Capital Region Pride
Here in Greater Lansing we strive to be a safe and welcoming destination for ALL. The region is home to many LGBTQIA+ events each year, including the Family Pride Picnic, township pride events, Lansing Pride taking place in Old Town and Michigan Pride with a rally at the State Capitol Building in Lansing.
Notably, East Lansing was the first municipality in the country to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation in hiring practices in 1972. The region is also home to many LGBTQIA+ friendly shopping districts and businesses, and many churches in Greater Lansing welcome and affirm LGBTQIA+ individuals.
Situated due east of the state capital and home to Michigan State University, East Lansing holds the distinction of having earned a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign's 2014 Municipal Equality Index (MEI), which considers factors like LGBTQIA+-friendly policies, laws and services. In 1972, it became the first municipality in the country to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation in hiring practices.Read More
MSU was dubbed one of the LGBTQIA+ friendliest because it was the first university/college to have an alliance of queer and ally students organization in the entire state of Michigan. The Alliance of Queer and Ally Students began in the early 1970s, the first Dubbed Michigan State Gay Liberation Movement.
The LGBTQ+ Artist in Michigan is a group exhibition of artists who identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ community. This exhibition is a celebration…Read More
Organizations and Resources
Suits and the City
Suits and the City's mission is to promote the interests of LGBTQIA+ persons in the Mid-Michigan area through education and advocacy and increase the visibility and integration of LGBTQIA+ persons in the broader community through networking events.
Meetups are the first Wednesday of the month. Learn more at Suits and the City.
Founded in 2017, Salus Center serves Lansing’s LGBTQIA+ communities as a gathering space and information hub. This includes support groups, events and workshops all geared toward the goal of creating community, camaraderie and safe spaces. For more information, visit Salus Center.
PFLAG Greater Lansing
Founded in 1973, PFLAG is the first and largest organization dedicated to supporting, educating, and advocating for LGBTQIA+ people and their families. Learn more at PFLAG Greater Lansing.
MSU Gender and Sexuality Campus Center
The MSU Gender and Sexuality Campus Center is a student-centered campus resource that works to celebrate, affirm, and empower LGBTQIA+ members of the Michigan State University community. For more information, visit The Gender Sexuality Campus Center.
LanSingout Gay Men's Chorus
Formerly the Greater Lansing Gay Men's Chorus. LanSINGout is a non-for-profit community chorus organized to provide opportunities for LGBTQIA+ persons and their allies to sing and display their talents together. Learn more at LanSINGout.
Lansing Area Aids Network
For more information, visit Lansing Area Aids Network.
The Alliance of Queer and Ally Students
A student organization for LGBTQIA+ and straight-ally students of Michigan State University. With beginnings dated in the early 1970’s, it is one of the oldest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender groups in Michigan and originally called the Michigan State Gay Liberation Movement (GLM). Visit MSU Alliance for more information.
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The GLCVB will champion the values of diversity, equity and inclusion. We will celebrate our region’s rich heritage and community. We will strive to foster an authentic, universally accessible, and welcoming destination for all.