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June is LGBT Pride Month

For the past seven years (2009 - 2015) President Barack Obama has declared June to be Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. In 2000, President Bill Clinton declared June to be Gay and Lesbian Pride month.

Twin Cities and Regional Pride Events are listed here

Twin Cities Juneteenth

When: Saturday, June 20 beginning at 10AM
Where: North Mississippi Regional Park
5114 North Mississippi Drive, Minneapolis

The Juneteenth Minnesota Festival observes the June 19th, 1865 proclamation of the abolition of slavery in Texas. This celebrates the freedom for people of all racial backgrounds.

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35th Annual Hmong Freedom Celebration and Sports Festival Day Festival 2015

When: Saturday, July 04, 2015 - Sunday, July 05, 2015
Where: McMurray Field, Como Park, W. Jessamine Ave. and N. Lexington Pkwy. Saint Paul, MN 55108

Minnesota's Hmong Freedom Celebration offers exciting sports action, musical performances and lots of delicious food. All are welcome.

Admission fee/ticket price: $5. Children under 3 years old and seniors over 65 years old (ID required) are free.

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25th Anniversary of the ADA Celebration and Family Day

When: Sunday, July 26th, Noon to 4 PM
Where: Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102

The Minnesota State Council on Disability (MSCOD) and project partners are hosting a family event celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The event will feature live entertainment, interactive arts activities, and highlights from an upcoming documentary, The ADA at 25: Disability Rights in Minnesota, produced by tpt with the Council on Disability.

Admission: Free. Reasonable accommodations provided.

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