Bisexual Organizing Project

The Bisexual Organizing Project (BOP) is a nonprofit group that has supported Minnesota’s bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer, and unlabeled (bi+) communities since 1999. BOP promotes bi+ identities as an option for those who do not fit under gay, lesbian, or straight labels. Through its flagship event, the annual BECAUSE conference (Bisexual Empowerment Conference, A United Supportive Experience), it provides one of the nation’s key forums for the discussion of bi+ issues. BOP also represents the bi+ community at Twin Cities Pride and other events of interest to LGBTQ+ communities.

Bisexual Organizing Program (BOP) logo

Bisexual Organizing Project (BOP) logo

The logo of the Bisexual Organizing Project (BOP), a non-profit organization that supports bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer, and unlabeled (bi+) people living in the Twin Cities.

Color image of MCLA Board Members and Executive Director Henry Jiménez celebrate Minnesotanos Day at the Capitol, 2017.

MCLA Board Members and Executive Director Henry Jiménez

Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs (MCLA) board members and MCLA's executive director, Henry Jiménez, celebrate Minnesotanos Day at the Capitol, 2017.

Color image of MCLA staff visit Marshall, Minnesota, for a listening session with residents, 2017.

MCLA listening session in Marshall

MCLA staff visit Marshall, Minnesota, for a listening session with residents, 2017. Used with the permission of the Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs.

Color image of MCLA staff (left to right): Violeta Hernández Espinosa, Eric Armacanqui, Rosa Tock, and Henry Jiménez, 2017.

MCLA staff

MCLA staff (left to right): Violeta Hernández Espinosa, Eric Armacanqui, Rosa Tock, and Henry Jiménez, 2017. Used with the permission of the Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs.

Color image of MCLA staff member Violeta Hernández Espinosa testifies during the SF1585 hearing, 2017. Used with the permission of the Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs.

MCLA staff member Violeta Hernández Espinosa

MCLA staff member Violeta Hernández Espinosa testifies during the SF1585 hearing, 2017. Used with the permission of the Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs.

Students and organizers with local officials and leaders, 2017.

MCLA staff, students, and organizers at the State Capitol

Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs (MCLA) staff, students, organizers, and local leaders meet with elected officials to discuss concerns pertinent to the Latina/o community, March 6, 2017 (this annual event is known as Minnesotanos Day at the State Capitol). Used with the permission of the Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs.

Color image of MCLA staff visit Willmar, Minnesota, for a listening session with residents, June 6, 2017. Used with the permission of the Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs.

MCLA listening session in Willmar

MCLA staff visit Willmar, Minnesota, for a listening session with residents, June 6, 2017. Used with the permission of the Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs.

Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs

The Spanish Speaking Affairs Council, later renamed the Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs, was established in 1978 to serve as a liaison between the state government and the Chicana/o and Latina/o community.

Color image of a Quilled coat, ca. 1851.

Quilled coat

This style of coat was popular with the Métis of the Red River Valley. This particular coat belonged to Alexander Ramsey and may have been brought back by him from an 1851 treaty signing. The coat is possibly Cree, Métis, or Ojibwe in origin.

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