Table of Contents

 

Brainerd Gay Men’s Group. 3

City of St. Cloud Human Rights Office. 4

College of St. Benedict / St. John’s University GLBTA Faculty / Staff 5

College of St Benedict / St. John's University GLBT Students. 6

Dignity. 7

Eclipse – St. Cloud Area. 8

Gay and Bisexual Men's Group. 9

KinPride. 10

Lutherans Concerned - St. Cloud Chapter 11

MN Aids Project 12

OutFront Minnesota. 13

Parents, Friends & Family of Lesbians and Gays. 14

Safe Spaces Training. 15

St. Cloud Area Task Force for GLBTQA Youth. 16

St. Cloud OUT. 17

St. Cloud State University Faculty/Staff Alliance. 18

St. Cloud State University GLBT Alliance. 19

St. Cloud State University GLBT Services. 20

St. Cloud State University Student Peer Support Program.. 21

St. Cloud State University Students OUTLOUD! 22

Women of St. Cloud Social Group. 23

 


 

 

 

 

 

St. Cloud OUT would like to thank OutFront Minnesota for their support and encouragment with development of  St Cloud OUT. In addition, we express our deepest gratitude to Philanthrofund for providing a start-up grant to assist us with our outreach efforts.

 

 

 

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Printing Date: February 2004

Web Update: February 2004


Brainerd Gay Men’s Group

 

Contact Person: 

Phone: (218) 575-2116

E-mail: [email protected]

Address: 2683 Charles Drive, Motley, MN 56466

 

Mission Statement:

 

Audience:

 

Purpose Summary:

Social

Support

Advocacy

Activism

 

 

 

 

Education

Events

Coalition

Financial

 

 

 

 

 

Organized Meetings:

Please call for information.

 

Activities:

 


City of St. Cloud Human Rights Office

 

Contact Person:

Phone: 320/650-3133

E-mail:

Website: www.ci.stcloud.mn.us/web/departments/commsvcs/humanrights

Address: City of St. Cloud, 400 Second Street South, St. Cloud, MN 56301

 

Mission Statement:

To promote through education and awareness a multicultural community where diverse groups feel welcome and are recognized as vital comm-unity members and where community standards respect all human rights.

 

Audience:

All City of St. Cloud residents and others who believe that they have received unfair treatment in the City of St. Cloud based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, martial status, disability, public assistance, age, sexual orientation, family status and local human rights activity.

 

Purpose Summary:

Social

Support

Advocacy

Activism

X

X

X

X

Education

Events

Coalition

Financial

X

X

X

X

 

Organized Meetings:

1st Tuesday of every month, from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at St. Cloud City Hall

 

Activities:

The Human Rights Office and Commission present a variety of community activities each year.  Educational trainings are held to promote greater understanding and appreciate of all cultures and human rights issues. Diversity is celebrated in a number of ways including the Annual Human Rights Day Celebration, held each December on the 1st Wednesday, Disability Awareness month activities in October, fair and affordable housing training and participation with a variety of community groups  including St. Cloud OUT, NAACP, Disabilities Council, United Way of Central Minnesota and others to combine resources to strengthen community.


College of St. Benedict / St. John’s University GLBTA Faculty / Staff

 

Contact Person: Andy Holey

Phone: (320) 363-3085

E-mail: [email protected]

Address:

 

Mission Statement:

 

Audience:

Gay, lesbian, bisexual transgender faculty and staff and their allies at the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University.

 

Purpose Summary:

Social

Support

Advocacy

Activism

 

X

X

 

Education

Events

Coalition

Financial

 

 

 

 

 

Organized Meetings:

Monthly during term time. Time and place vary. Contact Andy Holey for current information.

 

Activities:

Joint meeting with PRiSM each semester. Potlucks at members’ homes.


College of St Benedict / St. John's University GLBT Students

 

PRiSM (People Representing the Sexual Minority)

 

Contact Person:

Phone:

E-mail: [email protected]

Address: PRiSM; SALD Office--Murray Hall, College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, MN 56374

 

Mission Statement:

We are "People Representing the Sexual Minority," a club for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students, and for those who are family members, friends, and supporters of GLBT people. Our presence on the campuses has three aspects: educational, informational and social.

