South Central Minnesota Pride is rescheduling the Gayla, which was initially postponed from March 21st to July 17th and now, based on recommendations, will not occur on July 17th. We will be following recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and the Minnesota Department of Health regarding when it can be rescheduled. Please know that your purchased ticket is good for the rescheduled event. If you prefer to request a refund, please do so by emailing your request to Include the name on the tickets and how many tickets you are requesting a refund for. We will process your request as quickly as possible and you will receive an email from Eventbrite once your request has been processed. Thank you for your patience in this challenging time and we hope to see you as soon as it is safe. We miss you!

About South Central MN Pride

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.


You are not alone and we’re here to prove it! Sometimes it can get lonely in rural Minnesota for folks who identify as LGBT. South Central Minnesota Pride is here to remind all of us that LGBT people are flourishing and happy all over this great state. Whether you’re looking for support in coming out, searching for an LGBT-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 LGBT and Allied community in south central Minnesota. Whatever your life circumstances, SCMN Pride is here to support you.

Proud Together

SCMN Pride announces our 2020 PrideFest theme of "Proud Together." While we may not be able to gather in the way we have in the past, we found it important to take a stand against racism and transphobia. Pride would not exist if not for Marsha P. Johnson, a black trans woman, who led the Stonewall riots in 1969 against police brutality of LGBTQ people. The following year, these riots were marked by the first Pride march, which then transformed into the Pride parades you see today. We need to stay vigilant and continue to put the pressure on until LGBTQ people have all the same rights as heterosexual and cisgender people. We need to continue to occupy public spaces in solidarity, with the rainbows and celebrations, so we are not forgotten. We need to support our black, brown, and trans family members. Hopefully we will be able to do that in person soon, but for now, we can be Proud Together even when we are apart. Happy Pride.

Get Involved!

We are always looking for talented individuals to join our planning committee! Take part in making the magic happen of the annual PrideFest or other events throughout the year. We also have room on the Board of Directors to help with management of the organization. Feel free to reach out via email to our Executive Director, Jeni Kolstad, for more information at 

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South Central MN Pride, Inc.

PO Box 3012

Mankato, MN 56002



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.