Complete Summer Pride Calendar

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2012 Ferndale Dyke March Organizers

May 31

Annual Motor City Bears Dinner
Presenting Organization: Motor City Bears
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Zion Lutheran Church, Ferndale
Contact: http://www.meetup.com/Motor-City-Bears/

Access / Connect Me Barbecue
Presenting Organization: Al Gamea
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Ferndale

Pre-Pride Festival Bar Party
Presenting Organization: Soho
Time: 9 p.m.
Location: Soho, 205 W. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale
Contact: http://www.Sohoferndale.com
With Mr. Leather Gay Michigan.

June 1

Ferndale Pride
Presenting Organization: Ferndale Pride
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Nine Mile and Woodward, Ferndale
Contact: http://www.ferndalepride.org
Two sound stages with a variety of musical performances, including The Cliks, My Pal Val, Cullen Blue and Randy Friess. Vendor and informational booths. Benefits Affirmations, Project XYZ, Ferndale Community Foundation and Michigan AIDS Coalition.

Dykes on Bikes – Pride Rides
Presenting Organization: GOAL: Get Out and Live
Time: 11:45 a.m.
Location: Affirmations, 290 W. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale
Contact: 248-398-7105, ronda102003@yahoo.com
Will start at Affirmations and ride to Ferndale Pride.

Annual Women’s Golf OUTing
Presenting Organization: Equality Michigan
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: St. John’s Golf and Conference Center, 44045 Five Mile Road, Plymouth
Contact: http://www.equalitymi.org
Join more than one hundred golfers challenge each other for the prizes that are awarded for Longest Drive, Longest Putt and other games of skill and chance. Registration: $99.

Rainbow Run
Presenting Organization: Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce
Time: 8:45 registration; 10:30 race
Location: Allen St., Ferndale.
Contact: 248-542-2160
5k run/walk and 2k kids’ run/walk for support of diversity, acceptance, anti-bullying programs, and equality.

Love & Marriage
Presenting Organization: Sing Out Detroit Chorus
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: 14450 W. 10 Mile Road, Oak Park
Contact: 248-943-2411, http://www.singoutdetroit.org

Shangela
Presenting Organization: Club Liquid Detroit
Location: 3537 E. Seven Mile Road, Detroit
Contact: 313-826-1192 or http://www.facebook.com/ClubLiquidDetroit
Shangela of RuPaul’s Drag Race (seasons two and three) comes to Detroit for the Ferndale Pride afterparty. Hosted by Jade in Black.

Post Ferndale Pride Parties
Time: 9 p.m.
Locations: Rosie O’ Grady’s, Soho, Como’s and One Eyed Betty’s, Ferndale

June 2

Dykes on Bikes – Pride Rides (continued)
Presenting Organization: GOAL: Get Out and Live
Time: 11:45 a.m.
Location: Affirmations, 290 W. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale, MI.
Contact: 248-398-7105, ronda102003@yahoo.com
Will start at Affirmations and ride to Ferndale Pride.

Second Annual Bowling Extravaganza
Presenting Organization: Kalamazoo Gay and Lesbian Resource Center
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: 5570 Gull Road, Kalamazoo.
Contact: 269-349-4234, http://www.kglrc.org/pride.
Raffles, music, and more. All ages.

Shower of Stoles Project
Presenting Organization: Northminster Presbyterian Church
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: 3633 W. Big Beaver Road, Troy
Contact: 248-644-5920 and http://www.troynorthminster.org
A collection of stoles and other sacred items from LGBT people of faith all over the world. Refreshments will be served.

June 6

Beyond the Bar Graphic Artists Reception and Motor City Launch Party
Presenting Organization: Equality Michigan
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Start Gallery, 206 E. Grand River, Detroit
Contact: http://www.motorcitypride.com

Ivy Winters
Presenting Organization: Menjo’s
Time: 9 p.m.
Location: 928 W. McNichols, Detroit
Contact: http://www.menjosbar.com
From RuPaul’s Drag Race Season Five. 18+. Valet parking.

