Flint Pride Festival June 22

BTL Staff
By | 2019-06-19T14:42:53-04:00 June 19th, 2019|Michigan, News|

A time for celebration and excitement, June is a significant month for the LGBTQ community because it is also a time for reflection on the hard-won fight for equality that kicked off at the Stonewall Inn 50 years ago. Though only in its ninth consecutive year celebrating that historic moment, the city of Flint is bringing both joy and reverence as it kicks off its festival on Saturday, June 22, at Riverbank Park.
“Pride events are a positive stance against discrimination and violence toward the LGBTQ+ Community,” wrote event organizers. “The intent of this event is to celebrate diversity in our city! Affirm gay and transgender individuals, increase visibility and to build a sense of community.”
This year’s event is co-sponsored by Wellness Services, Between The Lines, Blue Cross Complete of Michigan, The Greater Flint Arts Council, University of Michigan-Flint, Mott Community College, the Genesee Health System, Mass Transportation Authority Janssen, Lion’s Den, Hamilton Community Health Network and Dort Federal Credit Union.
“Flint Pride is an annual community festival that features live music, entertainment, food, educational information, merchandise booths, pin-up contest, children’s activities and plenty of fun and dancing,” said organizers.
Find out more online at the Flint Pride Festival Facebook page.

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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.