LGBTQ

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…

Boschee hopeful LGBTQ ruling will help end discrimination fears in ND

WASHINGTON – In a 6-3 vote the Supreme Court ruled an employer can not fire an employee for being gay or transgender. Democratic-NPL State Representative Josh Boschee of Fargo says this is a big win for North Dakota which did not have the same protections for LGBT people as surrounding states before the ruling. Boschee also hopes the ruling will…

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…

Remembering Lives Lost at Transgender Day of Remembrance Memorial In Moorhead

Organizers say this is a time to grieve and lay to rest members of the community.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Tristate Transgender is having its Transgender Day of Remembrance at the First Congregation United Church of Christ. This is the 10th time the group has held this memorial for lives lost. Organizers say this is a time to grieve and lay to rest members of the community. But it’s also a time for hope and to teach…

Community Brings Out All the Rainbows for 19th Annual F-M Pride Parade

a rally was held at the Fargo civic center afterwards

  FARGO, N.D. — It’s the last chance to get decked out in all your rainbow gear. F-M Pride Week 2019 is closing out with a parade. It started at Moorhead City Hall and ended at Fargo City Hall. Some people who are attending the parade for the first time say coming is a great way to show their kids…

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church Celebrates 50 Years Since NYC Stonewall Riots

the art exhibit is open through July 28

FARGO, N.D.  — This weekend marks a historical milestone for the LGBTQ community. As cities across the country put on their pride parades, KVRR’s Danielle Church shows us why members say the celebrations wouldn’t be happening without the Stonewall Riots. Fifty years ago, a spark ignited the gay rights movement. “It was really a pivotal moment when instead of being…

L.A. Photographer Sharing Stories of Fargo LGBTQ Youth Through “Project Contrast”

Maxwell Poth is originally from Salt Lake City, traveling the country to ten states to take his photographs

FARGO, N.D. — A Los Angeles photographer is traveling across the country to make a difference in the lives of LGBTQ kids. Now he’s in Fargo. Maxwell Poth came up with the idea for his non-profit “Project Contrast” after a teen in his hometown took his own life for being gay. Poth realized he needed to use his platform to…

Mark Kennedy Tells Colorado Crowd That Is He “Fully Committed To Diversity”

UND President is touring the University of Colorado campus system where he is the lone finalist for president

DENVER, CO (FOX 31 Denver)  — UND President Mark Kennedy told a forum in Colorado that he is “fully committed to diversity”. Kennedy is touring the University of Colorado campus system where he is the lone finalist for president. The controversial pick to be CU’s next president has been criticized for his conservative voting record, and history of jumping from…

The FM Pride Parade Connects People from All Walks of Life and Celebrates Love

"It doesn't matter where you come from, what you look like, who you are, who you love, who you vote for, it doesn't matter we're all human"

FARGO, N.D. — Pride celebrations have taken over the metro and the week ended with their annual parade. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen tells us what the festivities mean to many people in the community. “It doesn’t matter where you come from, what you look like, who you are, who you love, who you vote for, it doesn’t matter we’re all human,”…