June is Pride Month. Why?

The month of June was chosen for LGBTQ Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969. As a result, many pride events are held during this month to recognize the impact LGBTQ people have had in the world. (Wikipedia)

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And as we kick off Pride Month, gigantic leaps are being made for the LGBTQ community right here in our own backyard. Just yesterday (Tuesday, June 4th) Governor Whitmer supported newly introduced legislation that would expand Michigan’s civil rights law to include protections for LGBTQ people. Whitmer says, it is time for the state to be on the “right side of history.” (62 CBS Detroit)

We invite you to join in this month and celebrate diversity, love, compassion, the strides, the struggles, and the impact of our LGBTQ family right here in Michigan.

Head to MIPride.org to find out about Pride in Michigan and the many events going on to celebrate all month long. How you can get involved, volunteer, donate, and more.

The Michigan Pride Festival in Lansing (Old Town) happens on Saturday, June 15th.

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happens that same day and kicks off in front of Adado

Riverfront Park and kicks off at 12 PM.

The parade will end at the Capitol just in time for the Rally at the Capitol steps to begin.

Credit: MichiganPride.org