LGBT or straight, in Old Town’s heart, you have a place

OLD TOWN- Business owners and officials of Old Town express their acceptance and support of the LGBT community. Old Town hosts the Michigan Pride March, Rally & Festival once a year where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and straight allies are celebrated with a white party kick off. There is a march to the Capitol, a rally on East Lawn then a return to Old Town for entertainment for all ages. Business owners of Old Town acknowledge this pride event but insist that Old Town’s acceptance and love for the LGBT community is a permanent thing, not just a publicity stunt. “I would hope that everyone always feels comfortable in their own skin, walking around in this neighborhood,” said Ashley Lamb, owner of Old Town’s Lambs’ Gate Antiques.