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Hi! My name is Chelsea Diederich and I am the
2021 Fargo-Moorhead Pride Planning Committee
Chair. The entire FM Pride Planning Committee
welcomes you to our inclusive weekend of events.
This is my first year as chair for the committee, and
I look forward to meeting more people in my role.
My wife, Brittany, and I live in Fargo with our three
rambunctious animals. We enjoy being with family
and friends and traveling to new places.
I joined the committee to grow as a person, learn
more about my community and make a difference
for people. FM Pride is only one weekend a year, but
the impact this weekend has is powerful. Whether
it’s your first time attending a pride event, or you
have been to many in years past, I hope we can
connect so I can hear your stories and truths.
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This year showed us more than ever how important
it is to rally together and support one another. Harmful legislation attacked transgender
youth, which was ultimately vetoed by Governor Burgum. We need to work together
to protect and amplify transgender peoples’ stories. We need to ask what they need
from us and we need to listen. We need to be vigilant and watch for more legislation
attempting to push down people for just living and existing as themselves. We have
to stand up for what’s right to make an impact towards equal rights for all.
Our committee hopes you enjoy all that the weekend has to offer. Whether you are
taking part in the virtual 5K, spending the afternoon at Pride in the Park, or cheering at
the FM Pride Parade, we hope you are able to meet new people and most importantly
feel comfortable being yourself.
As you celebrate, be sure to thank FM Pride’s growing number of sponsors, vendors,
venues and volunteers who continue to ensure that each year is a memorable one.
2021 FM Pride Planning Committee Chair
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How did you react when you were told you were selected as Grand Marshal?
Were you surprised?
Honestly, I was aware Faye had nominated me for this and even just the nomination
kind of floored me. She’s someone I really admire and appreciate. I didn’t expect the
nomination to go anywhere, though. I’m just a guy who shows up to things and does
what I can to help people. When I think I have something to say, I try to say it. When
I see injustice or bigotry, I seek to change it. It’s really wild to be honored in this
way. Especially since I know so many others in our community do this kind of stuff.
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
I was born and mostly raised in Alexandria, Minnesota. I’m currently working in
sales but aspire to teach history. I’m very proudly queer, transgender, and christian.
My pronouns are he/they. The combination of how I was raised by my politically
engaged family, my religious convictions and my personal experiences as a
marginalized person have made me the man, and activist, I am today.
What are you most excited for at this years FM Pride Celebration?
I can remember the first time I ever went to a pride event in my life. That was Twin
Cities pride in 2017. It was the first time in my entire life that I existed truly as
myself in public. I put on a they/them pronoun sticker, which I have since moved
to my wallet. I wasn’t out to really
anyone at the time, except for one
of my best friends. We went together,
and I felt so accepted and loved and
safe! I am just so excited to see so
many people experiencing that here
As part of your nomination, Faye
Seidler shared a video of you
speaking at City Hall. Can you tell
us a little more about what you
were speaking about? What was
the outcome, if any, from this and
how did it make you feel?
On April 6th, some dude showed up
at the city commission meeting in
lipstick and a wig and spent two and
a half minutes mocking trans people
- trans women in particular. He spoke
with so much vitriol…. I watched the
video of his speech and the reaction
he got from the city commissioners
afterwords while I was on vacation. I
couldn’t stop thinking of the message
being sent to so many trans people.
My blood boiled. Trans people have
been scapegoated by so many people
for so long, but it’s really ramped up
lately. This year alone, over 100 antitrans
bills have been put forward
in the US. We are under attack and
all we want to do is just live and be
treated with dignity and respect. To
make matters worse, Deputy Mayor
Peipkorn made it very clear he stood
with the hate speech that was shared.
The big point I wanted to make
by speaking was simply that our
community will not stand for hate,
and our community can and should
feel empowered to make positive
change. We are not powerless if we
Tell us about your role in getting
hate crime legislation in Fargo.
Like I said earlier, I’m just a guy who
shows up to things, and I meant that.
Its important to me that people know
that. We all have different strengths
and if we work together using our
skills, that’s when we are most able
to make change. My involvement
with the hate crimes legislation was
that I showed up to city commission
meetings wearing my “trans rights
are human rights” shirt. A lot of us
showed up and showed support.
