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PRIDE 5K • 10AM WOODLAWN PARK

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WELCOME! The 2018 FM Pride Planning Committee is excited to welcome you, and celebrate with you on our eighteenth year of Pride! The cities of Fargo-Moorhead remain committed to ensuring all lesbian, gay/bisexual, and transgender citizens, along with our allies are active and respected members of the greater whole . We invite you to celebrate with us in all that has been accomplished thus far. We encourage you to reflect on all the work and sacrifice that has been done to get us here. As the festivities conclude, we encourage you to take the momentum and energy of this event forward, as a call to action.

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Last year we emphasized that the ongoing work to full equality is not over. No words could be more true today. Concerns about the influence of a new Supreme Court Justice, the subsequent consequences on our daily lives, the discriminatory executive orders, the legislation allowing denial of services, and the growth of families are now part of our reality. The fate of future citizens is being tested at the border in a way many of us have not seen in our lifetime.

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We must be unified and active in the participation to end discrimination in all its forms. Hate cannot win. The work ahead of us cannot be accomplished without each of you. Every one of you has the potential to affect change. The past eighteen years demonstrate the best of our community and the best of each of you… open to all orientations, genders, faiths, people of color, countries of origin, educational level… lifting our collective voices in the pursuit of equality for all.

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As you celebrate, be sure to thank FM Pride’s growing number of sponsors, vendors, venues, and volunteers who continue to ensure that each year is successful and memorable. We have pride in Fargo-Moorhead and the surrounding communities. Most importantly we have pride in each of you! We are stronger together- Happy Pride! Christina Lindseth FM Pride Planning Committee, 2018 Chair

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1 3 PRIDE DANCE PARTY 1 4 HARBOR HEALTH CLINIC 1 6 PRIDE 5K 1 6 PRIDE INTERFAITH SERVICE

1 8 CONSIDERING MAT THEW SHEPHERD

RAINBOW SENIORS

2 4 PRIDE IN THE PARK 2 5 FM RAINBOW FAMILIES KIDWAY

2 5 PET PRIDE CONTEST 2 6 PRIDE BLOCK PARTY 2 9 PRIDE PARADE &

COMMUNITY RALLY

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PLANNING COMMITTEE

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LET’S GET SOCIAL!

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Weekdays 5:30–9 am

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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A L L A G E S B O W L I N G | 6P M-10P M

All Star Bowl • 309 17th St . N, Moorhead

LG B T T R I V I A & K A R A O K E | 8 P M -2 A M

R h o m b u s G u y s P i z z a • 6 0 6 M a i n Ave , F a r g o

YO U T H P R I D E | 8P M-10P M

T h e S t a g e a t I s l a n d Pa r k • 3 3 3 4 t h S t . S . , F a r g o

P R I D E D A N C E PA RTY | 9P M-2A M

The Aquarium • 226 Broadway N, Fargo

P R I D E 5K | 10A M-N O O N

W o o d l a w n P a r k • 4 0 0 W o o d l a w n D r. , M o o r h e a d

P R I D E I N T H E PA R K | 11A M-4P M

I s l a n d Pa r k • 3 0 2 7t h S t r ee t S . , F a r g o

P R I D E B LO C K PA R TY | 5 P M -2 A M

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Pr i d e Co l l ec t i ve & Co m m u n i t y Ce n te r • 1 1 0 5 1 s t Ave S . , F a r g o 21+ Event

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2018 PROUD PLATINUM SPONSORS

GOLD SPONSORS

FRIENDS OF PRIDE

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SUPPORTERS SILVER SPONSORS

FARGO Bank of the West

BRONZE SPONSORS

St Mark s LUTHERAN CHURCH

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Moorhead

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Hardware

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BOWLING T H U R S D AY AU G U S T 9 | 6 P M All Star Bowl | 309 17th St . N Moorhead

HOSTED BY:

Kelly Coxsyn

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Mara Wessel say hello to....

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How did you react when you were told you were selected as Grand Marshal? Were you surprised? I was very surprised! I was also extremely honored.

