Rochester Pridefest Coming in July 20-23
People have been asking and the details are finally out! Pridefest arrives on Thursday, July 20, with a kick-off event. The location will be announced and you can check the Gay/Lesbian Community Services of Southeast Minnesota site. Festivities will includes a youth prom at the Rochester Library and a show by the Rochester Girls Inc. called "Dragagonza" that will be at the Rochester International Event Center on Friday, July 21. Events continue through the weekend. The poster is below with more details. Show us your Pride and send me a picture of yourself! I'll create a photo gallery of the Pride Rochester shows!
Here's an excerpt from the GLCSMN.org site:
History of Pridefests
Pridefests started to commemorate the Stonewall Riots that took police in New York City on June 28, 1969. The riots were a result of police persecution of gay people and raids on establishment such as the Stonewall Inn. For more information see the website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stonewall_riots.