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  • Sunday, July 07, 2019 3:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please plan to join us at the ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations Field Offices on Jefferson at Mt. Elliott on the evening of Friday July 12th, 2019, 6-9 p.m. for Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps. It will bring thousands of Americans to detention camps across the country, into the streets and into their own front yards, to protest the inhumane conditions faced by refugees.

    We will carpool from the Christ Church GP Parking lot, 61 Grosse Pointe Blvd, better for the environment,easier for parking, and building community starting about 5:30 p.m. And don’t forget to come early and with an appetite for lemonade and delicious baked goods at the Community Kids 4 Kids Lemonade Stand which will help us raise funds for Michigan Support Circle/ Immigrant Families Together who work to reunite and support separated migrant families. Bring your friends, neighbors and family, buy lemonade and some delicious baked goods, and support the kids who are helping kids!

    For more information see our page Events

  • Monday, June 24, 2019 9:31 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    What a day of Pride, Community and Love yesterday at GP Pride March by We GP! Thank you to each and everyone who joined us yesterday. Together we send a powerful message that Love is Love in GP and that we stand for LGBTQ+ Equality.

    This powerful day was possible because of the hard work and dedication of our volunteers. Thank you Carly Copus for your incredible sponsor recruiting, flag distribution, getting the word out, coordinating printing and so much more.

    Thank you Sarah Kathryn for lending your expertise and talents to ensure our vendors were organized and well taken care of. Thank Tricia Tricia Thompson for running ribbon all over town, making our community beautiful, organizing marshals and for your generous donation. Thank you Claire Pfeifer for handling all of the needs for the face painting team from start to finish, the kids at the march really loved it. Thank you Caroline Jeffs Marks for your awesome PR work, we had pre-march coverage in 3 newspapers and there will be more to come.

    Thank you Paul M. Abke and Kathleen Marie, float engineers, drivers, hosts and emergency repair team, the first ever Pride Float added so much to the day. Thank you Tamm Whitty for directing the beautiful Pride Choir, your joyful noise lifted us in community. Thank you Amy Glennon Steinhauser for your hours of design work that helped define Pride March 2019. Thank you Andrea Stevenson Eskridgee for providing water and running the rock painting table, the kids loved it, and finding the rocks will keep the message of the day ongoing.

    Thank you Valarie St. John for organizing military families to recognize the contributions of the LGBTQ+ community who serve our country. Thank you Janie Slayden for hanging hundreds of fliers and delivering flags all over town and for all your work on the We GP newsletter. Thank you Aimee Fluitt for delivering flags and hanging fliers throughout town. Thank you Amy Elizabeth for flier help and late night and early morning heavy lifting for set up and tear down with Annemarie Rogers and Marybeth Clark Arnold. Thank you Pennie Garcia for set up, delivering, inspiration and all your unsung hero work for GP Pride.

    Thank you Rach Elizabeth for the water station along the route. Thank you to all the marshals and all the folks who jumped in to help as they saw a need. Thank you Adam Steiner for providing all the printing needs for the day. Thank you John F. Martin for recruiting the coolest block in GP and for your beautiful photos capturing the spirit of the day. Thank you Joe Guido for spending your morning leading the way with your truck. Thank you to all the folks who signed hundreds of postcards we will be delivering to Lansing to help BAN conversion therapy.

    Our Sponsors made GP Pride 2019 possible and we encourage everyone to show your appreciation for our sponsors by patrionizing their business and thanking them when you are there. Thank you to our Vendors and Community Organizations for providing delicious treats, advocacy opportunities and more.

    Thank you to Richard Yeager-Stiver for opening our day with your beautiful message of love. Thank you to the Montgomery family for supporting us in sharing Jeffrey’s story as we honor the foundation of the LGBTQA+ movement. Thank you Micheal Rowady for all your work advocating for the LGBTQ+ community with Equality Michigan and brining your inspiring message to GP Pride. Thank you Sierra Misst for coming home, for sharing your story, your talents and your message of Pride and Hope that transcended the generations of attendees. Your hometown debut was a smashing success!

    Thank you to the Board and Members of We GP for all your hard work building an organization that is making meaningful change in our community. While the celebration is over, the work continues. To stay in touch with what is happening with WE GP sign up for our email newsletter (www.we-gp.org/subscribe) If you enjoyed the day and would like to be part of shaping our work moving forward join us a member (https://we-gp.org/join-us) or make a one time donation to support We GP (https://we-gp.org/Donate)


  • Tuesday, April 09, 2019 8:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Many of our neighbors in Detroit and Hamtramck oppose the potential expansion of US Ecology Hazardous Waste facility on Georgia Street in Detroit. One of our WeGP  members is preparing a letter to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to support our neighbors in opposing this expansion. You can add your name to this letter. Please send your name and mailing address by noon Friday, April 12, 2019 to  MaryGPP5@gmail.com.

