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Grosse Pointe Residents to Host Pride Festival After Party

Drew Howard
By | 2018-06-06T15:37:54+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Guides, Michigan, News, Pride Guide|

While Grosse Pointe Pride is scheduled to end on Sunday at 5 p.m., festival-goers are invited to keep the party going over at 1303 Beaconsfield Avenue where local “Gay-bors” Ashley and Dante will host a community open house mixer for the LGBTQIA+ community and allies.
“This is an informal invitation to any and all who want to participate,” Dante told BTL. “It’s really an open house essentially… an opportunity to meet our neighbors, meet the people who don’t live in our part of the neighborhood, and also a way to celebrate Pride.”
After being offered a job opportunity in Michigan, Ashley and Dante uprooted themselves from their Chicago residence and into their Grosse Pointe home last September. And while they’ve only been in the area for a short time, they both agree that the community has been especially welcoming.
“Through a Facebook group, we were invited to the Pride event,” Dante said. “And through conversations with some of the people on the forum we were just sort of overwhelmed by how much of a supportive community we’ve moved to.”
“With my partner and I being a same-sex couple in a somewhat mixed neighborhood, we were not sure how we’d be received,” he added.
Dante and Ashley will open their home to the public until 11 p.m. following Grosse Pointe Pride on Saturday, June 9. All guests are welcome to bring a beverage of their choice or a side dish to share.
For those driving, street parking is expected to be available on Beaconsfield, Nottingham, Charlevoix and Lakepointe. Guests are asked to enter the party through the back gate on Vernor Hwy.
“Don’t try and hide it!” the open house invitation reads. “Come flaunt it and live it loud with your fellow Grosse Pointe Park Gay-bors (gay neighbors) Ashley & Dante…come celebrate love and fellowship and make a few new friends!”
Ashley and Dante’s home is located at 1303 Beaconsfield Avenue, Grosse Pointe Park, MI, 48230. 
To RSVP for the open house mixer, or get in contact with the hosts, please visit the official website here https://sites.google.com/view/grossepointeprideafterparty/home.

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Drew Howard
Drew Howard graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2017 with a B.S. in multimedia journalism. His work has been featured in Gazette Media, Forbes, LearnVest and NPR station WDET 101.9.