BY BTL STAFF
DETROIT –There are so many amazing people in the community to celebrate: allies, activists, change agents, and the next generation of leaders. On Dec. 2 Equality Michigan will be honoring them all and celebrating the wide diversity of the full LGBTQ movement during their 2016 Fall Reception – A Political Mixer.
The event at 6:30 p.m. at DTE Energy, 1 Energy Plaza in Detroit welcomes straight-laced corporate leaders to the radical Trans Sistas of Color Project; from Democratic lawmakers, to prominent Republican leaders and everyone in between.
“The one thing we all have in common is a commitment to LGBT rights and a desire to practice the politics of addition in order to see those rights protected under the law,” said EQMI executive director Stephanie White.
A short awards program will honor the Catalyst Award winner U.S. Congressman Dan Kildee, the Henry Messer Youth Award winner Aiden Ramirez-Tatum, the MacAllister Activist Award winner Detroit Police Officer Danielle “Dani” Woods, and Change Agent Award winner Greg McNeilly.
The powerhouse evening of political mingling, cocktails, fine cuisine, and live entertainment is black tie optional. Also featured is Grammy-nominated, Detroit-based producer Brandon Williams with his jazz trio. Tickets for the event presented by DTE Energy and AT&T and Consumers Energy can be purchased online.