The first Northwoods LGBT Pride event is being held Saturday(6/10) in Arbor Vitae.
The secretary of the Rainbow Hodags, Don Schindhelm says the first Gay Pride rally was held 47 years ago in New York City. Schindhelm says since that time, the term "gay" has been replaced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender sexual orientation.
Schindhelm says they're holding a picnic event Saturday...
"....in Arbor Vitae we have a community Pride event, the Northwoods Pride picnic. It's being held Saturday, June 10 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Arbor Vitae Fireman's Park at 10672 Big Arbor Vitae Drive next to the firehouse there. The public is invited. It will involve some speakers, some music..."
He says attendees can bring meat to grill at a bar-b-que pit and picnic food and utensils.
Schindhelm says another group helped get the event going...
'...the genesis of this picnic is there's another group in the Northwoods, the Northwoods Progressives Group. They've been very active in the Women's March and some other things. They wanted to do things for the community, then they found we were forming a new LGBT community group they came to the first meeting and said they would like to host the first Pride up here in northern Wisconsin...."
More information on the vent is on the Rainbow Hodags Facebook page.