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December 1, 2015

I am honored to receive this award and recognition. And at the same time it is a bit odd and awkward because this recognition is of me and my work, when as an activist and an organizer, I think of movement work in the context of us. It is our work, our accomplishments, our losses, our joys, our dreams, our movement for justice.

December 1, 2015

The Minnesota Departments of Commerce and Health have released a bulletin stating that health plans subject to their jurisdiction may not exclude coverage for services related to a person’s gender transition. This announcement culminates nearly two years of work on this effort by many, including Rainbow Health Initiative, MN Transgender Health Coalition, the University of Minnesota’s Program in Human Sexuality, MN Transgender Insurance Taskforce and OutFront Minnesota. Minnesota is the thirteenth jurisdiction in the country to make a statement on this subject. 

November 3, 2015

November 2, 2015 Minneapolis – On Saturday, November 21, OutFront Minnesota will honor six award winners who are champions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) equity. The awards will be presented at International Market Square during the stage program at OutFront’s Annual Gala: Dare to Be Powerful.

October 8, 2015

On October 6th, OutFront Action announced endorsement of Angie Craig for Congress in Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District. OutFront Action is the state’s leading organization in building equity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Minnesotans. If elected, Angie will be the first openly lesbian Congressperson elected from Minnesota. 

October 7, 2015

OutFront's Youth Library is a safe and welcoming space for LGBTQ teens to gather after school, where they can find hundreds of great books that relate to the issues they live every day.

May 7, 2015

May 21 - Session Wrap-Up - Despite an anti-LGBTQ majority in the Minnesota House, anti-LGBTQ efforts did not become law. We owe Governor Dayton, Majority Leader Bakk, and all of our pro-equality elected officials a debt of gratitude for standing firm for us.

March 5, 2015

History shows us that movements are born out of seminal moments. The Stonewall Riots, which occurred in 1969, were a flashpoint that gave birth to the movement for LGBT equality. Rosa Parks refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white man in 1955 was a catalyzing event that spurred the Civil Rights movement.

March 1, 2015

Candidates were asked to provide 150 word maximum responses to the questionnaire responses below. 

Question 1 – Gender Inclusion 
Transgender students know that their sex at birth is different than who they know they are on the inside.

January 15, 2015

According to a recent PEW poll, 90% of Americans say they personally know someone who is lesbian, gay or bisexual. However, only 8% of Americans say they personally know someone who is transgender. 

September 24, 2014

On December 4, after several hours of public discussion and testimony, the Minnesota State High School League overwhelmingly voted in favor of a policy to allow transgender student athletes to play on teams that match the gender they live ever day.