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Great Lakes Bay PRIDE at Home
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Celebrating Pride at Home
June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month and will continue to be celebrated across the country, likely with many more virtual opportunities given the circumstances we find ourselves in at this time. Due to the ongoing public health concerns regarding COVID-19 and the recent flooding in our region, the Great Lakes Bay Pride planning team has reimagined Pride Month celebrations.
In lieu of the more traditional festival and after party, they’re instead focused on Celebrating Pride at Home this year! Over the last month, the regional Great Lakes Bay Pride planning team has been working on new ideas to foster connections and build community.
This year's large events may be cancelled, but the festival and after party will return in 2021.
Schedule of Events
We're still working out all the details, but please check back soon!
The festival will be open from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. followed by the After Party in downtown Saginaw later in the evening.
CALL FOR TALENT
Last year, we featured some incredible local talent at Great Lakes Bay Pride and we want to do that again this year! If you are a local musician interested in supporting our LGBTQ+ community by performing at Pride Festival, please email us at [email protected].
Celebrating Pride at Home
Show your Pride at Home by decorating a window, porch, entryway or other area with a Pride theme.
Participants can post their photos on Facebook with #GreatLakesBayPride2020 to be entered into a random drawing at the end of June. The winner will receive a Great Lakes Bay Pride gift bag.
Yard Sign Campaign*
Great Lakes Bay Pride will offer free yard signs sharing the message of Celebrating Pride at Home to households throughout the region. There will be scheduled pick-up times at locations in Bay, Midland, Saginaw, and Isabella counties.
Exact dates/times are to be determined (early-June). Check back for updates.
If you are unable to pick-up a sign, you can complete a delivery request here.
Food Collection Drive*
Great Lakes Bay Pride will hold a food collection drive in partnership with Hidden Harvest and St. John’s Episcopal Church in Midland on Saturday, June 20th from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the parking lot of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Midland (405 N Saginaw Rd, Midland).
Drop off your nonperishable food donations and collect your Celebrating Pride at Home yard sign.
*In order to ensure social distancing, you will not need to exit your vehicle for either of the above events.
What We Do
Perceptions is well recognized in the Great Lakes Bay Region for its commitment and dedication to fostering an inclusive and supportive community that inspires engagement, equality, and respect for all. The Perceptions Board of Trustees and PRIDE Festival Planning Team are comprised of diverse, regional representatives who give of their time and talents to further our mission to provide inclusive sexual orientation and gender identity/expression (SOGIE) education, advocacy, networking, and resources to individuals and organizations in the Great Lakes Bay Region.