It was a year ago in May, when Sam Dubin pitched a broad idea of NEXTGen Detroit Pride, a group for LGBT Jews in Michigan.
Shortly after joining the board of directors of NEXTGen Detroit, Sam Dubin, a local news reporter, came out as gay.
“I’m really one that follows whatever passion that I have and try to do something about it,” said Dubin. “I was really oblivious of the LGBT community at that point, specifically the LGBT Jewish community or lack thereof. I have a lot of gay friends who I grew up with, none of which live in Detroit. A lot of gay Jews here haven’t historically found that they’ve had a home in Detroit. I’ve always felt that I have had a home here. So I knew I wanted to do something about that.”