HTJ 2007 – Some like it hot!

BTL Staff
By | 2018-01-16T17:17:56-04:00 August 2nd, 2007|News|

The 12th annual Hotter Than July, Detroit’s black gay Pride celebration, brought the heat once again. The highlight of the week was, of course, Saturday’s picnic in Palmer Park, where several thousand folks came out to party. The first time in its new location, between the basketball courts and the swimming pool, some early morning ballers weren’t too happy to find their usual spot taken over and actually took down an HTJ tent. But once the police were called in to explain it to them, things got back on track.
Despite the early morning altercation, the new location was a hit.
“Based on the feedback that I got, most people really liked the new area,” said Hank Millbourne, president of the Black Pride Society, the group that produces HTJ. “I think people enjoyed being spread out and not on top of each other.”
The new location, as well as a few other adjustments made to this year’s schedule, resulted in a memorable week to be sure.
“This has been one of our best Prides,” said Millbourne, “if not the best so far.”

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