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Michigan Khaos Reigns at Hotter Than July

Internet sensation to host live show at Palmer Park picnic. Ka'Juan D. Hill, aka Khaos, is making a name for himself with his new internet show "Let's Talk About It." READ MORE.

HTJ Spotlight: Kai Edwards

This year, Edwards is producing the annual mini-ball at this year's Hotter Than July picnic in Palmer Park. "I put it together all by myself," Edwards said. "The title of the mini-ball is Freedom because that's the theme of this this year's HTJ. They don't have to bring it like anything specific. They can just come as themselves. I have all cash categories. They are open to all. READ MORE.

HTJ Spotlight: Charlie B. Keyz

Charlie B. Keyz will be performing at the Hotter Than July picnic in Palmer Park on Saturday, July 30. READ MORE.

Aug. 2 Michigan Primary Could Put Three Additional Out Gay Candidates On Nov. 8 Ballot

The Aug. 2 primary could result in pushing the Michigan House of Representatives contingent of openly gay men serving as elected officials from two to five. READ MORE.

2nd Annual LGBT Community Chat with Detroit Police Dept. LGBT Liaison

DETROIT-Detroit Police Department Deputy Dani Woods, LGBT liaison to the office of the chief, will hold the second annual LGBT Community Chat Aug. 3 at Palmer Park. READ MORE.

Candlelight Vigil Opens 21st Annual Detroit Black Gay Pride celebration

The 21st installment of Hotter Than July, Detroit's Black Gay Pride celebration, began Tuesday, July 26 with the annual candlelight vigil in Palmer Park. Nearly 75 people attended the service, which took place near the blue spruce memorial tree. The tree was planted in 1999 to commemorate those in the community lost to HIVAIDS and other illnesses. Longtime community activist Ron Doe was the featured speaker for the ceremony. He recalled leading a support group for Men of Color Motivational Group when the idea to plant the tree came about. READ MORE.

Jeffrey Montgomery, LGBTQ Leader Dies at 63

The man who took personal tragedy and turned it into a "brilliant" career fighting for the rights of the LGBT community has died. Jeffrey Montgomery, the founder of Triangle Foundation in Detroit, died Monday, July 18 at age 63. Montgomery's life journey took him from a comfortable childhood in Grosse Pointe, Michigan; to the national stage as a leading voice combating anti-LGBT violence across the U.S. READ MORE.

Trans Sisters of Color Project Hosts Memorial BBQ

The Trans Sistas of Color Project - Detroit will host its first annual "REMEMBERING OUR FALLEN ANGELS" BBQ at Palmer Park at the Blue Spruce Tree near the Fountain. READ MORE.

Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce, Out And Equal Host Midwest Series Panel

The Detroit Regional LGBT Chamber of Commerce and Out & Equal, a national LGBT advocacy group, have joined together to present the first installment of the Midwest Learning Series "Beyond Policies and Benefits: Creating an LGBT Inclusive Workspace." The free event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on July 27 at the GM Learning Center located on Level 2 in the Renaissance Center. READ MORE.

Annual Detroit Black Gay Pride Celebration to Take Place Next Week

DETROIT - It's that time of year again. Hotter Than July, aka Detroit Black Gay Pride, is scheduled for next week. Events run Tuesday, July 26 - Sunday, July 31. The week kicks off with the annual candlelight vigilopening ceremony Tuesday. The vigil will take place at Palmer Park near the blue spruce memorial tree (pond area). Longtime community activist Ron Doe will be speaking. READ MORE.

Great Lakes Bay Region Celebrates 6th Pride Festival

MIDLAND - June is over but LGBT Michigan is not done celebrating pride. Perceptions, the community center for the Great Lakes Bay region will present its 6th annual Pride festival July 23 in the Veteran's Memorial Park in Bay City. READ MORE.

Fair Michigan Launches Justice Project

DETROIT - A new project has started in southeast Michigan working directly with city officials to investigate hate crimes against the LGBT community. READ MORE.

BREAKING: Jeffrey Montgomery, Triangle Foundation Founder, Has Died

Jeffrey Montgomery, founder of the Triangle Foundation - the predecessor organization to Equality Michigan - has died. This is a breaking news story. Watch for updates. READ MORE.

State Sen. Rick Jones Breaks with Caucus, Co-Sponsors Hate Crimes Amendment

State Sen. Rick Jones (R-Grand Ledge) has become the lead co-sponsor -- along with Warren Democrat Steve Bieda -- to amend the 1988 Ethnic Intimidation Act law to include sexual orientation and gender identity. Jones has been in the legislature since 2004, and has previously voted "pass" on hate crimes legislation -- essentially an abstention. But on June 12, the former Eaton County Sheriff had to face up to reality: members of the LGBT community are the targets of hate violence. READ MORE.

Schuette Joins Coalition Challenging Federal LGBT Youth Guidance In Schools

LANSING - Attorney General Bill Schuette, long believed to be a Republican candidate for governor in 2018, joined a coalition of 10 states July 8 fighting the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice's recent federal directive extending protections to LGBT youth in schools. READ MORE.

Kickstarter Campaign Raises Over $11K to Renovate New LGBT Detroit Building

DETROIT - It's a milestone for Detroit's black LGBT community. LGBT Detroit recently purchased a building of its own on Greenfield Road on the city's west side. The 3,100 square foot building is nearly three times the size of the space the agency currently rents on Burroughs Street in midtown. READ MORE.

Equitable Parenthood Still Penalizing LGBT Parents

DETROIT - A unanimous vote July 5 by the Michigan Court of Appeals found that a lesbian co-parent lacked standing to seek parenting time or custody rights over the biological child of her ex-girlfriend who she helped raise. READ MORE.

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