Keeping Pride FREE and accessible for ALL!
The mission of Pride is to create experiences that bring the greater LGBTQ community together to commemorate our diverse heritage, foster inclusion, educate and create awareness of issues, and celebrate achievements in equality.
Twin Cities Pride has been bringing the greater LGBT community together since 1972. Over 400,000 people enjoy the Pride celebration each year, making ours the largest free Pride Festival in the country.
Booth fees and beverage sales account for 60 percent of the cost to present the Festival. Corporate sponsorships provide another 30 percent. The balance comes from generous donors like you. Our board of directors is starting us off with a challenge match of $1000!
Pride is about creating space for everyone to celebrate exactly who they are. We were thrilled to add a "chill space" at the 2017 Festival for folks on the autism scale to have a space to calm down from the excitement. We are always looking for ways to be more inclusive.
“Everywhere else I go, I keep expecting to hear that one snide comment, that one funky look, that one obviously uncomfortable body language because I am gay. But when I am here, I don’t have to worry about any of that happening and I can just be myself."
~ Pride volunteer
Donors provided funds for these organizations to receive fee waivers in 2017: Community Dental Care, Department of Veterans Benefits Administration, FathersFIRST!, Ilumiinadas Perfomring Arts School & Education, My Pit Bull is Family, No Bullying Movement, Out & Sober Minnesota, Outwoods, PRIDE in Healthcare, Real Biscuits for Real Dogs, Red Ribbon Ride, Transforming Families Minnesota, University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital