‘Love GR’ on social media explained

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — West Michigan residents may have noticed a heart version of the City of Grand Rapids’ logo popping up in their Facebook feeds Thursday.

It was started by Grand Rapids residents Linda Tellis and Avery Jackson. They are calling it  “Love GR Day.” They are trying to spread a message of love.

It started after watching 24 Hour News 8’s story about the anti-gay billboard along US-131 in Wyoming. “Love GR” organizers are now trying to raise money to put up a pro-LGBT community billboard.

“This isn’t about me, it’s not about him,” Love GR co-founder Tellis said. “It’s no politics, no gimmicks. It’s about promoting love and supporting a group of people who typically looked down on.”

Tellis and Jackson, local artists, held a free concert Thursday at Billy’s Lounge on Wealthy Street near Lake Drive SE. Music was scheduled to start at 9 p.m. and last until 2 a.m.

They hope to promote other positive causes in the city in the future.

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