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What are you most excited for at this year’s FM Pride celebration?

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I love all of the youth events because we go as a group with Kaleidoscope. I also really love Pride in the Park. Seeing so many community members, businesses, and agencies always reminds me of how much support and love there is in the Fargo/Moorhead community.

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What does Pride mean to you?

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Pride is such an important event for the LGBTQIA+ community. I think that it gives people the opportunity to express who they are and who they love freely.

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As Grand Marshal, you get to lead the Pride Parade on Sunday. Do you know what kind of car you will ride in?

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Hopefully I can use the Youthworks’ Street Outreach van and have Kaleidoscope be with me!

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Tell us about your involvement with Kaleidoscope and what Kaleidoscope is.

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Kaleidoscope is a youth group that meets weekly on Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30pm at the Pride Collective in Fargo. The group is a place for LGBTQIA+ youth ages 13-18 to get together and have a safe place to connect with other LGBTQIA+ youth. We do activities, outings, and sometimes just hang out. I got started with Kaleidoscope in 2015. Heather Krause and Amanda Logan started the group and were looking for someone to take it over. I was beyond excited to get to work with LGBTQIA+ youth!

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You are a Certified Safe Zone Trainer. Can you tell us more about what that means and what you do as a trainer?

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This past May, I went out to New York and participated in a training on how to provide Safe Zone Trainings. Through Youthworks, I am able to go out to schools, businesses, and other agencies and train them on how to provide safe spaces for individuals in the LGBTQIA+ community and other minority communities.

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We understand that you are actively involved with Youthworks. Can you tell us what you do and how it affects the youth of our community?

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I am currently the Human Trafficking Specialist at Youthworks. I provide therapeutic case management for survivors of human trafficking. I also do family counseling at Youthworks as well. Youthworks is an amazing agency with many programs that help homeless, runaway, at-risk and trafficked youth. Being a part of an agency that believes in helping youth and fostering their potential brings me a sense of pride everyday going to work.

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What advice do you have for youth who are struggling with their sexuality or coming out?

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Never apologize for being who you are. The world needs you, and when you feel like you are not needed, find a trusted adult to talk to about it with. If you have no trusted adults in your life, even if you do but you want to build your support network, come to Kaleidoscope and build your community with us. It is never wrong to be authentic and genuine, and every chance you get, help others. If everyone in the world helped each other just a little bit more, maybe we could understand each other better. Use your authenticity to educate others. Most importantly, love yourself.

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Performances by: Mia Starr Wispy Lash Shane Oliver Longtime

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A NEW OPTION FOR AFFORDABLE, GENDER AFFIRMING HORMONE THERAPY BY: FAYE SEIDLER Harbor Health Clinic (HHC) is a clinic that provides affordable gender affirming hormone therapy using the informed consent model. Our organization was created with the purposes of dramatically increasing the access to the medically necessary care that transgender individuals may require on their journey. We are currently the only informed consent clinic in the 250 mile radius.

organizations to further reduce cost.

But, what is informed consent? There is a lot to it, but in simple terms what it means is that while pursuing hormone therapy you do not need a therapist to confirm who you are. As long as you are healthy in both mind and body and understand the risks of hormone therapy, then you should be able to self determine the care you receive. This also means our patients don’t have to fit into a box and our treatment is tailored to individual needs rather than a one size fits all approach.

We are a clinic, but we’re also part of an incredible community. While our primary function is definitely medical, we also provide patients with resources to things like affirming faiths, support groups, employment, and entertainment. More information related to community resources can be found on our website!

While therapy is not required, we still encourage it for anyone who wants to talk through their issues before pursuing treatment and we have a number of great recommendations. However, for people who absolutely know this treatment is for them, they no longer have to see a therapist a minimum of two times before scheduling an appointment with our clinic. This means individual can get access to their medically necessary treatment months sooner than other local options. We also do everything we can to keep our cost low and we’ll never turn away a patient because of their inability to pay. While we do hope to become a fully functional LGBTQ+ Clinic in the future, we currently only have an office to discuss medical history and prescribe medication based on it. This means we do have to outsource things like lab work and physicals to other entities, but we always recommend using affirming, sliding scale

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All of that said, If a person has low income and no insurance, we now estimate it would cost them less than 100 dollars to start hormone therapy at our clinic. Also, for a vast majority of our patients, they are able to start hormone therapy within a month of contacting our clinic.

