GREEN BAY (NBC26) — The Green Bay Police Department and Green Bay city staff are celebrating Pride month with a fundraiser for the UW-Green Bay Pride Center.
Police officers and city staff purchased $10 rainbow pins with all money collected benefitting the UWGB Pride Center. The pins were donated by Humana and GLSEN to the police department and the City of Green Bay Government.
GBPD Operations Commander Kevin Warych says the fundraiser is a small way for the city to show support for the LGBTQ+ community.
"As a city and as a police department we really wanted to promote Pride month. With June being Pride month, we wanted to recognize the LGBTQ community and do something for them," Warych said. "We wanted to show our inclusivity here as a police department and as a city by acknowledging the small pin on our police uniform."
Dr. Stacie Christian, the Director of Inclusive Excellence at the Pride Center, says the fundraiser came as a surprise. She says all of the proceeds will go toward the Pride center's programming and training in the community.
"It started with Humana and GLSEN and the city of Green Bay," Christian said. "They decided they were going to do this fundraiser and they notified us. It was very exciting to hear."
The rainbow pins will be on sale for the rest of the month. They can be purchased by the public for $10 at the police department's front desk Monday through Friday 7am to 7:30pm.