Events • Resources • Education


Upcoming Events


LGBTQIA+ Club Meeting At MPC
September 26 / MPC, BMC 204

If you’re an MPC student, join the first-ever LGBTQ+ club meeting on September 26, BMC 204, from 3:00-5:00 p.m.

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Film Screening: Paris Is Burning
October 11 / CSUMB

Join CSUMB Pride Club for a screening of Paris is Burning. Showings at 7:00 and 9:30 p.m. in the Black Box Cabaret.

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Promiseland Art Opening
Nov 2 / Pacific Grove Art Center

Local artist and queer rights activist Paul Richmond unveils new surrealist work that blends reality and abstraction.

Drag & Dance Night
September 28 / Planet Gemini

Enjoy live singing queens, comedy queens, fierce lip-sync presentations and performance art queens. Tickets cost $20.


Werk Witch Drag Show
October 12 / CSUMB

Enjoy performances from professional drag queens and watch students compete for best drag performance.

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Film Screening: Lavender Scare
October 8 / Maya Cinema Salinas

This documentary focuses on the U.S. government's efforts to identify and fire gay and lesbian employees in the 1950's. 

9th Annual SAlinas VAlley Pride
October 5—14

Get ready for a week of events, including the CSUMB drag show, pre-party and Salinas Valley Pride at Toro Park.


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Social Meetups


Bowling at Monterey Lanes
Third Monday Every Month

Join the LGBTQ & Friends Meetup Group for Monday Mayhem at Monterey Lanes. After 9 p.m., there are $3 games and $3 shoe rentals. This is always a family-friendly event. Don’t forget your socks!

Trivia at London Bridge Pub
First TuesdaY Every MOnth

If you're good at geography, sports, history, pop culture and more, join the LGBTQ & Friends Meetup Group for Trivia Tuesday at London Bridge Pub. Buy-in for $1 and enjoy a stocked beer and food menu all night.

Coffee Talk at Starbucks
Every Thursday

Tired from a long day at work and need a little pick-me-up? Join the Monterey Bay GLBTQ Network for Coffee Talk every Thursday at Starbucks in Marina. Good people, good coffee, good vibes all around.


Celebrate Pride

The purpose of the annual Monterey Peninsula Pride and Celebration is to unite and serve local LGBTQ+ communities by celebrating our histories, pursuing multicultural equity, developing LGBTQ+ leadership, educating ourselves and others, and cultivating alliances. 

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Find Support

As resources grow in monterey county, We’re building a directory of LGBTQ-friendly service providers and organizations to support you and your family. From Youth services to support groups, congregations to counseling centers, our goal is to keep the community connected and cared for.


Give Back

We have a whole lot of work to do, and every little bit counts. Your Contribution will support our vision to build a community in which all genders and sexualities are equally welcomed and celebrated. With your help, we can get there that much faster.

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Get Connected

New in town and trying to find your fellow rainbows?We remember what that’s like. Check out our list of groups in the area so you can get connected. As more social groups and student clubs emerge in our community, we’ll make sure you’re the first to know.