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Dominique Jackson of ‘Pose’ Headlines Mission Equality Reception

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At Home, Yet Together

Although supporters of Equality Michigan could only meet virtually for this year’s Mission Equality reception, with a headliner like ‘Pose’s’ Dominique Jackson, the hour was no less compelling. Executive Director Erin Knott kicked off the evening with a little levity.

“Just like many of you, I’d much rather be at the Roostertail in downtown Detroit,” Knott said. “But since we can’t be together in person, I’m especially excited that you have joined all of us at Equality Michigan from the comfort of your living rooms. To make this more fun for all of us, please turn on your cameras and get ready to strike a pose. I’ll do a quick screen save and post it up on social media.”

Indeed, on the count of three, participants followed Knott’s instructions, after which she quipped, “You all look fabulous.” Another fun component of the evening was the EQMI rocks glass sent out to ticket holders, along with drink recipes.

“I raise my rocks glass to each of you,” Knott said, with what appeared to be tap water. “Thank you for all that you do. Funds raised tonight during our Mission Equality reception go directly toward fighting bigotry and hatred. With […]

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