A lot of the queers I’ve met have lived here for 10 years or more, and it’s easy to see why. Sierra: I moved to Ann Arbor in 2008 as a bright eyed, very closeted 17-year-old.
I grew up in a small and conservative town in southwest Michigan before coming to Ann Arbor for college.
These are their stories: Emily: I moved to Ann Arbor from Chicago a few months ago. I was feeling burned out by big city life, so I decided to chill in Ann Arbor for a bit.
At first I was concerned that I’d get bored here, but I quickly realized I had nothing to worry about!
Its a wonderful place to live or to visit: cute shopping, incredible dining, museums and parks.
There are few state-level legal protections for LGBT Michiganders, but in most cases, local ordinances fill in the blanks.
In 1972, Ann Arbor became the first community to pass comprehensive anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people including housing, employment, and public accommodations.
So you’ll really have no idea who wrote what most of the time but isn’t that the fun of it all!? The Kerrytown District is the closest thing to a gayborhood in Ann Arbor although truthfully most of the town is gay-friendly and you’ll find lesbians all over.
But when it comes to commercial space, Braun Court is where so much of it resides: the Jim Toy Community Center, /aut/ Bar, and Bar at 327.It also has the second-largest contiguous historic district in the state of Michigan.