June 24, 2014

LGBTQ Gay Pride Preview: Twin Cities

Twin Cities Gay Pride Guide 2014
Pride Guide: LGBT Gay PRIDE Celebration - Minneapolis and St. Paul - June 26 to June 29, 2014

Producer: Twin Cities Pride
Theme: Free To Be

Margaret Cho brings her trademark raunchy, socially relevant, and politically-charged comedy to Orchestra Hall, kicking off the official four-day Twin Cities Pride Celebration weekend. The show is intended for Mature Audiences only.

Minneapolis’ Loring Park will host the 42nd annual Pride Festival. The Pride Festival features each year over 400 exhibitors, 40 food and beverage booths, 20 sponsors and 300,000+ visitors participate in this free celebration of the GLBT community.


Rising pop star Betty Who (“Somebody Loves You”), gay country singer and YouTube heartthrob Steve Grand (“All-American Boy”), Pop /Motown/Disco and R and B music icon Thelma Houston (“Don’t Leave Me This Way”) and legendary dance and R and B diva Thea Austin (“Rhythm is a Dancer”) will headline “Pride in Concert” on Saturday, June 28 at 5 p.m. in Loring Park. 

Daytime myTalk 107.1 co-host Bradley Traynor will serve as emcee for the evening, which ends with a massive fireworks display set to the beats of popular House music DJ/Producer Rich B.

The 2014 Ashley Rukes GLBT Pride Parade will be held on Sunday, June 29, beginning at 11am along Hennepin Avenue in Downtown Minneapolis. The Parade route starts at 3rd and Hennepin and ends at Spruce and Hennepin. Over 120 units of community members and supporters are participating.

Margaret Cho at Orchestra Hall - Official Pride Kick Off Event
Thursday June 26, 2014 8:00PM
Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis

7th Annual Fruit Bowl
Friday June 27,2014 6:00PM
Memory Lanes
2520 26th Avenue South
Minneapolis

Twin Cities Pride Festival
Saturday June 28, 2014 10:00AM to 10:00PM and Sunday June 29, 2014 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Loring Park
1382 Willow Street
Minneapolis

Saturday June 28, 2014 5:00PM
Loring Park
Starring Betty Who, Steve Grand, Thelma Houston, Thea Austin

Ashley Rukes GLBT Pride Parade
Sunday June 29, 2014 11:00AM
3rd Street and Hennepin Avenue
Grand Marshals: Mayor R.T. Rybak and Police Chief JaneƩ Harteau
Twin Cities Pride Parade 2013

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