BY BTL STAFF
LANSING – In recent years as attacks on LGBT rights have taken center stage politically the number of hateful protesters present at the annual statewide Pride March and Rally have increased.
Following the passage of Proposal 2 last fall, organizers of the June 25 events in Lansing are concerned that the number of protesters, especially at the Capital Commitment Ceremony, may increase in number.
In its 17th year, the event has never had an incident involving a clash between protesters and marchers. To ensure the safety of the event, Michigan Pride is currently seeking volunteers to create a peaceful perimeter around protesters during the afternoon of Saturday, June 25, during the Pride March, Civil Rights Rally, and Commitment Ceremony.
Those with special skills, such as nurses and off-duty EMTs are also especially needed this year as volunteers in the festival First Aid Tent.
Interested persons or groups should call 517-371-8466 or email [email protected] for more information. Details about the Michigan Pride weekend can be found at http://www.michiganpride.org.