Sturgeon Bay, Wis. (March 14, 2023) – Open Door Pride is accepting nominations through April 17 for the annual Sandy Brown Award. The award celebrates people and organizations who have made Door County a more
welcoming place for all to live and visit and who have made significant contributions to LGBTQIA+ and allied communities throughout the county. The award is presented at the Open Door Pride Festival, held annually on the last Saturday in June, in Sturgeon Bay’s Martin Park. This year’s Festival date is Saturday, June 24.
The Sandy Brown Award has been given at the Festival since 2018. The first award was given to and named for Sandy Brown, who created the Door County chapter of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) in 1997. Brown has worked tirelessly advocating for the LGBTQIA+ community.
This year, a committee comprised of past recipients of the award will review the nominations and select the honoree. In addition to Brown, past recipients include the Diversity Acceptance Alliance Club at Gibraltar Schools, Third Avenue PlayWorks, Write On, Door County, and the City of Sturgeon Bay.
To nominate an individual, group, organization, or business for the award or to find out more information about Open Door Pride, visit opendoorpride.org. Deadline for nominations is Monday, April 17.
Open Door Pride’s mission is to affirm diversity in Door County through inclusion for all. We are a 100% volunteer organization representing the LGBTQIA+ and ally communities in Door County!