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‘Vote No’ Group To Seek Marriage Equality For Minn.

The leader of the campaign that defeated a gay marriage ban in Minnesota says the group will now push to legalize gay marriage in the legislative session that starts next month.

12/20/2012

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Wis. Court Expected To Rule On Domestic Registry

A state appeals court is expected to rule on whether Wisconsin’s domestic partnership registry violates the state constitution’s ban on gay marriage.

12/20/2012

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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

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Baldwin Extends List Of Firsts With Senate Victory

Tammy Baldwin is used to firsts. Back in 1998, she was the first woman elected to represent Wisconsin in the House and the first gay non-incumbent ever sent to Congress.

11/07/2012

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HRC Donates To States’ Gay Marriage Campaigns

The Human Rights Campaign is donating $225,000 to Mainers United for Marriage as part of its national campaign in support of gay marriage.

10/12/2012

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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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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Cops Investigate Golf Ball Hate Crime

Police are trying to figure out who’s responsible for busting a car window with a golf ball covered in hate speech. About 150 people were inside Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church in St. Paul Saturday afternoon.

08/11/2012

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Opinion: Rev. William Owens Confronts Barack Obama On Same-Sex Marriage

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.

08/03/2012

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Shortly After Coming Out, Blaine Woman Wakes Up To Hate Crime

As Sabrina Wilker opened her car door Sunday morning to drive her younger siblings to church, she was greeted by hate and fear.

07/26/2012

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Ron Paul Glitterbombed, Gingrich Interrupted In MN

Members of the LGBT rights group the Glitterati have struck again.

02/07/2012

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I-35W Bridge To Glow In Rainbow Colors For Pride Festival

The Interstate 35W bridge over the Mississippi River will be getting a festive makeover for Twin Cities Pride this weekend.

06/24/2011

Mark Bingham, right, is shown with his mother, Alice Hoagland, in the documentary “With You.” (credit: withyoufilm.com)

‘With You’ Documentary On Flight 93 Hero, Family Premieres

It took nine years, but a documentary celebrating United Airlines Flight 93 passenger Mark Bingham’s life premiered in June.

06/18/2011

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Fallen Soldier’s Family Speaks At GLBT Rally

Hundreds rallied at the State Capitol Thursday supporting gay marriage, including the parents of a gay Minnesota soldier killed in Afghanistan last month.

04/14/2011

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Anoka Parents Protest Treatment Of LGBT Students

Parents and students packed the Anoka Hennepin School board meeting Monday tonight to express their concerns about harassment of LGBT students.

02/28/2011

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Lady Gaga Takes On Target

For years, musicians have mixed music with politics. But now, one top performer is mixing politics with business.

02/23/2011

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GLBT Groups To Release Transgender Bias Study

Leading gay activists gathered in Minneapolis for a national conference are releasing a nationwide report on discrimination against transgender individuals.

02/04/2011

Sarah Lindstrom (L) and Desiree Shelton (R), as shown on the latter's Facebook page. (credit: Facebook)

Lesbian Students Enter Pep Rally To Cheers

Two lesbian students who fought for the right to walk together at a Minnesota high school pep rally have made their entrance to cheers.

01/31/2011

Sarah Lindstrom (L) and Desiree Shelton (R), as shown on the latter's Facebook page. (credit: Facebook)

Lesbian Student Grateful For Pep Rally Decision

A lesbian couple enrolled at the Anoka-Hennepin School District will be allowed to walk together in a high school procession.

01/29/2011

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Support Pours In For Transgender Basketball Player

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A young basketball player from Minnesota is being praised as courageous for coming out publicly as transgender. Kye Allums plays for George Washington University’s women’s basketball team. But Allums identifies himself as […]

11/04/2010

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