Category: Pride

  • Pride Month Must Sees: Smaller Events You Still Won’t Want to Miss!

    Pride Month Must Sees: Smaller Events You Still Won’t Want to Miss!

    I struggled with what I wanted to cover and how for this month’s Queer Arts Must Sees. There are obviously a lot of big, important events happening all over the Twin Cities. That includes out of towners dropping by and a host of regular events (see the list of recurring events at the end of […]

  • Twin Cities Pride to drop police contingent in 2017 Ashley Rukes GLBT Pride Parade

    Twin Cities Pride to drop police contingent in 2017 Ashley Rukes GLBT Pride Parade

    Twin Cities Pride announced on Tuesday that a planned contingent of police officers and law enforcement officials would not be marching at the head of the 2017 Ashley Rukes GLBT Pride Parade. The decision was made in response to a groundswell of opposition both before and after the not-guilty verdict in the police killing of […]

  • Twin Cities Queer Arts Must-Sees Pride Edition, June 16th -30th

    Twin Cities Queer Arts Must-Sees Pride Edition, June 16th -30th

    Welcome back to the Queer Arts Calendar, our awesome round up of great Twin Cities arts events being produced, performed, or otherwise directly created by or of interest to LGBTQ+ artists and audiences in the Twin Cities. For our special Pride edition, I have chosen to exclude official Pride events with a few blaring exceptions […]

  • East Central MN Pride nabs Kat Perkins, Mark Joseph for 2017 Pride in Pine City

    East Central MN Pride nabs Kat Perkins, Mark Joseph for 2017 Pride in Pine City

    Every first Sunday in June, Pine City plays host to one of the few rural LGBTQ Pride festivals in America, and each year it gets a little bigger. For 2017, the festival has booked Kat Perkins, a semifinalist on NBC’s The Voice. Perkins will be performing a Sia tribute. Joining her will be Mark Joseph […]

  • Minneapolis City Council declares June 2017 “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month”

    Minneapolis City Council declares June 2017 “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month”

    In mid-April, the Minneapolis City Council and Mayor Betsy Hodges unanimously enacted a declaration naming June 2017 to be “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month” in the City of Minneapolis. The city has recognized Pride, either as the month of June or the last weekend of June, for several decades. The first such declaration […]

  • Second annual Minnesota People of Color Pride kicks off this weekend

    Second annual Minnesota People of Color Pride kicks off this weekend

    The second annual Minnesota People of Color Pride will be held over the weekend with a Pride Festival in the Park on Saturday and a Mondo Queer Beach Party on Sunday. Saturday will feature POC Pride’s Festival in the Park held at Harrison Park in Minneapolis’ Harrison neighborhood in North Minneapolis from noon to 5pm. […]

  • For third year, Christian group to target Twin Cities Pride with anti-LGBTQ message

    For third year, Christian group to target Twin Cities Pride with anti-LGBTQ message

    Trinity Works, a conservative Christian outreach ministry, will target Twin Cities Pride for the third time in three years, according to documents obtained by The Column. The head of the group says they will continue with their plans despite an anti-LGBTQ hate crime in Orlando that left 49 members of the community dead and more […]

  • More than 2,000 attend first annual Golden Valley Pride

    More than 2,000 attend first annual Golden Valley Pride

    The first annual Golden Valley Pride, the state’s first suburban LGBTQ Pride celebration, was held on Sunday, June 12. The Golden Valley event served an unexpected but vital purpose on Sunday. More than 2,000 attended the event held at Brookview Park, the same day that 49 LGBTQ people died and more than 50 injured at […]

  • Golden Valley Gay Pride Festival slated for June

    Golden Valley Gay Pride Festival slated for June

    Organizers in Golden Valley hope to bring the first Pride Festival to the suburbs in 2016. City resident Peter Knaeble, City Council member Larry Fonnest, and a group of about a dozen have been working since last July to organize the event, the Sun-Post reports. Knaeble believes the event will show that Golden Valley is […]

  • St. Cloud Pride to celebrate 6 years

    St. Cloud Pride to celebrate 6 years

    The sixth annual St. Cloud Pride celebration kicks off this weekend with a series of events that include an event for youth, burlesque, a festival in the park, a drag show, and a Sunday brunch. “I’m really proud of how it’s grown,” Jim Beck, vice president of St. Cloud Pride, told the St. Cloud Times. […]