Cities around the world are beginning to reopen restaurants and shops and some bars, be sure to call ahead before going. Many Pride events have moved online, check out our virtual pride calendar for the latest.

Gay Twin Cities: Minneapolis & St. Paul

Minneapolis and its nearby neighbor St. Paul are getting the recognition they deserve, together, as a mini gay mecca. Historically it was one of the first to adopt bans on antigay discrimination, and the legacy has born fruit, so to speak, in a burgeoning gay scene.

Nestled along the banks of the Mississippi river, there isn't a specifically gay neighborhood here but you'll find gay and lesbian folk scattered throughout. Queer nightlife is concentrated in the downtown area. And be sure to get a car--you'll need one to get around and to make that trip to the Mall of America (we know you can't resist).

Restaurants to check out