint. Yet in all 32 states where gay marriage has been on the ballot, voters have rejected it.

05/28/2012

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Candlelight Vigil To Honor Bullied Iowa Teen

A candlelight vigil will be held Tuesday in Davenport in honor of a bullied Iowa teen who committed suicide.

04/23/2012

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Family Says Bullying Pushed Iowa Boy To Suicide

The death of a 14-year-old northwest Iowa student has prompted discussion by relatives, school officials and others about the bullying that is being blamed for his suicide. The family of Kenneth Weishuhn, of Primgahr, says he was harassed at school after he told people that he was gay.

04/18/2012

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MN Band Delivers Anti-Gay Message At Iowa School

An eastern Iowa school district superintendent has apologized after an event included potentially offensive messages about homosexual and transgender people, according to a report from an Waterloo TV station.

03/09/2012

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