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East-Central Minnesota Pride to celebrate 11 years in Pine City

East-Central Minnesota Pride to celebrate 11 years in Pine City


Each June, East-Central Minnesota Pride has been creating a safe space for the LGBT community from Rush City to Mora to Braham to Hinckley with a festival at Voyageurs Park in Pine City. This year’s celebration on June 7 will be the event’s 11th and the theme will be “Transforming Hearts and Minds.”

The event will feature live music and entertainment from the Calliope Women’s Chorus, Neighberz Band, Hedwig from “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” and Deejay Geo Montecillo

In addition to live music, there will be vendors, a picnic, and an alpaca for the kids to pet.

The event is free with a suggested donation of $10 for those that are partaking in the food line.

For the first time, Pride has a banner flying over downtown promoting the event.

Date: Sunday, June 7 from 12pm to 5pm
Location: Voyageur Park, Main St S, Pine City, MN 55063
Admission: $10 suggested donation for food
For more information, visit East Central MN Pride

For information about previous Pride events in Pine City, check out The Column’s coverage of the 2009 and 2010 events:

Pine City Pride Brings a Rainbow of Love

Pine City Pride endures despite rival ‘family values’ event

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Andy Birkey has written for a number of Minnesota and national publications. He founded Eleventh Avenue South which ran from 2002-2011, wrote for the Minnesota Independent from 2006-2011, the American Independent from 2010-2013. His writing has appeared in The Advocate, The Star Tribune, The Huffington Post, Salon, Cagle News Service, Twin Cities Daily Planet, TheUptake, Vita.mn and much more. His writing on LGBT issues, the religious right and social justice has won awards including Best Beat Reporting by the Online News Association, Best Series by the Minnesota chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and an honorable mention by the Sex-Positive Journalism awards.