OutFront Minnesota’s mission is to create a state where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people are free to be who they are, love who they love, and live without fear of violence, harassment or discrimination.
We envision a state where LGBTQ individuals have equal opportunities, protection and rights. We are working toward the day when all Minnesotans have the freedom, power and confidence to make the best choices for their own lives.
Our slogan is Leading Minnesota Toward LGBTQ Equality — reflecting the leadership role we provide in moving the state toward full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people, and bringing allies into the movement.
OutFront Minnesota provides this leadership by delivering programs and services to Minnesota's LGBTQ and allied communities in the areas of community organizing, public policy, anti-violence, law, education and training.
In July of 2014, we add "queer" to our mission and vision. Here is our definition.
A term with a complexity of meaning;
(1.) An umbrella term that may refer to a person who is gay, an umbrella term who is gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, asexual, inter-sex, transgender, gender-queer, or gender nonconforming. Persons who identify in any of the above ways, may also identify as Queer, or it may be its own identity.
(2.) A term of self-identity that challenges binary thinking and rejects heteronormative attitudes and expectations about sex and gender;
(3.) Historically derogatory, the word "queer" has been reclaimed as an identity with a political lens that challenges systems of oppression.
We've been doing this work for over two decades (pdf).