Who We Are

Magic City Equality educates both the general public and the LGBTQ2S+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning/queer, and Two Spirit) community in northwestern North Dakota about LGBTQ2S+ culture, current events, and community concerns. Magic City Equality is a registered non-profit organization through the State of North Dakota and is a 501(c)3) organization, federally recognized by the Internal Revenue Service. 


Through various methods, we seek to provide unique events designed to instill pride, celebrate the history and accomplishments of LGBTQ2S+ individuals, and embrace diversity in the mid-central and northwestern North Dakota region while being a vehicle for advocacy, networking, outreach, support services, and leadership opportunities for LGBTQ2S+ people, as well as their families and friends.

The Magic City Equality Board includes:

Christopher Dix, Co-Director

James C. FalconCo-Director

Shannon Krueger, Co-Director

Jorden Laducer, Co-Director

Cody Blotter, Volunteer Coordinator

Tawny Cale, Diversity Coordinator

Asher Hoffarth, Youth Co-Coordinator

Meghan Smith, Social Media Coordinator

Andrew Tyler, Youth Co-Coordinator

Vincent Vetter, Trans Liaison 

What We Do and Our Goals

  • provide support group meetings for different sectors of the LGBTQ2S+ community;

  • works with the professional community to create a list of LGBTQ2S+ supportive businesses and organizations;

  • provide educational pamphlets, online resources, and meetings pertaining to the physical and mental well-being of the LGBTQ2S+ community;

  • provide education and tools to the supporting allies of the LGBTQ2S+ community to help them better understand the importance of visibly showing their support to fellow citizens of Minot and the surrounding areas;

  • break down barriers, easing community tensions, and advocating for the equality of all people in the northwestern North Dakota region by increasing the visibility of the LGBTQ2S+ community and its supporters; 

  • perform research and outreach to find the issues facing the LGBTQ2S+ community in the area, then devising assertive actions that will help alleviate those issues.