By Tim Kowols
Open Door Pride hopes its impact on the community goes far beyond its inaugural event next week. Regardless of sexual orientation, Open Door Pride wants to establish a welcoming community for people living, working, and visiting the county. Committee member Cathy Grier says she has lived all around the country and believes the area can do more to support the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, and Queer (LGBTQ) community than flying a rainbow flag and hanging a sign.
In the future, Open Door Pride hopes to establish itself as a 501(c)(3) organization and be present for people in the community who need the support. Featuring musical acts and art activities, the inaugural Open Door Pride Picnic will take place June 24 at Martin Park in Sturgeon Bay beginning at 11 a.m.