The 5th annual Open Door Pride Festival in Sturgeon Bay will take on a different look this summer than in past years. The event that typically draws hundreds of attendees every year will be done virtually on June 26. Founding member and chair Cathy Grier says that although a big gathering won't be happening at Martin Park, rainbow flags and the Sandy Brown Award presentation will commemorate the day.
Grier is excited to bring in videos from musicians, poets, and storytellers as part of the live-streaming event. People can submit a video relating to the "What's my pride" project as part of a competition. Open Door Pride promotes diversity through inclusion for all and schedules events in June during National LGBTQ Pride Month every June. Nominations for an individual or organization that best exemplifies Open Door Pride's mission are still being accepted for the Sandy Brown Awards.