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By Lavender February 26, 2009
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OutFront Minnesota Hosts Welcoming Party for New Executive Director Amy Johnson

On January 29, OutFront Minnesota hosted a welcoming party for its new Executive Director, Amy Johnson, at Azia Restaurant’s Caterpillar Lounge. She spent the past 25 years working in GLBT community service and advocacy prior to taking the top spot at the organization. A main goal for Johnson at OutFront is marriage equality in Minnesota.

Amy Johnson. Photo by Sophia Hantzes

In an article in Lavender, Johnson said, “We will, of course, work with the Governor, but is change going to happen today? No. That’s why OutFront is uniquely positioned to do this work to coalition with other organizations, because we need to engage the hearts and minds of Minnesotans. If a vote were taken today, we are not at all sure it would be there, so what we need to do is show legislators that their constituencies do care about this, and do want dignity and quality.”

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