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Thursday, January 13, 2011

We're Number One!

Minneapolis has won another "best-of" to add to our list of plaudits: we've been named "Gayest City in America."

Here's their rationale:

"Over the past decade, Minneapolis has become the gay magnet city of the Midwest. It makes sense: People here are no-nonsense, practical, and don’t deal well with hypocrites. This is where the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America took a historic leap forward and voted to accept gay and lesbian pastors, including the Reverend Mary Albing, the denomination’s first openly lesbian pastor. And Minnesota senator Al Franken introduced the Student Non-Discrimination Act to protect LGBT youth from school bullies. But that’s not all. Minneapolis also has the very hot Mayhem rugby team ( and a thriving bear community with events like Bob’s Bear Bash, every Wednesday night at the Saloon ("

They didn't even mention some of our GLBT-supportive policies, such as the City-staffed domestic partner registration system, or the fact that two of my colleagues on the Council are gay. It's great to see this recognition for Minneapolis.


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