Flint Hosts 8th Annual Pride Festival June 23

BTL Staff
By | 2018-06-20T15:39:38+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Michigan, News, Pride Guide|

LGBTQ and allied Flint Residents are gearing up for a day in the sun on Saturday, June 23, for the eighth annual Flint Pride. The festival will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. in the city’s Riverbank Park in the city’s downtown. The event will be held between Saginaw and Garland Streets, feature a variety of local drag and musical performances, many different food stalls and vendors from organizations across Michigan. This year, the event is also being sponsored by 15 organizations like PFLAG, Equality Michigan, The University of Michigan-Flint and even Between The Lines. Organizers say the event is “a positive stance against discrimination and violence toward the LGBTQ+ community.”
Additionally, organizers described the intent of the event as a celebration of the “diversity in our city” and a way to, “Affirm gay and transgender individuals, increase visibility and to build a sense of community.”
And, for those who want to get an even bigger taste of Flint’s pride spirit, they can attend the event’s pre-pride party on Thursday, June 21. The free event will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Flint from 6 to 9 p.m. and will include food, games, music and a raffle for party-exclusive prizes.
More information about the pre-pride event can be found online at wellnessaids.org, and about Flint Pride on the Flint Pride Festival Facebook page.

Here is Flint Pride’s 2018 Entertainment Schedule:

1:45 to 2 p.m.
New Revolution Dance Team

2 to 3 p.m.
DJ Matt Holiday
Speakers
Dedication for Deon Jackson

3 to 4 p.m. (1st Set)
Diana Paradise
Perry Dox
A’Stara Love
Paris Wilson
J Dior
Monica Devereaux

4 to 4:30 p.m.
Furrillostar

4:30 to 5 p.m.
Alise King

5 to 5:30 p.m.
PhZD

5:30 to 5:45 p.m.
Final Destination

5:45 to 6 p.m.
Marc Wayne

6 to 7 p.m. (2nd Set)
A’Stara Love
Diana Paradise
Paris Wilson
Perry Dox
Monica Devereaux

7 to 8 p.m.
Mini Ball

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Between The Lines has been publishing LGBTQ-related content in Southeast Michigan since the early '90s. This year marks the publication's 25th anniversary.