Motor City Pride

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Motor City Pride
Motor City Pride logo
Motor City Pride logo
Motor City Pride 2012 - crowd1.jpg
LGBT youth in attendance
at Motor City Pride 2012
Genre LGBT pride parade and festival
Begins First or second Saturday in June
Ends First or second Sunday in June
Frequency Annually
Location(s) Hart Plaza, Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
Years active 45
Inaugurated 24 June 1972
Most recent 7–8 June 2014
Attendance 44,000[1]
Budget US$220,500[2]
Organized by Equality Michigan

Motor City Pride is an annual LGBT Pride street festival produced by Equality Michigan and held in Hart Plaza in Detroit, Michigan the second Saturday and Sunday of June. Previously held in Ferndale, Michigan, the festival moved to Detroit in 2011.[3] It is the largest LGBT event held in Michigan.[1]

Craig Covey, then director of Michigan Organization for Human Rights, is credited with organizing Detroit's first Gay and Lesbian pride march in 1985, an event later known as Motor City Pride.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "LGBT supporters pack Hart Plaza for biggest Motor City Pride in history". The South End. June 9, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Motor City Pride 2012 Unaudited Financials" (PDF). Equality Michigan. Retrieved 2013-06-07. 
  3. ^ "2011 Motor City Pride gets bigger, louder than ever before". Between The Lines. 2011-02-17. Retrieved 2011-04-17. 
  4. ^ Proxmire, Crystal (17 May 2012). "Motor City Pride: Educate, liberate & celebrate June 2-3". Between the Lines (newspaper). Retrieved 17 December 2017. 

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