We are currently only open Thursdays from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM. People can schedule appointments by calling 701-566-0593 or emailing scheduling@ gmail.com and we’ll hopefully get back to you within two business days. As a trans person, I cannot begin to express how grateful I am with Dr. Richard Lenzmeier and President of Community Uplift Program Cody Severson for coming together with me and figuring out how to provided this incredibly needed service. A service that would not be possible if not for the generous people who contributed to our starting fundraiser. A service that would not have a place to function without the generosity of Michelle Rydz of High Plains Fair Housing and Pastor Joe Larson of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. and to earn.

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Pictured L-R: Heidi Selzler- Echola, RN; Cody Severson, Resource Coordinator; Dr. Richard Lenzmeir, Primary Care Physician; Faye Seidler Trans Activist

417 Main Ave | Fargo Thursday 2:00pm - 6:00pm Scheduling@gmail.com 701-566-0593 HarborHealthClinic

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LGBTQ Programs

• LGBTQ+ Resource Lounge • Transgender Day of Remembrance • Lavender Graduation • NDSU Pride Alliance • Safe Zone – Levels 1, 2 and 3 • LGBTQ and Ally Roommate Matching

For more information, go to ndsu.edu/lgbtq.


RELEVANCE: CREATING COMMUNITY THROUGH THE CHORAL ART NDSU CHALLEY SCHOOL OF MUSIC The NDSU Challey School of Music is presenting its third biennial choral symposium to be held October 12 & 13 of 2018. The theme for this symposium will be Relevance: Creating Community through the Choral Art and the symposium will be focusing on how choral music can enhance and strengthen a community – the community within the choir; within our local community; throughout the region and the country. Presentations from academics and choral musicians around the country will describe projects, programs, concerts, collaborations, etc. that have been successful in advancing diversity, inclusion, peace, empathy and acceptance.

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Choral musicians have a huge opportunity and responsibility to shape our communities with what we do – performing beautiful music with meaningful texts that engage our choirs and audiences and teach our singers to be empathetic and more aware of the universality of the human experience. It is time that we advocate for our choral art as a significant force for good in the world. We observe, in our choirs, that as we build community through the music we love and commit to performing well, students accept all who are working toward the same goal – transgendered, autistic, diverse ethnicities, LGBTQ, emotionally challenged – anyone who loves to sing.

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To meet the goals of the symposium, the NDSU Challey School of Music choral faculty, Jo Ann Miller, Michael Weber and Charlette Moe, searched for a choral work that would embody the focus and intent of the symposium. Considering Matthew Shepard, by Craig Hella Johnson, is exactly the type of choral work that tells a story, educates the audience and inspires dialogue about a major social issue. In October of 1998, Matthew Shepard, a young, gay student at the University of Wyoming in Laramie was kidnapped, severely beaten, tied to a fence and left to die in a lonely field under a blanket of stars. Five days later, when Matt passed away, the world was watching. Approaching the eve of the 20th anniversary, Craig Hella Johnson has responded with his first concert-length work, Considering Matthew Shepard. Led from the piano by Johnson, Considering Matthew Shepard showcases the awardwinning artistry of Conspirare’s singers with a chamber ensemble of renowned instrumentalists. This three-part fusion oratorio speaks with a fresh and bold voice, incorporating a variety of musical styles seamlessly woven into a unified whole. Johnson sets a wide range of poetic and soulful texts by poets including Hildegard of Bingen, Lesléa Newman, Michael Dennis Browne, and Rumi. Passages from Matt’s personal journal, interviews and writings from his parents Judy and Dennis Shepard, newspaper reports and additional texts by Johnson and Browne are poignantly appointed throughout the work. Please join us for the concert and stay for the talk-back with the composer, Craig Hella Johnson. This is a great opportunity for all of us to come to a better understanding of this social issue and a better feeling of acceptance and love within our community.

