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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Celebrates LGBTQ+ Trailblazers: ‘I’m Proud to Fly a Flag at My Home’

By |2021-06-10T11:59:46-04:00June 10th, 2021|Michigan, Pride|

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is really feeling Pride this month.

Today, the staunch ally tweeted a selfie in support of LGBTQ+ Pride Month. In the photo, Whitmer is posing on her front porch and a Pride flag is seen in the background.

“This Pride month, I’m proud to fly a flag at my home that’s representative of the LGBTQ community and the vast progress we’ve made,” she wrote in the post. “This flag highlights the intersectionality within the community and honors the trans and LGBTQ trailblazers whose activism inspired the first Pride.”

Whitmer had already shown her support for the LGBTQ+ community this month. Earlier this month, she and Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist issued a proclamation declaring it Pride month in Michigan. 

“LGBTQ Michiganders are an essential part of who we are, and they make our state a better place to live and work,” Whitmer said at the time. “Members of our LGBTQ community deserve full protection under the law so they can live their authentic lives. We still have work to do to make Michigan a truly inclusive state and we must expand the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act because the vaccine for discrimination is legislation. I encourage all Michiganders to recognize and celebrate the contributions of the LGBTQ community this Pride Month.”

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Jason A. Michael
Jason A. Michael joined Between The Lines as a contributing writer in 1999. He has received both the Spirit of Detroit Award (presented by the Detroit City Council) and the Media Award from the Community Pride Banquet & Awards Ceremony for his writing and activism. Jason is also an Essence magazine bestselling author for his authorized biography "Strength Of A Woman: The Phyllis Hyman Story," released on his own JAM Books imprint.