    Read more about the expansion here: 

    US Ecology; Photo CREDIT JENNIFER FASSBENDER

    https://www.michiganradio.org/post/decision-time-nears-controversial-hazardous-waste-expansion-plan-detroit

    Letter that will be sent is below: 


    Mr. Richard A Conforti, Waste Management and Radiological Protection Division, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

    Dear Mr. Conforti:
    We support our neighbors in Detroit and Hamtramck who have called upon the Department to REJECT the proposed US Ecology facility renewal and expansion at 6520 Georgia Street.
    This renewal/expansion would continue the pattern of placement of such facilities in low-income communities of color.  This is not environmental justice.

    We also have concerns with US Ecology’s track record, as reported by The Free Press and others.  Prior violations should have raised a red flag. For the health and safety of the public, we believe there should be a thorough evaluation of current soil and water conditions and facility operations, as well as ongoing testing of soil and water.

    Thank you for considering our position.
    [Names]






  • Thursday, February 07, 2019 10:31 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Our gathering January 27 of people curious about and interested in the  possibility of seeking a non-partisan local political office was most productive. If you were unable to attend or are still thinking about it, it's not too late.  For more information, please Message Colin McComb on Facebook or click on RunSupportWin to download our informative guide.


  • Wednesday, January 23, 2019 11:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We're looking for volunteers to coordinate donor communications, help with promotion, signage, crowd management, merchandise sales and distribution, entertainment (face painters, singers, etc.) and community outreach. Please comment on Facebook thread for GP Pride March below. 

    https://www.facebook.com/gppride/

  • Tuesday, January 22, 2019 4:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Run, Support, Win

    If you are interested in or even curious about a City Council seat, or know of someone who would make a good candidate, please join us for a Meet and Greet, Sunday, January 27, 2019, 4:00-6:00 pm. This will be an opportunity for networking, informal discussion and information gathering. There will be a bar and light refreshments. If you would like to attend please go to Meet and Greet for further details, or message Colin McComb on Facebook. 



  • Monday, October 22, 2018 4:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Countdown to Election Day Nov. 6: Go to the voter info site at:

    Michigan Secretary of State 

    Check the status of your absentee ballot -- make sure you're registered to vote --- and see a sample ballot for your precinct. 

    Your registration can be checked with drivers license number & date of birth -OR- name, date of birth , and zip code. https://webapps.sos.state.mi.us/MVIC/


  • Sunday, May 27, 2018 11:32 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Shop for 2018 Pride T-Shirts
     Our 2018 Pride T-Shirts are here and available for purchase online through our partner Steiners Sports Wear. You don't want to be the only one not wearing your PRIDE shirt, do you? Of course not, that would be so embarrassing.


     Order now to get it in time. We offer different styles, kids sizes, even tech tees!

    Please click here or the button below to shop online for your Pride T-Shirts. 

    Remember deadline is Saturday June 2 to ensure deliver in time for Pride March. 

    Shop for 2018 Pride T-Shirts

  • Wednesday, May 02, 2018 10:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    WeGP launched its new website at the end of March with new members-only features and improved tools for online payments for membership and donations.   In April all members got an email with instructions on how to log-in to to the new site and access members-only features.  In the coming weeks we'll be kicking off our member renewal campaign. Anyone who joined between January 2017 and June 2017 will be getting an email about how to renew.  Anyone who joined after June 2017 will get an invitation to renew on their anniversary date. 

     WeGP has been hard at work in the past six months making improvements to our online experience. We recently we added an online store featuring local delivery of popular items like our "Welcoming Everyone" lawn sign and Pride flags.  Members-only features include an online member directory and discounts in our online store.  We have a new newsletter editor and are committed to keeping you informed via enewsletters as well as Facebook. We hope you are enjoying the new features and we look forward to adding more content.   

    WeGP has been  building alliances with local organizations and faith communities to bring you innovative programs and opportunities for activism.We hope you'll take a look at our About Us page to learn more about our accomplishments.

    WeGP has also been hard at work in the community over the last year building alliances with local organizations and faith communities to bring you innovative programs and opportunities for activism.  We hope you'll take a look at our About Us page to learn more about our accomplishments. Our goals for the next year include more youth involvement, expanding our programming for fostering racial equality and addressing bias, and a bigger, better Pride March with more entertainment and activities for kids.  Our Annual Picnic is scheduled for July 28, 2018, so save the date. We appreciate all our members and donors whose commitment to our mission and guiding principles allows us to grow and form alliances to support a more welcoming Grosse Pointe. We look forward to another terrific year and thank you for your support. 


  • Thursday, April 26, 2018 4:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Stand Up. Speak Out. Act. End Gun Violence 

    About 200 residents joined together April 20, 2018 outside St. Clare of Montefalco Church on the 19th Anniversary of Columbine to stand up, speak out and stop gun violence. 

    Thank you to all who joined us. Attendees visited the booth of the Detroit Chapter of March for Our Lives and were able to learn more from representatives of the local Moms Demand Action Chapter.  Read more and see our photo gallery at:  Gun Violence Vigil


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