Those who know LGBT people support LGBT people.

Coming out is both the revelation of a single fact and a powerful spark that ignites a process of reorienting minds to support LGBT rights. LGBT Minnesotans can provide more sparks by coming out to more people: not just to close friends and family but to neighbors, former teachers and colleagues. The Great Minnesota Outing is making introductions between LGBT Minnesotans and their neighbors so together we can defeat the November 6th amendment that would limit Minnesotans freedom to marry.

Contact

We're all on this outing together.

Partners

Good people helping good people.

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    Minnesotans United for All Families

    A broad coalition of organizations and community and business leaders seeking to defeat the amendment.

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    Mechanica

    A next generation branding firm that combines senior strategic leadership with network based creative development.

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    The Raben Group

    A diverse collection of professionals with deep roots in law and progressive public policy

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    Project 515

    Ensuring that same sex couples and their families have equal rights and considerations under Minnesota law.

FAQs

  • Why should I make a video?
  • Coming out publicly will be very hard for many of us and you should only do so if you feel comfortable. We believe that this campaign will make a difference precisely because the act of coming out publicly is difficult, and therefore powerful.
  • Which way should I vote and when?
  • VOTE NO on November 6, 2012 to if you share our view that Minnesota should not limit the freedom to marry. You can register to vote on the day of the election.
  • I do not identify as LGBT. Can I record a video? How can I help?
  • The Great Minnesota Outing focuses on asking LGBT Minnesotans to come out publicly. Therefore, you must identify as LGBT to post a video. As an ally, you can share videos on Facebook, write a letter to your newspaper, chip into the cause, or volunteer.
  • Who should record a video?
  • LGBT Minnesotans should record videos, post them to YouTube and fill out this form under "Share Your Story" to make sure they get posted on this site.

Press Articles

Read about the Great Minnesota Outing.

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    Press Release - 6/22/2012

    Press release announcing the Great Minnesota Outing

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    Windy City Media Group

    The Great Minnesota Outing went live today as part of the effort to defeat a Minnesota amendment that would limit freedom of marriage in the state.

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    Bemidji Pioneer

    “Everybody has the right to be who they are,” Diane Staff said. “If they want to be married, then they should be able to be married.”

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    Duluth News Tribune

    Great Minnesota Outing’s Nov. 6 goal is to introduce all Minnesotans to one or more people in their community who are LGBT and to help defeat the amendment.

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    The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead

    Great Minnesota Outing was born as a way to help institutionalize the coming out process to tell all of those people who normally don’t get told.

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    Outtake

    The concept is to come out online to reach neighbors, friends & colleagues who are more likely to support gay rights if they’re aware they know a gay or lesbian person.

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    Mediaite

    On Gay Pride Weekend, Project Aims To Introduce Minnesotans To Their LGBT Neighbors

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    Windy City Times

    The Great Minnesota Outing is an online video campaign to increase LGBT visibility and raise awareness about the upcoming same-sex marriage amendment vote in the state Nov. 6.