Hotter Than July 2016

By |2016-06-02T09:00:00-04:00June 2nd, 2016|Guides, Pride Guide|

Detroit’s Black Gay Pride is here!
The 2016 Hotter Than July celebration will feature nearly a week of activities for the LGBT community beginning July 26 stretching to July 31.
The week kicks off with a Candlelight Vigil beginning at 6 p.m. July 26 at the Blue Spruce Memorial Tree in Palmer Park. A fine arts reception will be held at the Carr Center July 27 and will pre-date the official opening party that will begin at 9 p.m. at the Woodward Bar & Grill located at 6426 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Valet parking is available. Attendance cost is $5.
Hotter Than July will host an annual gathering on LGBT issues beginning at 8 a.m. July 29. The event will include a day of education and advocacy with an array of interactive and informative workshops covering issues of importance for cis and trans people and youth. Admittance is free following registration.
The pinacle event of the festival, the Palmer Park Picnic, will kick off the weekend at 10 a.m. July 30. The picnic receives over 20,000 guests who gather to celebrate culture, self-empowerment and identity.
Sunday services include a 10 a.m. worship service at Whosoever Ministry located at 2930 Woodward Ave., Detroit. The festival will close with a Sunday brunch beginning at 12 p.m. The location will be announced shortly. Check http://www.lgbtdetroit.org/hotterthanjuly/ for updates and for information on other HTJ events.

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