Newspaper Publishes Full Page Anti-Trans Ad


The Star Tribune, one of Minnesota’s largest publications, has received backlash for publishing a full page advertisement from the Minnesota Child Protection League.


The ad, which is opposes implementing an LGBT inclusion policy in schools, reads: “A male wants to shower next to your 14 year old daughter. Are you okay with that?” 

The Minnesota Child Protection League, a reportedly anti-LGBT pressure group, is pushing to stop the Minnesota State High School League from passing a policy that would provide inclusion for athletes who are trans.



The offensive ad appeared in Sunday’s issue of the well known newspaper, and instantly caused outrage on social media.


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When reached for comment by CityPages,  The Star Tribune’s VP of marketing Steve Yaeger said, “The ad in question met all the requirements of our ad policy. Not much I can tell you about it beyond that.”

He concluded, “In Minnesota, organisations and individuals of all kinds – left, right, other – know that if you want to reach the largest audience and have the biggest impact with your message, the best way to do it is advertising in the Star Tribune.”



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