 

Audience:

Primarily CSB/SJU students, faculty, staff, and local community are included as well.

 

Purpose Summary:

Social

Support

Advocacy

Activism

X

X

X

 

Education

Events

Coalition

Financial

X

X

X

 

 

Organized Meetings:

As planned by the club members. Updates are sent via e-mail to club members. Events that may be of interest to general population are advertised via other mediums. To be put on the PRiSM mailing list, send an e-mail to [email protected]

 

Activities:


Dignity

 

Contact Person: Sheila Nelson

Phone:

E-mail: [email protected]

Address:

 

Mission Statement:

Dignity/USA Vision Statement: Dignity/USA envisions and works for a time when Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Catholics are affirmed and experience dignity through the integration of their spirituality with their sexuality, and as beloved persons of God participate fully in all aspects of life within the Church and Society.

 

Audience:

 

 

Purpose Summary:

Social

Support

Advocacy

Activism

X

X

X

 

Education

Events

Coalition

Financial

X

X

 

 

 

Organized Meetings:

Please call for information.

 

Activities:

On a nationwide basis and through our local chapters, Dignity:

·         advocates for change in the Catholic Church's teaching on homosexuality;

·         provides educational materials, speakers, and other resources to Catholic parishes, gay ministries, and other interested groups;

·         maintains ongoing dialogue with Catholic bishops and other Church leaders;

·         represents gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Catholics in the media;

·          presents positive testimony from a Catholic perspective on civil rights legislation.

 


Eclipse – St. Cloud Area

 

Contact People and Phone Numbers:

Dan Anderson

Kate Andrews

Sondra Lawrence

(320) 252-2944

(320) 202-2027

(320) 363-2805

E-mail: [email protected]

Address: 210 Third St. So., St. Cloud, MN 56301

 

Mission Statement:

A St. Cloud Area Gay/Straight Alliance for high school age youth. The group is called "Eclipse" which means to 'block out hatred'.  This group is for high school age youth who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning or straight allies.  It is also for youth whose parents are GLBTQA.  Our meetings are run by a steering committee composed of youth from different high schools in the St. Cloud Area.  There are adult advisors that assist in planning the meetings and are present supervising the meetings and activities.  The adults are from the St. Cloud Area PFLAG organization and the St. Cloud Area Task Force for GLBTQA Youth.  The adult advisors are parents, educators, counselors, and social workers experienced in assisting youth to make healthy choices as they grow into healthy adults.  We will also host monthly social events such as bowling, attending a play, movies, etc. that GLBTQA youth can attend together with adult supervision.

 

Audience:

GLBTQA youth ages 14-18 from the Central Minnesota Area

 

Purpose Summary:

Social

Support

Advocacy

Activism

X

X

X

 

Education

Events

Coalition

Financial

X

X

 

 

 

Organized Meetings:

7 PM on the second Wednesday of every Month at University Lutheran Church of the Epiphany, 390 Fourth Ave. So., St. Cloud, MN 

 

Activities: 
Will be different each month.  Often the activity is a different night than the regular meeting.  Activities include:  bowling, games, movies, plays, arts events, community service projects, and conferences.

Gay and Bisexual Men's Group

 

GAB

 

Contact Person: Thomas

Phone: 320/656-2583

E-mail: [email protected]

Address: PO Box 7597, St. Cloud, MN 56302

Website: www.geocities.com/gabskinny/GAB.html

 

Mission Statement:

GAB strives to be a confidential, informational, social, and community-based source of individual empowerment for gay, bisexual, and transgender men, 18 and over, of Central MN and beyond.

 

Audience:

Gay, bisexual and transgender men.

 

Purpose Summary:

Social

Support

Advocacy

Activism

X

X

X

X

Education

Events

Coalition

Financial

X

X

X

X

 

Organized Meetings:  Tuesdays at 7 p.m.: 1st/5th: visiting and social; 2nd: movie; 3rd: educational speaker; 4th: pot luck. Call for location information.

 

Activities:

GABskinny newsletter, birthday bash, various parties and dances.


KinPride

 

Contact Person: Mike Smith

Phone: 320/251-2209

E-mail: [email protected]

Address: 2256 26th Ave S., St. Cloud, MN 56301

 

Audience:

St. Cloud and Greater Minnesota GLBTA and community members.

