U.S. Attorney Timothy Purdon to Give Keynote Remarks at Fargo Moorhead Pride Rally
FARGO – U.S. Attorney Timothy Purdon will join with the Fargo Moorhead Pride Collective and Community Center, friends, neighbors, and community members from Fargo and Moorhead on Sunday, August 11, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at the Fargo Civic Center West Lawn (102 3rd Street North, Fargo) to participate in the Fargo Moorhead Pride 2013 Rally. The Rally follows the Pride Parade in downtown Fargo. U.S. Attorney Purdon will deliver the keynote speech at the Rally.
U.S. Attorney Purdon said, “Over the past year, great strides have been made on the road to LGBT equality in the United States, and the Department of Justice has been a part of that effort. Here in North Dakota, we have much work to do to on our journey to ensure equality, opportunity and justice for every North Dakotan, regardless of identity or orientation. At the North Dakota United States Attorney’s Office we stand ready to do our part to promote opportunity and access for every individual.”
Fargo Moorhead Pride 2013 is an annual event produced by the Fargo Moorhead Pride Collective and Community Center. The Center opened in October of 2000 with the purpose of creating a safe and inclusive space for LGBTs of the area. The Center’s mission is “to create a sense of community and promote education and social activities aimed at furthering the social and physical well-being and development of the LGBT community in the Red River Valley.” The Center is currently located at Townsite Center, 810 4th Avenue South, Suite 202, in Moorhead.