Barbara Klimaszewski


Barbara Klimaszewski (Saginaw) receives the Lifetime Achievement Pride Award. She is a Saginaw criminal and civil rights attorney and has been active in the LGBT community for over 35 years. Throughout her career, Barb has fought for equality and civil rights for all people. When members of the LGBT community had no one to stand up for them, Klimaszewski provided … Read More

Class of 2012 Sacred Heart Academy – Mt Pleasant


The 2012 Class of Sacred Heart Academy (Mt. Pleasant) will receive a Pride Award. The school asked Dominic Sheahan-Stahl, 1998 graduate and actor, to speak at graduation. Dominic’s brother, Willi, was graduating. When the school learned that Dominic was gay and planned to marry his partner in New York, Saginaw’s Bishop Cistone rescinded the invitation. The students launched a national … Read More

Kyle Bostwick


Kyle Bostwick (Saginaw) receives the 2012 Political Pride Award. During high school Kyle joined the Saginaw County Democratic Party and has been an active member since. He has worked and managed local and state campaigns and currently serves as treasurer for the Saginaw County Democratic Party, treasurer of the Saginaw Area Democratic Club and as the Legislative Aide for State … Read More

Tana Michaels


Tana Michaels (Saginaw) receives a Pride Award for her contributions in music and journalism. Tana, a singer/guitar player and journalist, has donated her time and talent to many LGBT causes including 2007 Respect Fest, 2011 & 2012 Tri-City Pride Festivals, Perceptions & PFLAG Wine Tasting event and others. She is the former editor of the Perceptions Newsletter and a regular … Read More

Gourmet Cupcake Shoppe/Carrie Fisher


The Gourmet Cupcake Shoppe (Midland, Saginaw and soon Bay City) and owner Carrie J. Fisher are honored with a Business Pride Award for: donating desserts for Perceptions, PFLAG, and Dow’s GLAD (Gays Lesbians and Allies at Dow) functions; sponsoring the 2011 Nat’l Coming Out Day concert featuring Eric Himan at Pit & Balcony and her involvement with the Chocolate Party, … Read More

Court St. Grill/Eric Phillips


The Court St. Grill (formerly Café) and owner Eric Phillips (Saginaw) receive a Business Pride award for endless support: offered his restaurant for Tri-City LGBT Pride festival planning meetings; attended meetings, shared suggestions, donated spaghetti dinners and booth food ($200). His staff, mother & father assisted with the booth – Mom’s sign idea: Eat Under the Rainbow. Eric donated ALL … Read More