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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!

Sept. 28 – Transgender Health Fair in Ferndale

September 21st 2019

Exhibits…vendors….speakers….panels…The only health fair in Michigan dedicated to the transgender community!

Downtown Ferndale Adding Rainbow Crosswalk to 9 Mile Road

June 24th 2019

Downtown Ferndale Adding Rainbow Crosswalk to 9 Mile Road (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 24, 2019) Ferndale, MI – W. Nine Mile Road is expected to be closed Monday, weather permitting, for the installation of a crosswalk unlike any the city has had before. This crosswalk will be painted in the colors of the rainbow. Rainbow […]

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 […]

Transgender Day of Visibility in Royal Oak March 26

March 15th 2019

Transgender Day of Visibility in Royal Oak March 26 Royal Oak, MI – Transgender Michigan is hosting an event in honor of International Transgender Day of Visibility. The event takes place Tuesday, March 26, 2019 from 6pm-8:30pm at Five15, 600 South Washington Avenue (next door to Pronto). There will be an open mic, storytelling, music, […]

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 […]