Duluth/Superior holds 31st Pride Parade

SUPERIOR, Wisc. — The Duluth/Superior LGBTQ community held their 31st Pride Parade yesterday, a local television station reported.

From Fox21:

The annual Duluth Superior Pride Parade marched down Tower Avenue celebrating the diversity of the Twin Ports Community.

Hundreds lined the street waving flags and showing their support.

“The families, the allies, the queer folk, everyone just kind of comes out and shows hey we’re with the community,” said Pup Winter of the North Shore Kennel Club.

Groups and organizations marched in solidarity with the LGBT community.

“We’re not just here to skate in the parade, but show that we’re one more piece of this broader community that’s willing to accept and create a safe space for everybody,” said Dana Johnson of the North Star Roller Derby.

The parade made its way past the Main Club, the Twin Ports first openly gay bar, that will soon close after thirty four years in business.

“A building is basically bricks and mortar, but for a lot of people in our community, it’s their home because it’s the place where they felt welcomed, they had their own family, their extended family, and a place where they could be comfortable,” said Main Club owner Bob Jansen.

Pride for the area ended with a drag show at the Main Club for area HIV/AIDS organizations.