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About Us

About Us: Information

Our Mission

Pride Big Rapids is an organization celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community and the diversity of all in our Big Rapids area.

Meet Our 2022-2023 Board Members

Darin Coleman - President
Remington Hernandez - Vice President
Cynthia Glazier - Secretary
Heather Bowman - Treasurer
Janitza Sawyer - Marketing/Media
The Rev. Radhajyoti Kaminski - Mission Advisor
Bill Eureka - Business Advisor
Zachery Cormican - Security
Bob Aldrich - Event Coordinator
Bryce Longenberger - Community Outreach

Committee Members

TBD, Head of Committees and Volunteers
Bob Aldrich, Event Coordinator and DJ
Allison LeVeque, Stage Crew
TBD, Construction
TBD, Design
TBD, Vendors and Booths
TBD, Ferris LGBTQ+ RC Outreach
TBD, Food Trucks
TBD, Educational and Informational

Our Code of Conduct

Pride Big Rapids requests the cooperation of all festival attendees/participants with the following Festival Code of Conduct for Pride BR 2022.

The Pride Big Rapids festival is a welcoming event; having both time and space to come together with friends, family, and loved ones to celebrate the progress of the LGBTQ+ community.

Our code of conduct is designed to ensure that the festival is a safe and accepting space for every participant/attendee and that everyone is treated with kindness, courtesy, and respect.

Pride Big Rapids is a safe space and we will not tolerate any threatening, violent or offensive behaviour against participants, volunteers, staff, security personnel, and attendees.

Pride Big Rapids celebrates diversity and we do not condone and actively dismiss anyone making derogatory remarks about, or any signage targeting, a person’s age, race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, size, wardrobe, physical ability, economic status, religion, and/or presence at the Pride BR festival.

Any individual found to be harassing or infringing on the bodily integrity of other participants will be asked to exit the event immediately (and will be reported to the police).

Pride Big Rapids politely requests that everyone act responsibly and according to the law with regards to alcohol consumption across the event footprint

Pride Big Rapids asks for all the participants in attendance either in favor or against the event to reflect and ask themselves; if their words and actions towards others present are what they would want said or done to them? We ask all of those present participants to be respectful of all no matter their differences.

Failure to abide by the Code of Conduct can result in the following:

Pride Big Rapids reserves the right to remove any group or person(s) from the premises of the festival if in the opinion of the organizers their behavior is deemed offensive, puts spectators or other participants at risk of physical harm, violates the code of conduct, or is a hindrance to the progress of the festival.
Pride Big Rapids is a celebration recognizing the past and current struggles along with future possibilities of the LGBTQ+ community. All participants and those present in and at the festival are encouraged to embrace and respect this goal.
*The above Code of Conduct is revised in part from the Pride in London and the Upper Cumberland Pride Code of Conduct.

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