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Public Policy

Working with constituents, public institutions, and elected officials, including members of Minnesota’s Legislature, OutFront Minnesota promotes the human rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer Minnesotans. Our work shaping public policy—while always directed toward gaining recognition of the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Minnesotans—takes many different forms.

Voter Registration & Education

One of our most important activities at OutFront Minnesota is fostering an informed, voting community. Through conducting voter registration & voter pledge campaigns, surveying candidates for public office, pre-election phone-banking, holding voter rallies, and publishing voter guides, OutFront Minnesota has encouraged high levels of voter turn out amongst the LGBTQ and allied communities in recent elections.


OutFront Minnesota's lobbyist works with legislators to address issues of inequality in state law concerning LGBTQ Minnesotans and to make certain bills under consideration are not harmful to the community. Coordinating efforts with other lobbyists working at the Capitol, OutFront Minnesota ensures that LGBTQ Minnesotans have a voice in the Legislature’s deliberations.

One important way in which LGBTQ Minnesotans have a voice at the Legislature is through our annual LGBTQ Lobby Day, at which constituents from across Minnesota come to the Capitol to meet with their representatives. Through face-to-face, grassroots lobbying, LGBTQ and other fair-minded Minnesotans are able to participate directly in the legislative process.

E-news and Action Alerts

Stay informed with OutFront Minnesota’s E-news and Action Alerts! Members receive up-to-date information on OutFront Minnesota events and news important to the LGBTQ community and it’s a great way to get involved and stay involved with OutFront Minnesota! It’s easy and fast - subscribe now!

Research & Writing

Providing accurate information to legislators and the general public is vital in a climate of myths and deliberate misinformation. OutFront Minnesota provides clear and factual information to legislators regarding LGBTQ Minnesotans and the importance of the 1993 Human Rights Amendment in protecting the human rights of all Minnesotans.

Teamwork Is The Key!

OutFront Minnesota is a team of dedicated professionals…and you are the most important member of our team! It is your input that gets the legislator’s attention, and, without you, all our efforts will be in vain. Securing human rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Minnesotans requires all of us working together.

For more information contact:

Manilan Houle,
Policy and Organizing Coordinator 



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