Pride Calendar


May 28

Kalamazoo Pride Euchre Tournament

Presenting Organization: Kalamazoo Gay and Lesbian Resource Center (KGLRC)

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Metro Diner & Nightclub, 411 N. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo

Contact: http://www.kglrc.org/pride

May 30

Motor City Bears Charity Dinner and Silent Auction

Presenting Organization: Motor City Bears

Time: 5 p.m.

Location: Zion Lutheran Church, 143 Albany St., Ferndale

Contact: http://www.meetup.com/Motor-City-Bears/

Tickets: $7.50-15

All you can eat dinner of classic American food.

Pride Prom

Presenting Organization: The Friends of the Ferndale Library

Time: 8 p.m.

Location: Ferndale Public Library, 222 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale.

Contact: http://www.ferndalepride.com

Tickets: $25-30

21+. DJ, cash bar, refreshments and more.

Leather & Lace Charity Ball

Presenting Organization: R&R Saloon

Time: 10 p.m.

Location: R&R Saloon, 7330 Michigan Ave., Detroit

Contact: http://www.rnrsaloon.com

Specials, 50/50 raffle and more. Proceeds go to Ruth Ellis Center.

May 31

Rainbow Run

Presenting Organization: Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce

Time: 8:45 a.m. registration; 10:30 a.m. races

Location: Downtown Ferndale

Contact: 248-542-2160 or http://www.rainbow-run.com

Registration: $15-35

2k and 5k fun runs and walks featuring multi-color paint, benefits for area non-profits and more.

2014 Annual Women's Golf OUTing

Presenting Organization: Equality Michigan

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Location: St. John's Golf and Conference Center, 44045 Five Mile Road, Plymouth

Contact: http://www.equalitymi.org

Join more than one hundred golfers challenge each other for the prizes that are awarded for Longest Drive, Longest Putt and other games of skill and chance.

Dykes on Bikes - Ferndale Pride

Presenting Organization: Dykes on Bikes

Time: 12 p.m.

Location: Affirmations Parking Lot, 290 W. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale

Contact: ronda.wright@yahoo.com or pooh131965@yahoo.com.

Designed for all riding skill levels.

Ferndale Pride

Presenting Organization: Ferndale Pride

Time: 1 p.m.

Location: Downtown Ferndale

Contact: http://www.ferndalepride.com

Emceed by Gay Billy, Nina Ross and Natalie Cole. Featuring wedding/commitment ceremony, food trucks, retail and nonprofit booths and more. Multiple after-parties throughout Ferndale.

June 1

Third Annual Bowling Extravaganza

Presenting Organization: Kalamazoo Gay and Lesbian Resource Center (KGLRC)

Time: 3 p.m.

Location: Eastland Bowl, 5570 Gull Road, Kalamazoo

Contact: http://www.kglrc.org

Family-friendly event.

June 6

Inaugural Gala

Presenting Organization: HAVEN

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Detroit Troy Marriott, 200 W. Big Beaver Road, Troy

Contact: http://haven-oakland.maestroweb.com or events@haven-oakland.org

Tickets start at $150

An event honoring HAVEN's long history of providing hope to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Cocktail attire.

June 7

Bears in Speedos Carwash

Presenting Organization: Motor City Bears

Time: 12 p.m.

Location: Level One Bank, 22635 Woodward Ave., Ferndale

Contact: http://www.meetup.com/Motor-City-Bears/

Motor City Pride

Presenting Organization: Equality Michigan

Time: 2 p.m.

Location: Hart Plaza, Detroit

Contact: http://www.motorcitypride.com

Tickets: $5

Featuring Andy Bell of Erasure

June 8

Motor City Pride Parade

Presenting Organization: Equality Michigan

Time: 11 a.m.

Location: Fort and Grisworld, Detroit

Contact: http://www.motorcitypride.org

Motor City Pride Ride

Presenting Organization: Dykes on Bikes

Contact: http://www.dykesonbikesdetroit.com

Contact for more information or find them on Facebook

Motor City Pride

Presenting Organization: Equality Michigan

Time: 12 p.m.

Location: Hart Plaza, Detroit

Contact: http://www.motorcitypride.org

Tickets: $5

Featuring Alex Newell from "Glee"

June 13

Kalamazoo Pride

Presenting Organization: Kalamazoo Gay and Lesbian Resource Center (KGLRC)

Time: 5 p.m.

Location: Arcadia Creek Festival Place, Kalamazoo

Contact: http://www.kglrc.org/pride

Tickets: $7-10.

Sponsored by Bell's Brewery. Featuring drag queens, Lady Bunny and Manila Luzon, DJ Matt Downey, ABBA Salute and more.

June 14

Kalamazoo Pride

Presenting Organization: Kalamazoo Gay and Lesbian Resource Center (KGLRC)

Time: 1 p.m.

Location: Arcadia Creek Festival Place, Kalamazoo

Contact: http://www.kglrc.org/pride

Tickets: $7-10.

Sponsored by Bell's Brewery. Featuring drag queens, Lady Bunny and Manila Luzon, DJ Matt Downey, ABBA Salute and more.

West Michigan Pride Festival

Presenting Organization: The LGBT Network of West Michigan

Time: 1 p.m.

Location: Calder Plaza, Grand Rapids

Contact: http://www.grlgbt.org

Pride Parade at 12 p.m. before festival.