 

Purpose Summary:

Social

Support

Advocacy

Activism

 

 

X

 

Education

Events

Coalition

Financial

X

 

 

 

 

Showings:

Tuesdays at 7 p.m. on Charter Cable Ch.10 and Astound Cable Ch. 12

 

Activities:

KinPride is a 30 minute informational Cable Access Talk Show about the GLBT community. As a gay man, this is my way of helping tell the real stories of GLBT lives and organizations throughout Minnesota.  Questions or topic suggestions can be sent to , or fax them to 320-251-2209.  Also visit the website at kinpride.com for a show schedule, and list of GLBT organizations.

Guests represent various GLBT organizations and talk about what they offer, or are people in the GLBT communities who want to share their stories. Together these resources may help others deal with certain issues, or to learn more about themselves, family members, and friends. 

Two important elements of KinPride are the visual perspectives given to the GLBT communities; and dialogue created through telling the real stories of our lives. These elements may help dispel the myths and lies that have been and continue to be perpetuated about us. After seeing our faces, hearing our voices and stories society at large will come to realize that we deserve to be treated with dignity and respect that all human beings deserve.

     This is what KinPride is about!


Lutherans Concerned - St. Cloud Chapter

 

Contact Person: Pastor Darius Larson or Pastor Signe Gray

Phone: 320/252-6183

E-mail:

Address: 390 4th Ave S., St. Cloud, MN 56303

 

Mission Statement:

A positive Christian ministry affirming gay and lesbian people.

 

Audience:

Open to GLBT persons and their allies of any Christian denomination.

 

Purpose Summary:

Social

Support

Advocacy

Activism

X

X

 

 

Education

Events

Coalition

Financial

X

X

 

 

 

Organized Meetings:

The third Thursday of every month, 7 - 9 p.m., at the University Lutheran Church of the Epiphany

 

Activities:

Lutherans Concerned deals with issues of spirituality and gay identity, and seeks to interact with GLBT students at St. Cloud State whenever possible.  Activities include worship, discussion topics, and social activities. LC also co-sponsors numerous community events.


MN Aids Project

 

Contact Person: Katie Dinndorf

Phone: 320/259-1909 or 800-761-2437

E-mail: [email protected] 

Address: 1411 W St. Germain Suite 106, St. Cloud, MN 56301

 

Mission Statement:

The Minnesota AIDS Project envisions a world free of AIDS. Our mission is to lead Minnesota’s fight to stop HIV and enhance the well-being of those affected.

      The St. Cloud office provides case management services to individuals living with HIV and AIDS, and assists in providing resources and referrals to HIV education, insurance, medical providers, housing resources, legal services and many other resources.

 

Audience:

 

Purpose Summary:

Social

Support

Advocacy

Activism

 

X

X

 

Education

Events

Coalition

Financial

X

X

 

 

 

Organized Meetings:

 

Activities:


OutFront Minnesota

 

Phone: (612) 822-0127 or (800) 800-0350
Fax: (612) 822-8786

E-mail:

Website: www.outfront.org

Address: 310 38th Street East #204, Minneapolis, MN 55409-1337

 

Mission Statement:

OutFront Minnesota's mission is to make our home a place where GLBT Minnesotans have the freedom, power, and confidence to make the best choices for their own lives.

 

Audience:

Our organization is a community-based, membership organization that serves the statewide GLBT and allied communities of Minnesota with a wide variety of programs and services.  We are Minnesota's largest GLBT organization, and we are the only organization representing the GLBT community on a full-time basis at the Minnesota Legislature.

 

Purpose Summary:

Social

Support

Advocacy

Activism

X

X

X

X

Education

Events

Coalition

Financial

X

X

X

 

 

Organized Meetings:

Program specific. Contact for more information.