I think my speech in response to
the blatant transphobia probably
helped solidify the need for hate
crimes legislation, but honestly the
credit goes to everyone who showed
up, and that’s a lot of it. Also I just
want to share that Arden Light is an
amazing guy. I think he’s like only 19,
but he’s one of the hardest working
and most passionate activists I
know. Seriously. He put a lot of effort
in the hate crimes legislation.
Are there any other organizations
that you are involved in?
In the last year or so I’ve been quite
active in Black Lives Matter protests
and anti-racist actions around the
city. For me, this has meant helping
volunteers in the community by
handing out water and snacks at
events. Most recently, several of us
activists went to a racist anti public
education event being hosted in
Moorhead and called them out for
sharing racist and LGBTQ-phobic
propaganda. I believe strongly
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that white folks in the LGBTQ+
community like myself need to be
just as involved in movements and
actions in support of our BIPOC
neighbors as we are in actions for
What does Pride mean to you?
how you feel. Know you don’t have
to ever stick with a decision if it
doesn’t feel right after a while. If
you can afford it, go to a counselor.
What is the one thing you want
people who are opposed to
transgender people to know?
Pride means radical love for myself
and my community. Pride means
What advice do you have for those
that are struggling with gender
We are people. We are in your
city. In your workplaces. In your
families. In your churches, mosques,
synagogues. We exist and you know
us, even if you don’t realize it. And
we deserve to be treated with love
Honestly, don’t beat yourself
up about it if you’re not always
completely sure. Do what feels right,
go at a pace that’s comfortable. Find
people you trust and try different
nicknames or pronouns and see
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THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF
SAME-SEX MARRIAGE IN MN:
A RRRS ORAL HISTORY PROJECT
BY TAMMY SJ LANAGHAN
At midnight on August 1, 2013, eighteen
couples stood before Judges Michelle
Lawson and Lisa Borgen, in the Clay County
courtroom in Moorhead, Minnesota, and
recited their marriage vows. What made
this moment historic was that these
were lesbian and gay couples. After
many years of unsuccessfully advocating
for equal access to the legal institution
of marriage in Minnesota, these thirtysix
individuals finally were granted
permission by the state to take up the
rights and responsibilities of that status.
As we approach the tenth anniversary
of this historic moment, the Red River
Rainbow Seniors (RRRS) Oral History
Project will partner with the Historical and
Cultural Society of Clay County (HCSCC)
to conduct interviews with these couples
and other individuals that were involved
in the ceremony (judges, witnesses,
guests, family members). The intent of
the project is to preserve the memories
of the wedding ceremony and to record
the reflections of the participants on the
impact their legal marriage has had on
their lives personally, socially, and legally.
All materials will be deposited with the
HCSCC, the Minnesota Historical Society,
and the “Breaking Barriers: Harvesting
LGBTQ Stories from the Northern Plains”
collection at the NDSU Archives. RRRS
and HCSCC plan to develop an exhibit
at the Hjemkomst to celebrate the 10th
anniversary in the summer of 2023.
Please stop by the Red River Rainbow
Seniors booth at Pride in the Park
follow Breaking Barriers on Facebook:
@BreakingBarriersLGBTQ. For further
This project was made possible in part
by the people of Minnesota through a
grant funded by an appropriation to the
Minnesota Historical Society from the
Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage
Fund. Any views, findings, opinions,
conclusions, or recommendations
expressed in this publication are those
of the authors and do not necessarily
represent those of the State of Minnesota,
the Minnesota Historical Society, or the
Minnesota Historic Resources Advisory
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The Red River Rainbow Seniors and the
Historical & Cultural Society of Clay County
plan to develop an exhibit at the Hjemkomst
to celebrate the 10th anniversary
in the summer of 2023.
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THE EFFECTS OF THE
PANDEMIC ON QUEER YOUTH
BY: JOSH ANDRES
I see you, I support you, and I love you… no
Every human deserves and needs to hear
these words… but unfortunately these
aren’t words every child hears in their
world. As I reflect on how the pandemic
impacted our students, I have to say that
every student was impacted in some way.