June 20-29

World Pride 2014

Presenting Organization: Pride Toronto

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

June 24

Saginaw Valley LGBT Pride Awards Banquet

Presenting Organization: Perceptions and Equality Michigan

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Andersen Enrichment Center & Garden, 120 Ezra Rust Ave., Saginaw

Contact: http://www.equalitymi.org

The evening will include an appetizer reception; dinner and a Pride Program with presentation of Awards.

June 25-28

Shore to Shore Equality Ride

Presenting Organization: Affirmations

Location: Affirmations, 290 W. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale to Saugatuck

Contact: http://www.goaffirmations.org

The Equality Ride is a four-day bicycle adventure that will start in Ferndale and conclude with a closing ceremony in Saugatuck.

June 27-30

World Pride Toronto Ride

Presenting Organization: Dykes on Bikes

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Contact: http://www.dykesonbikesdetroit.com

June 28

Holland Area Pride

Presenting Organization: Holland Pride

Location:The Grounds of Centennial Park and Park Theater, Holland

Contact: http://www.hollandareapride.com

Headlined by comedienne Jennie McNulty

June 28

Flint Pride in the Park

Presenting Organization: Flint Gay Pride Society

Time: 11 a.m.

Location: Pavilion Rink & Adjacent Riverfront Park, Flint

Contact: http://www.facebook.com/flintgaypride

Suggested Donation $5.

July 18-20

Windover Ride

Presenting Organization: Dykes on Bikes

Location: Windover Camp Ground

Contact: http://www.dykesonbikesdetroit.com

Women's only camp ground. Fees apply.

July 22-27

Hotter Than July

July 22

Candlelight Vigil

Presenting Organization: KICK

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Blue Spruce Memorial Tree, Palmer Park, Detroit

Contact: 313-285-9733 or http://www.hotterthanjuly.org

Part of Hotter Than July

July 23

Boat Ride

Presenting Organization: KICK

Time: 6:10 p.m.

Location: Rivard Plaza, Downtown Detroit Riverwalk, Detroit

Contact: 313-285-9733 or http://www.hotterthanjuly.org

Tickets: $55

Part of Hotter Than July

July 24

Film Festival

Presenting Organization: KICK

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Location: Cass City Cinema, 3420 Cass Ave., Detroit

Contact: 313-285-9733 or http://www.hotterthanjuly.org

Tickets: $20

Part of Hotter Than July

July 25

Annual Gathering on LGBTQ Issues

Presenting Organization: KICK

Time: 8 a.m.

Location: Michigan State University, 4707 St. Antoine St., Detroit

Contact: 313-285-9733 or http://www.hotterthanjuly.org

Free with Required Registration

Part of Hotter Than July

Friday Night Event

Presenting Organization: KICK

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: TBD

Contact: 313-285-9733 or http://www.hotterthanjuly.org

Part of Hotter Than July.

July 26

Palmer Park Picnic

Presenting Organization: KICK

Time: 9 a.m.

Location: Palmer Park, Detroit

Contact: 313-285-9733 or http://www.hotterthanjuly.org

Part of Hotter Than July.

July 27

Worship Service

Presenting Organization: KICK

Time: 11 a.m.

Location: WHOSOEVER Ministry, 2930 Woodward Ave., Detroit

Contact: 313-285-9733 or http://www.hotterthanjuly.org

Part of Hotter Than July

Sunday Brunch

Presenting Organization: KICK

Time: 1 p.m.

Location: TBD

Contact: 313-285-9733 or http://www.hotterthanjuly.org

Tickets: $50-90

Part of Hotter Than July

Aug. 8-10

Windsor-Essex Pride Fest

Presenting Organization: Windsor Pride

Location: Riverfront Festival Plaza, Downtown Winsor, Ontario, Canada

Contact: http://www.wepridefest.com

Aug. 9

Transgender Picnic in the Park

Presenting Organization: Transgender Michigan

Time: 12 p.m.

Location: Donald Red Geary Park, Ferndale

Contact: 855-345-TGMI or http://www.transgendermichigan.org

Free food, free fun and great friends.

Aug. 17

Cement City Ride

Presenting Organization: Dykes on Bikes Detroit

Time: 10:45 a.m.

Location: Meet at Affirmations, Ferndale

Contact: http://www.dykesonbikesdetroit.com

Voted best ride of the season; ride primarily through the beautiful Michigan countryside.

Aug. 22

White Party

Presenting Organization: Michigan Pride

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Old Town, Lansing

Contact: http://www.michiganpride.org

Tickets: $10

White or silver attire.

August 23

Michigan Pride Festival in Old Town

Presenting Organization: Michigan Pride

Time: 12 p.m.

Location: Old Town, 206 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing

Contact: http://www.michiganpride.org

Michigan-based musicians, food, games, crafts and more. All ages welcome.

March to the Capitol

Presenting Organization: Michigan Pride

Time: 12 p.m. Set-Up

Location: 200 N. Grand Ave., Lansing

Contact: http://www.michiganpride.org

The March will be held rain or shine and should last approximately 30 minutes.

Commitment Ceremony

Presenting Organization: Michigan Pride

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Location: State Capitol Steps, Lansing

Contact: http://www.michiganpride.org

Rev. Kent Lederer of Unity of Greater Lansing will lead a group-style commitment ceremony in which couples will receive a certificate following the ceremony

Rally at the Capitol

Presenting Organization: Michigan Pride

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Location: State Capitol, Lansing

Contact: www.michiganpride.org

Michigan Pride's Capitol Rally will celebrate the LGBTQ community's progress in achieving civil rights and uniting against housing, workplace and marriage discrimination.


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