Saturday, June 30, 2018

Mission Statement: Our purpose 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.

Vision Statement: Monterey Peninsula Pride envisions a social climate in which *LGBTQ+ people and communities thrive, in collaboration with friends, family, allies and supporters. We dream of a community in which all genders and sexualities are equally welcomed and celebrated. We desire a vibrant multigenerational community in which LGBTQ+ children are nurtured, LGBTQ+ elders are honored and people with disabilities and the Deaf and hard of hearing community are embraced. We envision a LGBTQ+ community in which queer folk of every culture, philosophy and belief system can contribute. We encourage a society in which every ethnicity appreciates their LGBTQ+ members as a vital part of their communities. We stand for a world in which LGBTQ+ people are woven into the socio-political fabric of society and in which our voices and perspectives are heard in schools, board rooms, city halls, faith communities, town halls, sports arenas and media.

*Our LGBTQ+ community includes, but is not limited to: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, pansexual, fluid, non-binary.


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How To Get Started

Before beginning your artwork, refect on our theme of “Celebrating Generations Of Pride.” This theme is centered around inclusivity within our beautiful community, where LGBTQ+ youth are nurtured and LGBTQ+ elders are honored.


This contest is open to all residents of Monterey County. Students are strongly encouraged to apply, including youth enrolled in home schools, the “unschooled” movement, trade schools and charter schools. Minors must have written permission from a parent or legal guardian to participate.


After the contest closes on Friday, May 4, 2018, one winner will be selected from each category: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College and Community.


Please include your first name, last name (or initial), age, city of residence, e-mail address, phone number and the title of your artwork. For electronic submissions, the page layout must
be 8.5x11 inches with a resolution of 300 ppi, exported as a PDF. Please email contact@ to submit your art for the contest. Mailed submissions must also be 8.5x11 inches. Please send your artwork to Monterey Peninsula Pride, P.O. Box 893, Seaside, CA,


If your artwork is selected by our pride planning committee, it will be featured on our official 2018 poster. Winners will also recieve a commemorative pride T-shirt and have the chance to participate in our parade. All submissions will be featured in a public gallery at our pride celebration.


By submitting your artwork, you agree to allow Monterey Peninsula Pride to feature your design and name on our marketing materials, website and social media accounts, as well as display your artwork in a public gallery at the pride celebration on June 30, 2018.

Board Of Directors

  Tyller  (He/Him/His)  Co-Chair, Chair of Pride Planning Committee

Tyller (He/Him/His)

Co-Chair, Chair of Pride Planning Committee

  David  (He/Him/His)  Treasurer, Chair of Finance Committee

David (He/Him/His)

Treasurer, Chair of Finance Committee

  Kymber  (She/Her/Hers)  Secretary                                           

Kymber (She/Her/Hers)


  Stefanie  (She/Her/Hers)  Board Member

Stefanie (She/Her/Hers)

Board Member

  Edie  (She/Her/Hers)  Board Member                                

Edie (She/Her/Hers)

Board Member                                

  Hilary  (She/Her/Hers)  Chair of Marketing and Communications

Hilary (She/Her/Hers)

Chair of Marketing and Communications

  Patrick  (He/Him/His)  Board Member                                  

Patrick (He/Him/His)

Board Member                                  

  Rachel  (She/Her/Hers)  Co-Chair

Rachel (She/Her/Hers)


  Quazar  (He/She/Their)  President                                          

Quazar (He/She/Their)


  Dave  (He/Him/His)  Chair of Governance Committee    

Dave (He/Him/His)

Chair of Governance Committee    

  Tayler   Chair of Community Outreach and Education


Chair of Community Outreach and Education

  Reilly  (They/Them)  Board Member

Reilly (They/Them)

Board Member

We're a volunteer group of activists, community organizers and professionals dedicated to making Monterey Peninsula Pride accessible for all. If you'd like to get involved, please let us know! 


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