Pride

Pride Parade Briefly Stopped By Anti-Police Protesters

Staged Die-In On Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Anti-police protesters disrupted the Twin Cities Pride Parade over the police shooting of Philando Castile. “Do not say black lives matter if you’re not out here ya’ll,” said one protester.  “You are literally letting the police department that brutalizes and kills us, that literally beat my booty at the 4th Precinct, lead our gay pride parade. So,…

Twin Cities Pride Organizers Apologize, Say Police Are Welcome at Parade

Organizers originally wanted limited participation in wake of the not guilty verdict of the shooting of Philando Castile

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Organizers of the Twin Cities Pride Parade set to take place Sunday have changed their minds about police officers being at the event. Organizers say they didn’t think about the negative message it would be sending by asking police to minimize their presence at the parade and didn’t think about alternatives. They say now they are…

Twin Cities Pride Parade Organizers Say Police Presence Needs to be Minimal

The parade draws about 350,000 people

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Organizers of the Twin Cities Pride Parade have asked police to minimize their participation in Sunday’s event. They say they’re trying to respect the pain many are feeling following last week’s acquittal of Officer Yanez. But Lt. Bob Kroll, president of the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis, calls the decision disturbing. The parade, which draws about…

New LGBT Bar To Become Sanctuary

First LGBT Bar in the Red River Valley to Open in a Decade

MOORHEAD, Minn. — An up and coming establishment is looking to break down barriers in north Moorhead. It will be the first bar of this kind in the Red River Valley to open in a decade. “We need a Gay Bar – the i–Beam’s been gone for years and it was a really great safe space for those of us…