Posters and programs demonstrate the growth of Pride celebrations in the Twin Cities over the years.
These materials and more about Pride from the Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies can be found in the Libraries’ UMedia collection.
When this poster was created for the 1974 Pride weekend, some details — a women’s dance, a possible church service, and a softball game — were not yet decided.
This 1977 program offers a detailed calendar of events, including a showing of “Rocky Horror Picture Show.”
A striking cover image for the 40-page Pride guide for 1985.
By 1992, there were 20 years of Pride events to commemorate.
The 2001 program includes then-Minneapolis Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton’s official proclamation of Pride month and Pride Festival days.
By 2005, the Pride guide was more than 80 pages long; its theme was “Liberation in Progress.”
More images from Minnesota Pride programs