The Fight For LGBT Rights In MN: the Pride Celebration
June 23, 2017 | Elizabeth Maddock
Summer in the Twin Cities isn't truly complete until the arrival of the Pride Festival, the weekend-long celebration of LGBT culture that both inspires and honors the LGBT community. The MN Pride Festival is the ideal place to acknowledge the sacrifices and hard work that the LGBT community and its allies have put in over the years, but is also an opportunity to let your hair down and join in on an all-out celebration of life. Read more >>>
The Fight for LGBT Rights in MN: Amending the Minnesota Human Rights Act
June 14, 2017 | Elizabeth Maddock
Much progress has been made in the fight for equal rights for LGBT Minnesotans, particularly in the last 25 to 30 years. In the 1970's the cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis amended city ordinances to prohibit discrimination against gay men and lesbians. St. Paul's ordinance was repealed a few years later (and eventually successfully amended again in 1989) and Minneapolis made theirs trans-inclusive in 1975. Read more >>>
Celebrating LGBT Pride Month
June 7, 2017 | Elizabeth Maddock
The month of June in Minnesota is commonly associated with the reappearance of the sun, a whole lot of fun, and more than a few no-wake zones. June is also National LGBT Pride Month, a thirty day-long celebration of LGBT history that was first established to honor the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City.
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A Great Resource: OESW's Monthly Newsletter
May 17, 2017 | Ami Wazlawik
Did you know that Minnesota has an Office on the Economic Status of Women? OESW advises the legislature and provides information and statistics on women in Minnesota. The office gathers information on population characteristics, educational attainment and enrollments, marital and parental status, household characteristics, labor force status and employment characteristics, and basic information on women's legal and economic rights.
OESW publishes a monthly newsletter, and their May issue is a follow up to February’s, which included research findings about media coverage of women’s sports. Check it out below.
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Loring Park, Mpls
Take Back the Night 2017
June 24 | 4:00 to 8:00 PM
Northrop Plaza, U of M
MN Valley NOW Chapter Meeting
June 28 | 6 PM - dinner, 7 PM - meeting
Neisen's Sports Bar in Savage
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