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LGBTQ ENTERTAINMENT

Drag Queen Bingo

Drag Queen Bingo

Drag Queen Bingo is an 18+ event and is fun for all. Food and drinks available. Hosted by the LGBT Gift Shop, Five 15 in Royal Oak. Reservations recommended.

Choruses

Detroit Together Men’s Chorus

Detroit Together Men’s Chorus is a four-part, men’s chorus made up of singers of all abilities. DTMC performs a wide variety of music genres and is a dedicated group of men committed to strengthening community and providing social change through music.

Out Loud Chorus

Out Loud Chorus is a non-auditioned, mixed community chorus. Most members identify as LGBTQ, but there is no test and the chorus is open to all who consider themselves allies of the LGBTQ community.

Prism Men’s Chorus

This gay men and allies chorus performs at various venues in metro Detroit.

Sing Out Detroit Chorus

This mixed soprano, alto, tenor and bass chorus for LGBTQ people and allies performs at many community events and does seasonal concerts.

Theater/Live Theater

The Ringwald Theatre

Located in the “Times Square of Ferndale,” just south of 9 Mile on the east side of Woodward Avenue, the Ringwald is a professional theater producing work that blurs the lines between race, income, religion and sexuality. Seasons include productions focusing primarily on newer works, previously unproduced scripts and fresh interpretations of seasoned classics.

Slipstream Theatre Initiative

An ensemble company dedicated to bringing classical and original works to a younger demographic by focusing on the relevant and current social issues presented in each piece. Although not exclusively LGBTQ, Slipstream pushes the envelope on sexuality.

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LGBTQ SPORT LEAGUES

Sports enthusiasm is in the DNA of Detroiters, and the LGBTQ community plays and cheers right along –playing hard on three different LGBTQ bowling leagues, a softball league, a tennis league, a golf league, a curling team, swimming groups, running groups and dozens of informal clubs and teams.

Here’s some info on several of the larger sports groups in the area:

Football

The Metro Detroit Flag Football League seeks to foster and augment the self-respect of all LGBTQ people and to promote respect and understanding of the larger community. MDFFL prides itself on the inclusive nature of its league.

Softball

LGBTQ athletes and friends take the diamond every Sunday as members of the Metro Detroit Softball League. MDSL fields more than 500 seasoned veterans and beginners, and has since the league was formed in 1985. After each game, winners and losers join together at a local LGBTQ bar for a celebratory after-game party. The players and fans welcome anyone to come join in the fun each Sunday.

In collaboration with leagues in Detroit, Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati, the Midwest Invitational Softball Tournament is held every Labor Day weekend.

Bowling

Little known fact: Michigan is the bowling capital of the world.

Motorcity Invitational Classic is an annual bowling tournament that attracts thousands of LGBTQ bowlers to Detroit from all over the Midwest for a whole weekend of sport and fun each March. Throughout the whole year, MIC helps organize about half a dozen Michigan LGBTQ bowling leagues . All the leagues welcome both men and women bowlers – just a love of the sport is required – and players can slot into any skill level.

If you’re interested in bowling, feel free to drop in at any of the leagues to watch – and maybe find yourself recruited onto a team.

Tennis

The Motor City Tennis Alliance started in 1991, and continues to welcome new players. It is made of gay, straight, bi and transgendered and transsexual people all coming together to play tennis in a fun, competitive and supportive manner. Includes all levels of play, from beginners to near-pro level, and offers singles and doubles. Drop in at one of their events to watch or play.

MCTA hosts the international Motor City Tennis Classic each year at Franklin Athletic Club in Farmington Hills.

Golf

There are more golf courses in Michigan than any other state in the nation. LGBT golfers can find leagues and outings on the links.

Michigan Golf Club is open to golfers of any skill level and all posted events specify if there is a minimum level of golfer invited. The website lists dozens of men’s and women’s events, lessons, social events, weekend trips, outings and tournaments.

Curling

OUTturn Curling League meets at The Detroit Curling Club in Ferndale. For more information, contact the Detroit Curling Club.

Running

There are several LGBTQ running groups and clubs in metro Detroit. One of the longest running is Motown Frontrunnerswhich describes itself as “a group of masochists, enthusiasts, fanatics and other social beings dedicated to the fine arts of conversation (at times, while running) and eating with a little running thrown in for measure.” They run every week usually on Sundays, starting in Royal Oak.

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Mentioned Attractions And Venues





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    Drag Queen Bingo
    515 Washington St., Royal Oak, MI 48067
    248-515-2551
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    Detroit Together Men's Chorus
    2441 Pinecrest Dr, Ferndale, MI 48220, United States
    248-544-3872
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    Out Loud Chorus
    P.O. Box 7107 Ann Arbor, MI 48107
    734-265-0740
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    Prism Men's Chorus
    1220 Normandy Road, Royal Oak, MI 48073, United States
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    Sing Out Detroit Chorus
    PO Box 2031, Royal Oak, MI 48068
    248-943-2411
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    The Ringwald Theatre
    22742 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220
    248-545-5545
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    Slipstream Theatre Initiative
    460 Hilton Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220
    313-986-9156
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    29350 Northwestern Hwy Southfield, MI 48034
    248-224-3076
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    Detroit Curling Club
    1615 E. Lewiston, Ferndale, MI 48220
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    Motown Frontrunners
    1718 W. Twelve Mile Rd Royal Oak, MI 48073
    248-542-3829