Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel will be the grand marshal for an LGBTQ+ pride march in Traverse City next month.
The Visibility March will be held by Up North Pride, an LGBTQ+ advocacy group. Founder Jonny Cameron says they chose Nessel because she has fought for LGBTQ+ rights during her career.
“She’s making sure that we are protected, as parents, as families, in the state of Michigan,” Cameron says.
Up North Pride says Nessel is the first openly gay candidate elected to state office.
The Visibility March will be held Saturday, June 22 in downtown Traverse City.