On Thursday April 14, 2011, over a thousand supporters of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality from nearly every district in the state are traveling to the Capitol to talk with legislators about their vision of making Minnesota a state where people are not discriminated against based on who they are and who they love. In their meetings with legislators, Minnesotans will discuss making our state a more equitable, safe and affirming place for LGBT people.
Gov. Mark Dayton will join community leaders, legislators, and Lori and Jeff Wilfahrt, parents of Cpl. Andrew Wilfahrt, at noon to address the Rally for LGBT Equality. Shortly after noon the crowd will observe a moment of silence for their fallen son and for all Minnesotans who gave their last full measure of devotion to our nation. Larry Long will provide the musical entertainment throughout the rally.