Historian Jean-Nickolaus Tretter refers to the Twin Cities Pride festival as the GLBT Christmas.
“It’s when you get to see everybody you only get to see once a year,” he said. “It’s a chance to see all these people you like and have cared for one way or another in your past.”
Tretter is behind a massive collection of GLBT historical resources at the Elmer L. Andersen library at the University of Minnesota. It has more than 40,000 items and is one of the largest GLBT history collections in the country.