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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, the Great Lakes Bay Pride planning team has reimagined Pride Month celebrations again for 2021.
In lieu of the more traditional festival and after party, we’re instead focusing on Celebrating Pride at Home this year! Over the last few months, the regional Great Lakes Bay Pride planning team has been working on new ideas to foster connections and build community.
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 #GreatLakesBayPride2021 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*
Join us for Pride Month at home with a Celebrating Pride at Home 2021 yard sign! Use this form to pre-order your yard sign(s) for June. Your pre-order and donation guarantee your sign for this year.
We appreciate a $10 donation to cover the cost of the yard signs. If that doesn't work with your budget, that's okay! We will again offer signs, at no cost, on select distribution days in June.
Bay City: June 2, 5p - 7p, Pere Marquette Depot
Midland: June 4, 4p - 7p, Dow Diamond
Saginaw: June 5, 11a - 1p, The Hearth Home
Mt. Pleasant: June 5, 11a - 1p, Isabella County Admin Building
Your donation directly supports Great Lakes Bay Pride's mission to provide inclusive sexual orientation and gender identity/expression education, advocacy, networking, and resources to individuals and organizations in the Great Lakes Bay Region.
Food Distribution Event
Our team of volunteers is working to coordinate a food distribution event for the community. Stay tuned for more details!
What We Do
Great Lakes Bay Pride initiatives promote unity and visibility among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals, and our allies throughout the community. Our programs bring together many community service providers with the shared goal of offering services and support to the LGBTQ+ community.
Our volunteer Board of Directors and Pride Events 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.