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LGBTQ+ Pride 2021

The City of Bloomington will celebrate the contributions of individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender, queer, and "+" (other gender identities), and will recognize the progress to achieve equal justice and opportunity for the LGBTQ+ community during several activities this summer.

2021 LGBTQ+ Pride activities

  • June 7 
    City Council proclamation.
  • June 8 – 15
    Flying of the new Progressive Pride flag.
  • June 19
    Children’s story boards at the Bloomington Farmers Market, hosted by a community planning group. Families can read inclusive stories with their children on large, kid-sized boards.
  • August 14, 5 – 9 p.m.
    A celebration on the east lawn of Civic Plaza, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road. Read the August Briefing for details including entertainment, food trucks, and much more.

This is the fifth year the Human Rights Commission has brought forward a proclamation to support the LGBTQ+ community.  The proclamation speaks to tolerance, justice, and dignity for all.

Pride flag

The Progressive Pride flag will be flown from June 8 – 15 at Civic Plaza and Public Works. The flag includes black and brown stripes to represent people of color and those living with or who have been lost to AIDS. The white, light pink and blue represent nonbinary and transgender individuals. The main section of the flag includes the traditional LGBTQ+ flag colors. The new colors were added in a right-facing arrow shape to indicate forward movement.

Community partners

  • Bloomington residents
  • Bloomington Community Outreach and Engagement Division
  • Bloomington Human Rights Commission
  • Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department
  • Hennepin County Libraries
  • Mall of America
  • Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge