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LGBTQ+

How LGBTQ+ Rights, ERA, and Congregations Are Collaborating in a Minnesota Network

A trans refuge network is in process in Minnesota to help people move to safety, involving trauma-informed teammates. 

Worthington School Board Decides 4-1 to Take Down LGBTQ+ Pride Flag

“I think there’s more good than harm being done to have something on the walls saying ‘everyone is welcome here.’”

Something Bigger Than Myself: Emily Boyajian Talks With Mikey Marget

"The identity question is tough, because it’s not just one thing."

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2023: A Good Year for Action

“We have never been represented by somebody like me, with this voice, with the communities that I am bringing in."

New Indigenous and LGBTQ+ Voices That Will Represent Minnesotans

At the state capitol, there is a historic slate of LGBTQ+ candidates and Native candidates. Here are parts of our conversations with some of them.

People in Politics: What Makes a Powerful Leader?

"Women naturally function more as a collective. There is power in numbers. When it is transactional, people who want to succeed think that dividing and conquering is how you do it. That is actually a colonized way of leading."

Stepping Out for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ Candidates

Supporters of women of color and LGBTQ+ legislative candidates came out to celebrate the intersectional movement

Jessica Phoenix Sylvia Reclaims Herself After Men’s Prison

I am not even allowed to have pepper spray. I am a trans woman, so I already feel vulnerable, and now I cannot defend myself.

CALL: Talking About LGBTQ+ Health, Aging, and Rights

Frustration is why it is crucial to sometimes take a step back and consider the change that has happened.

Sisterhood, Not Cisterhood

Coming out is a big change, and it’s natural to have questions. If you’re close enough to a person, you can usually feel out if a question is okay.

Faith & Fight: Barbara Satin Spent Decades Advocating for Trans Inclusion in Church Communities

As a devout Catholic who spent time in the seminary in her late teens, Satin says she knew that there was little room for women in leadership in the Catholic church and absolutely no acceptance of a transgender person.
Ellie Krug

CALL: Being Authentic Even When You Are Afraid

We are all survivors of the human condition. All of us are attempting to make our way through the world. If we could go across the room and ask everybody to tell us "what makes you happy, what makes you sad, what challenge you have had in life, what success you have had, what makes you tick" — three things would happen.

Celebrating Badass Minnesota Women

In-Person Event April 16, 2022 A free in-person event…

Who Controls Your Stomach?

I think this was his way to tell me that in my life, there were people who would try to control my stomach, my Black body. I have been taught that we, as Black people, reflect and realize what destiny is and how people in power can never take that away.

April 2022: In the News

LGBTQ+ rights, conversion therapy ban, MMIR director, documentary about women entrepreneurs