News to share and celebrate

December 3, 2022

Dear Friend,

We have a lot to share and celebrate this week.

Congratulations to Senior Staff Attorney Christy Hall for ten years at Gender Justice! We have come so far thanks to Christy’s brilliant legal work.

Keep reading for more news from our team.

LGBTQ+ Rights SCOTUS Chat December 5

Join Legal Director Jess Braverman, Advocacy Director Erin Maye Quade, and OutFront Minnesota Board Member Jared Mollenkof as they discuss an important case before the U.S. Supreme Court, 303 Creative LLC vs. Elenis, and what it means for LGBTQ+ rights.

We will be live starting at 4:30 pm on Monday, December 5 for a virtual chat.

2022 Changemaker Award for UnRestrict Minnesota

We are thrilled to share that UnRestrict Minnesota has been named a 2022 Changemaker by Minnesota Women’s Press!

We are honored to be recognized for our work to expand abortion access in Minnesota. Thanks to our amazing, resilient coalition of 29 partners led by Gender Justice, and supporters like you, we were able to make real change this year.

From the campaign to lift Minnesota’s abortion restrictions, to the mass mobilization and public awareness campaign we led after Roe was overturned – we couldn’t have done this work without you.

City Council in Prinsburg rejects abortion ordinance

Yesterday, the city council in Prinsburg, Minnesota rejected a proposed city ordinance that would have allowed residents to file civil lawsuits against abortion providers.

Gender Justice’s Megan Peterson was in the news while the controversial ordinance was under consideration: “The Minnesota courts have repeatedly said Minnesotans have a right to abortion and that the government can’t interfere or put thumbs on the scale to influence someone’s decision about abortion or continuing a pregnancy.”

Seeking LGBTQ+ Mentors

QUEERSPACE collective is looking for me ntors for QUEERSPACE hangouts, a free youth-centric intergenerational mentorship program creating inclusive spaces for LGBTQ+ youth and LGBTQ+ adults to connect as their authentic selves.

Thank you for reading!
–The Gender Justice Team

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