Michigan Law School’s LGBTQ Gayla Event at the University Of Michigan

February 19, 2023

Last night I was honored to have been chosen as the Photographer to capture an event that sits right up next to my values. I photographed the Kevin E. Kennedy memorial Fellowship Gala, known as Gayla. It’s an annual banquet for University of Michigan’s Law school’s LGBTQ+ πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ student group hosted by the Michigan Law Outlaws. It was a night to reflect on all the people that have fought so hard for equality in this community. It was a night to honor and celebrate extraordinary people working so fearlessly for equality. It was a time to celebrate one amazing human with a public interest fellowship award.

The event was sold out and the house was packed with beautiful humans , inside and out. To say it was fun is an understatement.

Marisa London Jay Kaplan at the LGBTQ Gala event hosted by the University of Michigan Outlaws organization. Taken by Event Photographer Genevieve Devries
Marisa London Jay Kaplan at the LGBTQ Gala event hosted by the University of Michigan Outlaws organization Taken by Event Photographer Genevieve Devries

AG Dana Nessel was there and all I can say about that is that she is as amazing and (ahem) as bad ass as I thought she’d be. I don’t know how anyone would be able to watch her speak without clapping and “woo hooing”, but I was speechless.

The whole event was put on by the oh so cool and professional Michigan Law Outlaws. They worked hard to pull a flawless and powerful event and this photographer left the Michigan League feeling better about the world I was walking out into because I have no doubt that the talent in that room will leave this world much better than they found it.


Genevieve DeVries is an on-site, professional photographer.Β  Based in Plymouth, Michigan, I serve southeast Michigan and the greater Wayne County, Washtenaw County and Oakland County areas, including Plymouth, Canton, Livonia, Westland, Northville, Novi, Farmington/Farmington Hills,Β Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Belleville, Whitmore Lake, Saline, Dexter, Salem, South Lyon, Wayne, Garden City, New Hudson, Wixom, Walled Lake, Brighton, Milford, Southfield, West Bloomfield, Bloomfield Hills, Birmingham, and beyond .

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