OutFront Minnesota was founded in 1987 to fight for LGBTQ justice and equity. Over the past 30 years we have worked to ensure that our values of liberation and intersectional justice guide our work until full equality under the law and full equity in practice is realized.
We successfully passed a statewide nondiscrimination law that included sexual orientation AND gender identity as protected statuses in 1993 — the first law that included protections for our trans community members. We won marriage and are the only state to defeat an anti-marriage amendment at the ballot box. We ensured that our kids have safe and supportive environments to learn in by passing the Safe and Supportive Schools Act in 2014 and the Trans Toolkit in 2017. Our fight is not over and our supporters are needed more than ever.
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.
I feel like OutFront Minnesota helped me figure out my place in the LGBTQ community. By volunteering with them after I moved to Minnesota, I made friends and relationships that continue to this day.