MINNEAPOLIS - The 40th Annual Twin Cities Gay Pride Festival comes as Minnesotans prepare to vote in November whether or not to define marriage between a man and a woman.
The festival runs Saturday and Sunday in Loring Park. The annual pride parade starts Sunday at 11 a.m. and runs along Hennepin Avenue downtown. Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton is scheduled to walk in the parade again this year. Last year, Dayton became the first Minnesota Governor to take part.
New this year is a Rainbow Run and Beer Dabbler.
The Pourhouse in downtown Minneapolis is holding a "Concert for Equality" Thursday night, presented by Minnesotans United for all Families."
Twin Cities Pride Executive Director Dot Belstler stopped by KARE 11 Sunrise Thursday to talk about the weekend ahead.
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