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Former Fargo Mayor Jon Lindgren on Gay Pride Week

by Jack Sunday

In 1984 Mayor Jon Lindgren of the City of Fargo proclaimed "Gay and Lesbian Awareness Week."  A furor ensued, includes calls for his removal from office.  500 people showed up at the next city commission meeting.  He tells the story on this, the day after the largest and most festive of the subsequent "Gay Pride Week" festivities.