Detroit Pride Events

BTL Staff
By | 2013-05-30T09:00:00-04:00 May 30th, 2013|Guides, Pride Guide|

June 1

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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