Another postponement, Twin Cities Pride is off

June event is pride movement's biggest fundraiser

Lindsey Peterson
April 03, 2020 - 10:12 am

You can now add the Twin Cities Pride celebration to the list of major event postponements.  

With still so much uncertainty around COVID-19 and how long Minnesota will be dealing with physical distancing, event organizers have decided to postpone the event which takes place in June.

“These decisions have been incredibly difficult for us to make,” said Twin Cities Pride Board Chair Darcie Baumann. “Our staff and volunteers are still spending countless hours exploring every possible option for us to be able to celebrate Pride safely,” said Baumann.

The Pride Festival is Twin Cities Pride’s biggest fundraiser, helping support their efforts throughout the year.“Our hearts go out to everyone affected by COVID-19. We are very thankful for community support during this challenging time,” said Baumann.

According to a post on their website, Twin Cities Pride brings the greater LGBTQ+ community together to commemorate our diverse heritage, foster inclusion, educate and create awareness of issues, and celebrate achievements in equality. Through events that are open and inviting to everyone in the community, Twin Cities Pride aims to provide a safe environment in which individuals feel free to celebrate their relationships. 

The coronavirus pandemic has lead to many cancellations and postponements of major events and normal activities.  On Thursday, Governor Walz said there was "a strong possibility" in-person school would be cancelled for the rest of the year, plus the Minneapolis Park Board announced all beaches and pools would be closed for the summer throughout the city.  

RELATED: See all of WCCO's coronavirus stories here. 

Programming note: Governor Walz will address the state Friday afternoon at 1:00.  Listen on 830 WCCO or the RADIO.COM app for live coverage. 

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