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About Us

You are not alone and we’re here to prove it!

Sometimes it can get lonely in rural Minnesota for people who identify as LGBTQIA+. SCMN Pride is here to remind all of us that LGBTQIA+ people are flourishing and happy all over this great state.

Whether you’re looking for support in coming out, searching for an LGBTQIA+ 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 LGBTQIA+ and allied community in south central Minnesota. Whatever your life circumstances, SCMN Pride is here to support you.

Our Mission


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.

Our Inclusivity Statement

South Central Minnesota Pride’s core values are to include, celebrate, and support all regardless of sex, ethnicity, religion, country of origin, ability, race, gender identity, sexuality, age, veteran status, or financial status. We will pursue equity in our programming, memberships, partnerships, and events. We celebrate all, include all, and support all.

Meet our Board Members


Charlie Johnston

Board Chair

Joined SCMN Pride in 2012


Beth Burrows

Board Member

Joined SCMN Pride in 2011


Jill Norman

Board Member

Joined SCMN Pride in 2018

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