PERFORMANCE

DETAILS

Friday, October 12, 2018 7:30 PM | Festival Concert Hall

TICKETS: General Admission $25 Senior $20 Students (Non-NDSU) $10

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

ndsu.edu/performingarts 701-231-9564

FM Pride is a proud sponsor of NDSU Challey School of Music’s performance of Considering Matthew Shepard. FMPRIDE.COM

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PRIDE CENTER HOURS: SATURDAY 12-4 | SUNDAY 12-4

pridecollective.com | info@pridecollective.com 1105 1ST AVE SOUTH | FARGO, ND 58103 | 218.287.8034

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FMGMC is a group of Gay/Bi/Supportive Men/

male identified in the Fargo/Moorhead area who love to sing & want to share our talents with our community. Our chorus provides a safe and inclusive space where singers can grow through performance & social interaction while campaigning unceasingly for equality & justice for the LGBTQA+ community and forging alliances to make our voices heard. Our purpose is to use music to change the general public’s image & attitudes toward the gay community, to provide high quality choral performances & to make the world a better place.

Save the Date! NEW MEMBER EVENT • SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 More details to follow on our Facebook Page!

fmgaymenschorus.org | info@fmgmc.org | (701) 566-0289

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REHEARSALS Every Sunday from 4-7pm First Congregational UCC, 1101 17th Ave S, Fargo, ND

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Equality with Wisdom. Since Pride last year we have been working on visibility within the FM community, establishing monthly social events, and engaging in community advocacy. One of the biggest projects that has been undertaken this year is our Oral History Project. Breaking Barriers: Harvesting LGBTQ Stories from the Northern Plains. To date, approximately 40 interviews have been conducted with another 100+ folks on

Once again during 2018 FM Pride, we’ll have a booth on Saturday at Pride in the Park, will be co-sponsor for the 3rd annual AARP social gathering (after festivities in the park are over) at the Boiler Room, participate in the Pride Parade, and host the Pride Family Picnic and Open House after the parade on Sunday at the Pride Collective & Community Center.

COME JOIN US! Pride Collective & Community Center 1105 1st Ave S. | Fargo, ND 58102

7 PM

May — September

Monthly meetings will be held on the 1st Wednesday of the month.

October — April

Monthly meetings will be held on the 1st Friday of the month. This seasonal shift helps to accommodate summer weekend travel.

the list to be interviewed in the upcoming months. The group is extremely grateful for the community support that it has received for this project. We held our inaugural Spring Gala on May 31, which raised funds for interview transcription. We anticipate that this will be a long-lived, ongoing project. Being able to tell our stories is an important part of the history of this region. If you or someone you know would like to participate, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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As we look for ways to advocate for LGBTQ elders, we are perusing affiliation with SAGE, a national LGBTQ advocacy and service organization that work toward building welcoming communities and keeping our issues in the national conversation to ensure a fulfilling future for all LGBT people. Red River Rainbow Seniors is an organization dedicated to providing advocacy, education, support, and fun to the elder LGBTQ community in the Red River Valley. AU G U S T 9 - 1 2


BREAKING BARRIERS: HARVESTING LGBTQ STORIES FROM THE NORTHERN PLAINS In November 2017 the Red River Rainbow Seniors’ oral history project, “Breaking Barriers: Harvesting LGBTQ Stories from the Northern Plains,” began gathering the history of older LGBTQ people and their non-LGBTQ allies in North Dakota and Northwest Minnesota in your own words. This is an opportunity to create a permanent record for future generations about your experiences growing up in and/ or living as LGBTQ people in the Northern Plains. You were a hidden minority who were viewed negatively by the culture in general as well as by many religious groups. Nonetheless, you were part of the “pioneer generation,” who blazed new paths, broke new ground, wrote new rules, and provided new models. These recorded interviews take about 60 minutes. We ask you to share your

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experiences growing up, coming out, socializing, and living as an LGBTQ person. The reviews will be transcribed and the original digital file and the transcription will be deposited in the North Dakota State University Archives. According to your wishes, the interview and transcription can be public, restricted for a period of years, or anonymous. Funding for transcribing the interviews and creating the archives is provided by FM Pride, by generous donors, and by Humanities North Dakota, a nonprofit, independent state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. If you are interested or have questions, please contact us at redriverrainboworalhistory@ gmail.com about adding your life story to the 40 we already have.

