2021 : Michigan Legislature Recognized Pride Month

June 4, 2024 all-day

Both the Michigan House and Senate have formally recognized June as Pride Month for the first time in state history, according to the key backer of the measure.

Senate Resolution 60 and House Resolution 122, sponsored by Sen. Jeremy Moss, D-Southfield, and Rep. Tim Sneller, D-Burton, recognizes June 2021 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month in Michigan. Both were adopted via voice vote on Thursday.

The resolutions outline the history of Pride Month, acknowledge ongoing struggles the LGBTQ community has faced and recognize the contributions of Michigan’s LGBTQ residents to the state.

Attorney General Dana Nessel — who on June 1 released a video with Moss recognizing Pride Month — and other Michigan elected officials celebrated the news, calling the measures significant and praising Moss for his years of work on the issue.

Source : Lauren Gibbons, “Michigan Legislature formally recognizes Pride Month for the first time“, MLive, June 4, 2021.