Council invites employees to join them in Pride Parade

The weekend of June 23-24 is the Twin Cities Pride Festival parade, and Minneapolis City Council members are inviting interested City employees to join them and walk in the parade on Sunday, June 24.

City Council members will carry a banner that reads, “Our Minneapolis City Council members have PRIDE in our City workers.” If you’d like to walk in the parade with the Council, go to the parade line-up area at Hennepin Avenue and 3rd Street by 10 a.m. on Sunday and look for the banner. You can wear a casual City T-shirt, or bright colored clothing. Everyone who participates in the parade is doing so as a volunteer.

The 2012 Ashley Rukes GLBT Pride Parade, which is part of the annual Twin Cities Pride Festival, begins at 11 a.m. and travels down Hennepin Avenue to Loring Park. Each year, the Pride parade is one of the largest parades in the Upper Midwest.

The Twin Cities Pride Festival — set for Saturday and Sunday, June 23 and 24 —features music, food and exhibits in Loring Park. The 2012 Celebration is the 40th Anniversary of the small picnic and protest march begun in 1972 by a group of GLBT activists. The festival is a celebration of the diversity of the community.

For more information about the event, visit the Twin Cities Pride website.


Published Jun 20, 2012