For over two decades, the members and community surrounding LGBT Detroit have been serving Detroit’s lesbian, gay, bi and transgender communities and advocating on their behalf. From forming community partnerships to testifying before local and state legislatures, and from providing safe gathering spaces to leading pride celebrations and rallies of national significance, LGBT Detroit has been living out its mission to increase awareness of and support to Detroit’s dynamic LGBT culture through education and advocacy with integrity and pride.
Today, with local, regional, statewide and national partnerships and affiliations developed since 1994, LGBT Detroit continues advocacy to make Detroit and Michigan a fairer place to work, play and live. We have grown to now offer 15 programs, events and activities serving approximately 800 community members annually, plus Hotter Than July which hosts a gathering of nearly 20,000 people in Detroit each summer.
Our work to support and advocate for Detroit’s lesbian, gay, bi and transgender communities aims to transform their lives and increase their possibilities. LGBT Detroit stands as a symbol of transformation in Detroit, having been a major contribution to the revitalization of this quintessential American city for years.
LGBT Detroit is a proud member of the following:
Antonio L. Johnson-Seals, President
LaKeshia Burchett, Secretary
M. Terrence Samson, Treasurer
Montrice Bellamy, Posthumously Emeritus
Billy Herrod, Posthumously Emeritus
Young Adult Board of Advisors
Curtis Lipscomb, Executive Director
Rhiannon L. Chester, Program Coordinator
David A. Nelson Jr., Executive Assistant
Kunto Howard, Project Coordinator
Nathan Strickland, Health & Wellness Coordinator
Lawrence Pennymon, Administrative Assistant