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Open Door Pride Newsletter: June 6, 2018

June 6, 2018

In This Issue: 
Open Door Pride Week Proclamation
Events Leading Up to the Festival
Food and Fun on the Day

OPEN DOOR PRIDE FESTIVAL is June 23rd in Martin Park

Open Door Pride Week Proclamation

We are thrilled to have the City of Sturgeon Bay recognize the LGBTQ+ community by proclaiming June 18th through 24th as Open Door Pride week!
Having had a Proclamation last year for one day, to an entire week this year, we have made great strides in just one year. Even more gratifying, we are well on our way to making our mission a success.


We do need help with funds as the festival approaches.
Please tell all your friends and fans to donate today!



Events Leading Up to the Festival

First Annual Open Door Pride Week

What’s your Pride at Makers Space on the 20th is just one of many great events during Open Door Pride Week!

Tuesday, June 19th 7 PM 
Film night at Inside/Out Space at Margaret Lockwood Gallery , 7 South 2nd Ave  Sturgeon Bay

As part of our first Open Door Pride week, we will kick off the week with a Pride themed film,After Louie by Vincent Gagliostro 

Wednesday, June 20th 4-8 PM 
What’s My Pride? Project and T-shirt screening Door County Makers Space, 26 N 3rd Ave, Sturgeon Bay

We will be gathering at Door County Makers Space to screen t-shirts with our ODP logo, plus photographer Kelly Avenson will be on hand to take pictures for our What’s My Pride? Project.   You write on a chalkboard what you are proud of – more info about What’s My Pride?.  It takes 5 minutes. You agree to allow your image to be used in our social media campaigns to promote our Mission: to affirm our community’s diversity through inclusion for all.

Disco Music in courtyard, snacks, and beverages will be provided. Bring a shirt or fabric you want to have our logo screened on it.  We will also provide shirts to purchase. Check out a Video of Kelly Avenson at our What’s My Pride? booth during our first annual Open Door Pride Picnic.

Thursday, June 21st 7-9pm 
WRiTERS NiGHT + Door County WRITE-ON Tambourine Lounge (part of Holiday Music Motel) 59 N 2nd Ave, Sturgeon Bay

As part of our first Open Door Pride week, Tambourine Lounge and Write On Door County will partner in a special LGBTQ+ WRiTERS NiGHT with regular host Cathy Grier (founding member of Open Door Pride). Requesting LGBTQ+ related original Song, Spoken Word, Prose or Poetry (10-minute max). Writer/Performer invite-only event. No cover charge.  Audience especially welcome! To reserve your spot, contact and/or

Friday, June 22nd 6-9PM
Dance Mixer, Dancin’ On The Door, 4614 Harbor School Rd, Egg Harbor

We will be dancing to the music of DJ Ash and celebrating at our first dance mixer at the wonderful Dancing On The Door Studio in Egg Harbor. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

All events are Free Admission, with suggested donation to help fund our 2nd annual Pride Event on Saturday June 23rd 11am-5pm in Martin Park, Sturgeon Bay

Saturday, June 23rd 11 am – 5 pm Martin Park, Sturgeon Bay
Food and Fun on Festival Day

Open Door Pride Week Proclamation will be read onstage at noon.

The 2nd annual Open Door Pride Festival full list of Entertainers and vendors are posted on our website. Milwaukee natives Lex Allen and Taj Raiden, known for their alternative R&B sound and artistry celebrating diversity will headline at this year’s Open Door Pride Festival.  Allen and Raiden will share the stage with Gender Confetti, a punk trans band hailing from Madison.  Also joining the Festival fun is HellMuff and the well-traveled Queer Pressure DJ Collective, all from Madison.

A variety of local artists will also be performing including Cathy Grier and the Troublemakers, Dorothy Scott, Johnny Delorit and Jeanne Kuhns., and Tarl Knight from Green Bay.

This year, we will be able to enjoy Susan Grossman, wedding officiate and Tarot Card reader as well as Burn The Suburbs Studio, Madison and local artists Henna Body art by Andria, Gypsy Stomp. CarlyRae and Rockhill Designs Gallery, Custom t-shirts, Ribbon Project, Food Vendors: Get Real Cafe, and Hots and Hyros Food Truck.  Flanigan Distributor will provide Beer and Cider and more will add to the fun.

If you want to share your expertise or just volunteer to help out, email us at today!

We Need Your Support!

Open Door Pride is made possible solely by the support of community members like you! Will you stand with us to affirm our community’s diversity through inclusion for all?


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