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06.24.17 Twin Cities HRC Federal Club Annual Pride Brunch Minneapolis MN

A Word In Edgewise: Nevertheless…

“Nevertheless, she persisted,” has become a mantra urging women to stand against discrimination or bullying. Nevertheless, is also a powerful shield for any individual or group facing long odds, from society, ill health, or other […]

04.20.17 OutFront Minnesota LGBTQ Lobby Day 2017 and Forum Minnesota State Capitol St Paul MN

   

04.19.17 Lobby Day 2017 Kick Off Party St Paul MN

Skirting the Issues: Gavin Grimm

At this year’s Grammy Awards, transgender icon Laverne Cox interrupted her music star introduction to highlight the case of Gavin Grimm, a 17-year-old Virginia high school student who’s become the poster child for transgender rights […]

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Causes

A Word In Edgewise: That’s Just the Way It Is

I’ve always loved The Lawrenceville Stories, written by Owen Johnson in the early years of the 20th Century. Johnson wrote about his prep school, using friends’ actual nicknames, “The Varmint,” “The Tennessee Shad,” “Hungry Smeed,” […]

When GLBT Nonprofits Lose Their Bearings

Tax-deductible nonprofit organizations can invade the pocketbooks and psyches of potential donors, cravenly preying on their fears. When the same-sex marriage movement became a brilliant success, GLBT nonprofit organizations were sucker-punched with a stark existential reality: […]

OutFront: Behind in Ethics

Since last November’s election the country has been passing through a turbulent period wherein fear seems to have often taken the upper hand. American GLBT citizens were warned by outgoing Senate Minority (and former Majority) […]

A Community of Unity: Rochester PrideFest

With such a large and well represented GLBT community in the Twin Cities, it can often feel like Pride month is every month. However, in smaller communities throughout Minnesota, Pride month plays an important role […]

Skirting the Issues: Moose Lake

There is no Them. There are only facets of Us. — John Green, American author I’m standing in a room—a gymnasium, actually—posing for a picture with several GLBT- identifying humans in Moose Lake, Minnesota. Only, […]

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Workplace

06.06.17 Quorum’s 2017 Un-Gala Pride Kick-Off and NGLCC Award Ceremony! Minneapolis MN

     

05.18.17 2017 Quorum Community Leadership Awards Minneapolis MN

Toddy Goes to Hollywood: How One Twin Cities Man is Pursuing His Dreams in La La Land

By Todd Pernsteiner Have you wanted to try something new but didn’t know if you could muster up the courage? Do you contemplate “what if” or “if only”? Now may be the time to go […]

“Where There’s Smoke” – Demoted Firefighter Dan Benson Alleges Anti-Gay Departmental Discrimination

Dan Benson has made headlines in recent weeks, after being surprised by a demotion he received due to a poor performance review in his capacity as battalion chief for the Eagan Fire Department…but Benson disputes the […]

MoSAIC: Helping LGBT Entrepreneurs Live Their Full Potential

Over 70 countries criminalize same-sex relationships. The severity of penalties for homosexuality in these countries range from paying fines to the death penalty. Imprisonment is a common form of penalty, while corporal punishment is also imposed […]

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Books

Books: 577

The Last Place You Look Kristen Lepionka Minotaur $25.99 Lepionka’s debut introduces private investigator Roxane Weary; she drinks too much, cracks wise (but not over), and mourns the recent death her officer father, one of […]

Books: 575

The Sacred Era Yoshio Aramaki University of Minnesota Press $22.95 A tale that includes a past history of a parched and barren Earth might seem an obvious trope for today, but the author of The […]

Books: 573

Amatka Karin Tidbeck Vintage Books Original $15.95 Swedish author Tidbeck has created a not-too-unbelievable, yet fantastic, dystopian novel, beginning simply before spiraling down into darkness. Vanja, an “information assistant” from Essere, is sent to Amatka, […]

Books: 571

Hidden Figures Margot Lee Shetterly William Morrow $15.99 Before electronic computers, human computers (usually mathematically gifted women with slide-rules, pencils, and paper) crunched the numbers and ran the equations that made America’s airpower — then […]

Books: 568

Disorderly Families: Infamous Letters from the Bastille Archives Arlette Farge, Michel Foucault University of Minnesota Press $35 Collected here are 94 lettres de cachet (letters of arrest) sent by the parents of disorderly children, by the […]

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Education

05.10.17 University of Minnesota Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life: Lavender Graduation Celebration Minneapolis MN

A Word In Edgewise: New Wine in Old Bottles

A beguiling giraffe face — calm, sloe-eyed — gazes languidly from the cover of the March Smithsonian above a blurb asking, “Will the beloved giant disappear before scientists even begin to understand it?” Also offered […]

02.25.17 Queer and Trans Family Support Conference St Paul MN

Interview with Roxanne Anderson, Honored Trans and Racial Justice Activist on Trump, Bathroom Policy, and the Lavender Community

You know Roxanne Anderson as last year’s Grand Marshal for Twin Cities Pride. That honor signified a culmination of an activist life for queer and racial justice. Known for steering work groups on trans inclusion […]

A Word In Edgewise: A Tale from the Dark Side

Some time ago, well, several decades now, back in the early 1970s, though it seems like yesterday, I witnessed an event that has remained with me to this day. An acquaintance of mine (I’ll call her […]

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Law & Finance

Skirting the Issues: Gavin Grimm

At this year’s Grammy Awards, transgender icon Laverne Cox interrupted her music star introduction to highlight the case of Gavin Grimm, a 17-year-old Virginia high school student who’s become the poster child for transgender rights […]

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Interview with Roxanne Anderson, Honored Trans and Racial Justice Activist on Trump, Bathroom Policy, and the Lavender Community

You know Roxanne Anderson as last year’s Grand Marshal for Twin Cities Pride. That honor signified a culmination of an activist life for queer and racial justice. Known for steering work groups on trans inclusion […]

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Loving and ‘Loving’ in Splendor

“Love is a many-splendored thing,” runs the song lyrics, and often more splendored than people care to embrace. In fact, over decades, marriages between certain consenting adults have been banned, despite the song’s declaration that […]

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Ask Lambda Legal – Avoiding a Name Change Nightmare

By Beth Littrell, Senior Attorney Q. I am a transgender woman who would like to legally change my name. I live in Savannah, GA and this issue has been a big deal lately after your client, […]

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The Ugly Truth: The Sexual Exploitation of Our Youth

“My first time on the streets, I was approached at a bus stop. The pimp was nice, buying me things and letting me stay with him. He had a lot of girls coming and going. […]

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