Pride Festivities End with Parade in Superior

Alejandra Palacios
Updated: September 01, 2019 11:04 PM

The Duluth Superior Pride festivities wrapped up Sunday with the Pride Parade in Superior.


Hundreds of community members gathered on Tower Avenue to take in the fun and energy that comes with the annual parade.

“We're so lucky that our community comes together and does this for us. We love the Pride Parade and it’s something we look forward to every year,” Bobby Hansen, a Superior resident, said.

The colorful parade is celebrating its 33rd anniversary and is a tradition for many. It’s well-known across the state. Erin and Ashley Hall visited all the way from International Falls to check out the parade for the first time.

“It’s great, it's a good event. We have kids and brought them along, they’ve had fun,” said Ashley.

A variety of unique floats with people dressed in colorful costumes made their way down Tower Avenue, greeting people by saying "Happy Pride" and sharing rainbow souvenirs with everyone.

“There’s lots of candy and different colors and lots of groups of people here representing something or someone,” said Erin.

Duluth Mayor Emily Larson and Superior Mayor Jim Paine showed their support for the LGBTQ community by joining the action of the parade with colleagues and other important community leaders.

“It’s a very diverse group of people here it’s nice to see the variety of people supporting,” said Ashley.

“It's a pride march, and pride is a way for people to express themselves and be who they are and I feel that's a pretty awesome thing,” said Erin.

Superior and Duluth residents say they feel proud to see the amount of support for the LGBTQ community in the Twin Ports.

“It means that I can be myself in a world where you never know what’s going to happen but we've come a long way in a lot of years,” said Hansen.


Alejandra Palacios

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