January 12, 2018

This past year and a half has illuminated the fact that it is our responsibility to use local politics as a lever for change. To see the regressive agenda that’s coming down the pipeline from the federal level to our own state government has been disheartening and upending for many of our communities.

January 3, 2018

State Rep. Paul Thissen, who served as House speaker during two particularly productive years for DFL lawmakers at the State Capitol, said Wednesday he would not seek re-election to his southwest Minneapolis seat.

January 1, 2018

In the wake of the 2016 elections — and subsequent attacks on transgender rights — a group of pioneering trans activists decided that getting more trans candidates on the ballot would be more impactful than checking one off. Together they formed the Trans United Fund, the first and only national political advocacy group focused on empowering trans and gender expansive people.

December 10, 2017

“You have to have people willing to speak out and be visible within the community, and that is not possible given the current climate.”

Being different is hard for anyone, but for Neima Mahdi, who is a transgender woman of color, being different puts her life in danger.

December 7, 2017

The recipients of the Lavender Community Awards were nominated and voted for online in the month of November. Winners demonstrate clear dedication and leadership by being either out or an ally, and working for the advancement of the community that is comprised of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and allied people. Without further ado, we are proud to present the recipients of the 2017 Lavender Community Awards.

October 25, 2017

A new national political action committee committed to electing transgender people into office is ramping up efforts in two Minneapolis city council races. The Trans United Fund has launched the BreakThrough Fund, a political action committee (PAC) that is partnering with OutFront Minnesota’s political arm to elect two Black transgender candidates to the Minneapolis City Council.

October 24, 2017

About 50 people gathered at Lush bar Monday night to hear the case for reexamining Minneapolis' ban on bathhouses, the predominant hookup scene for gay men prior to the 1980s AIDS epidemic. OutFront Minnesota provided a legal analysis, the Red Door Clinic a health perspective.

October 17, 2017

Bio-mom wants her ex to pony up child support. The ex would rather not, and there's nothing in the law that can make her do it.

This case, filed in Todd County by Sheila Asmus against Lori Hagood, poses the problem of how parenthood is defined in cases of artificial insemination, where a couple legally could not marry at the time the child was conceived.

September 17, 2017

There was no question the LGBT community were welcome and celebrated at an ecumenical Christian service offered as part of St. Cloud Pride Sunday afternoon at Peace United Church of Christ.

August 19, 2017

A new document released by the Minnesota Department of Education is forcing gender ideology onto K-12 students and their parents by elevating the claim that biological sex is subordinate to self-declared “gender.”