Fun in the sun at the 37th Duluth-Superior Pride
The annual Duluth-Superior Pride festival at Bayfront returned for it’s 37th year.
The event was open to all ages and gave the younger generation a chance to celebrate their identities, as most queer spaces in the twin ports are typically geared towards adults.
Attendees say pride festivals like the Twin Ports’ are important to have for the Northland’s LGBTQ+ community.
Jace LeGarde, who was manning a table at pride says, “It’s really important when a smaller city like hosts something like this. We don’t see a whole lot of spaces that are exclusively for LGBT people especially where people under 21 can join in on, it’s mostly bars.”
Along with drag performances and music, the festival was also crowded with local vendors and organizations in both Duluth and Superior.
Now with more and more organizations and people supporting this group, pride has grown in size.
“It was such a wonder to me when I was younger,” says pride goer Alex Kuschner, “Just to see the community that we did have here, because I had no idea when I was a youth. But now getting to spend year after year, it’s all come together. And it’s fun to see the same faces and the new faces too.”
For the remaining pride events you can look at the list below or check out their website.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 3, 2023
Pride Church Service
Breakfast at 9:30am, Worship at 10:30am
Pilgrim Congregational Church
Drag Me to The Pride Parade
Tower Avenue, Superior WI
DSPride Family Gathering – Potluck
1pm-4pm, Billings Park, Superior
Foo Foo Choo Choo & Preboarding Party
2pm Pre-party begins, 3:30pm Train Departs
Annual Drag Show
9pm-12am, The Main Club
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 4TH, 2023
Flower Essences for LGBTQIA2S+ Liberation
10am-12pm, Dovetail Cafe & Marketplace