Ann Arbor Pride 2018
Ann Arbor Pride isn’t just a parade, it is a full weekend event and comes from the heart of a deep history fighting for LGBTQIA rights
So, if you are visiting between August 3rd through the 5th make sure to head to the Kerrytown area which is very close to the hotels in Ann Arbor Michigan.
What To Look Forward to at Ann Arbor Pride 2018
The headliner for Ann Arbor Pride this year is America’s Got Talent Finalist (4th Place) Brian Justin Crum. Brian will appear on Saturday, August 4th. He will also have a meet and greet (get your tickets using Eventbrite).
Other events will include the parade, a silent auction, exhibitors, and many more events. As soon as the full schedule is released you will find it at Ann Arbor Pride’s official website.
The Jim Toy Community Center Near Hotels in Ann Arbor Michigan
As you investigate the press releases and information advertising Ann Arbor Pride, you will see that proceeds benefit the “Jim Toy Community Center” which is “a resource center that exists to provide information, education, social events, and advocacy by and for the Queer and Ally community in the Washtenaw County area. JTCC welcomes all who support its mission to participate in its activities” and which has been active in Ann Arbor for over 25 years now.
The Jim Toy Community Center provides a safe place for a wide variety or related groups to meet and grow in community with each other and offers a number of program and events every year throughout Ann Arbor.
Who Is Jim Toy?
Jim Toy is a local, national, and international gay rights icon.
Mr. Toy first openly identified himself as Gay during an anti-Vietnam war speech in 1970 at a time when very few people were coming out of the closet to self-identify as Gay. In 1971 he helped found the Human Sexuality Office at the University of Michigan (now known as The Spectrum Center). The Human Sexuality Office was the first office of its kind in the entire world (designed to address discrimination around sexual orientation).
Jim was also co-author of the first official Lesbian-Gay Pride Week Proclamation in the United States so it makes perfect sense that Ann Arbor Pride Week is so closely identified with Mr. Toy (who still lives in the area).
The Secret: The Bell Tower is Within Walking Distance
Staying at the Bell Tower will always put you within walking distance of great food and amazing performances near hotels in Ann Arbor Michigan.
And, of course, when you look for a hotel in Ann Arbor Michigan, The Bell Tower Hotel is the perfect place for you!
If you have any questions or want to make a reservation, feel free to contact us at any time at (734) 769-3010.