We had big plans to showcase Motor City Pride this year, but unfortunately, the in-person event has been cancelled for 2020. The event is going online on June 6, and there are still other ways to celebrate Pride in metro Detroit. We’ve gathered up a few ways to support Pride this month in The D.
Support LGBTQ-Owned Businesses
Detroit Vegan Soul was started by co-owners and life partners Kirsten Ussery and Erika Boyd in 2012 to make good, healthy food accessible to everyone, and to break the cycle of diet-related diseases in families and community. They’ve created a menu prepared with organic produce, natural ingredients and sweeteners, all non-GMO, made without pesticides, preservatives, additives, refined flours, sugars, dairy, eggs and animal by-products.
Amici’s Pizza & Living Room in Berkley was opened by Jennifer Stark and her partner, Maureen McNamara. It features a casual martini bar where patrons can order one of 50 martinis and award-winning pizza in a comfortable neighborhood setting. The menu offers gourmet vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free pizzas. The patio is a true garden oasis in the city and has been called the best “secret garden” in the metro area. Tucked in a cozy outdoor space behind the Living Room, the patio is a wonderful spot for a summer evening, serving martinis and pizza alfresco. Amici’s also regularly showcases local artists.
Café Muse in Royal Oak is gay-owned and operated. It’s a sophisticated bar and restaurant with unique, delicious selections prepared daily by Chef Greg. Classically trained at the Culinary and Hospitality Institute of Chicago, chef Greg finds inspiration from the great restaurants he and Smith have visited around the world. At the heart of the restaurant is their belief in natural cuisine. They’ve created a simple, European-style menu that features as many fresh, locally-produced and organic ingredients as possible. Located near the Stagecrafters community theater, Café Muse is a perfect spot to catch dinner before a show.
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Donate to LGBTQ Charities
LGBT Detroit increases awareness of and support to Detroit’s dynamic LGBT culture through education and advocacy with integrity and pride. LGBT Detroit is focused on youth development, cultural awareness and emotional and physical well being.
Affirmations in Ferndale is Michigan’s longest running LGBT community center and is ranked as one of the 10 largest in the country. Affirmations serves the community by offering an array of support and discussion groups
Equality Michigan has been working for over 30 years for full equality and respect for all Michigan residents regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. They want to achieve basic fairness and equality in our state.
Buy Pride Products
Quiet Deviants is a queer clothing brand that celebrates pride through subtle designs. Check out their awesome tees, stickers and hats.
Stewie’s Got Pride sells all your classic pride flags, buttons, stickers, pins, jewelry and more.
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