Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month
For the past four years (2008 - 2012) 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
From the front page of the Twin Cities Pride web site:"As one of the largest GLBT Pride Celebrations in the United States, and the largest in the upper Midwest, our celebration is comprised of several annual events, the biggest two being the Pride Festival and the Ashley Rukes GLBT Pride Parade. Each year, Twin Cities Pride also produces other events and promotes numerous community-produced events."
Regional Pride events
A Map of Regional Prides can be found on the Twin Cities Pride web site.
Web Sites and Resources Related to LGBT Pride
- List of LGBT and Allied Organizations from OutFront MN:
Over 200 organizations which offer diverse programs and services to LGBT Minnesotans, their friends and families.
- Library of Congress: provides links to presidential proclamations commemorating the contributions of LGBT individuals and supporters in achieving equal justice and equal opportunity for LGBT Americans.
- Stonewall Riots: The Beginning of the LGBT Movement, Civil Rights.org