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Michigan Pride March June 15

Michigan Pride March June 15 The Michigan Pride March is an intentionally political event that serves to honor all the statewide Pride events across Michigan and then finishes off with an all-ages parade, rally and [...]

By |2019-06-12T16:05:37-04:00June 12th, 2019|Guides, Pride Guide|

Flint Pride Festival June 22

What started out with just 150 attendees its first year has grown to attract thousands. Returning for its ninth year is the Flint Pride Festival. The event will take place at Flint's Riverbank Park for [...]

By |2019-06-12T16:06:58-04:00June 12th, 2019|Guides, Pride Guide|

Motor City Bears Host LGBTQ Charity Car Wash June 8

LGBTQ bear culture has long been about body positivity said Motor City Bear Rob Pearce — a member of the male-specific social club for bears and their admirers. That's why, when the opportunity arose to combine that concept with a charitable event, the group jumped at the chance and start the Motor City Bears Speedo Car Wash, this year held on Saturday, June 8, at the Level One bank on Woodward Ave. in Ferndale.

By |2019-06-05T15:20:16-04:00June 5th, 2019|Ferndale, Guides, Neighborhoods, Pride Guide|

First Ever Royal Oak Family Pride to Take Place June 12

The first ever Royal Oak Family Pride will take place at the June Food Truck Rally at the Royal Oak Farmer’s Market on June 12. The event, which will feature a full schedule of fun and family friendly activities including drag queen story time, a dog fashion show, face painting, a bounce house, photo booth, a performance by the Sing Out Detroit Choir and more, was the brainchild of Royal Oak resident David Mates Knapp.

By |2019-05-15T16:54:44-04:00May 15th, 2019|Entertainment, Features, Guides, Pride Guide|

‘America You Kill Me’: Jeffrey Montgomery Documentary On Track for 2019 Release

Known by many for being the face of the Midwestern LGBTQ movement for years, Jeffrey Montgomery was a highly-lauded individual. He won the the Spirit of Detroit award several times, The Advocate named him "Best and Brightest" LGBT activist in 1999 and he even received a Michiganian of the Year award from the Detroit News — among many others. Now, posthumously, it's as if the deceased Triangle Foundation founder is set to receive another. A documentary project called "America You Kill Me" that has been in process since 2013 is finally closing in on its finishing stages and its director Daniel Land is hopeful that there will be a release in early 2019 that lines up with the Creating Change LGBTQ conference.

By |2018-06-12T11:05:41-04:00June 6th, 2018|Guides, Pride Guide|

5 Things to Know about Motor City Pride Headliner Tiffany

For anyone who was a teen during the late '80s, the name Tiffany is probably instantly recognizable. Seemingly out of the blue, the pop star sprung onto the airwaves with pop hits like "I Think We're Alone Now" and "Could've Been" that — let's face it — still slap today. The former teen icon is still busy as ever in the studio, having just released a 2017 single "Can't Stop Falling" and her 2016 album "A Million Miles." She'll likely be playing her new single and songs from that album as well her multiple chart-topping '80s hits when she headlines this year's Motor City Pride at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 9. But, before rushing out to Hart Plaza to hear her perform, check out these highlights from her 30-year career.

By |2018-06-06T16:12:28-04:00June 6th, 2018|Guides, Pride Guide|

WSU Hosts LGBTQ History Panel in Honor of the School’s 150 Years

A lot can happen over 150 years, and in honor of a timeline that spans over half of modern U.S. history, Wayne State University is presenting several panels throughout the year in honor of its sesquicentennial. And, coming up on Tuesday, June 12, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the David Adamany Undergraduate Library is the "Our History at Wayne: LGBTQ Life at Wayne State University panel." WSU Archivist Alison Stankrauff has been the main organizer of these events, and she said she's excited to provide a platform for several LGBTQ activists and historians to speak to WSU's successes and failures in the fight for LGBTQ equality.

By |2018-06-11T09:15:48-04:00June 6th, 2018|Detroit, Michigan, News, Pride Guide|

The Pope of Pride

Longtime Ferndale Pride ‘Mascot’ Gordon Matson on Living Long, Proud and Out Loud Whenever someone references “standing on the shoulders” of those who came before them in the fight for equality, they are talking about people like Gordon Matson. Today, it's simply part of local tradition to witness him, ever-changing rainbow costume and all, out and proud as Ferndale's pride mascot. However, before he could become the rainbow headdress-wearing, acceptance-spreading, veritable pope of pride, like most in his position, the Ferndale native spent a large portion of his formative years in the closet.

By |2018-05-30T12:22:59-04:00May 29th, 2018|Guides, Pride Guide|

Pride Events: Featured events

  MAY 31-JUNE 11 "Company" 8 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays & Mondays; 5 p.m. on June 3 & 10 The Ringwald Theatre 22742 Woodward Ave., Ferndale Tickets: $25 on Fridays & Saturdays; $20 on Sundays; [...]

By |2018-05-29T16:15:45-04:00May 29th, 2018|Guides, Pride Guide|

Ypsi Pride Block Party Doubles Local Entertainment 2nd Year in a Row

Ypsi Pride is set to host their second annual block party in Downtown Ypsilanti on Friday, June 1. Ypsi Pride, a program of First Fridays Ypsilanti, brings two stages of lively, family-friendly local entertainment, a children’s area, outdoor beer gardens, food trucks, vendors and organizations to the North and Sout Washington Street blocks in Ypsilanti.

By |2018-05-29T16:04:32-04:00May 29th, 2018|Ann Arbor, Guides, Pride Guide|

‘Casa Valentina’ Comes to JET

West Bloomfield's Jewish Ensemble Theatre will be putting on a production of Harvey Fierstein's Tony Award-Winning 'Casa Valentina'. The play opens on May 24 and runs through June 17. It follows the lives of women named Miranda, Bessie, Valentina, Charlotte, Gloria, Terry and Amy who meet regularly at their favorite vacation spot in the Catskills.

By |2018-05-29T16:00:48-04:00May 29th, 2018|Guides, Pride Guide|

Affirmations Hosts Ferndale Pride Week

For many LGBTQ southeast Michiganders, Ferndale pride is a must-see when celebrating throughout the month of June. This year, the Affirmations LGBTQ community center is hosting its own miniature Ferndale pride in-house to provide Affirmations [...]

By |2018-05-29T15:59:25-04:00May 29th, 2018|Guides, Pride Guide|

Summer Pride Calendar

Photo courtesy of David Graff AUGUST 12 Transgender Pride in the Park 12-6 p.m. Donald Red Geary Park, Earle Boulevard at Pinecrest, Ferndale http://www.transgendermichigan.org Celebrate the 51st anniversary of the Compton's Cafeteria Riot AUGUST [...]

By |2017-06-08T09:00:00-04:00June 8th, 2017|Guides, Pride Guide|