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KICK, Detroit’s agency for LGBT African Americans, hosts its 12th Annual Gala Fundraiser this month dubbed “Holiday in December.” The event is both a fundraiser for the nonprofit’s programs and also a joyous holiday celebration of family, friends and community. Holiday in December will be held in the Albert Khan-designed “Angel Wings” Hall at the First Congregational Church of Detroit. Features of the winter gathering include fine dining, entertainment and raffles. Dress code is “sexy black and silver.”
KICK have been serving the Detroit community since the early 2000s and have been active as a supporter of LGBT African Americans since they were first a publishing company back in 1994. The organization, originally created to inform the community of specific issues, garnered local and national support; this success led to “Hotter Than July!” in the mid-90s, the black LGBT pride event in Detroit held every summer. In 2003, KICK finally became a Michigan non-profit, dedicating itself fully to not just informative publications, but also affirming programs, services, projects and special events. KICK opened their Center in 2011, offering a safe space for the LGBT and allied community. KICK can now be found at 31 Burroughs St., Suite 109, Detroit.
Kick’s annual gala will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13. Dinner will be promptly served at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $75 a person, $140 per couple. First Congregational Church of Detroit is located at 33 E. Forrest Ave., Detroit. Parking and entrance for the event are in the rear of the church.
To purchase tickets or find out more information, call 313-285-9733 or visit http://www.e-kick.org.