MAP Hosts 20th Anniversary Celebration Honoring Teel
Lorraine Teel has served as Executive Director of the Minnesota AIDS Project (MAP) since 1990. She has been a leader locally and nationally in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The organization is hosting a 20th Anniversary Celebration honoring Teel on July 23, 3-5 PM, at its building, 1400 Park Avenue, Minneapolis. Donations may be made to MAP in lieu of gifts to her.
Goldstar Sponsors Matthews Appearance at Pride Festival
Ross Matthews, AKA Ross the Intern on The Tonight Show, appeared at the Twin Cities Pride Festival on June 26-27, sponsored by Goldstar, which offers half-price tickets to Twin Cities live entertainment. Join Goldstar free at www.goldstar.com/tcpride, and you’ll earn a $5 credit toward your first purchase, plus a $3 donation will be made to Twin Cities Pride.
Fruit Bowl Offers Substance-Free Alternative to Pride
The annual Fruit Bowl, a substance-free alternative way to celebrate Pride, took place on June 25 at Elsie’s Bowling Alley in Minneapolis. Pride Institute, Tobacco-free Lavender Communities of Minnesota, and Neighborhood Involvement Program (NIP) sponsored the tobacco-free and drug/alcohol-free all-ages event. The evening included a costume contest and prizes.
Minneapolis Dyke March Proclaims “Consent Is Sexy”
On June 26, the annual Dyke March in Minneapolis began at Walker Art Center and ended in Downtown. The theme was “Consent Is Sexy.” It was organized by the Twin Cities Avengers (formerly the Lesbian Avengers), a queer, all-inclusive, direct-action group committed to ending oppression of all kinds. More than 200 people participated in this event that has become a Pride tradition.