It’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month
The City Council and Mayor Betsy Hodges recently approved a resolution declaring June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month. The City has a long history of supporting LGBT rights. For example, Minneapolis was:
- The first city in Minnesota to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression.
- The first city in the state to create a domestic partner registry, back in 1991.
- A vocal proponent of the marriage equality statute passed in 2013 by the Minnesota Legislature and signed by the governor.
Celebrate the 43rd annual Pride Festival
It’s almost time for the Pride Festival. The theme for this year: Together We Can.
This free celebration of the GLBT community features a festival, parade, family picnic, music and theater events, a 5K run and more.
10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, June 27
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, June 28
Loring Park, 1382 Willow St.
The festival will include more than 400 exhibitors and 40 food and beverage booths.
Ashley Rukes GLBT Pride Parade
11 a.m., Sunday, June 29
Former City Council Policy Aide Andrea Jenkins is the parade’s grand marshal, and more than 120 groups are expected to participate in the parade. The parade travels down Hennepin Avenue, starting at Third Street and ending at Spruce Street near Loring Park.
Published Jun 16, 2015