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News from within the borders of Minnesota, the first Midwestern state to vote down a constitutional gay marriage ban in 2012. Democratic Governor Mark Dayton signd the bill into law in May, which then took effect in August of 2013. Learn more about past and present obstacles toward achieving equality in Minnesota, including hate crimes law, transgender rights, adoption, and other rights denied to same-sex couples and LGBT people. We stay on top of developments so that you can stay informed about this issue.

LGBT celebrities remember Prince Rogers Nelson as the greatest performer of a generation. 

April 22 2016 12:56 PM

They're the latest in a growing number of cities and states reacting to North Carolina's anti-LGBT law.

April 05 2016 5:11 PM

Want to know if transphobic legislation has been introduced in your state? Read on. 

February 02 2016 5:29 AM

Transgender surgeries are life-saving for people suffering from gender dysphoria. That's why the ACLU of Minnesota is fighting to lift the state's ban on the use of Medicaid funds for them. 

December 18 2015 4:27 PM

One week after a waitress posted her encounter with a customer on Facebook, her story has made headlines worldwide and helped children and parents better understand what it means to be transgender.

September 26 2015 9:49 AM

John Nienstedt resigned today from the Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, after the archdiocese was charged with failing to protect children from sexual abuse by priests.

June 15 2015 4:03 PM