June 7

Michigan Pride – White Party
Presenting Organization: Michigan Pride
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Marquee Lounge – 319 E. Grand River, Spiral Dance Bar – 1247 Center St., Esquire – 1250 Turner St., Grand Cafe – 201 E. Grand River, Lansing
Contact: http://www.michiganpride.org
Michigan’s biggest white attire party. See DJ Rodney Lamar Page at Marquee Lounge, dancing at Spiral Dance Bar, and more. 18+. Tickets: $10 (admits into all four venues).

June 8

Motor City Pride
Presenting Organization: Equality Michigan
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Hart Plaza, Detroit.
Contact: http://www.motorcitypride.org
Four stages of entertainment, vendor and information booths, food trucks, and more.
Miss Motor City Pride Contest with Yara Sofia from RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Other entertainment includes Alex Acosta, Killer Flamingos, Tunde Olaniran and more.

Commitment Ceremony
Presenting Organization: Affirmations and Metropolitan Community Church of Detroit (MCCD)
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Hart Plaza, Detroit
Contact: 248-398-7105 ext. 230 or http://www.motorcitypride.com
This is an opportunity for couples to publicly announce their love and commitment and also apply pressure on legislatures to stand up for equal rights. In addition to the ceremony, each couple will receive flowers, light refreshments, photos from the ceremony, wedding cake, two notarized and embossed Domestic Partnership certificates. Registration: $100.

Dykes on Bikes – Pride Rides (continued)
Presenting Organization: GOAL: Get Out and Live
Time: 11:45 a.m.
Location: Affirmations, 290 W. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale, MI.
Contact: 248-398-7105, ronda102003@yahoo.com
Will start at Affirmations and ride to Motor City Pride.

Fourth Annual Doggy Day
Presenting Organization: Kalamazoo Gay and Lesbian Resource Center
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: 629 Pioneer St., Kalamazoo.
Contact: http://www.kglrc.org/pride
Bring your dog for an afternoon of food, prizes, and fun.

Bears in Speedos Charity Carwash
Presenting Organization: Motor City Bears
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Level One Bank, 22635 Woodward Ave., Ferndale
Contact: http://www.motorcitybears.com
Suggested donation of $5 to benefit Ruth Ellis Center and Affirmations.

DJ Ryan
Presenting Organization: Club Liquid Detroit
Location: 3537 E. Seven Mile Road, Detroit
Contact: 313-826-1192 or http://www.facebook.com/ClubLiquidDetroit
Ferndale Pride after party. Hosted by Crystal Harding.

June 9

Motor City Pride (continued)
Presenting Organization: Equality Michigan
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Hart Plaza, Detroit.
Contact: http://www.motorcitypride.org
Four stages of entertainment, vendor and information booths, food trucks, and more.
Motor City Pride Parade, 11 a.m.
Headliners: Anna Matronic from Scissor Sisters and Yara Sofia from RuPaul’s Drag Race. Other entertainment includes Alex Acosta, Killer Flamingos, Tunde Olaniran and more.

Dykes on Bikes – Pride Rides (continued)
Time: 11:45 a.m.
Location: Affirmations, 290 W. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale, MI.
Contact: 248-398-7105, ronda102003@yahoo.com
Will start at Affirmations and ride to Motor City Pride.

Totally Gay 5K
Presenting Organization: West Michigan Pride
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Location: Richmond Park, Grand Rapids
Contact: http://www.totallygay5k.blogspot.com
Running and walking to celebrate oneness in the gay and straight community while kicking off the week of the 25th Annual West Michigan Pride Festival

June 13

Manila Luzon
Presenting Organization: Menjo’s Bar
Time: 9 p.m.
Location: 928 W. McNichols, Detroit
Contact: http://www.menjosbar.com
From RuPaul’s Drag Race Season Three and All Stars. 18+. Valet Parking.

June 14

Kalamazoo Pride – White Party
Presenting Organization: Kalamazoo Gay and Lesbian Resource Center
Time: 5-11 p.m.
Local drag, electronic music, and Manila Luzon of RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Contact: http://www.kglrc.org/pride

PRIDE Pub Crawl
Presenting Organization: West Michigan Pride
Time: 6-11 p.m.
Location: Various venues of Grand Rapids
6 p.m. The Network – 343 Atlas Ave SE
7 p.m. Brewery Vivant -925 Cherry St SE
8 p.m. HopCat – 25 Ionia Ave SW
9 p.m. The Apartment Lounge – 33 Sheldon Ave NE
10 p.m. Pub 43 – 43 Division Ave S.
11 p.m. Rumors – 69 Division Ave S.

