OUTfest Honors And Remembers Pulse Nightclub Victims In Orlando

By |2016-08-11T09:00:00-04:00August 11th, 2016|Michigan, News|

Photos courtesy of Vincent Krauzowicz

Several thousand people gathered on the streets of Ann Arbor’s historic Kerrytown neighborhood to enjoy the 22nd annual OUTFest Aug. 5-7. The three-day festival celebrates LGBT pride and benefits the Jim Toy Community Center.

All OUTfest performers gathered on stage as the community comes together, holding hands to honor and remember the Pulse Nightclub shooting victims in Orlando.

Many LGBT organizations were in attendance to include FTM Detroit and FTM A2 Ypsi. Both are devoted to creating a safe space in which transgender men in the greater Detroit area can build community, find support, and engage in activism.

Jim Toy, the namesake of Jim Toy Community Center, spoke before introducing the local band Elemental Meaning.

Known as the “angry drag queen,” Sabin co-hosted and performed during the OUTfest Drag Revue.

This year’s early drag revue featured Kraven, a local drag king who performed in Braun Court.

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