Dot Belstler Retirement

March 22, 2022

To the Twin Cities Pride family,

During the last 13 years, I have learned Twin Cities Pride is unlike any ordinary non-profit organization. That is because everyone from our Board of Directors to our volunteers to community members who support us through our events act as stewards for our mission. As a group, we strive to be a place for LGBTQIA+ people to find family and acceptance.

Leading this organization for more than a decade has been the honor of my professional career. But, it is time for me to pass the baton to someone else. I will be retiring from my position as executive director of Twin Cities Pride at the end of September.

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Pride March in Minneapolis, I’m reminded that the work for equality has been relentless. That work must continue. My hope is that Twin Cities Pride’s mission of empowering every LGBTQIA+ person to live as their true self is realized. We see you, we love you, you are not alone.
I’m proud of the work being done by Twin Cities Pride to keep issues for the greater LGBTQIA+ community at the forefront of the fight for equality in this city, this state and this country. Each year leading this organization was a chance for me to learn and grow with the community that Twin Cities Pride serves.

The Board of Directors at Twin Cities Pride will start the search for the next executive director and more information on that will be coming out soon.

Thank you,

Dot Belstler

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