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.
Mark Your Calendars!
VC Pride will be
August 17, 2024
We couldn't make Ventura County Pride a success without our amazing volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering for VC Pride, click on the "Volunteer" button below and complete the form. You can let us know your interested year-round and we will contact you as we get closer to the August event.
Each year Diversity Collective Ventura County hosts our Diversity Gala and honors individuals and organizations who have made an impact on the LGBTQ+ community. The honorees have inspired us to reach higher, farther, and stronger each year. Proceeds from our Diversity Gala help sustain our Community Resource Center and its programs.
Thanks to the unwavering support of our community and allies, Diversity Collective has made a significant impact on the LGBTQ2+ community for the past 10 years. We cordially invite you to join us in celebrating this milestone achievement.
Saturday, April 13, 2024
Museum of Ventura County
100 E. Main St
Ventura, CA 93001
6pm VIP Experience
7pm General Admission
8pm Program Begins
$200 VIP Experience
The VIP experience allows guests time to enjoy a glass of wine, take a docent-led tour of the Museum, and browse the Silent Auction to make the first bids before the doors open for general admissions.
- Champagne Toast
- Docent-led Tour of the Museum
- Silent Auction
- Hor d'Oeuvres
$150 General Admission
Celebrate our community achievements with a cocktail hour, silent auction, and dinner program honoring our friends and allies.
- Silent Auction
- Hor d'Oeuvres
Become a Sponsor
We invite you and your organization to make a difference in the Ventura County LGBTQ Community by becoming a Gala Sponsor.
Sponsors of this year's Gala will have reservations in the VIP hour, based on sponsorship levels. The VIP hour allows guests time to enjoy a glass of wine, tour the museum, and browse the Silent Auction to make the first bids before the doors open for general admissions. Visit the 2024 Diversity Gala webpage for for more information on perks and how to become a sponsor today.
One Step A La Vez
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.
Coming up in May 2024
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 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.
Help us raise awareness about HIV & AIDS and fund Diversity Collective's HIV-AIDS Education & Prevention Program.
Ready, Set, Walk!
Saturday, October 28th at College Park in Oxnard from 9am - 1pm
5K Walk | Free Health Fair | Entertainment
Calendar of Events
Our events promote individuality and acceptance among all orientations and gender identities.