Dayton Appoints 1st Openly-Gay Justice To MN Supreme CourtGov. Mark Dayton made a historic appointment to the Minnesota Supreme Court Friday. Appeals Court Judge Margaret Chutich was named to the high court.
Plymouth Air Force Major Killed; One Of 1st Openly Gay In MilitaryAn Air Force major from Plymouth was one of seven service members killed by a suicide bomber Monday in Afghanistan, according to the Department of Defense. Maj. Adrianna Vorderbruggen, 36, was part of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.
Brewers Minor Leaguer Says He's Gay; MLB Lauds His CourageIt had been a long day and night for David Denson, in so many ways. His team had been swept in a doubleheader in the low-level Pioneer League, he didn't have much luck hitting and he'd made a throwing error, too. But it wasn't a total loss.
Boy Scout Board Approves End To Blanket Ban On Gay AdultsThe 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.
Boy Scouts' Leader Says Ban On Gay Adults Not SustainableThe 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.
Civil Rights Group Files Gay Marriage Lawsuit In Wis.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.
SD High School Coach From MN Publicly Announces He's Gay 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.
Vikings Suspend Priefer For 3 Games, Kluwe Plans To Sue TeamThe 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.
Help Stop LGBT Homelessness On National Give Out DayThursday 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.
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.
Fmr. Totino-Grace Head, Forced Out For Being Gay, To Lead St. Paul SchoolAn 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.
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.
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.
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.
Totino-Grace Alumni React To President's ResignationTotino-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.