The Great Lakes Bay Pride Awards are awarded to people who have worked in the LGBT community doing great work. All LGBT and Allies are qualified for this award. If you know someone that has done great work for the LGBT community in the 2017 year, please nominate them. Nominations are now open! Click on the Great Lakes Bay Pride Awards logo for more information.
Our Holiday Gala is held in December of each year. December 2, 2017 was our 16th Holiday Gala and was a great time with great friends. The 17th annual Holiday Gala planning is now in progress, so stay tuned for further updates. For more information and see a slide show of the 2017 Holiday Gala click on the snowflake icon.
Perceptions is proud to partner with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on the HIV/ TOBACCO Program. This program provides tobacco cessation courses, education, awareness, and presentations to the general public and the AIDS Service Organizations in the Great Lakes Bay Region and reaching to Traverse City and Marquette. Tobacco use is the #1 killer of the LGBT community and reduces the lives of all, but particularly those living with HIV.
Our Trans, Family, Friends, and Allies Group is open to all transgender, intersex and gender non-conforming people, our partners and allies residing in and around the Great Lakes Bay Region. We have 3 groups, Transgender Teens, Transgender Adults, and Allies. We offer education, open discussions, and socialization. This is our largest group with an average of 30 people attending. Click on the logo to learn more.