Grand Blanc church to celebrate Pride Month with ‘pride Sunday’ worship service
GRAND BLANC, MI — A church in Genesee County is planning to celebrate Pride Month with its first-ever Pride Sunday worship service to welcome members of the LGBTQ+ community and let them know where they can find a church home. St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, 9020 S. Saginaw St., in Grand Blanc is hosting a Pride Sunday worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 27. That includes members of the LGBTQ+ community, who have experienced exclusion from so many sources. The LGBTQ+ Community is made up of people like you and me.”If the LGBTQ+ Community has an agenda, it is to have the same rights as everyone else, Lasley added. The Episcopal Church has often been on the frontlines in the struggle for social justice.mlive.com
How to Watch Tonight’s Miley Pride Special
Join Miley Cyrus on Peacock tonight at 8pm ET to celebrate Pride Month and good music. This vibrant Pride special will feature an endless amount of glitter, humor, and irresistible Miley pizzazz. You definitely don’t want to miss this virtual concert, especially if you were cheated out of a Miley Cyrus live show during the pandemic. For only $4.99/month, you can stream The Miley Pride Special at 8pm ET. In the meantime, you can watch clips of the show on Miley Cyrus’ Instagram.mlive.com
Flint Pride to host cookout, open mic crawl to celebrate LGBTQ community
FLINT, MI — A series of events planned by Flint Pride are the horizon to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and mark Pride Month. Flint Pride is scheduled to host a cookout from 2-6 p.m. Friday, June 25 in the parking lot of Wellness AIDS Services, 311 E. Court St. in Flint. Pride Month was first recognized nationwide by President Bill Clinton in 1999 and again by President Barack Obama. Gretchen Whitmer also declared June as Pride Month in both 2019 and 2020. Read more on MLive:Mayor declares June as Pride Month in FlintDespite objections, LGBTQ pride flag will fly over Genesee County buildingsFlint Police Department will have Black Lives Matter advisory councilFlint council could approve ban on race-based hairstyle discrimination Mondaymlive.com
Whitmer bans government funds for conversion therapy on minors, calls for practice to be outlawed in Michigan
Gretchen Whitmer and LGBTQ rights advocates said a new executive order blocking government funding for conversion therapy on minors is a first step toward outlawing the practices in Michigan. “Conversion therapy is opposed by medical experts, is rooted in bigotry and it can have long-term harmful effects,” Whitmer said. The new executive order, effective immediately, prohibits the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services from using state or federal funds for conversion therapy on minors. Equality Michigan Executive Director Erin Knott said “extreme practices” using electro-shock therapy, surgery and chemical drugs are becoming less common, but all forms of conversion therapy are harmful. Twenty states and a growing number of municipalities across the country have passed laws prohibiting conversion therapy.mlive.com
Kalamazoo Pride events kick off with virtual awards ceremony Friday night
KALAMAZOO, MI — “To create a just, inclusive, equitable, and supportive environment in Southwest Michigan for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities and expressions,” states the mission statement for OutFront Kalamazoo. On Friday, June 11, OutFront Kalamazoo will kick off a series of Pride Month events with a virtual awards ceremony that will recognize five community members whose contributions have aided in LGBTQ+ equality, social justice and the advancement of the organization’s mission. This year’s honorees include Branch County Pride founder Chris Boger, Kalamazoo Pride committee volunteer CoCo Marie, community organizer Kaleb Burpee, Kalamazoo Public Schools Board of Education Trustee Megan Maddock and OutFront Kalamazoo volunteer Cheri Stolzner. The awards ceremony will be broadcast at 8 p.m. on Friday, June 11. Virtual attendees are asked to contribute a $10 donation.mlive.com
Ann Arbor celebrates Pride with ongoing June events; virtual event set for August
ANN ARBOR, MI -- Although Pride Month is off and running, Ann Arbor will have to wait for its big celebration. Ann Arbor Pride will be holding its Pride celebration virtually on August 7 due to ongoing coronavirus concerns. The event, which is set to start at 10 a.m., will headline pop singer VINCINT, who is set to release his debut album on June 11. Despite the city’s main event being a few months away, the Ann Arbor District Library is currently holding “30 Days of Pride,” a family-friendly, virtual event with daily crafts, poetry and book recommendations. Other ongoing events include Necto’s Pride Fridays and a variety of community meetings hosted by the Jim Toy Community Center.mlive.com
WNBA partners with Deloitte for Pride Month
In observance of <a href="https://www.clickondetroit.com/topic/Pride_Month/" target="_blank">Pride Month</a> the <a href="https://www.clickondetroit.com/topic/WNBA/" target="_blank">WNBA</a> and partner Deloitte will promote initiatives that advocate for, support and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and its allies throughout the month of June.
Detroit Pistons recognize LGBTQ+ community with week of virtual events
DETROIT The Pistons will host a series of virtual events from Monday through Thursday for Pistons Pride Week. The Pistons programs are an extension of the Pistons Equality platform and are meant to support the LGBTQ+ community. Pride week events are free and open to the first 1,000 participants to register online. READ: Benched: Greg Kelser discusses the end of Detroit Pistons season, praying for social changeOn Tuesday at 6 p.m. the Pistons will host an interactive discussion with Free Mom Hugs founder Sara Cunningham and her son Parker. Through the Pistons Pride Week events and discussions, we look to recognize and advocate for inclusion for the LGBTQ+ community, said Erika Swilley, Detroit Pistons senior director of community relations.
Gov. Whitmer: June 2020 is Pride Month in Michigan
LANSING, Mich. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declared June 2020 Pride Month in Michigan. The month is to celebrate LGBTQ+ individuals and acknowledge the work that must be done to create a more equitable state for all identities, genders, races, ethnicities and ages.This pride month, we are reminded that the beginning of Pride was not a celebration, but a protest to be seen, heard, treated equally, and allowed to live fully and authentically, Whitmer said. More needs to be done to ensure every Michigander can experience equality and freedom from discrimination, Whitmer said. We must continue to support the rights of every citizen to experience equality free from discrimination and recognize the continued need for education and awareness to recognize the basic rights of all Michiganders.READ: Michigan deal prohibits LGBT discrimination in state adoptions
Ann Arbor Film Festival to kick off Pride Month with virtual happy hour June 4
ANN ARBOR, Mich. The Ann Arbor Film Festival will celebrate Pride Month by hosting a virtual happy hour at 7 p.m. on June 4. Taking place through Zoom, the virtual happy hour will feature Rusty Tidenberg, subject of the documentary Why Cant I Be Me? Around You focuses on the eight years of Tidenbergs life after she comes out to her family and friends. Leslie Raymond, director of the Ann Arbor Film Festival and Martin Contreras and Keith Orr, former owners of \aut\ Bar will host the celebration. The documentary won the \aut\ FILM Award for Best LGBTQ Film at this years virtual Ann Arbor Film Festival.