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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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Art Is Work: Grover Hogan Talks With Drew Maude-Griffin

"I always say that I make art for my mom."

It’s This Collaboration: Sayge Carroll Talks With Valerie Oliveiro

"I’m responding to my brain instead of trying to make it do what I want it to do."

Family, lawmakers mourn trans woman killed in Minneapolis

The trans or LGBTQ panic defense is a legal strategy in which a person charged with a violent crime argues that their victim’s gender identity or sexual orientation provoked the attacker or forced the attacker to act in self-defense. At least 18 states have banned the use of the LGBTQ panic defense, but Minnesota is not among them.

Ellie Krug on How to Open Vulnerability and Compassion

“In many spaces, I am the first transgender person they've ever met. For me, that's a great responsibility, so I'm always trying to set the right tone to let people know that I'm really just like them.”

Expressing Ourselves Throughout History

Exploring, nurturing, and truly feeling gender is not something reserved for queer people, or for young people.

Perspectives from the Anti-Authoritarianism 22nd Century Congress

The recent global 22nd Century Congress conference held in Minneapolis featured many days of conversations about how to address authoritarianism and co-create a more democratic system that supports a pluralistic society. Here are a few highlights from the conversations.

Commentary: “Florida”

Ellie Krug (she/her) has a radio show on AM950, and speaks and…

Emotional Press Conference With House Legislators About Public Safety

Rep. Athena Hollins takes questions about HF16, a bill that…

The Way to Our Queer Ancestors

There is another aspect to historical research when you are talking about lesbians, and that is intuition.

Making One Heart

We can be ourselves without fear of being made fun of, or bullied, which is something a lot of us deal with in our daily lives.

Fresh, Diverse Voices Join the Minnesota Legislature

When the 2023 legislative session opened January 3, there were fresh voices in both the House and the Senate, thanks largely to urban voters. Here are some of them, who we talked to last fall during their campaigns.

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."