Beat on the Street


Pastor T from Robbinsdale United Church of Christ speaking in support of our queer community in Robbinsdale. Photo Credit Bob Beahen

Lavender Magazine’s quarterly advisory board meeting took place Thursday, July 23, 2020. Members met at Nonna Rosa in downtown Robbinsdale.

The advisory board is comprised of local leaders in the BIPOC community. Invaluable movers and shakers that guide Lavender in making sure we’re representing the LGBTQ BIPOC community in a quality, respectful manner. Lavender strives to be a reliable voice where everyone feels they’re represented in the pages of the magazine and at Lavender events.

Photo Credit Bob Beahen

Big thanks to Nonna Rosa for providing tasty and safe accommodations!

Board members in attendance:

[Community Board Members]

Nasir Omar
Zaylore Stout
Beth Mejia
Karri Plowman

Peaceful Support. Bob Beahen


Barry Leavitt

Ryan Patchin


Protestors Gather. Photo Credit Bob Beahen.

In Robbinsdale, a demonstration was held to protest gay conversion therapy sessions being held at a local church. Residents of Robbinsdale and surrounding communities stood in solidarity, while peacefully offering support to those subjected to conversion therapy.

“Our objective was to oppose the programming and show support for seminar participants,” said Michael Amen, one of the organizers of the demonstration. Pastor T., of Robbinsdale United Church of Christ took to the mic and spoke in support of the queer community in Robbinsdale.

The demonstration was supported by OutFront Minnesota and Birdtown Pride, of Robbinsdale.















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