This year’s Twin Cities Pride Festival was one of joy and celebration for gay rights advocates.
Last summer almost all political experts predicted Minnesota would pass a Constitutional Amendment banning gay marriage. Not only was that amendment defeated in November, but Minnesota legalized gay marriage last month.
The annual Twin Cities Pride Celebration is about to get underway. Minneapolis hosts one of the largest Pride weekends in the nation, bringing in nearly a half million people from around the country. This is expected to be one of the biggest celebrations ever in the Twin Cities. Pride Executive Director Dot Belstler says Minnesota’s new marriage law and the recent rulings from the Supreme Court are fueling the excitement and a sense of accomplishment.
Twin Cities PRIDE is taking over Loring Park in downtown Minneapolis this weekend. This year, festival goers can expect a few key changes fueled by the passing of the Marriage Equality Bill.
Twin Cities? More like Sin Cities. According to a recent ranking of the most sinful cities according to the seven deadly sins — those being wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and gluttony — Minneapolis ranked third among the country’s most sinful hotspots.
According to a study out of UCLA, 5,000 same-sex Minnesota couples are expected to get married in the next three years. And that’s translating into a bit of a boom on the business side.
Gov. Mark Dayton will walk in the annual Twin Cities Pride parade in Minneapolis.
The 40th annual Twin Cities Pride Festival, one of the largest LGBT celebrations in the country, promises a full weekend of pride. From the Parade and Beer Dabbler to the Pride Boat Cruise, this is one weekend in the Twin Cities not to be missed.