Stand Up and Be Counted Continues

By |2012-07-26T09:00:00-04:00July 26th, 2012|News|

DETROIT –
“Stand Up Be Counted” continues through July 29 with a series of events and activities listed below. Sponsored in part by KICK, The Agency for LGBT African Americans, Hotter Than July is the third oldest pride event of its kind in the U.S. and is now in its 17th year.
“‘Stand Up Be Counted’ is a powerful, experience exemplifying where the LGBT movement is currently,” said Victoria B. Edwards, director of development for KICK. “With the downfall of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, the degeneration of the Defense of Marriage Act, and the many other wins for LGBT equal rights, I am just proud to work with and be a part of the movement.”

Thursday, July 26 – The Annual Hotter Than July Film Festival will be held at the Cass City Cinema (formerly The Burton Theater) located at 3420 Cass Ave, in Detroit. The festival starts at 5:30 p.m. and continues to 12:30 a.m. Tickets are available at the Cass City Cinema and are $20. For more information contact Stacey Hale at 248-310-9902.

Friday, July 27 – The Annual Gathering for LGBT Issues will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Detroit located at 351 Gratiot Ave. This community event will cover topics, including equality and social justice, health and wellness and legal and elder needs of the LGBT community. The Hotter Than July event is free and open to the community. For additional information please contact Cornelius Wilson at 313-942-2803.

Saturday, July 28 – The Annual Hotter Than July Picnic will be held at Palmer Park beginning at 11 a.m. This free community event welcomes all allies, family and friends who are looking to love, be proud of and celebrate the LGBT community. For additional information please contact Walter J. Houston, III at 313-828-9723.

Sunday, July 29 – The Annual Worship Service will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Detroit located at 351 Gratiot Ave at 10 a.m., hosted by Detroit’s Faith Community. Rev. Tennial, Ed.D will speak at this year’s Hotter Than July Worship Service and is the founder and executive director of the Trinity Learning Institute in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information please contact Rev. Darlene Franklin at 248-825-6149.

Sunday, July 29 – The Annual Sunday Brunch hosted by The Billionaire Boys Club will be held on at the Detroit Yacht Club from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Detroit Yacht Club on Belle Isle. Tickets are $75 and $100 for VIP. There is a strict dress code and tickets will not be available at the door. For tickets and to RSVP for this year’s Annual Sunday Brunch, please contact Robert Tate at 313-585-6005.

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