The North Dakota Capitol Grounds will soon be the center of a celebration. "Pride on the ND Capitol Grounds" will be held Saturday, June 18th from 11am to 5pm.

The event is hosted every year by Dakota Outright.

Free Mom Hugs And More

There will be vendors, music, face painting, free mom hugs, yoga, a cornhole tournament, and other yard games.

People will also be giving out 'free mom hugs' as a gesture of love to those who may have not had supportive parents. According to, it was found that parental rejection has a very detrimental, lasting effect on those in the LQBTQ+ community.

According to the "Pride on the ND Capitol Lawn" Facebook page, they will have special guest speakers throughout the day as well. On the event page, it also says a drag show will be taking place that day, as well.

According to the event is free and open to all ages.

About Dakota Outright:

What is Dakota Outright? What is its mission, and what do they do? -- I looked it up. According to the group's Facebook page, it's an organization that advocates and creates safe spaces and visibility for the LGBTQ+ community. They say they hope to support and improve the lives of those in the community.

"Pride On The ND Capitol Lawn" is just one of many events Dakota Outright plans to host this year. Drag shows, a movie night, and community picnic are also coming up this month. The complete schedule is up on Dakota Outright's website.


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