Pride Care Package

Anne Minich, United States, 1934
Hungry Jesus, 1978, Graphite and colored pencil on ragboard
Gift of funds from Robert and Frances Coulborn Kohler, 2018.87, © Anne Minich

Pride Care Package

Drag Queen Tutorials

Practice your skills with these tutorials from local drag queens Doña Pepa, Tygra and Puffy!

Learn how to bake with Puffy, apply a glitter beard and a reading from the children’s book Ze with Doña Pepa, and learn makeup tips with Tygra.

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2SLGBTQIA+ Staff Picks

Members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ staff employee resource group share their favorite artworks.

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Chive Blossom Zine

Artist-activists hclou and Lo (aka Picklewitch) share their chive blossom zine.

Be sure to check out hclou’s zine-making workshop on June 4th!

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Queer Icon Coloring Pages

Download these coloring pages by artists Noah and Harper.

Audre Lorde

was a self-described: black, lesbian, mother, warrior, and poet whose work explored gender, sexuality, and race. She spoke up not only about the injustices that queer black women face, but the classism that was ever-present in her environment. She founded Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press with other women of color poets. From prose to theory, poetry, and speeches; Audre was not only a master of writing but truly eloquent in writing about injustices she saw and her own experience moving through the world.
-Harper Steinbach

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artwork by Harper Steinbach

Marsha P. Johnson

“Marsha P. Johnson’s work and her leading role in the Stonewall riots have always been an inspiration to me. I admire her bravery and her ambition so much. She helped lay a lot of the groundwork for getting the queer community our rights and our visibility, even though we still have a long ways to go. Also that story about her hitting a cop with a purse full of bricks…. you gotta love that.” -Noah Lawrence-Holder

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artwork by Noah Lawrence-Holder

Community Resources

Check out these resources from ShiftMN and Tretter Collection

Shift MN

is a team of people focused on the health and wellbeing of LGBTQIA+ people in the Twin Cities. We envision LGBTQIA+ communities where everyone has equitable access to resources that allow us to be fully healthy. Please check out our newest project – Queering Community Health, a podcast and radio show. You can find the podcast on our website ( or any of the major podcast platforms. The radio version of the podcast airs Mondays from 4 -5 pm on the community radio station, KRSM, 98.9 FM.

About the zine:

We believe that art can bring connection, healing, celebration, reflection, change, and more. Though the COVID-19 pandemic has kept us physically apart for most of the past year, we wanted to share art together and support queer artists. Thus Coloring with Shift was born. This little zine was put together late in the summer of 2020 and is a collaboration between Shift and six queer artists. We hope it brings you pride, reflection, and joy.
Downloand Coloring and Affirmation Booklet

The Power of Self Care & Self Expression by Queering Community Health

Twin Cities’ artist Cedar Thomas (they/them) interviews a panel of local creatives to hear their experiences and advice regarding mental health, creativity, self-care and self-expression.

Tretter Collection


is a new podcast that puts the transgender movement in context. Using oral histories from the Tretter Transgender Oral History Project at the University of Minnesota, hosts Andrea Jenkins and Myrl Beam introduce listeners to the trans activists who are changing our world.

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Twin Cities LGBTQ Periodicals in the Tretter Collection

Within the Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies, researchers will find periodicals that cater to a wide range of communities within the larger LGBTQ community.
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Subject Guide: Twin Cities-based LGBTQ+ Periodicals Held in the Tretter Collection, 1960s to Present Day

The Twin Cities region has, at least since the middle of the 20th century, nurtured a wide variety
of LGBTQ print periodicals. Some of these publications were short-lived; others lasted for 1
decades. Many of these publications are contained within the holdings of the Jean-Nickolaus
Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies.2
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Subject Guide: Policing and Prisons in the Tretter Collection

Police and prisons are a persistent presence in the histories of queer people and the struggle for
liberation. The way that police and prisons have shown up in queer history has transformed over
time, but one certainty is that same-sex love and gender non-conformity have long been
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