LGBT Detroit

Hotter Than July 2018



LGBT Community Chat and Candlelight Vigil

Tuesday, July 24
6:00 pm to dusk
Merrill Plaissance and Woodward Avenue and Blue Spruce Memorial Tree, Palmer Park, Detroit

About the event:  Offering program assistance, awareness, addressing concerns, and respecting those that have gone on before.
Chairs: Lawrence Pennymon of LGBT Detroit and Detroit Police Department LGBT Liaison Corporal Dani Woods 

Official Opening Party and Resource Fair

Wednesday, July 25
6:00 to 9:00 pm
Woodward Cocktail Bar & Grill, 6426 Woodward Ave, Detroit MI 48201

About the event:  A community resource fair highlighting area service providers
Chairs: Nathan Strickland, Jr. of Community Health Awareness Group and Jey'nce Mizrahi of Equality Michigan

Fine Arts Reception

Thursday, July 26
6:00 to 10:00 pm
The Carr Center Gallery, 1505 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

About the event:  Family, fun, and self expression showcases local fine art and poetry.  
Chairman: Geno Harris of Poor Man’s Art Collective

Hotter Than July Conference

Friday, July 27
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Community Health Awareness Group, 1300 W Fort St, Detroit MI 48226

About the event: LGBT Detroit and Community Health Awareness Group hosts The 23rd Annual Hotter Than July Conference.  This annual gathering for LGBT issues addresses relevant and important concerns. The day consists of "The Candidates Forum" in the morning and the  “My Voice My Vote” seminar in the afternoon.  Free breakfast provided by The Counter Narrative Project and lunch provided by Cafe Muse.
Chairs: Alfredo Smith of Unified and Jamesion King of LGBT Detroit 

Palmer Park Picnic

Saturday, July 28
10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Palmer Park, Detroit MI 48203 (at the intersections of W McNichols Rd & Woodward Ave)

About the event:  The pinnacle event of Detroit’s annual celebration is a family reunion and you’re invited.  A Day with The Mizhari’s, Ballroom, House Party, Merchant Row, Testing Zone, and Kids Fair are highlighted along with free food and fun!
Chairs: Jamesion King of LGBT Detroit, Richard Brown of Malone Entertainment, Jey'nce Mizrahi of Equality Michigan and Ari Hampton of W’SUP.

Meet The Candidates with Jey'nce Mizrahi

Saturday, July 28
11:00 am to 12 pm
Palmer Park, Detroit MI 48203 (at the intersections of W McNichols Rd & Woodward Ave)

About the event:  Meet The Candidates with Jey'nce Mizrahi is a hosted conversation with Michigan Gubernatorial Candidates on the Hotter Than July Soundstage.


Hotter Than July House at Palmer Park Picnic

Saturday, July 28
12:00 noon to 8:00 pm
Palmer Park, Detroit MI 48203 (at the intersections of W McNichols Rd & Woodward Ave)

About the event:  Ms. Honey Twista Sista, DJ Tone and DJ Tony Peoples host Hotter Than July House at Palmer Palmer Picnic.

Worship Service

Sunday, July 29 
Tindal Recreational Center, 10301 W Seven Mile Rd, Detroit, MI 48221
10:00 am to 1:00 pm

About the event:  The LGBTQ worship service hosted by Detroit’s faith community.
Chairs: Rev. Jeffery Seals of One Church Detroit and Detroit Police Department LGBT Liaison Corporal Dani Woods


Sunday Brunch

Sunday, July 29  
The Charlevoix Gallery, 14505 Charlevoix St, Detroit, MI  48215
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

About the event:  Great friends, great food, great location and great music!
Chairman: Robert Tate of Imagine This Productions

23 Years and counting

Hotter Than July provides LGBT and allied residents and guests an exciting, entertaining and educational experiences in select and exclusive spaces. Entering into its 23rd year, Hotter Than July is the second oldest Black LGBT Pride event in the world, an honor we take with a sense of responsibility to keep raising the bar of excellence. Many members of our community have connected with a new family, or learned something new about themselves during Hotter Than July's 23 years. 

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Sponsorships come in six tiers:




Sponsorship Levels

2018 Sponsors

LGBT Detroit
Beaumont Hospital
Between The Lines 
Community Health Awareness Group
Swerv Magazine  
Woodward Bar and Grill
ViiV Healthcare
MotorCity Casino
Black Boy Addictionz
Black Treatment Advocacy Network 
Boost Mobile
Detroit Department of Health
Equality Michigan
House of Mizrahi
Human Rights Campaign
Imagine This Productions
Malone Entertainment
One Church Detroit
Poor Man’s Art Collective   
Ruth Ellis Center
Unified HIV Health and Beyond
Counter Narrative Project
Advantage Health Center
The National LGBTQ Task Force

Sponsorship opportunities are available. 
Contact: Jamesion King at, 313-397-2127


Photo Highlights from 2017

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2018 Inferno Sponsors

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Between The Lines
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Swerv Magazine

Woodward Bar & Grill