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Happy Pride Month!

Pride Lives Here at Serenity as Love Has No Boundaries…

The number of Americans who identify as LGBTQ+ has more than doubled in the last 12 years with over 20% of Gen Z adults identifying as LGBTQ+. The rising numbers are a sign of "larger society changing" because people feel more comfortable sharing their identities.


When is Pride Month 2024?

Pride Month is in June every year. In 2024, it begins on Saturday, June 1 and ends on Sunday, June 30. Pride celebrations – including parades, festivals, parties and picnics are all held throughout the month of June across America. 


Some of the country’s biggest Pride celebrations: 


What is Pride Month?

Pride Month commemorates the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in New York and celebrates the LGBTQ+ community and the fight for equal rights. 


The Stonewall Uprising began on June 28, 1969, when police raided the Stonewall Inn, a prominent gay bar in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. The protests that followed are credited with a shift in LGBTQ+ activism in the U.S.


The following year in 1970, we saw some of the first Pride parades in Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York.


Today, Pride Month presents an opportunity for visibility and community. In addition to celebrating LGBTQ+ love and joy, it’s also a time to highlight important policy and resource issues the community faces.


According to the Human Rights Campaign, 130 bills targeting trans rights have been filed and 325 anti-LGBTQ+ bills have been proposed in 2024. More than 650 anti-LGBTQ+ bills were introduced in 2023.


What does Pride stand for? 

“Pride” itself often stands for being proud of one’s identity, but the LGBTQ+ community comprises several identities related to sexual orientation and gender identity. 


Here are some basic definitions to know:


To  get all the local information about Twin Cities Pride Festival as well as LGBTQIA+ Resources visit https://tcpride.org/festival/  Here is a calendar of main events:


2024 Twin Cities Pride Festival

The Twin Cities Pride Festival is Minnesota’s second largest festival and the largest FREE Pride festival. Highlighting the best in LGBTQIA+ entertainment on 4 stages, featuring over 650 vendors, including LGBTQIA+ & BIPOC community resources, artists, and businesses. 


Friday, June 28th, 2024

Twin Cities Pride Youth Night 5:30pm to 8:30pm Youth Night is the only portion of the festival open Friday evening.


Saturday, June 29th, 2024

Twin Cities Pride Festival 10am to 7pm


Sunday, June 30th, 2024

 Twin Cities Pride Festival 10am to 6pm


Twin Cities Pride Parade 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM 

Carley Knox, the President of Business Operations for the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx, has been named the Grand Marshal of 2024 Twin Cities Pride Parade

Location: Loring Park, Minneapolis, Minnesota




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