It’s the time of year when rainbow flags and glitter are necessities to celebrate Pride Month. Find out how you can have fun while supporting the LGBTQ community this June!
Compiled by Cheryn Hong
Ferndale Pride 2019
Rainbow Run 8:30 a.m. to noon
Pride Yoga with Rusty LeBlanc 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Ferndale Pride 1-10 p.m.
Ferndale Pride is an LGBTQAI street fair presented by The Candle Wick Shoppe. The celebration offers activities such as a Rainbow Run in the morning and Pride Yoga with Rusty LeBlanc. The festival lasts all afternoon that leads into the night. For more information visit ferndalepride.com.
Luster Dance Party
9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday
608 S. Washington Ave., Royal Oak
Pronto! on Washington Street offers upscale deli fare in a comfortable and social environment. To celebrate the start of Pride Month it will host a dance party after Ferndale Pride. So have a drink and do the cupid shuffle at one of the most popular LGBTQ bars in Metro Detroit.
Pride Night at the Thunderbowl
4200 Allen Road, Allen Park
The Thunderbowl hosts an event every Thursday of the month, but on June 6 the bowling alley will host a pride night! It includes unlimited bowling, shoe rental, private room, private bar area, drink specials, billiard room and a 250-foot video wall. For more information visit thunderbowl.org.
Motor City Pride Festival
1-9 p.m. Saturday
Noon to 7 p.m. Sunday
1 West Jefferson, Detroit
The Motor City Pride Festival takes place the second weekend of June and is known as Michigan’s largest pride celebration with over 40,000 participants. The festival begins at Griswald Street and ends at Hart Plaza. For more information visit motorcitypride.org
3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
The Royal Oak Music Theatre
318 W. 4th St., Royal Oak
The Royal Oak Music Theatre presents “Destination Detroit,” a performance of music that put Detroit on the map. The performance features the PRISM Gay Men and Allies Chorus with a special guest from the Detroit Children’s Choir. For more information and tickets visit royaloakmusictheatre.com.
The Ringwald Theatre
5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
The Ringwald Theatre
22742 Woodward Ave., Ferndale
The Ringwald Theatre is Detroit’s LGBTQ-identified theater troupe. Through June 10 the troupe will perform “Head Over Heels the Musical,” which just had a Broadway run. The show features 80s music icons and is a sexy celebration of love in all its varieties. For more information visit theringwald.com.
Five 15 Media Mojo & More
600 S. Washington Ave., Royal Oak
Five 15 is a café in Royal Oak known for its Drag Queen Bingo. Play every Thursday, Friday and Saturday of the month. There’s also a special bingo brunch every Sunday. For more information and times visit five15.net.
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
LGBT Community Chat
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays
165 W Nine Mile Road, Ferndale
On every Saturday in June, the Michigan LGBT Peer Support network hosts an LGBT chat at Java Hutt. They discuss issues the community faces such as coming out, dating and more in a safe environment. For more information email Redbellysenegal90@gmail.com.