Motor City Pride
Join Us For Our Festival & Parade – September 18th & 19th, 2021 in Detroit’s Hart Plaza!
Motor City Pride is an annual outdoor festival celebrating the love, lives and diversity of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender (GLBT) and allied communities in Michigan. We strive to educate, empower and entertain the broader community on issues facing the GLBT community.
The Origins of Motor City Pride
Motor City Pride traces its roots back to June 1972 when the first march was held downtown Detroit to protest the homophobic laws and to work for recognition for LGBT Rights and Equality. After holding the march for a few years, it expanded to include a picnic after the march which has grown into our current festival.
As we continue to enhance the operations of Motor City Pride for our community, we’ve also taken some time to consider what our festival looks and feels like. This year, we focused on the importance of each of the colors we use for festivals materials. Our focus was on representing the diverse sexualities within our community and how we could highlight each of them respectfully. We were able to create a “super rainbow“ by pulling the colors from each of the flags to the right. We see this swatch as something that can grow over time with our community.