June is LGBT Pride Month. The month of June was chosen for LGBT Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969. As a result, many pride events are held during this month to recognize the impact LGBT people have had in the world.
LGBT pride is recognized as a stance against discrimination and violence toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people to promote their self-affirmation, dignity, equality rights, increase their visibil...ity as a social group, build community, and celebrate sexual diversity and gender variance.
The Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights looks forward to celebrating LGBT Pride Month with our community partners. MDCR will participate in the Twin Cities Pride Festival on June 25th & 26th. Twin Cities Pride promotes continued growth towards equality and inclusiveness for LGBT rights. The pride festival will be located in Loring Park starting at 10 AM Saturday, June 25th.