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SATURDAY, AUG 11 | 11AM-4PM | ISLAND PARK

FREE ADMISSION P R I D E S WAG | F O O D T R U C K S | L I V E M U S I C Food Trucks 11am-4pm Chef Mobile The Kart Potato Brothers Food Trailer

LIVE MUSIC 11AM-12PM 12PM-1PM 1PM-2PM 2PM-3PM 3PM-4PM

The Gina Powers Band Quentin Benjamin The Wicked Bees Kwaician Smith & Loven

11:30AM

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FLUX combines three proven fitness disciplines-yoga, strength training, and conditioning in the most unexpected and refreshing way. The 50 minute class begins with a yoga inspired warm-up, a 5-15 min work out, and it ends with a yoga flow to cool down and re-center before returning to your AUday. GUST 9-12


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DURING PRIDE IN THE PARK

11AM-4PM

Carnival Games, Prizes & Treats, Activities with Inspire Innovation Labs, Whimsy Hollow and a Photo Booth with KMOJ Photography 11AM-1:30PM

Face Painting

12 NOON

Skittles Relay

1PM - 3PM

Red River Zoo

2PM - 3PM

Balloon Animals

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Bingo

Saturday, August 11th 1:00pm • during Pride in the Park

Register your pet in one of our five categories: •

Best Pet/Owner Look-a-Like

Best Tail Wagger

Best Puppy

Best Senior Dog

Best Costume

(For puppies 6 months or younger) (For dogs 7 years or older)

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• FOOD TRUCKS • FULL BAR • A L L Y O U R F AV O R I T E FARGO BREWING CO. BREWS

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KIMORA BLAC Kimora Blac is no stranger to controversy. From gossip about plastic surgery, stories of her being the ultimate bitch, and tales of secret sex tapes...she has heard it all truly making her “The KIM K of DRAG”. She arrived first as Lady Kimora - young, under-aged, brash, a bit naive, but in love with living the wild Queen lifestyle. Known for sneaking out of her bedroom window in the dead of night to escape the bourgeoisie trappings of her upbringing, and just to have a reason to wear clear, triple platform, stripper heels and a ripped up denim jacket...of course she thought that was it and she was the shit! Over time, Kimora emerged, a slightly more polished, yet still rough-around-the-edges Queen. Finally, Kimora Blac blossomed into a refined, sophisticated and polished Queen (who still hasn’t lost her playful sass) best known for her appearance on season 9 of RuPaul’s Drag Race on VH1.

NINA DIANGELO Nina might as well be considered family at this point, returning for her 7th time to FM Pride. She is excited yet again to present a spectacular show to the Fargo/Moorhead community. Recently relocated to the Show Me State —she is now the Show Director at the Newest State of the Art Hamburger Mary’s located in downtown St. Louis. “When I negotiated my move , the first thing I did was make sure I would be able to return to FM Pride as often as I’m invited, it’s my favorite gig of the summer! “

PRADA DIAMOND Prada Diamond is currently the Show Director at the Gay 90’s in Minneapolis. Known for her over the top Show-girl stylings ... Prada is really excited to make her debut at FM Pride

DJ JOYRIDE

Rose City Underground (Portland) Icedbreaks Entertainment djjoyride.com

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This year, back, for his nineth FM Pride Celebration, is DJ Joyride, who, along with his passion for music, has a renewed appreciation for family and community connections in the FM Area. Fargo-Moorhead used to be the grooving grounds of DJ Joyride and the Icedbreaks Crew. The Red River Valley inspired a radio personality, public performer, dj and event host as they served one another until his move in 2011 to Portland, Oregon. His return is always energizing and his upbeat attitude contagious. Catch him and a special guest opening the PRIDE Block Party on Saturday!

