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Be part of "human art" at Rosa Parks Circle May 3

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"One Minute for One Million" is your opportunity to show the world the heart of West Michigan, at noon on Friday, May 3 at Rosa Parks Circle.
Underwriting support from:

Event info

Creative Team

Paul Amenta

Erin Wilson

Todd Herring

Amy Wilson

David Abbott

Development Team

Jennifer Phillips-Wilson

Event summary

Rosa Parks Circle Friday

May 3rd, 2013 Noon

(Arrive at 11:45 a.m.)


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Underwritten by:

Avanti Law Group, PLLC

Sponsored by:

Barfly Ventures, LLC

Additional support:

Griffin Properties

KBO Group

Adam Bird

David Abbott

West Michigan Pride


You're invited to join hundreds who'll gather just before noon on Friday, May 3 for a "one minute event" in Rosa Parks Circle. "One Minute for One Million" is produced by Until Love Is Equal and presented by Avanti Law Group, PLLC.

This year's event is named for the one million Michigan residents who are LGBT. The event lasts about a minute, as the weather siren sounds in downtown Grand Rapids, at noon on Friday, May 3. Hundreds join to form the shape of a heart and equal sign.

Participants are encouraged to arrive by 11:45 a.m. - and to wear a red shirt.

Click here for the Facebook Event Page for "One Minute for One Million."

"This year's recreation of the 'human art' event is by popular demand, and it takes place weeks before several important, upcoming moments in the equality struggle," says Until Love Is Equal volunteer Erin Wilson. "In June, the U.S. Supreme Court will announce rulings on two pivotal cases affecting LGBT Americans, and June 15 is the two-year anniversary of the vote by Holland City Council."

On June 15, 2011, five members of Holland City Council voted against considering adding LGBT residents and workers to the city's anti-discrimination ordinance, thereby "allowing any member of this minority to be fired or evicted if the employer or landlord doesn't care for their orientation," Wilson says.

Until Love Is Equal formed the next day, as a grassroots movement consisting of thousands of West Michigan supporters of equality, dedicated to "continuing the conversation about the economic, moral and legal benefits to the region, when all Americans are welcome here," Wilson says.

In addition to underwriting by Avanti Law Group, PLLC, this year's recreation of the "heart and equal sign" (Until Love Is Equal's logo) is sponsored by Barfly Ventures, LLC, with additional support from West Michigan Pride, KBO Group, The Meanwhile, Griffin Properties, David Abbott, Victoria Upton and Adam Bird, Photographer.

Click here for Downtown GR parking ramps in the immediate vicinity of Rosa Parks Circle.

Click here for Rapid bus stops and route information.

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