About Us

The mission of South Central Minnesota Pride is to promote visibility and pride in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and allied communities of south central Minnesota.

Board of Directors

Board Chair: Charlie Johnston

At-Large: Beth Burrows

At-Large: Jill Norman

Here for you!

You are not alone and we’re here to prove it! Sometimes it can get lonely in rural Minnesota for folks who identify as LGBTQ. South Central Minnesota Pride is here to remind all of us that LGBTQ people are flourishing and happy all over this great state. Whether you’re looking for support in coming out, searching for an LGBTQ-friendly community, or looking for a fun event where you can meet new friends, SCMN Pride is working to help bring together a visible and vibrant LGBTQ and Allied community in south central Minnesota. Whatever your life circumstances, SCMN Pride is here to support you.

Executive Director

Jeni Kolstad is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a background in working with people living with HIV/AIDS, medical care, and mental health care. She has a certificate in nonprofit leadership and has been part of the Pride committee for over 10 years. 

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South Central MN Pride, Inc.

PO Box 3012

Mankato, MN 56002


Email: festival@scmnpride.org

South Central MN Pride, Inc. is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to promote pride and visibility for LGBTQ and allied communities in South Central Minnesota.