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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.

September 10, 2014

With big wins for marriage equality and the passage of a comprehensive, LGBT-inclusive safe schools law, OutFront has developed a strategic plan to look to the future of LGBTQ equity in Minnesota.

January 13, 2014

The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) celebrates the release of CeCe McDonald from prison, a young African American transgender woman violently attacked by a group of people in a racist and transphobic hate violence incident in June 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Despite being the survivor of this incident of violence, CeCe McDonald was the only person arrested.

June 27, 2013

OutFront Minnesota’s legal director will become the first openly gay president of the state’s bar association next week.
Phil Duran takes over at the Minnesota State Bar Association July 1 for a one-year term.

June 26, 2013

In significant but incomplete victories for gay rights, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a provision of a federal law denying federal benefits to married gay couples and cleared the way for the resumption of same-sex marriage in California.

May 14, 2013

Minnesota officially became the 12th U.S. state to approve same-sex marriage May 14 when Gov. Mark Dayton appeared before a jubilant crowd to sign a marriage equality bill into law.

May 9, 2013

Six months after Minnesotans rejected a constitutional amendment that would have banned gay marriage, the Minnesota House Thursday made an historic turn, voting to legalize same-sex marriage in Minnesota.