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Younger Twin Cities Pride-goers will no longer be shut out of big, nighttime festivities as Minnesota GLBTA Campus Alliance hosts its first “Pride Revue” on Friday June 27. The event is open to those 16 and over, and will feature an array of performance art from live music to a drag show.

The Minnesota GLBTA Campus Alliance, created in 2006, is a statewide campus coalition of students, faculty and community members. MN Campus Alliance hosts events, workshops, and dinners across Minnesota campuses.

Mike Grewe, Co-Chair of the MN Campus Alliance calls this event a “non-alcoholic alternative to Pride” which will be geared towards the under-21 crowd and anyone wishing to celebrate Pride – without the beer.

Those who would otherwise miss out on the Saturday night Pride Festival Headline Show due to the 18-plus age restrictions, will be able to enjoy some of the same performances during the “Pride Revue.” Minneapolis-based, all female group, Sick of Sarah, will be performing at both the Pride Revue as well as the Headline Show. Performance artist “Wonder Dave”, of the Minnesota Poetry Slam Team will also part of the Friday night line-up.

“Sixteen-year-olds are pretty grown up and they deserve their own space too,” says Wonder Dave, “I think it’s great that there is something for younger people to do – with Pride being geared towards the 20 to 30 year old crowd.”

Unlike other TC Pride events there is no admission fee, just a suggested donation of $10, and people are welcome to come and go as they like. Refreshments will be served and prizes will be raffled off throughout the night.

The event will be held at the Minneapolis Campus of Metropolitan State University in the Auditorium of the Whitney Fine Arts Center, adjacent to Loring Park, at 8:00 p.m., Friday June 27. For more information go to: http://www.mncampusalliance.org/priderevue.

Cass Sanford is a student at Mount Holyoke College and an intern with the TC Daily Planet.