Duluth Superior Pride Festival brings crowds from across Midwest to Twin Ports

By KBJR News 1

August 30, 2014 Updated Aug 30, 2014 at 8:31 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Pride in the Twin Ports has become an iconic event in the Northland--and the Midwest--exemplifying equality and diversity.

Saturday's events attracted thousands of people across the country to have a good time and share good company in the Twin Ports.

Event organizers felt encouraged that 19 states, including Minnesota, now allow gay marriage.

Organizers say it takes all year to plan this event, and they are now starting to raise donations for next year's pride festival. This is the 28th Duluth Superior Pride festival, and organizers say events like this one will continue to pave the way for equality and diversity for all.

"It's about acceptance and equality," said event Media Coordinator Gabriel Dee, "and inviting the community down to share their support, which means a lot to the gay community."

"28 years in the making and seeing where it's come, where marriage equality has come, where now there is a gay bar in Duluth," said Pride Co-Chair Matt Reeves, "everything seems to continue to be building for equal rights, and it is awesome."

"It means a lot to be able to come to Minnesota and be here," said Fag Bug Director Erin Davies, "it's nice to have a place here and participating in pride, and being a part of the pride weekend."

The Duluth Superior Pride festival continues with events throughout Sunday.


Nick Minock