 

Activities:

·         Statewide community organizing

·         Public policy, including voter registration and education, lobbying, Citizen Q Network, research and writing

·         Antiviolence programs including hate crimes reporting and domestic violence services

·         Legal advocacy

·         School Resources Program

·         Education and training

·         Community volunteering opportunities

 


Parents, Friends & Family of Lesbians and Gays

 

P-FLAG

 

Contact Person: Warren Bradbury

Phone: 320/251-4966

E-mail: [email protected]

Address: PO Box 7641, St. Cloud, MN 56302

 

Mission Statement:

PFLAG (Parents, Family [and Friends] of Lesbians and Gays) exists to serve the gay and lesbian community and especially parents and family by providing information, advocacy, and education about homosexuality and tolerance within our communities.

 

Audience:

Parents, Friends, Families and Allies. Our best work is helping families of "out" GLBT folks work through their feelings and come to terms with changes in their dreams and lives.

 

Purpose Summary:

Social

Support

Advocacy

Activism

X

X

X

X

Education

Events

Coalition

Financial

X

X

X

 

 

Organized Meetings:

The second Sunday of every month, 3 - 5 p.m., at the Peace United Church of Christ in St. Cloud

 

Activities:


Safe Spaces Training

 

Contact Person: Warren Bradbury

Phone: 320/251-4966

E-mail: [email protected]

Address: 1145 Bromo Avenue, St. Cloud, MN 56303

 

Mission Statement:

Provide education and training to public and private schools regarding GLBTA issues.

 

Audience:

School personnel

 

Purpose Summary:

Social

Support

Advocacy

Activism

 

 

X

 

Education

Events

Coalition

Financial

X

 

 

 

 

Organized Meetings:

 

Activities:

Topics covered include:

 

·         Got Homophobia? Meeting staff where they are. Deal with Myths. Move ahead.
·         Understand Our Straight Students' Attitudes. Understand Our GLBTQ Students.
·         It's the Law (or the policy or the right thing to do or the American Way). Yes, bad things do happen to good people who don't take action.
·         Creating a Safe School.
·         Creating Safe Spaces in the School. Bringing allies out of the closet.
·         Supporting and/or Creating a Gay - Straight Alliance (GSA) and living to tell about it.
·         Teaching Tolerance and Respect. Lessons that matter. What belongs in the curriculum?
·         Telling the Parents and the World. (On second thought, why tell anyone we're doing the kind and prudent thing.)

St. Cloud Area Task Force for GLBTQA Youth

 

 

Contact Person: Dan Anderson

Phone: 320/252-2944 or 320/743-2241

E-mail: [email protected]

Address: 219 3rd Street So., St. Cloud, MN 56301

 

Mission Statement:

Foster and support the development of a healthy GLBTQA  youth organization and, through a youth and adult partnership,  provide a foundation for the creation of a strong and safe community in our schools.

 

Audience:

Adults and Youth

 

Purpose Summary:

Social

Support

Advocacy

Activism

X

X

X

X

Education

Events

Coalition

Financial

X

X

X

 

 

Organized Meetings:

6:00 p.m., 2nd Wednesday of every month at the University Lutheran Church of the Epiphany, 390 Fourth Ave. So., St. Cloud, MN

 

Activities:

Public Presentations, Outreach Events

 

 

 


St. Cloud OUT

 

Contact Person: Mike Smith

Phone: 1-800-800-0350 ext. 535

E-mail: [email protected]

News Group: [email protected]

Website: stcloudout.org

 

Mission Statement:

St Cloud OUT exists to serve the needs of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Allied (GLBTA) community in the tri-county St. Cloud area, and to provide solidarity and support to area GLBTA organizations:

·         by fostering communication among the various groups;

·         by supporting established groups and new initiatives undertaken by the GLBT community and its allies;

·        by representing the GLBT community to the general public.

 

Audience:

GLBTA individuals in the greater St. Cloud area.

 

Purpose Summary:

Social

Support

Advocacy

Activism

 

X

X

 

Education

Events

Coalition

Financial

X

X

X

X

 

Organized Meetings:

The second Thursday of every month, 7 p.m., at Whitney Sr Center, 1527 Northway Drive, St. Cloud

 

Activities:

Annual GLBT Film Festival, publication of the Resource Directory and other community events and educational opportunities


St. Cloud State University Faculty/Staff Alliance

 

Contact Person: Tracy Ore

Phone: 320/654-5570

E-mail: [email protected]

Address: 251 Stewart Hall, 720 Fourth Ave S., St. Cloud, MN 56301

 

Mission Statement:

 

Audience:

SCSU Faculty and Staff

 

Purpose Summary:

Social

Support

Advocacy

Activism

X

 

X

 

Education

Events

Coalition

Financial

 

 

 

 

 

Organized Meetings: Biweekly – call for info.

