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Anti-Gay Archbishop Investigated for Alleged Sexual Misconduct

By Amy Forliti | Wednesday Jul 2, 2014
Archbishop John Nienstedt announced Tuesday that the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is investigating him after allegations of inappropriate behavior surfaced several months ago.

Minn. Catholic School Teacher Allegedly Fired After Coming Out

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Sep 12, 2013
Officials from a Catholic school in Minnesota allegedly fired a teacher after she came out as lesbian.

What’s Behind the Minneapolis Gay Marriage Pitch?

By Patrick Condon | Thursday Sep 5, 2013
Paging San Francisco and Boston: Minneapolis wants a piece of your turf.

Minn. Mayor Bids for Ill. Gay Couples’ Weddings

By Don Babwin | Thursday Sep 5, 2013
Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak was headed Thursday for a predominantly gay neighborhood in Chicago hoping to persuade same-sex couples to come north to his state to get married - and spend lots of money on weddings while there.

Minn. Church Vandalized Multiple Times for Marriage Equality Support

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Jul 8, 2013
A church near Minneapolis has been vandalized multiple times over the past year because its officials support gay marriage rights.

Pro Athletes Becoming Outspoken Gay-Rights Advocate

By Patrick Condon | Saturday Sep 15, 2012
With Minnesota voters weighing whether to ban gay marriage this fall, Vikings punter Chris Kluwe has emerged as a high-profile gay rights champion - and a symbol of changing attitudes toward homosexuality in the sports world.

Minn. Sunday School Students Raise Money For Gay Marriage With Lemonade Stand

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Aug 1, 2012
Sunday school students from a Minnesota church raised money to support gay marriage in the state by setting up an old fashioned lemonade stand. Conservatives are not amused.

Judge: Man Can’t Hand out Bibles at Gay Pride Fest

Tuesday Jun 12, 2012
A judge has ruled a Wisconsin man who wants to hand out Bibles at the 40th Annual Twin Cities Pride festival will have to confine himself to a booth just outside of the event.

Justice Department Hails Minn. School Settlement

By Steve Karnowski | Wednesday Mar 7, 2012
A settlement with Minnesota’s largest school district over the harassment and bullying of students who are gay, or perceived to be gay, should serve as a model for other schools in the U.S., federal officials said Tuesday.

Transgender woman found dead inside Minneapolis apartment

By Joseph Erbentraut | Friday Jan 28, 2011
Krissy Bates was found dead in her Minneapolis apartment on Jan. 10, but details about her life that have emerged since her death underscore the lack of employment and other struggles many transgender Americans face.