GLBT Youth seek Safe Space

High school students often face challenges and discrimination as they work to discover and define their sexual identities.


Trans Youth Support Network to close at the end of January

The Trans Youth Support Network, founded in 2004 after a series of acts of violence against young transwomen of color, announced on Tuesday that it will close at the end of the month.


From Selma to Stonewall: Same-Sex Marriage and the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

By now it seems inevitable if not entirely predictable that by July this year same-sex marriage will be the law of the land in the United States.


St. Paul Public Schools poised to implement inclusive gender policy

The St. Paul Board of Education is considering a policy that would make the districts schools safer for transgender and gender noncomforming students.


Gadfly Theatre to bring pop-up queer performances to Minneapolis

Gadfly Theatre Productions, a queer and feminist theatre group, is holding a series of pop-up performances throughout Minneapolis in January.


The Column’s 2014 year in review: Winners and losers

2014 was a year marked by significant advances in equity for the LGBT community, but the news wasn’t all positive. Violence against members of the community was a significant news story in 2014, as was the rise of anti-LGBT groups who despite failing to block equity efforts, disseminated false information about LGBT people. The Column has put together the winners and the losers for 2014.


'Get into your neighbors' business': Lt. Kim Lund advocates for victims and the vulnerable

(Photo courtesy of Kim Lun)

In 1984, when Kim Lund became the first licensed female police officer in Virginia, Minn., domestic abuse calls in the state often ended without an arrest.


Target files brief in support of marriage equality in Florida

In August, Minneapolis-based Target announced its strong support for marriage equality by filing a brief in support of lawsuits in Indiana and Wisconsin. On Dec. 23rd, Target, along with two dozen other large companies, filed a brief in support of a marriage equality case in Florida.


Cultural bridge builder: Sia Her redefines what it means to be a 'good Hmong daughter'

(Photo courtesy of Sia He)

Sia Her remembers hearing relatives ask her mother, "Is this the daughter you tried to abort?" And her mother would say yes. For years, until her parents finally felt able to tell stories from Laos, she didn't understand the questions, or the answer.

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