June is LGBT Pride Month

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month

For the past five years (2008 - 2013) 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.

In 2011 Governor Mark Dayton became the first Minnesota Governor to walk the Twin Cities Pride Parade. (See CBS MN story).


Twin Cities Pride

The 2013 Twin Cities Pride Celebration will be June 28-30 at Loring Park in Minneapolis. The theme for the 2013 PRIDE Festival is, "I HAVE PRIDE." 

Twin Cities Pride web site

Regional Pride events

  • South Central Minnesota Pride: Sat., Sept. 7
  • Brainerd Pride Picnic: 2:00 to 5:00 pm Saturday, June 15
  • Grand Rapids Pride: Sun., June 23 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Veteran's Park
  • Twin Cities Pride: Sat. & Sun., June 29 and 30
  • Rochester PrideFest United for Equality: July 15-21
  • Duluth-Superior Pride: Sat., Sept. 1
  • St. Cloud Pride in the Park: Sat., Sept. 21

A Map of Regional Prides can be found on the Twin Cities Pride web site.

Web sites and resources related to LGBT Pride

History & Awareness Months and EVENTS

  • January: Martin Luther King Day
  • February: Black History
  • March: Women's History
  • April: Financial Literacy
  • May: Asian-Pacific American Heritage
  • June: GLBT Pride
  • Sept/Oct: Hispanic Heritage
  • Oct: Disability in Employment Awareness
  • Nov: Native American Heritage