Equality Michigan appreciates the power and impact of bring the LGBT communities of Michigan together. We proudly host these community building events in an effort to support that impact and utilize that power.
Equality Michigan's Annual ComedyFest is a fabulous comedy festival held annually in Dearborn for Michigan's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allied communities. Join comedians from across the nation for an outstanding night!
Motor City Pride is a volunteer-driven event celebrating the lives of Michigan’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender citizens. A weekend packed with multiple events including a family picnic, golf outing, Commitment Ceremony, parade, and beer garden. Motor City Pride culminates as the largest LGBT gathering in Michigan and is located at Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit. A summer riverfront festival has open-ended appeal. There is something truly energizing, exciting and empowering about holding Motor City Pride in a location where people work, shop and live. Holding a Pride event in the historic Hart Plaza solidifies the notion of LGBT people as active parts of the larger community.
State Equality Celebration
Equality Michigan's Annual State Equality Celebration brings together our communities in a celebration of our accomplishes and to recognize the catalysts to those successes. Held each year, it provides an opportunity for attendees to come together, mingle, and celebrate our community's accomplishments over the past year. A nationally renowned keynote speaker addresses the crowd on issues relevant to our lives. The event also includes the presentation of five Catalyst Awards recognizing individuals and organizations for excellence in service to Michigan's LGBT community. We are proud that the success of this events draws several community leaders and elected officials.