• LGBTQ Resources

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    SPPS Out For Equity at the 2016 Twin Cities Pride Parade

    (photo credit Out For Equity twitter)

    The CEC offers many LGBTQ resources including books, DVDs, learning kits and learning trunk to use in the classroom, or for personal development. The CEC echoes the mission of Out For Equity: 

    Saint Paul Public School's Out for Equity program strives to maintain a safe and welcoming school environment that fosters positive self esteem, respect for others, and academic success for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students through direct programming, professional development for staff, and supports for families.

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  • Outnorth

    Fri, September 29, 2017 | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM CDT

    Saint Paul Public Schools Community Education and Twin Cities PBS invite you to a night of inclusion and education as we see clips and hear from the director of Out North: MNLGBTQ History, ahead of its October premiere on Twin Cities PBS!

    Out North: MNLGBTQ History explores the untold past of Minnesota’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community and celebrates the strides the state has made since the gay liberation movement began in the 1970s.

    View portions of the film highlighting the experiences of transgender Minnesotans, followed by a panel discussion that includes: Daniel Bergin, Director of Out North: MNLGBTQ History; Andrea Jenkins, oral historian for the Transgender Oral History Project at the University of Minnesota, and current candidate for Minneapolis City Council; Captain Tarrence Robertson with the Minnesota National Guard; and, Esmé Rodríguez, School Equity Director for OutFront Minnesota.


    When does the building open?  Doors open at 6:00pm.

    What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

    Creative Arts Secondary School is located near multiple bus routes and the Green Line lightrail. There are parking ramp and street parking options as well.

    *If you park in the Capital City Plaza Parking Ramp (https://goo.gl/maps/7QavM2efKWt) we can validate your parking. We cannot validate for any other parking ramps or street parking.

    Can I pick my seat? Are there wheelchair accessible seating options? Tickets are general admission only. Your registration guarantees you a seat, but seat location is first come first serve. If you are in need of wheelchair accessible seating please contact us at 651-744-3073 prior to the event and we will reserve your space as well as one adjacent seat for a companion.

    What can I bring into the event? Food and Beverages are not allowed in the theatre.

    How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Please call 651-744-3073 or email kathryn.mommaerts@spps.org.

    Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? It is preferred that you bring your printed ticket or can show your ticket on your mobile device. Staff will have a list of registrants on-site as well.

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  • LGBTQ Community Events

    2016 Twin Cities Pride Parade will be held in Loring Park on June 25th at 10:00 to June 26th at 6:00 PM

    Find more events here: http://https://www.tcpride.org/event/2016-twin-cities-pride-festival/

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