For example, some students felt relieved
as they no longer had to muster up
enough courage to attend school while
their social anxiety hit all-time highs.
Others, and I would argue most others,
felt a wide range of mixed, complicated,
heavy, and new emotions.
As an adult with self-regulation skills,
a supportive community, and the safe
space to process my feelings I still
struggled many times throughout the
pandemic *insert heightened levels of
anxiety and chronic stress*. Many of our
students experienced similar feelings as
they suddenly lost control of most, if not
all, areas of their lives. Additionally, the
adults they typically sought for comfort
and reassurance weren’t always able to
provide that safety as even adults weren’t
sure what would happen next.
When I reflect on how our queer students
were impacted by the pandemic in
particular, my mind keeps going back to
the concept of a “safe space.” Research
continues to confirm the concerning
statistics of LGBTQ+ youth being at a
higher risk for suicidal ideation - with
that risk multiplying when a safe space
isn’t available. For many students, school
is that safe space where they may first
explore sexual identity, come out to
trusted friends or staff, and / or escape
an environment that is unsafe. When
COVID-19 impacted our schools on
March 15, 2020, this safe space suddenly
became unavailable. Over time, this
space was available on a rotating hybrid
schedule or only virtually for students
who opted in for full distance learning.
This is why PRIDE is important.
Representation matters. Safe spaces
matter. Inclusion and community matter.
After a long time of isolation and darkness,
my hope is our queer youth (and adults!)
remember that it really does get better.
I encourage everyone reading this to
consider being a safe space for someone.
I also encourage anyone reading this that
needs additional support to please ask
for help. There is absolutely no shame
in needing help. As our local PRIDE
approaches, let this be a reminder that we
need each other through the highs and
lows of life. I’ll end with a quote I kept
playing through my mind this year like a
track on repeat: “Take care of yourself. And
if you are good, help take care of others.”
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Happy Pride! The past year we have been
continuing to work on visibility within
the FM community and the Red River
Valley. We have also worked at solidifying
the structure of the group itself to
insure its longevity. We have monthly
organizational meetings and happy
hour socials, as well as seasonal dances.
Several book clubs meet monthly. As we
grow, we plan to have a variety of social
opportunities for our members.
We participate in and help fund the
annual ND LBGTQ+ Summit in Mandan.
LGBTQ+ folks from across the state have
been gathering in person and over Zoom
to talk about community, legislative, and
personal issues that face us in North
During the COVID pandemic, we prepared
a plan to educate agencies and providers
in the community about the needs of
LGBT seniors, to network with agencies
and providers to ensure that LGBTQ+
elders’ medical, housing, and living needs
are met, and to network with similar
organizations around the country. We will
begin by meeting with long-term care
facilities (assisted living facilities and
nursing homes) and providers concerning
status of conditions and policies related
to LGBTQ+ client/patients, and offering
assistance in education.
In November 2017, the Red River
Rainbow Seniors began an oral history
project, “Breaking Barriers: Harvesting
LGBTQ+ Stories from the Northern Plains,”
focusing on older LGBTQ+ people and
their allies. Over 120 people have been
interviewed. The original digital files and
the transcriptions of the oral histories
will be available in the North Dakota
State University Archives. You can contact
us about Breaking Barriers by emailing
RRRS or contacting the oral history project
directly at: redriverrainboworalhistory@
gmail.com or check out it out on
Once again during 2021 FM Pride, we’ll
have a booth on Saturday at Pride in the
Park and hope you will stop and chat.
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organization dedicated to providing
advocacy, education, support, and fun
to the elder LGBTQ+ community in
the Red River Valley.
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SATURDAY, AUG 14 | 11AM-4PM | ISLAND PARK
PRIDE SWAG | FOOD TRUCKS | LIVE MUSIC
Saturday, August 14th
1:00pm • during Pride in the Park
Register your pet in one of our five categories:
• Best Pet/Owner Look-a-Like
• Best Tail Wagger
• Best Puppy
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• Best Senior Dog
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• Best Costume
Registration 11am-12:30pm | Contest 1pm
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Currently residing in Las Vegas, NV, Alexis Mateo has entertained
audiences across the country and all over the world. While her
pageant titles are too many to name, she achieved international
fame appearing on RuPauls Drag Race, not once, not twice, but 3 times!
