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Twin Cities Gay Pride Parade, 2017
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By Andrew Collins. The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. In the Twin Cities, Pride celebrations center around a series of events held around the end of June, culminating with two major events, the weekend-long Pride Festival, and the Pride Parade. During the weeks leading up to Pride, you can attend a number of related events and activities. There's a complete list on the Twin Cities Pride calendar. Activities typically include races and table games; burgers, hot dogs, and salads; and a softball game.
Minneapolis and its nearby neighbor St. Paul are getting the recognition they deserve, together, as a mini gay mecca. Historically it was one of the first to adopt bans on antigay discrimination, and the legacy has born fruit, so to speak, in a burgeoning gay scene. Nestled along the banks of the Mississippi river, there isn't a specifically gay neighborhood here but you'll find gay and lesbian folk scattered throughout. Queer nightlife is concentrated in the downtown area.
Minnesota became the first U. In , the state legalized same-sex marriage , after a bill allowing such marriages was passed by the Minnesota Legislature and subsequently signed into law by Governor Mark Dayton. This followed a ballot initiative, in which voters rejected constitutionally banning same-sex marriage. Before the arrival of the Europeans, there were no known legal or social punishments for engaging in homosexual activity.