Strong Turnout at 2nd Annual West Shore Pride Fest in Ludington


“It’s grown so much bigger than we could’ve ever imagined,” said Renee Snodgrass, president of West Shore Pride.

Allies and members of the LGBT community alike were in Ludington Sunday as part of West Shore Pride Fest.

June is Pride Month, and performances were held at Pride Fest to spread messages of equality and inclusion.

The West Shore Pride Fest was started in 2017 in response to bullying of LGBT people at local schools.

Last year’s event was a small equality rally, but this year, it’s grown to have a number of vendors, performers and a huge crowd.

West Shore Pride’s president says she’s thankful for such the large turnout.

“Just showing people that Ludington has a gay community and also has a strong ally community as well,” said Snodgrass. “It’s so crazy to us that so many people came out last year and even this year to say that they support us. Our ally community is amazing.”

If you missed Sunday’s event, West Shore Pride is holding more events all year.

You can find out when here.