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News from within the borders of Minneapolis and the fight for LGBT equality as Mayor R.T. Rybek is publically urging gay couples from out-of-state to wed in the capital city. Read news about how Minnesotans voted down a constitutional gay marriage ban as it became the first Midwestern state to recognize same-sex marriage. Learn more about past and present obstacles toward achieving equality in Minneapolis, 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.

A local NBC anchor came out as gay on live TV. Now, he shares how the moment has changed his life

”I hope that people continue to talk to their LGBTQ family members and try to get to know them better, try to get to a level of acceptance and love,” Jason Hackett told The Advocate.

Alleged Minneapolis mass shooters charged after killing one at LGBTQ+ punk rock show

The teenagers who allegedly targeted queer people at a punk rock show in Minneapolis are facing seven felony charges.

Minneapolis Mass Shooting Leaves Transgender Community Fearful

One person was killed and six injured in a mass shooting at a venue popular among transgender patrons.

Andrea Jenkins Is Nation's First Trans City Council President

Jenkins's colleagues in Minneapolis elected her unanimously.

Election Day Produces LGBTQ+ Firsts Around the Nation

Tuesday saw the election of Detroit's first queer female City Council member, the reelection of trans woman Andrea Jenkins in Minneapolis, and other notable victories.

Gay Meteorologist Fired After Anti-Trump Post, Claims Bias at Work

Sven Sundgaard claims the news station discriminated against him because he is gay and Jewish.

Congress Honors Trans Politician Andrea Jenkins, Other Black Leaders

The House resolution seeks to recognize the contributions of Black LGBTQ+ people to American history.

Minneapolis Council Plans to Disband, Replace Police Department

Amid outcry over racism and police brutality after the death of George Floyd, council members say there has to be a new model for public safety.

All Four Officers Now Face Charges in George Floyd's Death

The charge against Derek Chauvin has been upgraded, and the other three officers at the scene have been charged with aiding and abetting murder.


Minneapolis Police Being Investigated for Years of Racist Malpractice

The Minnesota Department of Human Rights filed a suit today and will dig into nearly a decade of complaints. 

80 Photos of Twin Cities Pride Building Bridges

Twin Cities Pride began in 1972, consisting of 50 people in Loring Park. A half-century later, an estimated 300,000+ attended.

A Trans Man Has Also Been Elected to the Minneapolis City Council

Special education teacher Phillipe Cunningham overcame huge odds to beat a long-serving incumbent. He joins Andrea Jenkins as the second trans person of color on Minneapolis's council.

Trans Woman Andrea Jenkins Elected to Minneapolis City Council

She's the first transgender person elected to a major city's governing body and the first trans person of color elected to any office in the U.S.


Twin Cities Pride Brought Passion and Protest (Photos)

The downtown Minneapolis Pride Parade was not without controversy.

The Hilarious Ad From the Gay Man Running for Minneapolis Mayor

Tom Hoch — who dreams of leading Minnesota's largest city — just released a commercial featuring him and his husband.

Meet the Candidates: Minnesota's Angie Craig

In the second part of an election series, we profile lesbian Angie Craig, who is battling a race-baiting shock jock to represent Minnesota's Second Congressional District.

With Two Black Men Killed by Police, LGBTs Declare Common Cause

Outrage over a Black Lives Matter protest halting a Toronto Pride parade came just days before the shootings have left the nation shocked again.

See How LGBT Groups Are Calling for Justice in Chicago

The release of a video showing a white officer shooting a black teenager 16 times has brought calls for further investigation and action on racial issues.

Gone Viral: Tale of a Trans Waitress

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.

Antigay Minn. Archbishop Accused of Sexual Advances

Former Minneapolis-St. Paul Archbishop John Nienstedt allegedly threatened a man who rebuffed his sexual advances, and reportedly had another expelled from seminary.