Ventura County Pride

Stand Out Stand Proud

Ventura County Pride Festival is a weekend-long event in August with over 5,000 attendees that celebrates the LGBTQ community, supporters, and allies in Ventura County. All proceeds raised will 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.

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

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.

2022 Ventura County Pride will be an exciting, in-person event, including:

Ventura County Pride logo

Upcoming Events

Fri. Aug 19 | 9 PM

2022 Pre-Pride Party & Drag Show

Kick-Off Ventura County's Pride weekend at Paddy's and enjoy local drag performers and delicious drink specials!

Sat. Aug 20 | 11 AM - 6 PM

2022 Pride Celebration

Celebrate diversity and inclusion with Ventura County's LGBTQIA+ community!

Sat. Aug 20 | 9 PM

2022 After-Pride Party & Drag Show

Join us as we dance the night away and keep the Pride party going at Paddy's!

Sun. Aug 21 | 4 PM

2022 Pride Drag Queen Bingo

Wrap up Ventura County's Pride weekend by joining us to win prizes and spill the tea with the fabulous Cooper!

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 programs.


April 8, 2023

6 pm Cocktail Hour

7:30 pm Dinner and Program

Black Tie Optional

Diversity Gala logo

Ventura Beach Marriott

2055 E Harbor Blvd

Ventura, CA 93001

Tickets Sales are Closed

For further inquires on attending the Diversity Gala, please contact us at or 805-644-5428

2023 Awards Honorees

Youth Hero

Teddy Skye Garcia &

Lola Forbes-Black

Community Ally

Gabe Teran


Sal Fuentes


Oxnard LGBTQ+

Community Spotlight

Cooper the Queen

Carmen Ramirez Achievement

Genevieve Flores-Haro

Gala 2023 Sponsors

Special thanks to our 2023 Diversity Gala sponsors!

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.

Pride prom logo

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 in-person at Plaza Park in Ventura.  Join us at 9AM on May 14, 2022!

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.