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See You in Court, South Dakota!

The right to join with friends and neighbors in protest or peaceful assembly is critical to a functioning democracy and a right guaranteed by the Constitution. That’s why we’re taking South Dakota to court.

June 7, 2019 Free Speech

Downloadable Pride Posters

Pride in 2019 is about action. Whether you're attending a festival, walking in a parade, or marching in a protest - anything you do matters.

June 5, 2019 LGBTQ Rights

LGBT Q&A: Angelica Mercado

Angelica Mercado is an author, artist, and advocate living in Sioux Falls. She uses her talents to inspire others, and hopes that through art, she can create a lasting impact on her community.

May 30, 2019 LGBTQ Rights Free Speech

LGBT Q&A: Peter Kleinpass

Curator of museum exhibits and planner of Pride festivals, Peter Kleinpass joins us by way of Washington state to share his story of volunteering in South Dakota and how a tight-knit community keeps him around.

May 30, 2019 LGBTQ Rights

LGBT Q&A: Oliver Dickman

Oliver Dickman is a young man out to change the world. After being the first of in his county to change his gender marker, founding Yankton’s first Gay-Straight Alliance, and opening the first nonbinary restroom on his school’s campus, he’s off to a great start.

May 29, 2019 LGBTQ Rights Free Speech

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