Events like Ferndale Pride and the SE Michigan Dyke March give young people a chance to be around other LGBT people in a safe and affirming environment. Without stable families, and often without stable job opportunities due to discrimination, knowing there is a broader community of support can make a huge difference in the lives of individuals.
Just before 2:30 am Sunday someone kicked in the front door to Mae’s at 24060 Woodward Ave.in Pleasant Ridge, just north of Ferndale. The thief took the cash register, which was later found
Representatives from Common Ground, Transgender Michigan, The Vincent Chinn Society, Michigan AIDS Coalition and other organizations took part and the stroll ended with No H8 photos taken at Affirmations.
At first it was a strong two-name race, between Charlie and Walter. They duked it out. Then, out of nowhere, Maxwell entered the race as a dark horse. They remained basically in a three-way tie almost to the end.