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Press Release: Equality South Dakota to host ‘Family Day at the Farm’

Updated: Oct 14, 2021

For immediate release

Media contacts: Adam Jorgensen, Equality South Dakota Chair, Rachel Polan, Marketing Director at Sioux Falls Pride,, and Susan Williams, Executive Director at the Transformation Project Advocacy Network,

It’s that time of year already. The leaves are changing, South Dakotans are busting out their flannel and local shops are putting pumpkin in everything. South Dakota families are also trekking to local pumpkin patches and apple orchards to wade through fields of vines and fruits to capture the perfect pieces for their mantle, doorstep, or classroom.

Queer families in South Dakota are no different. Yet, sometimes it feels like we may not be as welcome in the same spaces with our friends and neighbors.

“All families should be able to experience the magic of a Midwest fall day. We hope that Family Day at the Farm gives people a safe space to get their fall festivity fun and not worry about anything else. We're proud to sponsor this event, and hopefully many more to come!” Said Rachel Polan, Marketing Director at Sioux Falls Pride

All are welcome to join Equality South Dakota, the Transformation Project Advocacy Network, and Sioux Falls Pride who are carving out their own piece of the autumn event schedule in South Dakota with Family Day at the Farm at Nom Nom Gardens.

"Whether you've got family coming along, you're bringing your chosen family, or you're on the lookout for one, we will be excited to spend time getting to know you and enjoying the gorgeous fall weather together!" Said Susan Williams, Executive Director of the Transformation Project Advocacy Network

This family friendly event features freshly picked pumpkins for the taking and decorating, popcorn, hot apple cider, custom poetry by Shane Fischer, pride swag from vendors, and more. Funds raised from the event support education and advocacy efforts by the event partners.

“We hope that Family Day at the Farm shows the 30,000+ LGBTQ+ folks in South Dakota that there is a community for them. We want them to know that there are organizations out here fighting for their right to thrive.” Said Adam Jorgensen, Chair of Equality South Dakota.


WHAT: Family Day at the Farm

WHEN: 10 a.m. CT - 2 p.m. CT on Oct. 17, 2021

WHERE: Nom Nom Gardens, 27058 Southeastern Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57108

About Equality South Dakota

Equality South Dakota has been on the frontlines of the fight for LGBTQ+ and Two Spirit equality since early 2007. Most recently, Equality South Dakota worked with local organizations to defeat numerous anti-LGBTQ+ and Two Spirit policies proposed by the state legislature.

Yet, even with these important wins, the fight for equality is far from over in South Dakota.

About the Transformation Project

The Transformation Project Advocacy Network advocates for the dignity and well-being of transgender South Dakotans. Through social and political action, they partner with South Dakotans to confidently advocate for transgender equity and justice.

About Sioux Falls Pride

Sioux Falls Pride is a non-profit organization made up of volunteers who support and celebrate the area LGBTQ+ and Two Spirit community.

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