“X” Gender Option Available on Minnesota IDs

A third gender option, “X,” is available for Minnesotans applying for driver’s licenses who do not want to identity as male or female, reported the Star Tribune. A statement issued by the Driver and Vehicle ...
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5 LGBT things you need to know today, Dec. 27

1. A news broadcast in India aired a segment suggesting that watching too much pornography "turns people gay" and that "there is a need for youth to refrain from getting attracted to same sex, and they should b...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Aug. 3

1. Nearly 250 faith leaders gathered on the steps of Texas' capitol this week to denounce the state legislature's proposed transgender "bathroom bills." 2. The Russian LGBT Network just released a 30-page re...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Aug. 1

1. The Minnesota LGBT community mourns the loss of Beverly Cory, a financial advisor who was a longtime member of Quorum, the Twin Cities' LGBT and allied chamber of commerce. Cory was murdered during an armed ...

Legendary singer Prince dead at 57

Music fans across the world are mourning the unexpected death of Grammy and Oscar winning singer Prince at 57. According to reports, police arrived at the singer's Paisley Park compound in Carver County, Min...
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Minnesota governor to sign marriage equality bill today

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Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is scheduled to sign a marriage equality bill into law today at 5 p.m. at the state capitol, making Minnesota the 12th state to allow same-sex couples to marry.

The legislation, approved by the state Senate yesterday, continues an unprecedented momentum toward marriage equality, with Minnesota being the sixth state to approve marriage equality in the past six months and the third to do so in the past two weeks.

Rhode Island’s legislature and governor approved a marriage equality law May 2. Delaware’s legislature and governor did so May 7.

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Brad Pitt throws starpower (and money) into marriage equality fight

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Hollywood heartthrob Brad Pitt has promised to match up to $100,000 in donations to the Human Rights Campaign, the LGBT advocacy organization announced today.

HRC says it will use the funds in marriage battleground states Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington state.

“Brad Pitt’s partnership with HRC in this closing week delivers vital resources into these campaigns and we’re proud to be working with him as we show that fundamental fairness will win at the ballot box,” HRC President Chad Griffin said today in a prepared statement. “With his commitment, Brad joins HRC in a tremendous coalition of religious leaders, business leaders, labor groups, civil rights organizations and everyday, fair-minded Americans supporting marriage for gay and lesbian couples.”

Pitt, in an email to HRC supporters, urged continued donations ahead of Tuesday's general election.

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[Video] Mitt Romney finally gets ‘glitter bombed’

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It was bound to happen. Former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney was finally the target of the much-dreaded “glitter bomb.” During a campaign stop in Minnesota, Romney was the target of not one, but two separate instances involving gay rights activists.

The mastermind behind the bombing was Robert Erickson, a Minnesota gay rights activist who's made a habit of ruining a perfectly good GOP campaign event by showering presidential candidates with glitter.

Erickson has targeted Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Tx.), former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and former Sen. Tim Pawlenty (R-Minn.) with glitter bombs during events in his home state. He also led the barbarian horde into the Christian-based counseling clinic run by Bachmann's husband in protest of the clinic's use of “reparative” therapy.

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Gays apologize for ruining Minn. politician’s ‘traditional marriage’

Former Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch (a Republican) received a letter of apology from the "gay community" in that state after news broke she cheated on her husband and was forced to resign her seat.

It is the season for forgiving, after all, and perhaps she will.

Back story: Amy Koch is accused of having an "inappropriate relationship" with a staffer. Fellow Republicans pressure her to resign. She resigns and apologizes for "engaging in a relationship with a Senate staffer."