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June Is Pride Month

We are preparing for our 6th Annual Pride Festival in Martin Park with a return to a live event on June 25th 10am-5pm. Thanks to our Pride Flag initiative, more Pride Flags have been distributed throughout the County than ever before. If you see a flag, please thank the businesses that are flying them. Did you know that donor funds…

What’s My Pride? Project is at Lawlss Coffee

Michelle Hroma, Manager, & Myles Parenteau, Head Roaster & Director of Coffee Lawlss Coffee to host What’s My Pride? Project  Kicking off Pride in 2022 For the first time a local establishment will host the project. It will be hosted for the month of March at Lawlss Coffee in Sturgeon Bay. The project’s chalkboard will be available for people to write what their…

Love Wins – Happy Vday

Open Door Pride announces new Vice Chair Open Door Pride board of directors has elected Michael Meulemans as the new vice chair (3 year term). Michael comes to the board with over 23 years living in Door County.  Invested in the community, he has served on the Destination Sturgeon Bay board, the Baileys Harbor Community Association board as President, and was…

Thankful For YOU

We have so much to be Thankful for. We are reflecting on how far we have come since 2017.We can’t help but be full of Pride. For five years we have seen our community supported in ways big and small. If you haven’t seen it yet, please watch our 5th annual Virtual Pride Festival held on June 26, 2021. The video is full of performances, conversations, and our…

Preparing for 5th Annual Pride Fest

As we prepare for our 5th Annual Pride Festival event Saturday June 26th, we have decided that a virtual event will be the safest way to celebrate. Stay tuned for more details. Even though last year’s Open Door Pride Festival was cancelled, we still managed to have a prideful moment in Martin Park with a short ceremony. One hundred small…

2020 Sandy Brown Award to TAP

Open Door Pride has awarded Third Avenue Playhouse it’s annual Sandy Brown Award, which is given out to a person or organization who exemplifies the mission of Open Door Pride. “Celebrating our diversity with inclusion for all.” The award is named after Sandy Brown who began the first PFLAG chapter in Sturgeon Bay in the 90’s.  She has tirelessly brought…

Black Lives Matter Door County

“We stand with Black Lives Matter and are angered and saddened by the loss of so many black, brown, and queer lives by those who seek to keep us down. Click here to read about those who have been so violently taken from us.” Open Door Pride will be looking for ways to partner with Black Lives Matter Door County…

Support from local newspaper

Our 4th annual Pride Festival has been cancelled, but we are still celebrating 365 days out of the year. Thank you Peninsula Pulse Newspaper, and the articles by Maddy Schierl, Aleah Kidd, and Grace Johnson. Celebrating Pride makes us all very proud! https://doorcountypulse.com/whats-my-pride-project-discovering-and-documenting-community/https://doorcountypulse.com/celebrating-51-years-of-pride/https://doorcountypulse.com/celebrating-the-literature-of-pride/ Be sure to see our What’s My Pride? project gallery on our website also listen to Open…

June news Proclamation and Pride Flag

The reading of the annual Open Door Pride Proclamation stating June as Open Door Pride Month occurred on June 2nd at Sturgeon Bay City Council meeting. Open Door Pride founding member and Chair Cathy Grier, and Vice Chair James Champion were present to accept this groundbreaking proclamation. What is so empowering and important is that we have been able to…