It is officially June, and that means it is Pride Month here in Lansing and across the United States.

While the month is shrouded in hate for those who don't understand it, it's not for them. It's for you! The purpose of the month is to help ensure that those who aren't in a safe space or think they're alone know they're not alone.

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There are safe spaces and those who are and will be accepting of you, even if they're not your best friend, family, or community.

We here at 97.5 NOW FM strive to be one of those safe spaces for you. We are here to support you and let you be who you want to be. At the end of the day, life is too short to worry about what anyone else is going to think of you.

Don't let society try to tell you that you're less than or not good enough because of who you are.

I know words of affirmation mean nothing, but you truly are not alone. Never let anyone make you feel less than or not as important because of who you are.

Don't forget, you were Born This Way 💖

Resources For Those In The LGBTQ+ Community

If you're ever struggling and need support but don't know where to find it, the following resources are good places to start. It can be hard at times, especially with so much hate in the world.

Where To Celebrate Here In Lansing

There are plenty of events happening in the Mid-Michigan area that you can attend. Here are a few of them.

If we missed an event or you would like one added, please email

  • JULY 22: Lansing Pride Festival - 2024**
    - Date: Sat, July 22
    - Time: 1 – 10 PM
    - Location: Old Town Lansing River View Lofts, 202 E Grand River Ave, Lansing, MI
  • JUNE 8: Vintage Pride 45+**
    - Date: Sat, June 8
    - Time: 2:00 – 3:30 PM
    - Location: Salus Center, 408 S Washington Square, Lansing, MI
  • JUNE 7: Pride Month Boozy Book Fair**
    - Date: Fri, June 7
    - Time: 5 PM
    - Location: Hooked, 3142 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI
  • JUNE 22: Lansing Pride Meetup (Sober in Lansing)**
    - Date: Sat, June 22
    - Time: 2:30 – 4:30 PM
    - Location: Old Town Lansing River View Lofts, 202 E Grand River Ave, Lansing, MI
  • JUNE 5: Suits and the City 20th Anniversary/Pride Event**
    - Date: Wed, June 5 – Thu, June 6
    - Location: 220 E Maple St, Lansing, MI
  • AUGUST 10: Meridian Pride Event**
    - Date: Sat, August 10 – Sun, August 11
    - Location: 5151 Marsh Rd, Okemos, MI
  • JUNE 21: Celebrate YOU! A Teen Pride Extravaganza**
    - Date: Fri, June 21
    - Time: 2 – 4 PM
    - Location: East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Rd, East Lansing, MI
  • JUNE 15: Lesbian Pride Trivia!**
    - Date: Sat, June 15
    - Time: 4 – 6 PM
    - Location: Green Dot Stables, 410 S Clippert St, Lansing, MI
  • JUNE 7: Retreat for Parents of LGBTQ Children of Any Age**
    - Date: Fri, June 7 – Sun, June 9
    - Location: 202 E State St, St Johns, MI
  • JULY 26: Breaking Barriers: Disability Pride Celebration**
    - Date: Fri, July 26
    - Time: 12 PM
    - Location: Lansing Shuffle, 325 Riverfront Dr, Lansing, MI
  • JUNE 29: Garden of Gay - A Pride Themed Pole Show 2024**
    - Date: Sat, June 29
    - Time: 6:30 – 9:00 PM
    - Location: The Movement Suite, 2018 Cedar St Suite E, Holt, MI
  • JUNE 13: Colors of the Rainbow- Pride Dinner- Thursday**
    - Date: Thu, June 13
    - Time: 7 – 9 PM
    - Location: Red Haven Farm to Table Restaurant, 4480 Hagadorn Rd #103, Okemos, MI
  • JUNE 30: Magic: The Gathering Presents: Pride**
    - Date: Sun, June 30
    - Time: 12 PM
    - Location: The Gaming Cantina, 1982 W Grand River Ave #401, Okemos, MI

Actors Who Came Out After Playing an LGBTQ+ Character

Stacker referenced various news articles to compile a list of 25 celebrities who have come out after playing an LGBTQ+ character.

Gallery Credit: Cu Fleshman

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