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Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is among this year’s seven recipients of the City Pulse LGBTQ+ Inclusion Awards.
Nessel represented a same-sex Michigan couple who successfully challenged the marriage ban before the U.S. Supreme Court. She will join the others in receiving their awards at the 4th annual event on June 12.
Lansing Mayor Andy Schor will be the emcee.
Tickets went on sale today at www.lansingcitypulse.com. Seating is limited. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door if seats remain. They include a wristband courtesy of Spiral Video Dance Bar (a $10 value) to the White Pride Party in Old Town on June 14.
The evening event begins at 6:30 with a reception featuring heavy appetizers and a cash bar, followed by the ceremony at 7:30 p.m.
This year will also feature awarding the first scholarships to LGBTQ+ college students by the social organization Suits in the City.
This year the event moves to Urban Beat, 1213 Turner St., in Old Town, from Spiral Video Dance Bar, which remains a sponsor along with Eastside Fish Fry, Whipped, Absolute Gallery, The Plant Professionals and Capital Imaging.
The other recipients are the Michigan Civil Rights Commission, Ligia Romero, Dr. Peter Gulick, Shawn Patrick (aka Misti Demeanor), Zoey Steinfield and Lorenzo Lopez. Civil Rights Commission Chairwoman Alma Wheeler-Smith will accept the award.
Profiles of the recipients will appear in the June 12 issue of City Pulse.
Click the Buy Now link for tickets:
4th Annual City Pulse LGBTQ+ Inclusion Awards Urban Beat, 1213 Turner St., Lansing
Wednesday, June 12.
Reception 6:30-7:30 p.m.; followed the awards ceremony
$20 in advance; $25 at door