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City raises a Pride flag in Hart Plaza for the first time

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Happy Pride Month!

Photo by Mark Hall

Update: We’ve added more info on Lyft to get to and from Motor City Pride.

Detroit is finally showing its pride.

City of Detroit

Last week, the official logo used on social media was changed for the month of June. Our Spirit of Detroit is much more colorful now.

In a ceremony on Tuesday, Police Chief James Craig and officials raised a rainbow flag in Hart Plaza to celebrate pride month and to honor the LGBT community. Officials stress that Detroit is a welcoming and inclusive city to all.

The annual Motor City Pride takes place in Hart Plaza June 10-11. The celebration is expected to draw 40,000 people. Events include:

  • The festival in Hart Plaza. The three entrances will be on Jefferson Avenue, near the Ford UAW Building, and at the Detroit River Walkway. It’ll cost $5 to get in. It’ll be open 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.
  • A parade, which will start at Fort & Griswold at 11 a.m. Sunday, and move down Griswold, around Jefferson to Cobo, and back to Hart Plaza.
  • A candlelight vigil Saturday at 8 p.m. to honor the 49 lives lost at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando.

More information can be found at Motor City Pride.

For Motor City Pride, Lyft will have an official pick-up & drop-off zone on West Jefferson, adjacent to Hart Plaza. Also, for new users, Lyft is offering $5 off two rides during Pride with the code RIDEOUTLOUD and existing users can expect an email for a code to get 20% off a trip to or from Hart Plaza.

Mayor Mike Duggan offered an inclusive message following the flag raising this week.

Hart Plaza

1 Hart Plaza, , MI 48226 (313) 877-8057 Visit Website