Come Out! In Detroit

“There was a 1972 Detroit Pride?”
Indeed, there was! It was called Christopher Street Detroit ’72, the first-ever Pride celebration in Detroit, and it was the start of annual pride events in Michigan ever since. Sadly, it has been nearly forgotten.
Freelance illustrator Isabel Clare Paul and historian Tim Retzloff are creating a 32-page full-color non-fiction comic book to tell the story of Christopher Street Detroit ’72 in time for its 50th anniversary next summer.
We need to raise matching funds to help print 20,000 copies for free distribution. LGBT Detroit is graciously serving as our non-profit financial sponsor.

Your contribution will help pay for printing, storage, promotion, and delivery of the comic book.  It will be distributed at Pride events, community centers, libraries, bookstores, and bars, with a special early release at selected comic book stores for Free Comic Book Day.
Any donation will help.
Contributors of $25 or more will receive two copies by mail soon after Come Out! In Detroit is published in May 2022 and will also make at least 30 copies available for other readers.
Help Us Tell Some LGBTQ History!
Help us Publish Our Comic Book!
Please and Thanks!
  • Carol Fulgencio 
    • $50 
    • 3 mos
  • Michael Conboy 
    • $25 
    • 3 mos
  • Susa Swope 
    • $100 
    • 3 mos
  • Laura Sowers 
    • $20 
    • 5 mos
  • Jim Veurink 
    • $25 
    • 5 mos
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Tim Retzloff 
Lansing, MI
LGBT Detroit 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.