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.

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Angela Tona

Policy & Organizing Coordinator , she/her
Policy & Organizing Director, he/him
Digital Organizer, she/her
Educational Equity Coordinator, he/him or they/them
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Ashley Harp

Anti-Violence Associate Director, they/them or she/her
Development Consultant, she/her
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Barb Yanish

Finance Director, 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
Educational Equity Youth Coordinator, she/her or they/them
Audra Cowin

Audra Cowin

Anti-Violence Program Director, she/her or they/them
Executive Director, she/her or any pronouns
Founder of Elton EyeCare, Inc. | he/him
Founder & Creative Director at Anthony & Stork | he/him
Chair of OutFront Minnesota's Political Action Committee | Minnesota State Manager for the Main Street Alliance | she/her
Software Developer for Service 800, Inc | she/her

Anne Hodson

Production Manager for One Voice Mixed Chorus & Owner of Anne Hodson Photography | she/her

Andrea Smith

Co-Chair of OutFront Minnesota's 501(c)4 Board | Lead Financial Systems Analyst for Life Time Inc. | she/her
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Alfred Walking Bull

Co-Chair of OutFront Minnesota's 501(c)4 Board | Strategic Communications for Non-Profit Growth | he/him
Co-Chair of OutFront Minnesota's 501(c)3 Board | Political Director for Gender Justice | she/her
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James Collins

Director of Impact Strategy for United Way | he/him
Board Administrator for the Field Academy | they/them
Policy Researcher for the Movement Advancement Project | he/him