Council invites employees to join them in Pride Parade

This weekend 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 26.

City Council members will be carrying the banner, "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 Hennepin Avenue and 3rd Street by 8:30 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 2011 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. Last year’s parade drew more than 125,000 spectators, making it one of the largest parades in the Upper Midwest.

The Twin Cities Pride Festival set for Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26 also features music, food and exhibits in Loring Park. The 2011 Celebration is the 39th 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.

June 22, 2011

Published Jun. 22, 2011