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The Pope of Pride

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

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.

Pride Events: Featured events

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

  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; [...]

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

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

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.

‘Casa Valentina’ Comes to JET

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

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.

Affirmations Hosts Ferndale Pride Week

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

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 [...]

Summer Pride Calendar

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

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 [...]

Leather and Lesbians

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

photo: The LGBTQ women's motorcycle club, Dykes on Bikes Detroit, began in 2008 with Heather O'Brian as president, Marianne Waugh as vice president, Tracy Brown as treasurer and Ronda Wright as secretary. Since then, the [...]

Moving Forward, Letting Go

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

The seventh annual LGBT Older Adult Summit will be held from 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on June 24 at MSU Detroit Campus located at 3408 Woodward Ave. in Detroit. The event, organized by SAGE [...]

Summer Pride Calendar

By |2017-06-01T09:00:00-04:00June 1st, 2017|Guides, Pride Guide|

Now thru JULY 28 "Summer of Pride" Exhibit Pittman-Puckett Gallery Hours: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Affirmations, 290 W. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale http://www.goaffirmations.org Honors the struggles of the LGBTQ+ community through activism during Ferndale [...]

Transgender Pride in the Park

By |2017-06-01T09:00:00-04:00June 1st, 2017|Guides, Pride Guide|

In August 1966, a group of transgender women fought back against a police raid at Compton's Cafeteria in San Francisco. The riot that ensued marks what many believe was the beginning of the transgender equality [...]

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 [...]

Lake Effect

By |2015-06-04T09:00:00-04:00June 4th, 2015|Guides, Pride Guide|

By Shelby Clark Petkus Hot off Season 7 of the Logo TV's "RuPaul's Drag Race" phenomenon, Darienne Lake of Season 6 spoke with Between the Lines about her upcoming gig at Motor City Pride June [...]

Pride Calendar

By |2014-05-21T09:00:00-04:00May 21st, 2014|Guides, Pride Guide|

] Kalamazoo Pride June 13 & 14 Kalamazoo http://www.kglrc.org/pride ] Rocking the Calder for Equality June 14 Grand Rapids http://www.grlgbt.org/pride-2014/ ] World Pride Toronto June 20-29 Toronto http://www.worldpridetoronto.com ] Holland Area Pride June 28 Holland [...]

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