LGBT Detroit

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LGBT Detroit works to increase awareness of and support for Detroit’s LGBT culture through education and advocacy with integrity and pride. The organization offers counseling for survivors of sexual violence, stalking, harassment, trafficking, and hate crimes; support groups; HIV and AIDS prevention and treatment resources; leadership training; substance abuse resources; and a cancer support group. The organization’s Hotter Than July event started in 1996 and celebrates Detroit’s Black LGBTQ+ community. It is the world’s second-oldest Black LGBTQ+ Pride event and attracted more than 9,000 people at the 2019 Palmer Park Picnic. The weeklong happening offers education about the LGBTQ+ community and showcases its culture. Its 2020 Hotter Than July event was held virtually. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization is offering its programming online.

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