Kalamazoo Pride June 7 Through 8

The West Michigan LGBTQ community and its allies have a scheduled weekend of fun starting Friday, June 7, and lasting through Saturday, June 8. This event will, among its other aspects, serve to commemorate all the successes in the fight for equality as well as to raise money for important causes.
"Kalamazoo Pride is not only an amazing and fun event, it is also a the largest fundraiser for OutFront Kalamazoo, a 501(c)(3) that serves the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and allied community of southwest Michigan," wrote event organizers.
This year's lineup features DJ Disobedience, Alise King and a the Miss(ter) Kalamazoo pride contest, among other performances. Pride attendees are also encouraged to attend the Do-Dah Parade held on Saturday, June 8, from 9 a.m. to noon which will draw attention to OutFront Kalamazoo.
"Saturday's popular vendor alley features affirming and inclusive organizations and businesses, as well as tantalizing food and beverage vendors from all over Southwest Michigan," organizers said. "There will also be family-friendly activities planned throughout the day in the Family and Youth tent."
In a statement about the event, Denise Miller, executive director of OutFront Kalamazoo, summed up the value in hosting an inclusive event like this one.
"It is only thanks to the generous support of the greater Kalamazoo community that we can continue our work to create a just, inclusive, and supportive environment in Southwest Michigan for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities and expression," Miller said.
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