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Get to Know Us

Empowering LGBTQ+ people of color in Minnesota through celebration, advocacy, and community building.

About Us

The Minnesota People of Color LGBT Pride organization, also known as MN POC Pride, we play a significant role in supporting and enhancing the lives of LGBTQ+ people of color in Minnesota. Here's how we contribute to the community:

●      Advocacy: MN POC Pride engages in direct person-to-person advocacy, focusing on civil engagement and HIV health advocacy to support LGBTQ+ persons of color.

●      Community Building: We organize the Twin Cities Black Pride Festival weekend, which is a hallmark event that brings together the community to celebrate diversity and culture.

●      Education: Our organization is dedicated to educating about the commonalities and differences within the LGBTQ+ community, addressing issues of race, culture, class, politics, and sexual health.

●      Social Change: MN POC Pride works towards creating social change and advancing equity and equality for BIPOC LGBTQ+ people.

●      Inclusion: Our vision includes offering everyone a "S.L.I.C.E." of Pride, which stands for Socialization, Literature, Inclusion, Charity, and Education. This acronym reflects the foundational principles of the organization.

●      Support Services: We provide support services such as the Early Intervention Services (EIS) Outreach Program, which aims to open doors for people of color, bridge gaps between groups, address health disparities, and engage in supportive projects and partnerships.

Through these efforts, MN POC Pride is making a positive impact on the quality of life for LGBTQ+ people of color and their families living in Minnesota. We strive to create a cohesive, progressive environment where everyone is included, supported, and empowered.


Who We Are

Since 2014, The Minnesota People of Color LGBTQ Pride, a 501 (c)3 has been identifying and connecting with those we serve, LGBTQ+ persons of color and diverse Minnesotans from across our entire state. Through direct person-to-person advocacy, and developing our especially important work, in civic engagement, HIV health advocacy, equity & equality for LGBTQ+ people of color and produce the Twin Cities Black Pride Festival weekend. Our organization works to enhance the quality of life for LGBTQ+ people of color & families living in Minnesota by cultivating the belief in equality for all and understanding & educating about both the individual commonalities and differences in the people of the LGBTQ+ community.


Ways We Help

The Focus of Our Efforts

HIV/Health Program
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