400,000 show for Twin Cities Pride
|Pride on parade along Hennepin avenue.|
Maybe they ventured out because, unlike last year, the weather in Loring Park didn't feel like a steam bath.
Whatever it was, organizers say something like 400,000 people showed up for Twin Cities Pride over the weekend, helping the event bolster its bragging rights as one of the biggest annual LGBT gatherings.
Along with the parade down Hennepin Avenue and the festival in Loring Park, Pride took on a renewed political focus this year.
|Politics at Pride.|
Gov. Mark Dayton, who opposes the ballot question, made history Saturday when he became the first Minnesota governor to march in the Pride parade.