The Grand Rapids Pride Center is the epicenter of LGBTQ support. It hosts the city’s annual Pride Festival – featuring 100+ vendors, local LGBTQ artists and national performers – each June.
The West Michigan Gay Men’s Chorus presents a regular schedule of concerts around town.
Michigan’s Original Drag Bunch features live dance performances, fabulous outfits, and delicious food and cocktails at different local restaurants each Sunday.
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids Art Museum and Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts appeal to a wide range of aesthetic sensibilities – as do ArtPrize and Project 1 by ArtPrize, two massive outdoor art events held in alternating years.
The Dunes Resort in Saugatuck/Douglas, a 40-minute drive from downtown Grand Rapids, is an LGBTQ hotel and bar set on 20 wooded acres.
Grand Rapids outlaws discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression in both housing and employment. Local companies Herman Miller, Steelcase and Meijer consistently score between 90-100% in the “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality” index by the Human Rights Campaign.