DETROIT - The Ford Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Employees group (GLOBE), one of 11 organizations within the Ford Employee Resource Group, had a noticeable presence at the Motor City Pride event recently held in downtown Detroit with the 2013 Ford Escape and Ford Mustang.
Pride attendees got a first-hand look at most efficient small SUV on the market, the all-new Escape and its hands-free power liftgate that allows customers to open the rear liftgate with a simple kick of the foot. The Mustang also turned heads with its new design elements including refreshed front and rear fascias.
Motor City Pride is a riverfront festival held to celebrate the lives of Michigan’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender citizens. The weekend event was filled with activities that included a family picnic, golf outing, parade and commitment ceremony. The annual Pride event is organized by Equality Michigan, a statewide organization that serves Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) and allied communities.
Ford GLOBE also held a pre-Pride fundraising event to raise funds for a local community-based organization, Ruth Ellis Center. The Ruth Ellis Center operates three youth programs including Second Stories, a street outreach program and drop-in center that serves youth and young adults ages 14 to 24. In addition, Ruth’s House offers two residential programs that serve LGBTQ youth in need of safe and supportive living conditions. The transitional living program serves young adults 16 to 21 while the semi-independent living program serves young people ages 12 to 17.
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