This April, the LGBTQ+ community in Mankato lost its brightest star and biggest advocate. Jessica Flatequal is remembered as being kind, funny and, above all else, a bold supporter of the underdog. Her life was tragically cut short, but now her legacy is being honored in a big way.

In memoriam of Jessica, she has been named Grand Marshal of the Twin Cities Pride Parade. Her wife, Maria, will accept the honor on her behalf at the Grand Marshal Reception & Art Fair on Wednesday, June 5th in Minneapolis. She will also ride in the Twin Cities Pride Parade on Sunday, June 23rd