Honoring those who do incredible work in our community.
Great Lakes Bay Pride Awards Banquet
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Honoring Your Contributions
In 2009, Great Lakes Bay Pride (then 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 leadership and commitment to the LGBT community.
Due to COVID-19, we are postponing the 12th Annual Great Lakes Bay Pride Awards Banquet to 2021. Stay tuned for more details as they become available.
Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors:
- Dr. Libby Pionk & Maryanne Eagle
- William Giorgis & Russell Inman
- Mike's Wrecker Service
- Evan Waddell
- Jerry Hilliard
- First Tri-Cities PRIDE by Dignity Tri-Cities, June 1985
- Joan & Dave Brausch
- Rick Farrand & Bob Enszer
- Floyd Andrick
- Coldwell Bankers Professionals
- Leo Romo
- Kitty Packard
- Tri-City Action for Peace
Become a Sponsor
Send Sponsor Form to:
P. O. Box 1525
Midland, MI 48641
Use the filters below to select year, award type, or a combination to see award winners since the inception of the Great Lakes Bay PRIDE Awards Banquet.
- All Years
Angela Williams is the Special Projects Director at GLB Health Centers and has worked on LGBT issues with staff, students. parents, and the community–vital role for LGBT youth in Saginaw. GLB Health Centers is recognized for its contri...
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) function...
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 learne...
Barbara and the late Richard Kormelink, Wyoming, MI and formerly Bay City, receive the Lifetime Achievement Award, the highest award given. They were co-founders of the PFLAG Tri-Cities chapter and have demonstrated a lifelong commitme...