Historic Pride weekend in pictures

MinnPost photo by Terry Gydesen

Following the Minnesota Legislature’s passage of a bill to legalize same-sex marriage and the striking down of key parts of the Defense of Marriage Act by the U.S. Supreme Court last week, the 41st annual Twin Cities Pride Festival was a historic event. MinnPost contributing photographer Terry Gydesen was on hand to capture the festivities.


MinnPost photo by Terry GydesenProtesters in Loring Park

Jessa Warner, Ali Farraher and Jubilee Prosser from White Bear Lake
MinnPost photo by Terry GydesenJessa Warner, Ali Farraher and Jubilee Prosser from White Bear Lake.

Gene Robinson
MinnPost photo by Terry GydesenThe first gay Episcopal Bishop, Gene Robinson

Minneapolis Police Chief Janee HarteauMinnPost photo by Terry GydesenMinneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau waving from the back of a motorcycle near the front of the parade.

Giant Pride flag
MinnPost photo by Terry Gydesen

Hell's Kitchen parade entryMinnPost photo by Terry Gydesen

Rep. Karen Clark and her partner Jacquelyn Zita
MinnPost photo by Terry GydesenRep. Karen Clark and her partner, Jacquelyn Zita

United Church of Christ parade entry
MinnPost photo by Terry Gydesen


MinnPost photo by Terry Gydesen

Dykes on BikesMinnPost photo by Terry GydesenDykes on Bikes

Grand Marshal Chris Kluwe
MinnPost photo by Terry GydesenGrand Marshal Chris Kluwe

Lily Martinez and her daughter Jesse
MinnPost photo by Terry GydesenLily Martinez, right, and her daughter Jesse.

Rep. Keith Ellison and Sen. Al Franken
MinnPost photo by Terry GydesenRep. Keith Ellison and Sen. Al Franken greeting Pride parade attendees.

Rachel Kroog proposing to Shannon Pierce
MinnPost photo by Terry GydesenRachel Kroog proposing to Shannon Pierce during the parade.

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak

MinnPost photo by Terry GydesenMinneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak

Dyke march
MinnPost photo by Terry GydesenDyke March

Pride Festival fireworks
MinnPost photo by Terry GydesenPride Festival closing fireworks

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Comments (3)

  1. Submitted by Greg Kapphahn on 07/01/2013 - 02:18 pm.

    In Response to the Protestors in the Second Picture

    I agree with Mike Huckabee when he said “Jesus Wept” at the supreme court decision.

    But as is so often the case with my “conservative” “Christian” brothers and sisters when they read the Bible, Huck (and these protestors), not knowing Jesus well at all (and being unable to conceive of the reality that HIS ideas might be quite different from their own ideologically-driven perspectives on faith, life, and scripture),…

    they failed to realize that Jesus’ tears were tears of JOY!

  2. Submitted by Ron Gotzman on 07/01/2013 - 07:42 pm.

    Tears of JOY?

    What would cause you to make such a judgment?

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