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MSUM Welcomes You! Minnesota State University Moorhead welcomes members of the LGBTQ+ community and provides a campus environment where all people can be their authentic selves. Our LGBTQ+ Center is a supportive space for members of the LGBTQ+ community to feel a sense of belonging, find community, access resources, and learn how to be an advocate and ally.

We offer: LGBTQ+ Center • SPECTRUM, LGBTQ+ student organization • LGBTQ+ Speakers & Events • Safe Zone Program • Pulse Mentorship Program • LGBTQ+ Student Scholarships • Volunteer and Leadership Opportunities Learn more at mnstate.edu/rainbowdragoncenter.

September 12–14 • 8pm September 15 • 3pm & 8pm FARGO THEATRE

Find us online at: fmlgbtff.com FMLGBTFF


SUNDAY AUGUST 12 2PM | BROADWAY | DOWNTOWN Community Rally immediately following Parade

Broadway Garage, 401 N Broadway.

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Get tested during PRIDE! Look for our booth at Pride in the Park!

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HIV Program Manager, Family HealthCare

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Your Calling. Your Place.

At Sanford Health, we embrace the different perspectives and individual strengths of each member of our family. We value diversity because it makes us stronger, allowing us to deliver exceptional health care to the communities we serve.

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If you are passionate about patient care, enthusiastic about helping people improve their health and are a warm, compassionate professional, you’ll find a rewarding and fulfilling career at Sanford Health. Learn more at careers.sanfordhealth.org.

The Fargo Human Relations Commission works to promote acceptance and respect for diversity and discourages all forms of discrimination.

Sunday Worship - 10 a.m. At Prairie St. John’s Convent Chapel

355 6th Avenue S, Fargo

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Concordia College aspires to be a welcoming community that affirms a plurality of identities, experiences, and perspectives and seeks to increase and support diversity in all areas of campus life.


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Standing together to end bullying.

GLSEN Eliza Byard, Executive Director Jared Fox, Former Chapter Leader

Standing together makes a difference in the LGBT community. That’s why we’re committed to supporting national and local organizations — contributing over $50 million in the past 30 years. Standing proudly with our LGBT friends and allies is another way we’re Building better every day. Visit wellsfargo.com/standingtogether to watch our video series highlighting the positive impact that GLSEN and other organizations are making in the LGBT community.

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Meetings coming soon to Grand Forks and Bismarck!

TRI-STATE TRANSGENDER We host a meeting on the 3rd Saturday of each month starting at 3pm, located at the Pride Collective and Community Center

COME JOIN US!

Transgender Pride Weekend & Gala February 1st & 2nd in Fargo Tristatetransgender701@gmail.com

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DID YOU KNOW?

PRIDE

is a time for the LGBTQ+ community to celebrate who we are, remember the work that has been done, and to focus our efforts as we move ahead.

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Many LGBTQ+ organizations in the FM area fall under the Pride Collective “umbrella,” including FM Pride, the Fargo-Moorhead Gay Men’s Chorus, Tri-State Transgender, Kaleidoscope, Red River Rainbow Seniors, and PolyAware.

The Pride Collective & Community Center is a non-profit serving the FargoMoorhead LGBTQ+ community by bringing together multiple organizations to provide programming, resources, education, advocacy, and networking.

pridecollective.com We urge you to support these organizations in a way that is meaningful for you; volunteerism, attending events, financial donations, or simply sharing their messages on social media!

Equality with Wisdom.

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There are also LGBTQ+ organizations in the region that operate independently from the Pride Collective, including My Transition Partner, FM Equality Project, Harbor Health Clinic, Community Uplift Program, FM Rainbow Families, and more!

Tristatetransgender701@gmail.com

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FM Pride hopes that through bringing attention to all the amazing organizations that are working for LGBTQ+ people in our area, our community can grow and continue to be a safe, welcoming place for all!

We have made every effort to try and showcase our local community groups in these pages, but if there is an LGBTQ+ organization that should be added, please contact us!

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