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Public News Service - MN: LGBTQIA Issues

Jill Pavlak (right) worked in liquor stores and restaurants to learn how to run her own brewery with her wife, Deb Loch.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – AARP Minnesota and a civic engagement group called Pollen are honoring 50 Minnesotans over age 50. The award smashes the myth that older people are washed up. Instead, the honorees are doing groundbreaking work in their communities. They come from all over the state and f

Minnesota has new guidelines that aim to help gender-diverse and transgender students. (Brett Levin/Flickr)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - As the new school year approaches, schools and students are trying to make sense of the new transgender toolkit released last week by the Minnesota Department of Education. The guidelines have drawn fire from opponents who claim they threaten parental rights and student privacy, wh

Students have organized a walkout on the University of Minnesota campus to show their concerns about new President Trump's agenda. (sds.org)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota students are walking out of class today in protest of the inauguration of Donald Trump as U.S. president. The walkouts are happening at the University of Minnesota and Augsburg College as part of a citywide call to action by the "Resist from Day One Coalition." Graduate

MAPE has served as an integral partner with the state in the creation of a policy aimed at reducing bullying in the workplace. Credit: Wavebreakmedia

ST. PAUL, Minn. - This is National Bullying Prevention Month, and in Minnesota that doesn't just mean action when it comes to reducing the prevalence in schools. Earlier this year, Minnesota released a new Respectful Workplace Policy for state workers with input from such groups as the Minnesota As

IMAGE: This Sunday (12/1) is World AIDS Day. While infection rates have plateaued statewide and nationally, there are some indicators that could point to trouble ahead for Minnesota.

MINNEAPOLIS – This Sunday marks the observance of World AIDS Day and it comes at a time when there are rising concerns in Minnesota. David Kurtzon, program manager of Teenwise Minnesota, says the rate of new HIV cases has pretty much plateaued locally, but that could change as fewer young pe

PHOTO: The state Senate passed the bill legalizing gay marriage in Minnesota on Monday and Gov. Mark Dayton will make if official at a ceremony at the state Capitol this afternoon. CREDIT: Carlos Melia

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota will be the 12th state in the union to legalize same-sex marriage. Governor Mark Dayton is expected to sign the law at a ceremony this afternoon at the State Capitol, after the Senate approved it by a vote of 37 to 30 on Monday. The sponsor was Senator Scott Dibble, who

PHOTO: Last fall, Minnesotans rejected a proposed state constitution ban on gay marriage. Now, just six months later, the state is close to making same sex marriage legal. The House will take up the marriage equity bill today and if passed, the Senate will vote on Monday. CREDIT: Fibonacci Blue

ST. PAUL, Minn. - An historic vote at the State Capitol today, as the Minnesota House approved a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage. The state Senate will take up the marriage equality bill on Monday. Governor Mark Dayton has indicated he would sign the legislation It is an issue that has d

PHOTO: Minnesotans will vote on two amendments to the state constitution next week.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – As Minnesotans head to the polls next week to decide whether to require citizens to produce photo identification to vote, nearby North Dakota has erected very few hurdles to casting a ballot. In fact, its deputy secretary of state, Jim Silrum, says North Dakota voters don't

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