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Ferndale Pride Selling Shirts to Support LGBTQ Causes

July 4th 2020

Each year Foundation grants funds to local non-profits. Over the last 9 years, Foundation has distributed more than $200,000 to area organizations.

Unity Fund Established to Support LGBT Candidates in Michigan

June 24th 2020

It is an encouraging sign, but more needs to be done outside our bubble.

Supreme Court Rules for LGBT Protections, But Activists Say More Work to Go

June 16th 2020

“It is impossible to discriminate against a person for being homosexual or transgender without discriminating against that individual based on sex,” he wrote.

Want to Get Married at Ferndale Pride May 30th?  Here’s How

January 25th 2020

The market will be open but your ceremony will be the only one happening during the hour that it’s scheduled for.

Oct. 26 – Affirmations Fall Fling: Wizard of Wine Party

October 11th 2019

Join us on Saturday, October 26, 2019, 7 p.m. at Affirmations LGBTQ+ Community Center in Ferndale to enjoy food, drinks, wine, and entertainment!

Storm Does Not Stop the Sea of Rainbows of Ferndale Pride

June 8th 2019

Storm Does Not Stop the Sea of Rainbows of Ferndale Pride (Olivia Hughes, Crystal Proxmire, June 8, 2019) Ferndale, MI – Ferndale’s ninth annual Pride Festival was held June 1st, celebrating the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, and Ally community (LGBTQIA+). Rainbows were everywhere – from flags, to clothes, to hair. As the festival […]

Mom Spreading Love Seeks Volunteers for Free Hug Booth at Ferndale Pride Festival

April 23rd 2019

Mom Spreading Love Seeks Volunteers for Free Hug Booth at Ferndale Pride Festival (Lara Mossa, April 23, 2019) UPDATE: Volunteer hug positions filled up quickly after being announced, but there are many other volunteer opportunities available. More info is available at www.ferndalepride.com FERNDALE, MI – Not everyone feels accepted by friends and family when they […]

Dave Garcia to Return as Affirmation’s Director

March 13th 2019

Dave Garcia to Return as Affirmation’s Director (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 13, 2019) Ferndale, MI – Former Affirmations Executive Director Dave Garcia is returning after five years of working for Los Angeles LGBT Center in California.  Garcia left affirmations early in 2014 to take the lead of the Los Angeles LGBT Center, which has six […]

Trans/GNC Day of ARTivism at Affirmations in Ferndale March 23 

March 1st 2019

Trans/GNC Day of ARTivism at Affirmations in Ferndale March 23 Ferndale, MI – We are proud to announce the #REVIVAL of the trans/gender non-conforming DAY OF ARTIVISM! Create art together, with live music, poetry, performed by TGNC artists. Self-care is radical, and our community deserves this platform for expression. BY TRANS FOLX, FOR TRANS FOLX….and […]

Slay Sunday at the Morrie to Benefit Ferndale Pride Nov. 25

November 21st 2018

Slay Sunday at the Morrie to Benefit Ferndale Pride Nov. 25 Royal Oak, MI – The Morrie (511 S. Main Street) is hosting Slay Sunday on Nov. 25 from 8pm-11pm. Are you ready to SLAY?  Join us for a #Pride night of Lip Sync Battles! Featuring: Rampage Asia Aviance Bentley James Sabin Tori Sass Mia […]