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Nov 7 - Dec 31, 2019

Salinas Valley Pride Celebrations

Mission

Salinas Valley Pride Celebrations is a volunteer-run 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization dedicated to increasingly LGBTQ awareness and visibility within the Salinas Valley. Our organization seeks to unite people of all ages, races, ethnicities, genders, and sexual identities in celebration of the diversity in these communities.

The Big Idea

Salinas Valley Pride Celebrations host an annual Pride celebration in Salinas. Countless studies have shown that large demonstrations of acceptance (such as school groups or organizations hosting city-wide Pride celebrations) help members of the LGBTQ+ community feel less isolated. Salinas Valley Pride is a grassroots effort and hopes to keep Pride celebrations admission-free. Salinas Pride at Toro Park includes activities for children, youth, and adults, acting as a space where LGBTQ+ residents and allies can gather and engage in a safe, fun, celebratory environment.

Salinas Valley Pride is a beautiful example of what a strong and creative community is capable of. Their last celebration at Toro Park blew me away—it was a beautiful showcase of who we are as queer and trans people and what we stand for. Salinas Valley Pride grows every year and I’m so excited to see what more is to come.

- Angélica Gonzales