Michelle Brown


Michelle Brown, based Detroit public speaker, author and activist, will be the emcee for the award banquet that includes a garden reception, catered dinner and an award ceremony. Tickets cost $30 each and $20 for students and those with limited funds. The event is partially funded through sponsorship’s, which vary from $10 to $200 and must be purchased by June 21. Tickets, sponsorship and information are … Read More

Linda Schneider


Linda Schneider and Saginaw County Community Mental Health Authority (SCCMHA) made an exceptional contribution to the LGBT and Ally communities in mental health. Under Linda Schneider, Clinical Director, the SCCMHA is entering its third year of their Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Advocacy Initiative – a concerted effort to create a more welcoming environment and to improve services for … Read More

City of Bay City


The City of Bay City became the 43rd city in the state of Michigan that adopted an anti-discrimination ordinance aimed at protecting of the LGBT community and individuals with physical and mental handicaps. The City of Bay City has been outstanding in working to improve the quality for LGBT people through the political or electoral process. Additionally, Bay City has … Read More

Katrina Wrobel


Katrina is a strong ally and advocate of the LGBT community. Katrina educates others via inspiring diversity and inclusion presentations in Dow Chemical in Midland and other locations. She helped to develop basic inclusion awareness training for employees and now a training that is a core part of new hire orientation. Wrobel is an active member of GLAD, Dow’s LGBT … Read More

Kevin Dedictoria


Kevin is a 26 years old Saginaw resident and has demonstrated being a future leader of sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) issues through education and advocacy. He attended Perceptions and PFLAG Tri-Cities meetings when he was senior at Saginaw Township’s Heritage High School. He became a PFLAG member and has been the PFLAG treasurer since he was 21 years … Read More

Michael Beach & Greg Tebow


Greg and Michael have hosted a 4th of July celebration at their Bay City home since 1997 – twenty-one years this year. So many area LGBT and allies have enjoyed the celebrations in Bay City’s fireworks at their home. People felt accepted and safe each year while Greg and Michael graciously showed their love and support – their personal LGBT … Read More

Andrew Gardner-Northrop


Andrew is a social worker with Mid-Michigan Health and teaches Social Work at Saginaw Valley State University and LGBTQ activist for several years. As a former SVSU student, Gardner-Northrop shared education about: gay men being banned from donating blood, organized national speakers that raised awareness of LGBT discrimination and advocacy; co-founded “Speaking Out Loud” which focused on LGBT advocacy; organized … Read More

Donice Hannegan


Donice has been a pillar of the LGBT+ community, an advocate for workplace equality and a founding member of GLAD, Dow’s LGBT and ally employee resource network group at Dow Chemical Company in Midland. She has coordinated countless sexual orientation and gender identity education, workshops, conferences, etc. Mrs. Hannegan receives the highest award because she has demonstrated a lifelong commitment … Read More