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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Barb Yanish

Finance Director, she/her
Policy and Organizing Director, she/her
Development Manager, she/her
Campus and Organizing Coordinator, they/them
Policy and Organizing Coordinator, he/him
Director of Educational Equity, she/her
Anti-Violence Program Community Advocate, they/them
Legal Advocate, she/her
Policy and Community Organizer, he/him
Trans Organizing Coordinator, they/them
Youth Program Coordinator, he/him
Manager of Operations & Volunteers, she/her
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Ashley Harp

Anti-Violence Associate Director, they/them or she/her
Communications & Brand Manager, he/him
Development Consultant, she/her
Executive Director, she/her
Executive Director | Women Winning

Andrea Smith

Lead Financial Systems Analyst | Life Time Inc.
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Tony Rivera

Public Relations | Adventure Creative
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Alfred Walking Bull

Strategic Communications for Non-Profit Growth

Erin Maye Quade

Political Director | Gender Justice

James Collins

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

Software Developer | Service 800, Inc
501c3 Chair | Diversity, Inclusion & Community Partnerships Associate | Health Partners

Anne Hodson

Production Manager | One Voice Mixed Chorus & Owner | Anne Hodson Photography

Kathryn Ross

Development Director | Casa de Esperanza