Leading Minnesota Toward LGBTQ Equality

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 focus areas include:

  1. Community Organizing & Coalition Building
  2. Public Policy
  3. Anti-Violence
  4. Law
  5. Education & Training
  6. Youth and Schools Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) Network


OutFront Minnesota welcomes all supporters of LGBTQ equity to help us do this important work.

Volunteer Now

Policy and Organizing Coordinator, he/him
Director of Educational Equity, she/her
Community Access Specialist, she/her or they/them
Trans Organizing Coordinator, they/them
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Sami Heller

Development & Communications Associate, she/her
Youth Advocate, she/her or they/them
Educational & Health Equity Fellow, he/him or they/them
Audra Cowin

Audra Cowin

Anti-Violence Program Director
Manager of Operations & Volunteers, she/her or they/them
Policy & Organizing Coordinator , she/her
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Ashley Harp

Anti-Violence Associate Director, they/them or she/her
Policy & Organizing Coordinator, he/him
Communications & Brand Manager, he/him
Digital Organizer, she/her
Development Consultant, she/her
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Barb Yanish

Finance Director, she/her
Policy and Organizing Director, she/her
Development Director, she/her
Campus and Organizing Coordinator, they/them
Executive Director, she/her

Erin Maye Quade

Political Director | Gender Justice, she/her
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James Collins

Director of Impact Strategy | United Way, he/him
Manager of Policy, Legislation & Stakeholder Engagement for Licensing Division | Minnesota Department of Human Services, she/her
Treasurer | Business Owner, he/him
Promise Fellow at Community Mediation & Restorative Services | Restorative Justice Practitioner, he/him
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Amy Marty

Software Developer | Service 800, Inc, she/her

Anne Hodson

Production Manager | One Voice Mixed Chorus & Owner | Anne Hodson Photography, she/her
Executive Director | Women Winning, she/her

Andrea Smith

Lead Financial Systems Analyst | Life Time Inc., she/her
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Tony Rivera

Senior Project Manager | Solve, He/Him
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Alfred Walking Bull

Strategic Communications for Non-Profit Growth, he/him