April 24, 2019

-- What do equitable and loving relationships look like?

-- What kinds of skills do we need to create the kinds of relationships we want?

-- How do we know when to compromise and when to stand our ground in a relationship?

These are some of the questions this series - developed by LGBTQ people for LGBTQ people - will explore! Through readings, discussion, and activities, we will gain greater insight into our own beliefs, values, and dreams in order to create the kind of loving and equitable relationships we deserve. 

This series covers six different topics over the course of seven sessions and requires a commitment to attend all sessions (barring illness or emergency, of course). The class is not a "drop-in" course as the knowledge and activities build upon each prior session. Please plan on attending all sessions. 

Dates and times for the sessions:

Wednesdays, April 24th through June 5th, 2019


($25 per participant pays for all seven sessions. If cost is a barrier to your attendance, ask about our scholarships!)

April 24, 2019
Wednesday, April 24, 6-8pm

With new faces in power, we have an opportunity in Minnesota to advance LGBTQ equity and stop dangerous attempts to pass discriminatory legislation. We do this by organizing across the state and showing our force at the Minnesota State Capitol. This year, our top priority is banning the harmful practice of conversion “therapy” in Minnesota. Already, this bill has made it farther than ever before, and OutFront’s lobby day will be critical to help it advance.

Join us to kick-off lobby day and hear from special guest Garrard Conley, the writer of Boy Erased, a memoir about Garrard's experience in conversion “therapy.” At the home of Jason Bright and Alex Matusevich in Minneapolis (address will be sent with RSVP confirmation). Appetizers and drinks included.

May 2, 2019
Thursday, May 2 to Tuesday, May 21 (9 sessions)

This training will equip you to provide effective and confidential/legally protected advocacy to folks who have experienced relationship abuse, sexual assault, and/or hate/bias violence.

May 20, 2019
Monday, May 20, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Join OutFront Minnesota to debrief the 2019 legislative session. We'll celebrate the progress we've made and talk about next steps for LGBTQ equity.

$5 at the door. Light appetizers provided, cash bar.

June 2, 2019
Sunday, June 2nd

East Central Minnesota lies between the State’s two-largest metropolitan areas, the Twin Cities and Duluth-Superior, Wis. Yet it is quite rural. Despite being rural, there is a growing LGBT community here. The following counties are located in the region: Chisago County, Isanti County, Kanabec County, Mille Lacs County, and Pine County. East Central Minnesota Pride attracts attendees from these places and beyond. Many folks from Northwestern Wisconsin (places like Frederic, Grantsburg, Luck, Siren and Webster) attend this pride too! Everyone is welcome.

June 9, 2019
Sunday, June 9th

The Golden Valley Pride Festival is a celebration of Golden Valley LGBTQ individuals, families, and friends. The event is planned and run by a group of volunteer Golden Valley residents. All are welcome.

August 8, 2019
Thursday, August 8th to Sunday, August 11th

Celebrate Pride in the Fargo/Moorhead area!

Recurring Meetings and Events

Drag Shows by Flip Phone — Every Weekend at Union. Get tickets!

OutFront Volunteer Night — 2nd and 4th Monday of the month from 6 to 8:30. Volunteers can drop in once or come regularly. Sign-up or contact cat@outfront.org for more information.

Trans Titans Meetings — 1st and 3rd Monday of the month. Through this table, Trans folks in Minnesota come together to do work on intentional issues that the trans community faces in MN and provide Trans inclusive and centered trainings to different businesses and organizations. Contact access@outfront.org if you are interested in joining the group.

Queer Defender Network Leadership Council — If you are a current college or university (or any form of higher education) student and interested in fighting for LGBTQ equity and getting leadership development, join the Queer Defenders' Leadership Council! A coalition of college/university students focused on becoming the leaders of tomorrow. If interested email Junior Avalos at junior@outfront.org.