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LIVE: Group Therapy Program Helps LGBTQ+ Teens Deal With Challenges Of Life

Pride Teens Program Starts August 16th

  A group therapy program is back for its second year helping LGBTQ+ teens navigate difficult issues. The Village Family Service Center is stating its “Pride Teens” program August 16th. It runs through October 18th. Teens will meet once a week to talk about things like coming out, developing positive relationships, identity development, suicide awareness and more. The goal is…

Armacost defends UND gender inclusion policy

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) – The University of North Dakota president responds to what he calls misleading statements from the North Dakota Catholic Conference on its draft gender inclusion policy. The plan would require the use of a transgender person’s preferred pronouns and the use of facilities that align with their gender identity. Andrew Armacost says the gender inclusion policy aims…

Downtown Fargo Hosts Return of FM Pride Parade

FM Pride weekend had a rainbow effect this year

FARGO, ND (KVRR) — People from all ages, nationalities and backgrounds have lined the streets of downtown Fargo in order to welcome back the annual FM pride parade. The parade included floats, signs, and people tossed candy to show their support of the LBGTQ+ community. “We were so excited to be able to put the parade back on not just…

Fargo-Moorhead Pride Week kicks off Thursday evening

FARGO-MOORHEAD (KVRR) – Fargo-Moorhead Pride Week is less than 24 hours away, and there’s plenty to do to help empower and support the local LGBTQ+ community. It’s quiet inside the Fargo-Moorhead Pride Center for now but Thursday evening, the celebrations begin. “Everything kicks off Thursday night with Skate Night at Skate City,” explained Fargo’s Pride Collective and Community Center volunteer…

Organizations connect with LGBTQ+ communities in ND & MN amid Pride Month

MINNESOTA & NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR) — Music has a way of bringing people together. That’s part of the reason the ACLU of North Dakota has launched a Pride Month playlist. “We polled our audiences online to see what songs resonate with them during this month,” said ACLU of North Dakota Digital Media Associate Adam Jorgenson. The result is a locally…

North Dakota House approves ban on transgender student athletes

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR/KCND) – The North Dakota House has approved a measure that would prohibit transgender athletes from competing on teams that do not match their birth gender. Supporters of the measure said it’s designed to protect girls from having to compete against boys who are physiologically stronger and faster than girls. Opponents said LGBTQ kids are often bullied at…

FM Pride celebrates 20th anniversary virtually

Fargo-Moorhead Pride is August 13-16

FARGO-MOORHEAD — Like most events this summer, FM Pride looks a little different amid the pandemic. The week-long online celebration began Sunday, August 9 and will continue into next Sunday. A Netflix watch party, virtual pride in the park, and vinyl night are among some of the activities on the agenda. A sticker fundraiser is being put on throughout the…

NDSU Professor Receives Grant Money From NCAA For Research

The Five Research Teams That Received Grants Will Present Their Findings In January 2021 At The NCAA National Convention In Washington, D.C.

FARGO, N.D. — A NDSU Professor is getting a large sum of cash from the NCAA for her research. Professor of Human Development and Family Science Christi McGeorge received 20 thousand dollars for her work to reduce prejudice against L-G-B-T-Q people in sports. The project is called “Standing Up, Speaking Out: Reducing L-G-B-T-Q Prejudice in Sports.” It will provide training…

Concordia College Students Talks LGBTQ Issues At Gender Matters Expo

The topics ranged from sexual violence, discrimination and LGBTQ issues.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Students and staff packed into Firda Nilsen Lounge to talk about gender issues in the community. The topics ranged from sexual violence, discrimination and LGBTQ issues. “The issues that are very real gender affects our material lives and to help identify and continue to make people’s lives better,” Co-director, Women’s & Gender Studies Karla Knutson said. Allie…