June 15

Kalamazoo Pride – Brunch
Presenting Organization: Kalamazoo Gay and Lesbian Resource Center
Time: 10-12 p.m.
Location: Arcadia Creek Festival Site, Kalamazoo.
Contact: http://www.kglrc.org/pride

Kalamazoo Pride
Presenting Organization: Kalamazoo Gay and Lesbian Resource CenterTime: 2-11 p.m.
Contact: http://www.kglrc.org/pride
Location: Arcadia Creek Festival Site, Kalamazoo.
DJ and performances by Hannaniah & The Boys, Kimi Hayes, Deja Vu, and more.
Bell’s Brewery to debut new beer, Sparkleberry.
Admission: $5 Friday, $7 Saturday, or $10 pass for both days. Kids 12 and under free.

West Michigan Pride
Presenting Organization: West Michigan Pride
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Calder Plaza, Grand Rapids
Contact: http://www.grlgbt.org/west-michigan-pride-2013/pride-festival-2013/
Vendor and informational booths, food trucks, drag shows, and performances by artists including Jane De Young Trio, Potatobabies, Bermuads, and more.

Women’s Potluck
Presenting Organization: Windsor-Essex Pride Fest
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Windsor Family Credit Union, 2800 Tecumseh Road E., Windsor, ON, Canada.
Contact: http://www.windsorpride.com
Bring a dish to pass. Coffee, tea, pop and water provided. Alcohol and smoke free event.

June 16

Recovery Party
Presenting Organization: Kalamazoo Gay and Lesbian Resource Center
Contact: http://www.kglrc.org/pride

Grand Rapids Parade of Pride
Presenting Organization: West Michigan Pride
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Location: Michigan and Ottawa, Grand Rapids
Contact: http://www.grlgbt.org/west-michigan-pride-2013/pride-festival-2013/

West Michigan Pride (Continued)
Presenting Organization: West Michigan Pride
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Calder Plaza, Grand Rapids
Contact: http://www.grlgbt.org/west-michigan-pride-2013/pride-festival-2013/
Vendor and informational booths, food trucks, drag shows, and performances by artists including Jane De Young Trio, Potatobabies, Bermuads, and more.

June 21

Candlelight Vigil
Presenting Organization: Tri-City Pride
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: Borchard Park, Saginaw
Contact: http://www.tricitylgbtpride.com
Remembering those lost to suicide.

Lavendar Dance Metro-Post Pride Party
Presenting Organization: GOAL
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Emagine Royal Oak Cinema, 200 N. Main St., Royal Oak
Contact: http://www.meetup.com/GOAL-Get
DJ. Cash bar. Drink specials. All funds after coverage of party will go to non-profit. Tickets: $12-15.

June 22

Tri-City Pride
Presenting Organization: Tri-City Pride
Time: 1-8 p.m.
Location: Ojibway Island Park, Saginaw
Contact: http://www.tricitylgbtpride.com
Car show, vendor and information booths, food trucks, and more.
Drag Queen Hostess: Asio Aviance.
Performances by Bayside Bombshell’s Burlesque Troup, Drag King Rebellion, Abbie Stauffer, Sandy Mulligan and Kris Pride.

Washtenaw Pride Picnic
Presenting Organization: Jim Toy Community Center
Time: 12 p.m.
Location: Allmendinger Park, Ann Arbor
Contact: http://www.jimtoycenter.org

T-Party
Presenting Organization: Windsor-Essex Pride Fest
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Windsor Pride Community Resource and Education Centre, 422 Pelissier, Windsor, ON, Canada
Contact: 519-973-4656 or http://www.windsorpride.com
An opportunity for the transgender community and their allies to get to know each other. Coffee, tea and soft drinks available.

