Photography provided generously by Meagan Stockemer Photography and Michael Poehlman Photography.

In just over 4 years, Up North Pride has seen a ten-fold growth in attendance from 300 participants in 2014 to over 5000 people in attendance during our 2017 events. Attendees come from all over our region, state and midwest to enjoy a truly grassroots, participant-driven Pride event. We hope you'll join us at one of our many events this year.


A Loud And Proud Production

Up North Pride is presented by Loud and Proud, an anti-racist non-profit production company focused on LGBTQ visibility, education and advocacy in Northern Michigan. 

More than half of our participants in the previous 3 years have been straight allies who show up to support, celebrate and have fun with their friends and family in the LGBTQ community. We need more of this. And we need even more friends who are prepared to show up and support their fabulous yet often marginalized and oppressed friends.
— Jenn Cameron, Up North Pride Co-Founder

New in 2017

  • Our costs have more than tripled this year, and to put on all the events for our community, we need additional funds. Every donation gets us closer to our goal and to the future we believe in. Please donate today!

  • The Grand Marshal this year is Scott Turner Schofield, Internationally-known Transgender Educator as well as Daytime Television’s 1st Transgender Actor (Bold and the Beautiful, 2016). Learn more

  • We're bringing the sexy back to Pride with an adult only party Saturday night, June 24th at The Little Fleet. Join the party.
  • Our Visibility Rally and March have moved to Sunday PLUS we've added a family friendly picnic at the beach after the march. Learn More.

Join Us!

Up North Pride was founded by Elon Cameron, Jenn Cameron and Marta Turnbull in 2014 in Traverse City, Michigan.