Democrats want to spend $1 million to help ‘LGBTQ individuals’ move to Minnesota

They also want to spend $400,000 on "preventing the development of racial bias in children ages one to five."

The Minnesota State Capitol Building in St. Paul, Minn. (Shutterstock)

Democrats in the Minnesota Legislature introduced a bill this week to help sexual minorities move to Minnesota. Authored by state Rep. Leigh Finke, D-St. Paul, HF 3386 is just one of many new left-wing bills that were introduced when the 2024 legislative session began.

Specifically, HF 3386 would give a total of $1 million to nonprofits throughout Minnesota “to support LGBTQ individuals and their families who are in the process of relocating to Minnesota or who have recently done so.”

Rep. Emma Greenman, D-Minneapolis, has signed on as a co-author in the House. Sen. Erin Maye Quade, D-Apple Valley, is sponsoring the bill in the Minnesota Senate.

Rep. Finke, the chief author of HF 3386, is a biological male. The St. Paul legislator received a “Woman of the Year” award from USA Today in 2023 and is known for his brightly colored hair. After Finke began his “transition” in 2017, he got a tattoo of the Bride of Frankenstein on his arm. Describing the surgically-created monster as a “queer icon,” Rep. Finke has expressed admiration for the creature.

Finke has also spoken glowingly about how the Bride of Frankenstein “wreaks destruction” and “kills everyone” after being created in the 1935 film.

Rep. Finke was elected in 2022 as the first transgender person to serve in Minnesota’s legislature. The first-term lawmaker has consistently supported radical, left-wing legislation since arriving at the Minnesota State Capitol, including a bill that makes Minnesota a “refuge” for children seeking sex-change procedures.

Democrats have introduced legislation to fund various other left-wing initiatives.

Rep. Mary Clardy, D-Inver Grove Heights, for instance, has put forward legislation to give $400,000 of taxpayer dollars to an organization called “Before Racism.” According to their website, Before Racism “helps young children ages 1-5 thrive in an increasingly diverse world by preventing the development of bias, in particular racial bias.”

The organization offers its programs to preschools, childcare centers, and early learning facilities. Before Racism claims to use “childhood education best practices and science” to prevent the development of “racial bias.”

Rep. Clardy has also introduced legislation to renovate Mendota Heights’ city hall, fund the Lawshe Memorial Museum in Dakota County, and increase the maximum stipend award for “underrepresented” student teachers.


Luke Sprinkel

Luke Sprinkel previously worked as a Legislative Assistant at the Minnesota House of Representatives. He grew up as a Missionary Kid (MK) living in England, Thailand, Tanzania, and the Middle East. Luke graduated from Regent University in 2018.