Perceptions is a 501c3 Non-profit organization.  Its mission is to provide inclusive education, networking and advocacy for the diverse Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender individuals, allies and organizations in the community.


​​Join us for the 7th annual Great Lakes Bay Pride Festival. Free entry!

With a goal to lay a foundational LEGACY for a fully inclusive culture across the Great Lakes Bay Region; bring UNITY to a diverse community through a celebration of life, equality and family – whatever your definition of family may be; and drive ACTION to continue to advance equal rights and acceptance for all – to ensure that our community and all its citizens can thrive and prosper in a growing, affirming community - there has never been a better time to get involved!

Your personal donation will help extend our reach and allow us to bring even more people to celebrate our community’s pride and unity at Pride.  Running now – June 9, 2016, funds raised under this program will not only support the Great Lakes Bay Pride Festival on June 10, but will boost momentum to extend Perceptions programming and events throughout the rest of the year. 

Through the Great Lakes Bay Pride Festival and with your partnership and support, we can make many great things happen. 

Payments can be made via Credit Card/PayPal or via personal check made payable to Perceptions, and sent to PO Box 1525, Midland, MI 48641.  


The Great Lakes Bay Pride Festival presented by Perceptions is excited to announce the 2017 Pride Festival at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bay City - Riverfront, Bay City, MI on June 10, 2017, from Noon to 5PM. The Pride Festival promotes unity and visibility among the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ), our Allies, and the community and celebrate our pride., freedom and equality for all in the Great Lakes Bay Region. This year’s event is family-friendly and will consist of many vendors, locally recognized entertainment, community speakers, beer garden, and a great children’s area. Food vendors available in the streets of the Riverside Art Festival. The Perceptions Board of Trustees and the Pride Committee, a mix of regional representatives, provide this event to showcase our supporters within the region.