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Home is where the heart is, and this year, it’s also where Pride resides. We might not be able to gather for Pride events around the Twin Cities, so Lavender has done the next best thing and created a series of Pride parties to celebrate Pride at homes across the Twin Cities.
From June 26 to June 28, 2020, one hundred Pride parties will be held in Twin Cities homes, with a hundred party starter kits being available at Lowry Hill Liquors in Uptown, Minneapolis. Each party starter kit will include party decorations, liquor and beer, Pride @ Home party swag, and sponsor swag.
The starter kits will be available for purchase starting May 7, 2020 at Lowry Hill Liquors, located at 1922 Hennepin Ave.
The Pride @ Home parties can be for just those living in a household, or a host can invite a few friends over for a socially distanced gathering that meets Minnesota and CDC guidelines. You can party with friends via Zoom, or you can post up in your driveway and party from a distance with likeminded neighbors. Photos will be taken at each event and will appear in Lavender‘s Pride in Pictures issue on July 30.
Donations made at each party will support the work of Avenues for Youth, and each $25 donation will gain automatic entry in a drawing for a $500 Target gift card. Avenues for Youth supports youth ages 16-24 in Hennepin County who deal with homelessness, offering stable housing and helping youth in navigating their education, career, and housing goals.
Although this year’s Pride Month will be very different, the spirit of fellowship, community, and inclusion will remain the same, and even though social distancing will keep us apart physically for now, we can still celebrate Pride in a new and unique way that we’ll remember for the rest of our lives.
Party host and sponsor slots are already filling up, so for more information about hosting a party, being an event sponsor or including items in the SWAG bags, email [email protected] For more information on Avenues for Youth, visit avenuesforyouth.org.