10.11.14 Dedication Ceremony Allan Spear LGBT Equality Colonnade Minneapolis MN

 

Kent Searl Volunteer Activist Join the Impact

Kent Searl
Volunteer Activist
Join the Impact

One Response to 10.11.14 Dedication Ceremony Allan Spear LGBT Equality Colonnade Minneapolis MN

  1. Aaron Lee Wittnebel says:

    Allan Spear was a former state Senate president who was one of the first openly gay male legislators in the U.S. Spear is renowned for his monumental efforts in the passage of the Human Rights Act in 1993, which protected LGBT Minnesotans from discrimination. He lived less than a block from the Colonnade site for decades.

    Spear served 28 years in the Minnesota Senate and was its president from 1992–2000. In 2008, the Minnesota Historical Society named Spear as one of the most influential 150 people in the state as part of Minnesota’s Sesquicentennial celebration.

    LGBT activists from Join the Impact-Twin Cities have planned and raised money for the project over the past two years. People for Parks has been helpful in assisting the group by acting as the fiscal agent for this project. The LHENA Board unanimously supported the plan in May 2011, followed by the full Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.

    With design help from TangleTown Gardens, plantings were completed by JTI volunteers in Mueller Park.

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