November 24, 2020

On September 11, 2020, OutFront Minnesota released A Letter to Our Community on Accountability and Our Future as an Anti-Racist Queer Organization on our social media pages, website and to our email list. This letter was a response to the demands of our community members that we 1) explicitly address the ways in which we have upheld white supremacy both internally and externally, 2) condemn those actions, 3) establish and communicate a plan to prevent those actions from happening again. 

September 11, 2020

OutFront Minnesota's mission has been 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”. While we are proud of the work we have done to advance LGBTQ equity, we must acknowledge that we have fallen short, both externally and internally, in our work toward liberation--in part because OutFront Minnesota has been complicit in and continues to benefit from white supremacy.

August 11, 2020

Activists and supporters of LGBTQ rights met the morning of Aug. 8 outside of Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church to protest an all-day seminar they believed was a form of gay conversion therapy. The seminar, titled “Distinctions: Discovering Biblical clarity in a sexually-confused world,” was delivered by Outpost Ministries, a faith-based public speaking organization.

June 18, 2020

Activist Scott Keoni Shigeoka, who identifies as queer and spiritual, went on a yearlong (pre-pandemic) road trip across the United States to understand how we could bridge social and political divides.

June 17, 2020

The St. Paul City Council voted to ban conversion therapy for LGBTQ+ youth Wednesday.

June 17, 2020

A united St. Paul City Council approved a ban Wednesday on conversion therapy for minors, a widely discredited practice that seeks to change a person’s sexual identity or gender expression.

June 16, 2020

While many are praising the Supreme Court’s ruling this week that people can’t be fired over sexual orientation and gender identity, Jacob Thomas with OutFront Minnesota says there is still plenty of work to be done.

June 15, 2020

A landmark ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court Monday will provide protections to an estimated eight million workers who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.

June 15, 2020

Advocates for gay and transgender workers in Minnesota say that Monday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling extending legal protections to LGBT people is a boost even though the state already protects employees from being fired over sexual orientation.

June 15, 2020

Advocates and LGBTQ+ Minnesotans welcomed the United States Supreme Court's latest decision on Monday, June 15, which ruled that discrimination against workers based on sexual orientation or gender identity is illegal.