Tag Archives: Minnesota

MINNESOTA: Trans Man Goes Viral With His #Occupotty Selfies Campaign

Via Rochester, Minnesota’s NBC affiliate: Minnesota lawmakers introduced legislation that would require high school students to use the locker rooms and restrooms determined by their birth sex. Now, local transgender advocates are fighting back and the response is going viral. “I don’t think any women want me walking into the bathroom with them,” laughed Michael Hughes. Hughes is a transgender …

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MINNEAPOLIS: Archdiocese Declares Bankruptcy, Freezing Molestation Suits

Via the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star-Tribune: The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Friday, becoming the 12th in the nation to say its treasury cannot withstand the unprecedented wave of lawsuits from clergy abuse victims. The move freezes lawsuits against the church, protecting the archdiocese from creditors while allowing it to develop a reorganization plan. It …

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Today On World Net Daily

Via World Net Daily: Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., has been a prolific conservative legislator despite strong resistance from establishment Republicans, including leaders of her own party, and despite the considerable challenge of passing legislation without cooperation from an obstructionist Senate controlled by Democrats. And, despite an outgoing personality and political boldness demonstrated by her willingness to go in front of …

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Former “Ex-Gay” Client Of Ladybird Bachmann: I’m Still Totally Gay

Via Religion News Service: Christian Schizzel spent 7 years being trotted around the country on media outlets as a poster boy for the ex-gay movement. Now, after reclaiming his gay identity, Christian says he won’t be a weapon anymore. In an exclusive interview with RNS, Christian tells about his experience with the Janet Boynes Ministries and The Bachmann & Associates …

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Crazy Eyes Bids Farewell To Congress

Via Wonkette: Michele Bachmann gave her farewell address to the House of Representatives Tuesday, and while we were worried that she might just stand up and announce that all her email should be forwarded to [email protected], she actually did deliver a thoroughly Bachmannian speech. It hits all the required notes: Freedom, In God We Trust, Why the House is the …

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MINNESOTA: Ladybird Bachmann Defends His Vile “Ex-Gay” Torture Clinics

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Minneapolis Paper Runs Anti-Trans Ad

Full-page People Against Transgendered People ad in Strib sports section. Mankato-based Child Protection LeagueAction pic.twitter.com/JuWhzK5W0C — David Brauer (@dbrauer) September 28, 2014 Via Minneapolis City Pages: Yesterday, the Star Tribune upset many of its LGBT-friendly readers by running an anti-transgender ad paid for by the Minnesota Child Protection League. The ad urges parents to contact Minnesota State High School League …

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MINNEAPOLIS: Man Shouting Scripture Shoots Gay Couple With BB Gun

Two tourists visiting the popular Minneapolis gay bar The Saloon were shot with a BB gun on Thursday by a man shouting bible verses. “He made a disrespectful comment towards the homosexual community, towards a couple that was holding hands and he obviously didn’t appreciate that,” [security guard Tyler] Erickson said. Shortly after his expletives, Odegard’s sheer disregard for the …

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Rasmussen 2014 Gubernatorial Recap

The right-leaning Rasmussen has recapped the 2014 gubernatorial races. According to the linked interactive polling results, nine states remain too close to call with the election less than two months away. Per Rasmussen polling, only one state, Minnesota, is leaning to the Democratic side. Leaning Republican are Connecticut, Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Illinois.

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MINNESOTA: Wedding Venue Agrees To Pick Up Tab For Gay Couple They Refused

Via the Associated Press: The owners of a lodge in central Minnesota have agreed to pick up the tab for the wedding and reception of a same-sex couple they initially turned away. The Minnesota Human Rights Department says Cole Frey and his fiance have settled their discrimination case against the owners of Rice Creek Hunting and Recreation. The Rice Creek …

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Kluwe Settles With Minnesota Vikings

We’ve reached a settlement with the Vikings. Terms I can disclose as follows. — Chris Kluwe (@ChrisWarcraft) August 19, 2014 1. They will donate a substantial amount to five charities, several MN local, over the next five years. — Chris Kluwe (@ChrisWarcraft) August 19, 2014 2. They are implementing enhanced training within the entire organization, and are committed to a …

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MINNESOTA: Gay Reporter Grills Archbishop John Nienstedt About His Sexuality And Views On LGBT Rights

Minnesota Archbishop John Nienstedt, who spearheaded his state’s campaign against same-sex marriage, is being investigated over allegations that he has had “inappropriate sexual relations” with priests, seminarians, and other men. This week a gay local television reporter grilled him about his sexuality and his views on gay rights. Via Minnesota City Pages: Last week, embattled Archbishop John Nienstedt did the …

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Archbishop John Nienstedt: I’m Not Gay

Early this month it was disclosed that the Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis was investigating claims that scandal-plagued Archbishop John Nienstedt has had “inappropriate sexual relations” with priests, seminarians, and other men. Today the Minneapolis StarTribune asked him point blank: Nienstedt said he believed that the investigation involved five allegations of sexual impropriety, including from the time he served …

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MINNESOTA: Vikings Coach Suspended For Anti-Gay Remarks, Kluwe Vindicated

Early this year former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe declared that Vikings Special Teams Coach Mike Priefer had called for rounding up all gay people, putting them on an island, and “nuking it until it glows.” Kluwe has contended that his departure from the team came, at least in part, because Priefer objected to his nationally famous advocacy for LGBT …

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Bob Mould Revisits His Roots

As part of their Made In Minnesota series, the music channel Noisey took gay rocker Bob Mould back to the former record store basement in St. Paul where Husker Du once rehearsed decades ago. The store is now an African-American hair salon. Other Twin Cities rockers from that era (Babes In Toyland, The Replacements) also appear in the clip.

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MINNESOTA: Christian “Infiltrators” Claim 80 Converts At Twin Cities Pride

Last month I reported that a coalition of Minnesota churches planned to “infiltrate” (their word) Twin Cities Pride in order to convert attendees and cure them of AIDS. Journalist Andy Birkey reports on how things went: An evangelical group called Trinity Works sent outreach workers canvassing through Twin Cities Pride, and set up a corn feed in hopes of luring …

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MINNESOTA: Archbishop John Nienstedt Accused Of “Inappropriate Sexual Relations” With Priests And Other Men

Virulently anti-gay Minneapolis Archbishop John Nienstedt is being investigated for having had “inappropriate sexual relations” with priests, seminarians, and other men. The archdiocese confirmed the investigation, which was first reported by Commonweal, a Catholic magazine based in New York. Nienstedt, 67, said in a separate statement that the allegations “are absolutely and entirely false” and he said he himself authorized …

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MINNESOTA: Christian Group Plans To Cure HIV/AIDS At Twin Cities Pride

A Christian group plans to invade Twin Cities Pride these weekend with hundreds of members who will cure attendees of HIV/AIDS. Yup. Trinity Works, in coalition with what it says are 30 Twin Cities churches, is planning “Humility 2014,” an infiltration of Twin Cities Pride by outreach workers hoping to convince members of the LGBT community to leave the “lifestyle” …

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MINNESOTA: Supreme Court Nominee Vows To Put The Bible Above State Law

Via Hemant Mehta at Friendly Atheist: Lawyer Michelle MacDonald, who faces DUI charges, just won the Minnesota GOP’s nomination to become a state Supreme Court judge. Just before getting the nomination, MacDonald explained how she would make decisions: Forget the law. It’s all about the Bible. “When judges used to enter the courtroom, they would hold the Bible over their …

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