Events

Ventura County Pride

Stand Out Stand Proud

Ventura County Pride Festival is a weekend-long event in August with over 5,000 attendees that celebrate the LGBTQ community, supporters, and allies in Ventura County. All proceeds raised go to sustain the Community Resource Center and Diversity Collective programs and services. These services include free anonymous HIV & AIDS testing, peer-support groups, cultural competency training, and Rainbow Umbrella Youth Group, a safe space for LGBTQ youth and their allies. The work of Diversity Collective is essential 365 days a year, as we offer support and resources for a marginalized community. Pride Weekend is a time for Ventura County’s LGBTQ+ Community to celebrate, stand out and stand proud.

Our mission for Pride weekend is to educate, advocate, and celebrate the LGBTQ community while providing a platform for those most marginalized in our own community. We promote diversity, education, mental and physical health to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and Latinx population as well as the general public.

The 2021 Ventura County Pride event will be an exciting, virtual, and in-person interactive event!

Ventura County Pride logo

Upcoming Events

Friday, Aug 20

Pride Panel Discussion & Reception

Friday, Aug 20

Pride Drag Show

Saturday Aug 21

Pride Celebration - Downtown Ventura

Saturday, Aug 21

Pride After Party & Drag Show

Sunday, Aug 22

Pride Drag Queen Bingo

Thank you to our Generous Sponsors!

Gay couple watching performance on stage

Diversity Gala

Each year Diversity Collective Ventura County hosts a Diversity Gala Awards Ceremony where we honor and recognize individual community members and organizations who have done exceptional work in Ventura County over the last year within the LGBTQ community and around HIV and AIDS. All proceeds raised at our annual gala go to sustain the Community Resource Center and its staff.

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2019 Awards Honorees

Youth Community Service

Hanna Yale & Jasen Cummings

Community Hero

Ashley Anderson

Community Ally

Mary Milner-Haffner

Organization

Spectrum Arts Collaborative

Community Service

Pedro A. Chavez

Vanguard

Steven Bailey & Micheal Tapia

Gala awards

Pride Prom

Pride Prom of Ventura is an LGBTIQQA+ oriented prom that aims to promote individuality and acceptance among all orientations and gender identities while celebrating diversity and the strive for equality. All proceeds raised go to sustain the Rainbow Umbrella program and the Community Resource Center.

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AIDS Walk Ventura

The goal of AIDS Walk Ventura is to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS and to fund Diversity Collective's HIV-AIDS Education and Prevention Program. We work closely with the County of Ventura to ensure we fill in the gaps of service here in the county and make a positive impact on how HIV-AIDS affects us locally.

AIDS Walk Ventura County logo

AIDS Walk Ventura County is a fun, healthy way for friends, families, and teams of co-workers to raise awareness and help do their part in the fight against HIV & AIDS in Ventura County. The event has a long history in the county. We do this work in partnership with Ventura County Public Health and with the help of numerous volunteers and sponsor organizations. Together we can reduce and eventually stop the spread of HIV & AIDS in Ventura County.

This year's AIDS walk will be virtual, so you can participate when and where you like!  Join us March 27, 2021!

people walking wearing AIDS t-shirts

Calendar of Events

Our events promote individuality and acceptance among all orientations and gender identities.

Upcoming Events

We do what we do, because of you.

Diversity Collective of Ventura County is able to help our community because of our incredible network of supporters including sponsors, donors and volunteers. Without you all, we would not exist. If the Diversity Collective has made an impact on your life, or in the life of someone you love, consider supporting our case in whatever way you are able. We sincerely appreciate you.