February 13, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Minnesota House committee opened hearings Wednesday on a bill banning the controversial practice of using therapy to make gay people straight.

A number of states have already banned the practice, called “conversion therapy.”

February 5, 2019

Kids are exposed to hate speech in video games, memes and social media, and it can be devastating for the ones targeted. But experts tell KARE 11 it can have a negative impact on any teen’s brain as they try to develop their values.

February 5, 2019

Hate speech is finding kids online, even if they're not looking. Clint Peterson, an LGBTQ youth advocate from greater Minnesota, experienced that firsthand.

February 4, 2019

My name is Junior Avalos.

From a young age, as a kid, I was aware that the love and affection that I displayed was different from what was expected from me. I was vibrant, warm, maternal, and tender.

I grew up as a Jehovah's Witness, and I was taught that there were many different ways that I could express love and different ways love could be manifested and offered in return, and that I was eternally loved by my creator, my family, and my community, shaped into the image that God intended me to be, I was born the way I was supposed to be.

January 29, 2019

Half of married gay women in Minnesota are forced to adopt their own children under Minnesota law.

That inequity — man-woman married couples don’t have this hurdle — is a paradox, since same-sex married couples are supposed to have the same rights in the state. In 2013, same-sex marriage became legal.

January 28, 2019

My name is Wil. I am an elder at Apple Valley Community of Christ and I survived "conversion therapy."

January 23, 2019

Emma McBride, a legislative lobbyist with Outfront Minnesota, discusses the upcoming bill in the Minnesota legislature to ban conversion therapies.

January 22, 2019

The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to go ahead with its plan to restrict military service by transgender people while court challenges continue.

January 22, 2019

This morning the Supreme Court voted 5-4 to allow Trump’s discriminatory ban on transgender military service members to go into effect while further litigation proceeds.

OutFront Minnesota’s Communications Coordinator and United States Air Force veteran, Jacob Thomas (Tech. Sgt. | served: 2008-2016), released the following statement:

“This President continues to show how unpatriotic he truly is and that he does not care about our military members and veterans. Military leaders already know that transgender people serving has no adverse effect on military readiness, morale or unit cohesion. Nevertheless, Trump and his discrimination administration continue to vilify and attack transgender people...

January 10, 2019

Democratic Rep. Hunter Cantrell of Savage is reviving the proposed ban in the state House. Gov. Tim Walz backs the proposal.