Season 3, All Stars Season 1, and most recently All Stars Season 5. We
are extremely excited to experience the Puerto Rican Goddess herself!
Nina DiAngelo is excited to spend yet another Pride with the
beautiful people of Fargo/Moorhead. “Fargo is by far my favorite out
of town gig…. Missing last year really hurt, but we will make up for it
this year!” Nina has moved back home to Minneapolis and is excited
to be opening Roxy’s Cabaret, a new cabaret space this fall.
For 35 years Monica West has been one of the premier Twin Cities
entertainers in the drag industry. Her talent and passion on stage
has created a lasting legacy as the “Power House Performer among
her peers and fans. She has recently returned to Minneapolis where
she will be one of the headliners at Roxy’s Cabaret.. opening this fall.
Genevee Love is a staple in the Minneapolis Drag Scene. She is a
fierce pageant competitor and amazing entertainer … she promises to
cartwheel and death drop her way into your hearts this pride !
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DJ Joyride spent 13 years in Fargo-Moorhead spreading feel-good,
electronic-influenced dance sounds with his work through KNDS
Radio and Icedbreaks Entertainment. He returns again to drive
the sound track to the PRIDE Block Party at Fargo Brewing Co. on
Saturday. We will celebrate love in all its forms, sing along to great
anthems and then get wild when the drag show begins.
Helping youth become their
most authentic selves
Here at Project RAI, we are driven by a single goal; to reduce the statistics of suicide
in LGBTQ+ youth. We work with youth to affirm their existence and help them become
their most authentic selves. We also work with their supportive adults to build trust and
confidence on their journey of supporting their LGBTQ+ youth.
Reinforcing our Commitment
Our mission is to support children no matter who they are. We will work with youth
3-15 to support their journey in becoming comfortable with who they are. We want to
make sure they know they have an ally in their corner as they make the tough journey
to their identity. We will never put a child down for being their most authentic self.
One Step at a Time.
At Project RAI, one of our goals is to support adult caregivers of gender queer children.
We will meet monthly to discuss the unique challenges, bright spots, and questions
that arise when raising a child who is LGBTQ. We can also support families by giving
them resources to other professionals who might be able to guide them in their
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can come together and celebrate an amazing
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FMGMC is a group of Gay/Bi/Supportive Men/male identified
people aged Youth to Adult, in the Fargo-Moorhead area who
love to sing & want to share our talents with our community.
Our chorus provides a safe and inclusive space where singers
can grow through performance & social interaction while
campaigning unceasingly for equality & justice for the LGBTQ+
community and forging alliances to make our voices heard.
Our purpose is to use music to change the general publics
image & attitudes toward the gay community, to provide high
quality choral performances & to make the world a better place.
Save the Date!
New Member Event • August 22 • 4pm
Open Rehearsal • August 29 • 4pm
Fall Kickoff • September 12 • 4pm
Christmas Concert • December 12 • 4pm
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I AM HOPEFUL
BY: KATRINA KOESTERMAN
Hello again to all of my siblings of every
gender. My name is Katrina Jo Koesterman,
President of Tristate Transgender. Two
years ago, I said that I was angry, and a
number of you cheered in agreement. This
year, I am hopeful. I am hopeful because
we finally have an administration who
seems to acknowledge our existence
as a positive rather than a negative. I
am hopeful because our community is
coming together to fight back against
This year, a number of states, including
North Dakota, tried to introduce
legislation to further destroy the rights
of our Transgender Youth. In spite of this,
we came together as a community and
were able to secure a veto from Governor
Burgum for HB 1298. Together we can
continue to fight with our votes and our
voices to prevent stripping our rights. It
is the responsibility and privilege of all
of us to work together towards this end.
This year, like every other, the number of
names we read at the Transgender Day
of Remembrance Service grew, names
of our Transgender siblings whose lives
were snuffed out by violence. This is
a disturbing pattern, but we can come
together to help prevent more death.
