In Photos: Hotter Than July 2022

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I Co-Founded Hotter Than July 27 Years Ago. Here's What the Black LGBTQ+ Pride Event Means to Me Now.

Through hard work, determination, support and imagination, Hotter Than July has been a premier event for 27 years. The project is now older than some people I [...]

Photo Gallery: Motor City Pride 2022

Color and joy were on full display at Motor City Pride 2022 as an estimated 40,000 Pridegoers filled downtown Detroit streets and Hart Plaza to celebrate [...]

Reflections From the Editor: This Pride, Gratitude For Chosen Family Connection

When I was a closeted kid, the only thing I really liked about church was when the priest asked the congregation to shake a neighbor’s hand and wish them [...]

The Dilemmas of Leading a Community LGBTQ+ Organization: The History of Battle Creek Pride

If you tell Deana Spencer that something she believes in is not possible or unattainable, she will power through, make it happen and disprove you. That’s [...]

The City Without Closets: How Ferndale Became So Queer

Ferndale has been known as one of Michigan’s biggest queer hubs for decades. With many of the hallmarks that distinguish a Greenwich Village, a Castro, an [...]

Your 2022 Michigan LGBTQ+ Pride Calendar

It’s that time of year again — and let’s just hope that this summer there's no surge and the only masks we see are feathered and bedazzled.For [...]

Pride in July: Gifts and Goodies That Give Back

Pride-inspired products are popping up everywhere these days, with businesses big and small competing for our mighty pink dollars. But how can you tell which [...]

Michigan Homegirl Madonna Raises $100K for LGBTQ+ Youth at Surprise Pride Bash in NYC

As cities and states across the country move to reopen in the aftermath of the pandemic, Madonna made it known that New York is back. Madge headlined the Boom [...]

Do Good While Looking Good: 7 Pride Purchases That Support Michigan LGBTQ+ Causes

Rainbows, rainbows everywhere, but not a dime for LGBTQ+ rights. That may be true for the majority of Pride merchandise, but here's a list of products you can [...]

I've Fought for LGBTQ+ Equality for Decades. Then a Dream Came True: I Threw Out the First Pitch at a Detroit Tigers Game.

On June 11, I realized a dream come true 33 years in the making when I got to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Detroit Tigers game, part of the [...]

Pride Radiates From Unexpected Places Throughout Small-Town Michigan

The state of Michigan is a mixed bag when it comes to LGBTQ+ equality. Major cities such as Ann Arbor and Detroit and vibrant hubs like Ferndale and Saugatuck [...]