VENTURA COUNTY PRIDE
FRIDAY - SUNDAY, AUGUST 17TH - 19TH 2018
Ventura County Beachside Pride Festival is a weekend-long event that celebrates the LGBT community, supporters, and allies in Ventura County. All proceeds raised will go to sustain our 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.
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!
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.
Diversity Collective Ventura County Board of Directors and the Ventura County Pride Planning Committee would like to thank everyone who came out this weekend, August 18th-20th, 2017 and participated in one or all of our Pride weekend events including 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 will go to sustain our new Community Resource Center.
We would like to thank our Pride sponsors, United Staffing Associates, Amgen, City of Ventura, Macy's, The 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. Our festival VIPRIDE area sponsors, Anacapa Brewing Company and Grapes and Hops for making that space everything this year. Wayde Troxell and Timmy Brenner from Paddy's, for coordinating our beer and wine garden and it's volunteers, the over 65 Pride vendors, and our over 60 volunteers.
The Board would like to thank the committee chairs and committee members. Entertainment Chair Michael Kohli, Advertising Chair Audrey Viktoria, Volunteers Chair Arturo Reyes, Vendor Chair Michael MacDonald and the Gender Zone Chairs Anne Blakeley and Jude Ezra Goodman. Member at large Patricia Logan, Diane Paillette-Von Heyneman, Kevin Brian Janeway, Vincent Torres, Ivy Paek, Sandie Seiler Wolfe, David Paul Leighton, Alyssia Hawk, Suzanna Cortez, and Pamela Owens. Your hard work showed and paid off!