Equality Michigan announced that Motor City Pride would return to Hart Plaza on June 2 and 3, 2012. It will be the festival’s 11th year as a production of Equality Michigan.
This past June, Motor City Pride drew 44,000 people to Hart Plaza marking the first time the festival has taken place in the prominent location. The event, which celebrated southeast Michigan’s LGBT community, kicked off with a picnic attracting over 50 families and closed with a popular party on the Detroit Princess riverboat. The event had over 54 Michigan businesses sign on as sponsors.
“Motor City Pride is an incredible opportunity for gay and transgender people to come together,” said festival chair Dave Wait. “Families, friends, allies and activists all showed up this year to show their support for equality. We’re excited to plan an even bigger and better event for next year.”
Festival organizers have scheduled two community meetings for the public to provide input on the 2012 event. Interested individuals and organizations are invited to attend either of the following meetings and share suggestions with the planning committee. The first meeting will be held on Nov. 9 from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Affirmations Community Center, 290 West 9 Mile Road in Ferndale and the second gathering will be on Nov. 13 from 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Detroit Marriott, 400 Renaissance Drive, Detroit. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend. Learn more at http://www.equalitymi.org.