In 2009, Perceptions began an initiative to honor individuals, organizations, and businesses that have made positive contributions towards the advancement of LGBT+ equality in the Great Lakes Bay Region. We continue this initiative annually with the PRIDE Awards Banquet in June. Nominees are evaluated on the basis of leadeship and commitment to the LGBT community.

Great Lakes Bay PRIDE Awards Banquet – Thursday, June 13, 2019

Andersen Enrichment Center
120 Ezra Rust Dr, Saginaw MI
6:00 pm Reception
7:00 pm Dinner and Program
Ticket Price: $30.00 per person*

Purchase Tickets

Ticket Cost:

$30 per person

Be a Sponsor!

Send Sponsor Form to:


P. O. Box

1525, Midland, MI 48641

Phone: 989-891-1429

or email to:

[email protected]


Do you know someone that has made positive contributions towards the advancement of LGBT+ equality in the Great Lakes Bay Region? Nominate them!

View the types of awards available and start thinking of who you know that is worthy of one of them.

Nominations open March 1, 2019 and due no later than May 3, 2019.

Types of Pride Awards

Given to people or organizations that
have made an exceptional contribution to the LGBT community by:
Contributing to awareness of LGBT issues, Providing support to LGBT
organizations, Challenging discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, etc.

Given to an individual who is a newcomer to the community or the equality movement and who has demonstrated outstanding potential to become a leader and supporter of the LGBT community.

Given to a business that has shown dedication and
commitment to our local LGBT Community and has demonstrated their work to empower the LGBT people within the Saginaw Valley region to achieve civil and social equality.

The highest award given to an individual who has demonstrated a lifelong commitment to attain a better life for LGBT people and has demonstrated effectiveness at reaching the goal of equality, fairness and justice for the entire LGBT community.

Thank you 2018 Sponsors

Edie Windsor

In Honor of Dignity Tri-Cities 1984-1991

Dr. Libby Pionk

Bill Giorgis

Jerry Hilliard

William Giorgis & Russell Inham

Mike’s Wrecker Services

Evan Waddell

Harvey Milk

Rick Farrand & Bob Enszer

Saginaw County Community Mental Health Authority

PFLAG Tri-Cities

Joan & David Brausch

Ellen DeGenere

Floyd Andrick

Dr. Charissa Urbano

David Custer TV5 & Dan Buccilli


Leo R. Romo

Dr. Waheed Akbar


Tri-City Action for Peace

Kitty Packard

View our Past Pride Award Winners

Click on image to view past recipients.