Twin Cities LGBTQ+ Pride March Applications closed on March 31, 2023.

2023 Twin Cities LGBTQ+ Pride March Honoring Ashley Rukes
Sunday, June 25, 2023 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM (Central Time)

Space in the March (formerly Parade) is very limited – there will be a maximum of 80 paid units. Due to the high level of interest in march/parade participation, we use an adjudicated system for selecting participants.

The process will work as follows:

Prospective participants will submit an application that includes a detailed description of their proposed parade entry and verifiable examples of their support for the LGBTQ+ community. The application will be submitted with a credit card or ACH and only the application fee and payment processing fee will be charged at that time.

A jury will review all timely submitted applications and select participants based on several factors, including, but not limited to: Community Support; Alignment to the Mission of Twin Cities Pride; Type of Organization; Visual Presence; and Amplified Sound balance.

If Selected/Approved you will be automatically charged the Participant fee(s) associated with the selections you made during the application process along with the payment processing fee.

Non-selected/Rejected applicants may have the opportunity to revise their unit description and reapply in the unlikely event that spaces remain.
Timeline: This application is due no later than March 31. Applications will be approved or rejected within 2 weeks of the close of the application period.

ALL applicants will be charged a one-time $50 non-refundable application fee + 6.25% processing fee(s) to be considered for a position.

If the applicant is approved, the additional per unit participation fee(s) are as follows and will be charged, along with the processing fee, via the same process as the application fee:

*$200 **Community Groups and Nonprofits with fewer than 50 employees (This may also include ERGs that are separate nonprofit organizations from their parent company and some government entities)
*$750 Businesses and all other Nonprofits Corporations, Companies, Businesses, Nonprofits with more than 50 Employees, or Employee Groups of such entities
*$375 Candidates for Local or State Office
*$550 Political Parties or Candidates for Federal Office
*$0 Current Officeholders not seeking re-election

**A limited number of $100 Partial Fee Waivers are available to small nonprofits and community groups. Partial Fee Waivers will apply only to the Participation Fee, not the non-refundable $50 application fee.

*Submitting an application and receiving a confirmation email after you’ve completed the application DOES NOT mean you have been accepted, just that your application has been received.

Thank you for your interest in participating in the 2023 Twin Cities LGBTQ+ Pride March!

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