Coming Out Calendar


National Coming Out Day is Oct. 11 and events are happening all over the state. How are you going to celebrate?

Family Photo Shoot

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 10

A photo shoot for families of all types. Cost is $10 per family, which provides five digital images.

Affirmations, 290 W. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale

http://www.goaffirmations.org

Ferndale Grub Crawl

11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 10

A chance to be out in the community and sample the fares of many restaurants. Tickets are $25, and proceeds will benefit Affirmations.

Downtown Ferndale

http://www.goaffirmations.org

Chalk OUT

3-5 p.m. Oct. 10

Chalk drawing to showcase your message about being out.

Rosa Parks Circle, Grand Rapids

http://www.westmipride.org

Standing on the Side of Love

11 a.m. Oct. 11

A service with observation of National Coming Out Day.

UU Church of East Liberty, 2231 Jefferson, Liberty Township

http://www.libertyuu.org

Celebration! Kalamazoo

12-4 p.m. Oct. 11

An inclusive community event with speakers, live music, slam poetry and more, hosted by the Kalamazoo Gay and Lesbian Resource Center.

Bronson Park, Kalamazoo

http://www.kglrc.org

Rock Out 2 Come Out

3-7 p.m. Oct. 11

A coming out concert presented by Speak Equal that will feature food, bands and more.

Rosa Parks Circle, Grand Rapids

http://speakequal.com

Coming Out Day Celebration

4-8 p.m. Oct. 11

An all-ages pizza party, discussion, drag performance and dancing hosted by Michigan Pride.

Sir Pizza Grand Cafe, 201 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing

http://www.michiganpride.org

Catholic Mass

6 p.m. Oct. 11

A mass hosted by LGBT Catholic group Dignity Detroit with a chance to win a toaster oven.

Sacred Heart Chapel, 8425 W. McNichols, Detroit

http://www.dignitydetroit.org

Standing On the Side of Love

7 p.m. Oct. 11

A discussion on combating homophobia as part of National Coming Out Day.

UU Church of Farmington, 25301 Halsted Road, Farmington Hills

http://www.uufarmington.org

Is Gay the New Black?

3-5 p.m. Oct. 12

A response to the November article in The Advocate, with speaker Billy Curtis.

Pere Marquette Room, 2204 Kirkhof Center, Allendale

http://www.gvsu.edu/lgbtrc

Jesus Phreak

7-9 p.m. Oct. 12

A one-man show that tells the story of a very unlikely disciple. Discussion to follow.

Affirmations, 290 W. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale

http://www.goaffirmations.org

Friends and Family Panel Discussion

7-9 p.m. Oct. 13

A dialogue between the LGBT community and allies.

Affirmations, 290 W. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale

http://www.goaffirmations.org

Coming Out in Your Community

6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 13

HIV Positive, Native American and Growing in Spirituality communities.

Affirmations, 290 W. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale

http://www.goaffirmations.org

Coming Out in Your Community

6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 14

African American and Older Adult communities.

Affirmations, 290 W. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale

http://www.goaffirmations.org

Still Black

7-9 p.m. Oct. 15

A film about coming out as a black transman, plus discussion to follow.

Affirmations, 290 W. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale

http://www.goaffirmations.org

Coming Out in Your Community

6:30-8 p.m. and 8-9:30 p.m. Oct. 15

Bear, Youth and Latino communities.

Affirmations, 290 W. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale

http://www.goaffirmations.org

Homocoming

7-10 p.m. Oct. 17

A murder mystery-themed LGBT youth dance with food, DJ and more.

Affirmations, 290 W. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale

http://www.goaffirmations.org

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