Become a Stonewall DFL Member!

Stonewall DFL members have voting privileges at all membership meetings and committee meetings; this includes voting for candidate endorsements.

The entire membership generally meets once or twice a year, electing the board of directors which meets monthly. Members are encouraged to be active with our six standing committees which meet with varying schedules. All meetings are public and guests are welcome.

Stonewall DFL is a community caucus of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party.

Watch our calendar for upcoming events!

Outreach & Inclusion is Our Mission

Stonewall DFL represents the DFL in the LGBTQ community and represents the LGBTQ community in the DFL.

As the official LGBTQ outreach arm of the DFL, we participate in Pride and other events in every corner of the state – educating and registering voters, promoting our endorsed candidates, and creating a pipeline for LGBTQ people to get involved in the DFL Party.

We remind the Party of – and help it fulfill – its obligations of outreach and inclusion for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people.

Electing Champions for our Community

Stonewall DFL works for a safe and equitable Minnesota by endorsing and electing LGBTQ and allied candidates for public office in and in the Minnesota DFL Party. Our endorsements are important to many Minnesotans who seek our advice choosing candidates that will champion issues impacting the LGBTQ community.

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4 days ago

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Stonewall DFL condemns the racist, Islamophobic attacks on Rep. Ilhan Omar.

In one of the darkest moments of despair for our LGBTQ community after the Pulse nightclub shooting, Ilhan Omar stood with us. Hand-in-hand with then-Rep. Erin Maye Quade, a member of our LGBTQ community, she stood with us. Every day, Ilhan Omar has been an unfailing supporter of the rights and dignity of LGBTQ people.

When LGBTQ people are under attack, Muslims are among the first to show their solidarity. And when our beloved Muslim neighbors are under attack, LGBTQ people likewise show up. We are both The Other, we are both vilified and scapegoated, and we know that solidarity will defeat any attempt to stoke fear and divide us.

This moment calls for unequivocal, unqualified condemnation of the hateful attacks on Ilhan. Nothing short of that will do.

We stand with Ilhan Omar.

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5 days ago

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Stonewall DFL Endorses Terri Thao - St. Paul City Council Ward 6

"Stonewall DFL is excited to endorse Terri Thao for City Council. Terri backs up her vision and values with clear policy proposals and a wealth of personal and professional experience,” said Samuel Doten, Stonewall DFL chair. “Her ethic of public service is unmatched, and she’s already accomplished so much for East Side neighborhoods. Residents of the 6th Ward will be well represented in City Hall with Terri’s leadership.”

St. Paul’s 6th Ward covers the northern half of St. Paul’s East Side. The council seat was vacated after the retirement of Councilmember Dan Bostrom who served for 22 years. After Bostrom’s retirement, Kassim Busuri was appointed as interim councilmember until a new councilmember could be elected.

“I am committed to ensuring equitable outcomes for people from all underrepresented communities, which include people of color, women, gay and transgender people, formerly incarcerated, immigrants, and people with disabilities,” said Thao. “It is especially important to me that the LGBTQ residents on the East Side are included with full freedom and justice in our society. I am beyond honored to have the endorsement of the Stonewall DFL for my campaign to be the next city council member for Ward 6. I am excited to co-create a safe space where everyone has the opportunity to achieve economic security and contribute to our economic growth in St. Paul.”

Endorsed candidates meet or exceed Stonewall DFL’s screening criteria as set forth by its Political Support Committee and affirmed by at least 60 percent of the Stonewall DFL Board of Directors.

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6 days ago

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Stonewall DFL Endorses Liz De La Torre for Ward One St. Paul

"Liz not only speaks adeptly to the issues affecting LGBTQ St. Paulites - she has demonstrated that she’s a powerful advocate for our community,” said Samuel Doten, Stonewall DFL chair. “Liz’s work as a sexual assault advocate has given her first-hand knowledge of how LGBTQ people disproportionately experience sexual assault, abuse, and exploitation and what’s needed to change our systems and practices to interrupt cycles of violence. She doesn’t show up with prescribed solutions, but starts by listening and collaborating. Stonewall DFL is proud to endorse Liz De La Torre to build a stronger Ward 1.”

St. Paul’s 1st Ward includes all or parts of the neighborhoods of Frogtown/Thomas-Dale, Summit-University, Union Park, Lexington-Hamline, Midway, and the North End. Ward 1 also encompasses much of the the historic Rondo neighborhood.

“I’m running for city council because we need to put people back at the center of all decision making at city hall,” said De La Torre. “I’m campaigning the same way I intend to govern—by building a broad coalition of support rooted in transparency and accountability. I am so humbled and honored to receive Stonewall DFL’s endorsement and look forward to working with our party’s longest standing caucus to improve the lives of our LGBTQ community.”

Endorsed candidates meet or exceed Stonewall DFL’s screening criteria as set forth by its Political Support Committee and affirmed by at least 60 percent of the Stonewall DFL Board of Directors.

About Stonewall DFL

Stonewall DFL works for a safe and equitable Minnesota by electing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and allied Democrats to public office in Minnesota and to party office in the Minnesota DFL. The caucus offers endorsements for local, state and federal DFL candidates who support equality for all Minnesotans. Stonewall DFL provides endorsed candidates with both financial and volunteer support whenever possible. The Board of Directors meets on a monthly basis to carry out the business of the caucus and is open to the public. For information, visit mnstonewallDFL.org, follow its Facebook page (StonewallDFL) or follow @StonewallDFL on Twitter.

The Minnesota Stonewall DFL Caucus was first organized in August 1980 as the LGBTF Caucus. Its charter was recognized by the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party of Minnesota in 1982 and was renamed Stonewall DFL in 1992. Today, Stonewall is the DFL’s oldest and most active community caucus and the oldest continuously-operating political advocacy organization whose mission is to promote LGBTQ equality across the state of Minnesota.

Contact:
Samuel Doten
sdoten50@gmail.com
651-492-6495
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Jussie is my friend - a very talented & beautiful human being. It is so hurtful that homophobic haters would dare hurt someone so loving and giving. I'm dedicated to finding the culprits and bringing them to justice. Jussie did not deserve to be harmed by anyone!

Stonewall DFL has endorsed Adi Penugonda @4LetterAdi for @MinnesotaDFL Secretary for the upcoming leadership term.

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Our 2019 Annual Meeting is Saturday, January 12 @Macalester College! On the agenda:
• Elect new board and officers
• Meet candidates and elected officials
• Consider endorsements for office
>>>Renew your membership and find details at: https://t.co/NoZ9rne6Yc

DFL Feminists Stand with People Who Have Experienced Rape. We call on DFL Leaders, Elected Reps, and Candidates to stand with us for meaningful legislation. Read More: https://t.co/WWPkWfiwoG

#metoo #BreakTheSilence #mngov #mnleg https://t.co/GvkDKn9Bwi
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