 

Activities:


St. Cloud State University GLBT Alliance

 

Contact Person: Michelle Gohman

Phone: 320/308-5166

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.stcloudstate.edu/~glbt

Address: 216 AMC, SCSU, 720 4th Ave S, St. Cloud, MN 56301

 

Mission Statement:

SCSU Student organization which provides support within a social environment.

 

Audience:

GLBT and ally students and community members.

 

Purpose Summary:

Social

Support

Advocacy

Activism

X

X

X

X

Education

Events

Coalition

Financial

X

X

X

X

 

Organized Meetings:

Weekly during school year, on Thursdays, 7 p.m. Call for location.

 

Activities:

We work closely with GLBT services and OutLoud, the GLBT activist organization by sponsoring events, getting participation at their events and just overall support for their programs. We have our own social events after every meeting and every first Thursday of the month we are making an effort to have an activity OFF Campus.


St. Cloud State University GLBT Services

 

Contact Person: Heidi Aldes

Phone: 320/308-5166

E-mail: [email protected] or

Website: www.stcloudstate.edu/~glbt

Address: 216 AMC, SCSU, 720 4th Ave S, St. Cloud, MN 56301

 

Mission Statement:

To provide education, advocacy, resources, referrals and safe spaces for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and allied students, faculty and staff. GLBT Services empowers students, faculty and staff to create sensitive environments in all realms of the university as we work to foster a positive environment.

 

Audience:

GLBTA Students, faculty and staff.

 

Purpose Summary:

Social

Support

Advocacy

Activism

X

X

X

X

Education

Events

Coalition

Financial

X

X

X

X

 

Organized Meetings:

 

Activities:

Organize activites for Nat'l Coming Out Day, GLBT History Month, World AIDS Day, etc., and support and organize student programs.


St. Cloud State University Student Peer Support Program

 

Contact Person: Kami Davis

Phone: (320) 308-5755

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.stcloudstate.edu/~glbt

Address: 105 AMC, 720 Fourth Ave S, St. Cloud, MN 56301

 

Mission Statement:

This peer support program is a student run support group for students who may be questioning their sexuality or gender, going through the coming out process, experiencing discrimination, or other personal problems.

 

Audience:

SCSU GLBT students and GLBTA Youth and community members.

 

Purpose Summary:

Social

Support

Advocacy

Activism

 

X

 

 

Education

Events

Coalition

Financial

 

 

 

 

 

Organized Meetings:

 

Activities:


St. Cloud State University Students OUTLOUD!

 

Contact Person: Carrie Hewitt

Phone: 320/308-5166

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.stcloudstate.edu/~glbt

Address: 216 AMC, SCSU, 720 4th Ave S, St. Cloud, MN 56301

 

Mission Statement:

Activist-oriented group responsible for planning Out Proud Week and other attention-grabbing events. It is a student organization whose theme is to build bridges and coalitions.

 

Audience:

GLBTA students, faculty, staff and community members.

 

Purpose Summary:

Social

Support

Advocacy

Activism

 

 

X

X

Education

Events

Coalition

Financial

X

X

X

 

 

Organized Meetings:

Weekly during school year on Wednesdays, 1 p.m., in the AMC GLBT Services

 

Activities:

National Coming Out Week, Out Proud Week, speaker’s bureau and various events throughout the year.


Women of St. Cloud Social Group

 

Contact Person: Laurie “Chet” Tchetter

Phone:

E-mail: [email protected]

Address:

 

Mission Statement:

We are an informal group of LBT women in the greater St. Cloud area who meet monthly for social support.

 

Audience:

Lesbian, Bi and questioning women.

 

Purpose Summary:

Social

Support

Advocacy

Activism

X

X

 

 

Education

Events

Coalition

Financial

 

 

 

 

 

Organized Meetings:

Activities are planned on a monthly basis. Please contact Chet for more information about upcoming gatherings.

 

Activities:

Potlucks, road trips to MN Lynx games, outdoor activities, etc.