Diversity Collective Ventura County is a community based non profit 501c3 organization. Promoting advocacy, education, and mental and physical health for the LGBTQ community in Ventura County, California via our community resource center, programs and community events. We are the parent organization of Ventura County Pride, AIDS Walk Ventura and The Diversity Gala. All proceeds raised through fundraising efforts go to fund DCVC and it's community programs.
VENTURA COUNTY PRIDE
FRIDAY - SUNDAY, AUGUST 18TH - 20TH 2017
Ventura County Beachside Pride Festival is a weekend-long event that celebrates the LGBT community, supporters, and allies in Ventura County. We couldn't do it without our many Pride sponsors! All proceeds raised will go to sustain our community resource center.
Our mission is to promote diversity, education, mental and physical health via community outreach to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender population as well as the general public. All of this year’s pride events seek to show that we’re proud of who we are and to educate and advocate for the LGBTQ community here in Ventura County. In doing so we show that we can all stand together as part of the community at large proving that we are in fact #StrongerTogether!
The Board of Directors of Diversity Collective VC and the Ventura County Pride Planning Committee would like to thank everyone who came out this weekend August 18th-20th 2017 and participated in the Board of Directors Beachside Pride Kickoff Mixer, Pre Pride Party, Beachside Pride Festival in the Park, After Pride Party and the Beachside Pride Brunch. All proceeds from all five events go to sustain our new Community Resource Center. We had a soft opening the first week of June and our grand opening August 3rd. The work we and our community partners are doing here at the center is amazing and we can’t wait to see how that work makes a positive impact on the community in the months and years to come.
We would like to thank our Pride sponsors, United Staffing Associates, Amgen, City of Ventura - Government, Macy's, McCune Foundation, Wells Fargo, First American Title, Pierpont Inn Wyndham Garden Ventura, The Fight Magazine, Ventura County Credit Union, Diane Paillette-Von Heyneman, Paddy McDermott and Lagunitas Brewing Co. We would also like to thank our Festival VIPRIDE sponsors Anacapa Brewing Company, Danny Saldana, Vero Navarro and Grapes and HopsTammy White for making that area everything this year! Thank you, Wayde Troxell and Timmy Brenner for coordinating our beer and wine garden and its volunteers.
We would like to thank the over 65 Pride vendors who came to the festival this year and we could not have done it without our over 65 volunteers.
The Board would like to thank the committee chairs and committee members. Entertainment Chair Michael Kohli, Advertising, and Promotion Chair Audrey Viktoria, Volunteers Chair Actus Reyes, Vendor Chair Michael MacDonald and the Gender Zone Chairs Anne Blakeleyand Jude Ezra Goodman. Member at large Patricia Logan, Diane Paillette-Von Heyneman, Kevin Brian Janeway, Vincent Torres, Ivy Shmivy, Sandie Seiler Wolfe, David Paul Leighton, Alyssia Hawk, Suzanna Cortez, and Pamela Owens. Your hard work showed and paid off!
We would like to thank Ventura Police Department and Michelle Godoy-Morales with the City of Ventura for always making sure the event goes off without any hiccups!