Photo courtesy of David Graff

Summer Pride Calendar

Compiled by Kate Opalewski

JUNE 24

Motown Invitational Classic Boat Cruise

Board 12:45 p.m., Depart 1 p.m., Return 4-5 p.m.

Atwater St. and Jos Campau, Detroit

Tickets: $30

http://www.mictournament.org

Riverboat cruise to raise funds for Michigan's oldest and largest LGBT bowling tournament. 21+.

LGBT Older Adult Summit

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

MSU Detroit Center, 3408 Woodward Ave., Detroit

http://www.sagemetrodetroit.org

RSVP online. Free.

Flint Pride in the Park

2-8 p.m.

Riverbank Park, Downtown Flint

http://www.facebook.com/flintgaypride

Suggested donation: $5

"Lysistrata"

8 p.m.

Slipstream Theatre, 460 Hilton, Ferndale

http://www.slipstreamti.com

Tickets: $12

JUNE 25

4th Annual Up North Pride Rally and Visibility March

1-3 p.m.

The Little Fleet, 448 E. Front St., Traverse City

http://www.upnorthpride.com

Marching down to Clinch Park Beach for a community picnic. Bring posters, rainbow flags and Pride spirit.

"Lysistrata"

7 p.m.

Slipstream Theatre, 460 Hilton, Ferndale

http://www.slipstreamti.com

Tickets: $12

JUNE 27

National HIV Testing Day

Visit http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81919 to find testing events in your area.

9th Annual LGBT & Ally Pride Awards Banquet

6-9 p.m.

Anderson Enrichment Center, 120 Ezra Rust Drive, Saginaw

http://www.perceptionsmi.org

Tickets are $30 for the event which honors individuals and businesses who have worked to further equality in the Great Lakes Bay Region.

JULY 1

"Lysistrata"

8 p.m.

Slipstream Theatre, 460 Hilton, Ferndale

http://www.slipstreamti.com

Tickets: $12

JULY 2

"Lysistrata"

7 p.m.

Slipstream Theatre, 460 Hilton, Ferndale

http://www.slipstreamti.com

Tickets: $12

JULY 6-8

"Lysistrata"

8 p.m.

Slipstream Theatre, 460 Hilton, Ferndale

http://www.slipstreamti.com

Tickets: $12

JULY 9

"Lysistrata"

7 p.m.

Slipstream Theatre, 460 Hilton, Ferndale

http://www.slipstreamti.com

Tickets: $12

JULY 13

Battle Creek Pride Weekend Keynote

6:30 p.m.

Kool Family Center, Lew Boyd Room

200 W. Michigan Ave., Battle Creek

http://www.battlecreekpride.org/

Free. Appetizers and childcare provided. Community discussion on combatting hate in America facilitated by Cynthia M. Deitle, Esq., retired FBI Civil Rights Special Agent and current Program Director for the Matthew Shepard Foundation.

JULY 14

Battle Creek Pride Parade

7 p.m.

Downtown Battle Creek

http://www.battlecreekpride.org/

Variety Drag Show

8 p.m.

Wave Park, 35 Hamblin Ave., Battle Creek

http://www.battlecreekpride.org/

White Party

10 p.m.

Partners Bar, 910 North Ave., Battle Creek

http://www.battlecreekpride.org/

JULY 15

Battle Creek Pride Festival

11 a.m.

McCamly Park, Battle Creek

http://www.battlecreekpride.org/

Pride Bash

8 p.m.

Partners Bar, 910 North Ave., Battle Creek

http://www.battlecreekpride.org/

JULY 16

Candlelight Vigil

9 p.m.

Sojourner Truth Memorial, 2-14 E. Michigan Ave., Battle Creek

http://www.battlecreekpride.org/

JULY 17

Pride Benefit Drag Show

5 p.m.

Partners Bar, 910 North Ave., Battle Creek

http://www.battlecreekpride.org/

JULY 25

Hotter Than July Candlelight Vigil

6-9 p.m.

Palmer Park, 910 Merrill Plaisance St., Detroit

http://www.hotterthanjuly.org

Join LGBT Detroit at Palmer Park as the organization pays respect to loved ones the community has lost and rejoice in life and freedom. Entertainment provided by Charlie B. Keyz.

JULY 26

Hotter Than July Opening Party

5-9 p.m.

Woodward Bar & Grill, 6426 Woodward Ave., Detroit

www.hotterthanjuly.org

This year's theme, "I Am Because We Are" will promote a conversation around identity politics.

JULY 28

Hotter Than July Annual Gathering

9 a.m.

Center for Disparity Solutions and Equity, University of Michigan-Dearborn, College of Education, Health and Human Services, 19000 Hubbard Drive, Fairlane Center South, Dearborn

http://www.hotterthanjuly.org

JULY 29-30

Hotter Than July Palmer Park Picnic

11 a.m.

Palmer Park, 910 Merrill Plaisance St., Detroit

http://www.hotterthanjuly.org

JULY 30

Hotter Than July Sunday Worship Service

11 a.m.

Whosoever Ministry United Church of Christ, 2930 Woodward Ave., Detroit

http://www.hotterthanjuly.org

AUGUST 4-6

OUTFest & Pride Picnic

http://www.a2outfest.com/

This annual pride celebration, hosted by Jim Toy Community Center, returns to Ann Arbor's Kerrytown District with an array of activities for the LGBTQ and allied communities of Washtenaw County area. Weekend events including movie night, a morning yoga session, game night and the Pride picnic in Wheeler Park, are open to all attendees.

AUGUST 12

Transgender Pride in the Park

12-6 p.m.

Donald Red Geary Park, Earle Boulevard at Pinecrest, Ferndale

http://www.transgendermichigan.org

Celebrate the 51st anniversary of the Compton's Cafeteria Riot

SEPTEMBER 17

AIDS Walk Detroit

Registration at 8:30 a.m.

Royal Oak Farmers Market, 316 E. 11 Mile Road, Royal Oak

http://www.aidswalkdetroit.org

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