February 8, 2008 - All Things Considered’s Tom Crann interviews Ann DeGroot, outgoing executive director & co-founder of OutFront Minnesota. DeGroot shares her thoughts on the most impactful things to have happened in the gay and lesbian movement over the previous two decades.
April 7, 2005 - MPR’s Michael Khoo reports that the Minnesota Senate upended an attempt to force a vote on a constitutional ban on same-sex marriages. The legislation would allow voters to decide whether to amend the state constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman.
March 26, 2004 - MPR’s Tom Scheck reports on a committee vote in the DFL Senate defeating proposed amendment that would ban gay marriage. That measure would allow the voters to decide if the Minnesota Constitution should ban same sex marriage and any legal equivalent. The committee did approve a proposed constitutional amendment that would prevent the courts from forcing the Legislature to define gay marriage, as the Massachusetts Supreme Court has done.
September 25, 2000 - Tom Neuville, Republican State Senator; and Ann DeGroot, director of Out Front Minnesota discuss Governor Ventura's decision to look into providing benefits to the partners of gay and lesbian state employees.
June 25, 1993 - MPR’s Perry Finelli interviews Ann DeGroot, local LGBT acitivist, about Gay Pride Festival, appointment of a U.S. AIDS czar, gays in the military, and the term ‘family.’
November 18, 1991 - MPR’s Gary Eicthen interviews Ann DeGroot, executive director of Gay and Lesbian Community Action Council, about the public campaign efforts to have state legislature expand the Minnesota Human Rights Act to include gay and lesbians. DeGroot says educating is a key in developing support and building allies in the larger Minnesota community.
November 1, 1991 - MPR’s Dan Olson takes a look at gay and lesbian discrimintation in Minnesota and the opposing viewpoints on expanding Minnesota Human Rights Act or various city ordinances that include protections for the gay and lesbian community.
August 19, 1991 - MPR’s Paula Schroeder interviews Ann DeGroot, executive director of Gay and Lesbian Community Action Council; and Robert Johnson, a social activist. DeGroot and Johnson discuss the push to create better community relations between gay and lesbian community and Minneapolis Police Department.
November 9, 1990 - MPR’s Donna Nicholson reports on a survey put forth to the lesbian and gay community in the Twin Cities. The results detailed feelings on own’s sexual identity, discrimination, youth counseling, and domestic partners protections.
November 8, 1990 - MPR’s Donna Nicholson reports on survey of homosexual community in Minnesota. Nicholson interviews activist and Minneapolis city council member on the take away of survey results.