June 29

Holland Area Pride
Presenting Organization: Holland Area PRIDE
Time: 1-10 p.m.
Locations: Centennial Park and Park Theatre
Contact: http://www.hollandareapride.com
Booths, vendors, musical acts at Centennial Park and comedy show, drag performance and dancing at Park Theatre in the evening.

Flint Gay Pride in the Park
Presenting Organization: Flint Gay Pride Society
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Riverbank Park and University of Michigan Pavilion Rink
Contact: http://www.facebook.com/Flintgaypride
Features vendors, information booths, food trucks, live entertainment, wrestling show, and children’s activities.

LGBTQ Youth Prom
Presenting Organization: Affirmations
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Affirmations, 290 W. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale
Contact: 248-398-7105 or http://www.goaffirmations.org
Celebrate the music and culture of the 80s, 90s and 00s by wearing your best generation inspired outfit. Dinner, light refreshments and beverages provided. Open to all youth 13-20. Free.

Pride Celebrations Beyond June

July 23

Candlelight Vigil
Presenting Organization: Hotter Than July
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Blue Spruce Memorial Tree, Palmer Park, Detroit
Contact: http://www.HotterThanJuly.org
We pay respect to those that have gone on before and rejoice in our lives and freedoms.
The nation’s third oldest celebration of African American lesbian, gay, bi and transgender culture.

July 24

Boat Ride
Time: 6:10 p.m.
Location: Rivard Plaza on Downtown Detroit’s Riverwalk
Contact: http://www.HotterThanJuly.org
Admttance: $55 per person. Join Hotter Than July for a 3-Hour cruise on the Detroit River.

July 25

Film Festival
Presenting Organization: Hotter Than July
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Cass City Cinema, 3420 Cass Ave, Detroit
Contact: http://www.HotterThanJuly.org
The Hotter Than July Film Festival is a presentation of featured and short films. Admittance: $20 per person.

Youth & Young Adult Summit
Presenting Organization: Hotter Than July
Time: 12 p.m.
Location: University of Michigan Detroit Center, 3663 Woodward Ave, Detroit
Contact: http://www.HotterThanJuly.org
A free event addressing issues and concerns of the LGBT community, from youth and young adult perspective.

July 26

The Annual Gathering on LGBTQ Issues
Presenting Organization: Hotter Than July
Time: 8 a.m.
Location: University of Michigan Detroit Center, 3663 Woodward Ave, Detroit
Contact: http://www.HotterThanJuly.org
A two-day of education and advocacy with an array of interactive and informative workshops covering issues of importance to women, men, transgender and youth.

The Friday Night Party – “One Night Only”
Presenting Organization: Hotter Than July
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: TBA
Contact: http://www.HotterThanJuly.org
Prom is Hotter Than July’s Friday themed night event. A formal event with refreshments, dancing and entertainment. Admittance: $35.

July 27

The Palmer Park Picnic
Presenting Organization: Hotter Than July
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Palmer Park, Detroit
Contact: http://www.HotterThanJuly.org
The pinnacle event of Detroit’s annual celebration. Over 20,000 guests taking a moment to celebrate culture, self-empowerment and identity.

July 28

Worship Service
Presenting Organization: Hotter Than July and Whosoever Ministry
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Whosoever Ministry, 2930 Woodward Ave., Detroit
Contact: http://www.HotterThanJuly.org

Sunday Brunch
Presenting Organization: Hotter Than July
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Roberts Riverwalk Hotel & Residence, 1000 River Place, Detroit
Contact: http://www.HotterThanJuly.org
Admittance: $50 per person/ $90 per couple.

August 24

March and Rally at the Capitol
Presenting Organization: Michigan Pride
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: From Adado Riverfront Park to the Capitol steps, Lansing
Contact: http://www.MichiganPride.org
Celebrating the LGBTQ community’s progress in achieving civil rights and uniting against housing, workplace, and marriage discrimination.

Commitment Ceremony
Presenting Organization: Michigan Pride
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Capitol steps, Lansing
Contact: http://www.MichiganPride.org

Michigan Pride Diversity Festival
Presenting Organization: Michigan Pride
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: 220 East Maple St., Lansing
Contact: http://www.MichiganPride.org
Michigan-based musicians, Grand Marshall Ross Mathews, vendors and non-profit booths, children’s area and more.

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