What Is Minnesota's LGBTQ History?Many pieces of it are housed in the University of Minnesota's Tretter Collection, the largest LGBTQ collection in the Upper Midwest. It holds thousands of boxes of history dating back decades.
Gallup: Twin Cities' LGBT Population Lags Behind Most Other Metro AreasA 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.
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.
Gay Men's Chorus Forms In Fargo-MoorheadA 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.
Appeals Court: Man Can Distribute Bibles At Pride FestAn 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.
Chris Kluwe To Lead TC Pride ParadeMinneapolis 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.
Survey: Nearly 3 Percent Of Minnesotans Identify As LGBTA new survey by Gallup says that an estimated 3.9 percent of Minnesotans identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.
Minneapolis Earns High Marks In LGBT Rights SurveyMinneapolis 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.
LGBT Group Challenges Denial To March In ParadeA 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.
Ravens Linebacker Attending Marriage Equality FundraiserGov. 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.
Woman To Play Female Romeo In Mpls. ProductionShakespeare 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.
Missing From Pro-Gay Marriage TV Ads: Gay PeopleIn 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.
Thousands In Town For Gay Softball World SeriesAll 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.
Hennepin Ruling: Same-Sex Partner Entitled To InheritanceA 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.
Strategist Is Central Figure Against Gay MarriageThe man who is leading efforts against gay marriage around the country says his mission is to make voters understand what's at stake.