August 4, 2020
Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 6PM

Join us for a conversation organized by BIPOC leaders at OutFront for fellow QTBIPOC community members to continue processing our role in the movement, make space to see one another, and find additional ways we can support and show up for one another.

* NOTE: This event is specifically for individuals who identify as being at the intersections of being BIPOC and LGBTQ+. We will be taking additional measures to ensure safety in this space and value your ability to self-select into the appropriate conversation.

August 6, 2020
Thursday, August 6, 2020, 6PM

What does it mean to change the charter amendment in Minneapolis? What could divesting from police and investing in life-affirming resources bring to our communities? It is abundantly clear that the police do not protect us and the police do not prevent crime. We deserve to imagine a world centered around all people instead of profits and property protection for the few. #DefundMPD #ChangeTheCharter

* NOTE: This is not a debate space and we are requesting you do not show up if it is just to voice your opposition. This is a space for people that are invested in a better future for all, a future without state sanctioned violence, want to learn more and how to get involved. Anyone who does not abide by this request can and will be removed from the virtual town hall.

August 11, 2020
Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 6PM

Join us for our next discussion on How To Be a Better White Ally to the BIPOC Community! We’ll be discussing how white supremacy shows up intersectionally with LGBTQ+ identities and make commitments to each other about showing up well for our BIPOC neighbors. 

If you missed our first discussion, we encourage you to check out the recording of our Allyship 101 tutorial here! We will continue to build off of our initial discussion.

* NOTE: Although anybody is welcome to attend this conversation, the discussion will be focused on how white people in the LGBTQ+ community can be better allies to the BIPOC community. We value your ability to self-select into the appropriate conversation and ask you to respect the QTBIPOC space taking place concurrently as this session.

August 13, 2020
Thursday, August 13, 2020, 6PM

On Monday, July 20th, the city of Minneapolis removed the Powderhorn Park encampment and made arrests of dozens of volunteers and homeless individuals. Why did this happen? What is, and who are the Minneapolis Park Board? What does it mean for homeless people to camp in public parks? Join us for a discussion and walkthrough of the Minneapolis Park Board, their function, and who they are.

August 20, 2020
Thursday, August 20, 2020, 6PM

Our progressive leaders and radical champions have been fighting hard since the first day Trump took office. Our nation is undergoing one of the most pivotal elections of our time, so what do you need to know to bring the fight locally!? Join us for a discussion in strategic voting at the state level, political strategy, and what's at stake in our own backyard?

August 27, 2020
Thursday, August 27, 2020, 6PM

It has been almost 5 months since the start of the pandemic and our quarantine. It's truly not easy to be placed in a scenario where you spend 24 hours/7 days a week with the same setting, same indoor routine, and of course the same person/people. Relationships are hard and COVID didn't make it any easier. Join us as we host our Anti-Violence Program staff members in discussing tips and tricks for navigating relationship turmoil, advice for navigating intimacy, and ways to practice good communication!

Recurring Meetings and Events

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

OutFront Volunteer Night — 3rd Monday of each month form 6pm - 8pm. Volunteers can drop in once or come regularly. Sign-up or contact cpopp@outfront.org for more information. These will be held virtually on Zoom. You will be given the Zoom link once you confirm your participation.

Trans Titans Meetings — 1st and 3rd Monday of the month. Through this group, 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 skye@outfront.org if you are interested in learning more and volunteering with the Trans Titans. Interested in developing leadership skills, shaping the work being done for the trans community, and joining the Trans Titans steering committee? Apply here!

Trans Titans Book Club — Biweekly on Sundays from 3 to 4pm. During COVID-19, the Trans Titans are hosting a book club! The book club will be a virtual space, using Zoom, where we will read queer and trans literature and discuss the readings together. Contact skye@outfront.org if you are interested in signing up or if you have any questions.

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.

Virtual Town Halls with OutFront Minnesota — A panel of experts and community members will discuss and answer your questions about issues currently affecting LGBTQ+ Minnesotans. These will be held virtually on Zoom. Check out our topics here!