One day, we won’t have a service, because
there will be no names to read. We can
and we will eradicate violence against
our community, because together we are
Look around you. Your family still
needs you. They need your support,
especially our youth and our people
of color. A member of our youth with
just one supportive adult in their life
is significantly less likely to die from
suicide, and together we must stand up
against the violence befalling our family
of color. We need to stop fighting amongst
ourselves, stop trying to quantify who
isn’t “trans enough” or “gay enough” and
recognize that we are all part of the
same community. As Transgender Liason
for the FM Pride Planning Committee,
please come to me if you see or hear
any violent word or action against our
community, and we will work together
to fix it. I am so filled with hope and
encouragement that we are capable of
achieving this goal.
We are a strong and enduring family.
My anger and rage has been replaced
by hope because of all of you. We can
and we will take back the rights that are
taken away from us, and once we have
them, we will defend them. I believe in
this because I believe in all of you. Have
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Pride since the beginning!
PRIDE IN THE PARK
PRIDE IN THE PARK
To our sponsors, vendors and volunteers that helped make
Pride a huge success. We couldn’t have done it without you!
We are currently looking for:
PRIDE 5K COORDINATOR
DANCE PARTY COORDINATOR
if you are interested!
PRIDE IN THE PARK
PRIDE COLLECTIVE & COMMUNITY CENTER
BY: KATRINA KOESTERMAN
Hello! This is your friendly Neighbor Katrina
Jo with another article for the Pride Guide!
This year, we’re talking about the incredible
resources and opportunities available at the
Pride Collective and Community Center. Not
to be confused with the FM Pride Planning
Committee, the PCCC is the fiscal agent for
Pride, Tristate Transgender, FM Rainbow
Seniors, Kaleidoscope, and other local
support groups. We’re also a safe place to
come hang out on the weekends. Please
allow me to gush a little bit about what
The first thing you should know about the
PCCC is that we’re a safe space to come and
hang out. We’re located at 1105 1st Ave S in
Fargo, and our open hours are from 12 noon
to 4 PM every Saturday and Sunday with
some holidays excluded. During that time
is our local chapter of Tristate Transgender,
a local transgender and gender nonconforming
support and social group.
Also meeting at the center is FM Rainbow
Seniors, a group for the old guard, and our
space is open for more support and social
groups as they form! We also work with
various organizations in the area to try to
provide accurate information about local
resources, so please feel free to come in and
Finally, the PCCC is a great place to come
and volunteer. Whether you want to help
organize our growing library and resources,
help plan and organize events, or start a
support/social group of your own, we’re
happy to work with you! One of our biggest
needs currently is finding someone to help
organize and run a group for the Gen Xers
PRIDE CENTER HOURS:
SATURDAY 12-4 | SUNDAY 12-4
1105 1ST AVE SOUTH | FARGO, ND 58103 | 218.287.8034
you can check out a book from our library,
get some friends together to play a board
game, or just sit and chat and watch TV with
yours truly. Everyone is welcome during
open hours so long as they respect each
other and the community! I hope to see you
Another great thing about the PCCC is that
we’re a hub for local support groups and
resources. Currently meeting at the PCCC
and Millenials to hang out and chat. If
that sounds like you, feel free to stop in!
Fargo-Moorhead is and has been good to
our community, and part of that is having a
safe space like the PCCC to go to and hang
out. Whether you want to volunteer, need
resources, or just want a safe space to be,
the Pride Collective and Community Center
has you covered. Please visit us when you
have the chance at fmpridecollective.org
and have a safe and happy Pride!
Love yourself, show your pride,
and share your story everyday.
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These local community organizations are
working for LGBTQ+ people in our area and
in our communities, so that we can grow and
continue to be a safe, welcoming place for all!
We urge you to support these organizations
in a way that is meaningful for you;
volunteerism, attending events, financial
donations, or simply following and sharing
their messages on social media!
Equality with Wisdom.
We have made every effort to try and showcase our local
community groups in these pages, but if there is an LGBTQ+
organization that should be added, please contact us!