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Why Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin supports gay rights

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June is Pride Month, and next week is mid-Michigan’s turn to celebrate it.

Next weekend will be the annual White Party at Spiral and elsewhere on Friday night to raise money for Michigan Pride, which sponsors the annual march to the Capitol and the party in Old Town the day.

But first up is the 4th Annual City Pulse LGBTQ+ Inclusion Awards honoring members and friends of the gay community  — tickets for which are available at www.lansingcitypulse.com. It’s great to be able to say — after 20 years of antigay representation in Congress — that Mid-Michigan’s U.S. House member is an ally.

How did Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin, a Democrat from very Republican Holly, Michigan, on the other end of our congressional district, become an ally? For her, it was personal. Here’s what she told City Pulse editor and publisher Berl Schwartz.

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