A new survey released by Gallup shows that Minneapolis-St. Paul, which is frequently ranked among the best places in the country for the LGBT community, doesn’t exactly have the most robust gay and lesbian population.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new survey by Gallup says that an estimated 3.9 percent of Minnesotans identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The man who is leading efforts against gay marriage around the country says his mission is to make voters understand what’s at stake.
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.
Gov. Mark Dayton will walk in the annual Twin Cities Pride parade in Minneapolis.
General Mills has announced its opposition to a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage in Minnesota.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A candlelight vigil will be held Tuesday in Davenport in honor of a bullied Iowa teen who committed 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.