Ventura County Pride

Stand Out Stand Proud

Ventura County Pride Festival is a weekend-long event that celebrates 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.

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 the Latinx population as well as the general public.

In response to social distancing protocols, the 2020 Ventura County Pride will be an exciting, virtual, interactive event!

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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


Spectrum Arts Collaborative

Community Service

Pedro A. Chavez


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.

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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.

People at AIDS Walk

Calendar of Events

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

Upcoming Events

Group performing in improv class
Wed 28

Jest Improv Classes

October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Thu 29

Thrive LGBTQ

October 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Woman talking to counselor
Fri 30

Free Counseling

October 30
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Fri 30

Rainbow Umbrella Youth Group

October 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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.