Nov 7 - Dec 31, 2019

Salinas Valley Pride Celebrations

Mission

Salinas Valley Pride Celebrations is a volunteer-based organization dedicated to providing 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 would like to host a pride celebration in Salinas in order to increase LGBTQ awareness and visibility within the Salinas Valley. Studies have shown that large demonstrations of acceptance—like schools having GSA groups or cities hosting pride celebrations—benefits members of the LBGTQ community, even if they chose not to participate in the activities. Analogous pride celebrations typically ticket events to offset the cost of presenting the event. Salinas Valley Pride Celebrations prides itself in being able to offer an admission-free day event with activities for children, youth, and adults. With the community’s support, we hope to keep our pride event admission free, thus removing barriers of entry and allowing all members of the LGBTQ community and allies the opportunity to engage and thrive in a safe environment.

Salinas Valley Pride is important to me because I can celebrate locally. This is my home and I am extremely proud of each person who comes out and supports the event to show that we are all in this together. Be proud, be you and be great.

- Nick Luna