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LGBTQ Activism & Rights in Minnesota: Secondary Sources: Books & Articles

Research materials related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) activism in Minnesota.


Gay rights at legislature button (ca.1973-1993)

"Senator Allan Spear and the Minnesota Human Rights Act," by Joshua Preston.
In Minnesota History vol. 65, no. 3 (fall 2016), pp. 76-86.
MNHS call number: Digital copy

"Brian Coyle: How a Local Politician Complicated Historical Discourse," by Michael Caroliano.
In Hennepin History vol. 64, no. 3 (fall 2005), pp. 4-19.
MNHS call number: F612.H52 H42 v64:3

"A Chronology of Gay and Lesbian Life in Hennepin County," by Timothy Trent Blade.
In Hennepin History vol. 52, no. 2 (spring 1993), pp. 28-34.
MNHS call number: Reading Room F 612 .H52 H42 v.52:2

"Sodom on the Mississippi: The Homosexual Presence Shown in the Media," by Timothy Trent Blade.
In Hennepin History vol. 52, no. 2 (spring 1993), pp. 4-27.
MNHS call number: Reading Room F 612 .H52 H42 v.52:2


Land of 10,000 Loves: A History of Queer Minnesota, by Stewart VanCleve.
Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, c2012.
MNHS call number: HQ76.3.U52 M683 2012

Northstar Project: Out and Counted, a Survey of the Twin Cities Gay & Lesbian Community.
Minneapolis, Minn.: Gay & Lesbian Community Action Council, 1988.
MNHS call number: HQ 76.3 .U5 N67 1988

The Wedding Heard 'Round the World, by Michael McConnell with Jack Baker and Gail Langer Karwoski.
Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, c2016.
MNHS call number: HQ1034.U5 M33 2016

History of the Minnesota Gay and Lesbian Legal Assistance, by Dan C. Hanson.
Golden Vally, Minn: Friends of the Bill of Rights Foundation, 2008.
MNHS call number: KF337.5.G38 H25 2008

Gay Pride v the City of Minneapolis: The Gay Pride Block Party Case, by Jason Smith.
Minneapolis: Friends of the Bill of Rights Foundation, 2012.
MNHS call number: KF 228.T286 S53 2012

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