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24th Annual West Michigan Pride Celebration this Saturday

June 13, 2012

This Saturday, West Michigan will celebrate the 24th Annual Pride Celebration at Riverside Park in Grand Rapids.

The LGBT community first organized a Pride Celebration in June of 1988 in Grand Rapids, after people made that an early priority following the creation of The Network earlier that year.

You can watch a video of the very first Pride Celebration, which took place in the old Monroe Amphitheater in downtown Grand Rapids. The first Pride Celebration in Grand Rapids featured speakers, music, lots of information booths and a proclamation read by a member of The Network that called out Mayor Helmholt for not endorsing their event.

The Pride Celebration this year will be held at the north end of Riverside Park, as it has been for several years running now. There will be music, information and vendor booths and other opportunities for the LGBT community and allies to celebrate the 43rd anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising.

West Michigan Pride

Saturday, June 16

Noon – 9:00PM

Riverside Park, Grand Rapids

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