Tag: pride

  • Puppies and Softball and Hot Dogs, oh my!

    Despite the rain, lots of gays and their dogs turned out for the 2009 Pride Picnic in St Paul’s Como Park. My roommate and I had a laugh when we realized we knew absolutely no-one in the entire park, because we spend too much time in Minneapolis. Lord, how insular we are!

  • Pine City Pride endures despite rival ‘family values’ event

    The national debate about gay rights hit home in the small community of Pine City, Minn., on Sunday as residents hosted two dueling picnics in the city of 3,000 people. For the fifth year, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from east-central Minnesota gathered to celebrate family and community. And for the second year, their […]

  • Youth Pride!

    I dropped by Youth Pride event in Loring Park last Thursday. Around 100 LGBTA kids — and even a few parents — milled about Loring Park, listening to their peers sing and perform. After shooting a group of kids from St Louis Park, I fell into a a conversation with one kid’s mother. “That one […]