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Detroit honors LGBT Pride Month with flag raising at Hart Plaza

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Posted at 12:41 PM, Jun 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-06 12:41:26-04

The City of Detroit will raise the rainbow pride flag high over Hart Plaza to honor LGBT Pride Month.

The flag-raising, led by Mayor Mike Duggan, will coincide with activities leading up to the Motor City Pride Festival June 9-10 at Hart Plaza.

“In Detroit, it shouldn’t matter if you’re gay or straight, cisgender or transgender, we are a welcoming city where everyone is valued and has access to real opportunity,” said Mayor Mike Duggan. “We are proud to be building a diverse city that includes our LGBT residents and celebrates the contributions they make to our city every day.”

Motor City Pride is a two-day festival that runs Saturday, June 9 from 1 p.m to 9 p.m. and Sunday, June 10, from noon to 7 p.m. 

The annual parade will step off at noon at Griswold and Fort Streets Sunday, and there will be activities and entertainment, as well.

For more information on festivities, click here.