Monterey Peninsula Pride & Community Human Services PRoudly Present: 

"Celebrating Generations Of Pride" EVENT 

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Join us for our second annual celebration, co-sponsored by Monterey Peninsula Pride and Community Human Services. The purpose of 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. 

Venga a nuestra segunda celebración anual, co-patrocinada por Monterey Peninsula Pride y Community Human Services. El propósito de Monterey Peninsula Pride and Celebration es unir y servir a las comunidades locales LGBTQ + celebrando nuestras historias, buscando la equidad multicultural, desarrollando el liderazgo LGBTQ +, educándonos a nosotros mismos y a otros, y cultivando alianzas.

Overview of activities: 

If you'd like to volunteer, please sign up here. Read the official press release here.


Whether you're marching or cheering, we want you there! Check out the Monterey Peninsula Pride Parade on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. kicking off from the Monterey County Social Services to the Oldemeyer Center in Seaside. See you there! 

If your organization would like to march in the parade, please contact Kathryn Heckroth at and Steven Goings at

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If you're interested in decorating a sign for our pride parade, visit our sign-making table in the parking lot at 9:45 a.m. on event day. We'll be there with large markers and 30 blank posters (first come, first serve). Community members are welcome to bring extra sign-making materials, including cardboard and thick poster boards, for other marchers to use.

After the parade is over, please drop off your sign at the door of the Oldemeyer Center, unless you plan to take it home.

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Dykes on Bicycles

Want to participate in the Monterey Peninsula Pride parade on your bicycle? Join us for the second annual "Dykes on Bicycles" gathering. All are welcome!

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Here's how to participate: 

1. Dress up your bicycle, or get dressed up yourself, to show your support for pride. Costumes and pride flags are encouraged! 

2. Spread the word about the 2nd Annual “Dykes On Bicycles” on social media.

3. Show up with your bicycle at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 30 at Monterey County Social Services at 1281 Broadway Avenue in Seaside. When you show up, look for other bicycles, and plan to ride in a big group. The parade will begin at 11:00 a.m. 

Please note: Unfortunately, no motorcycles or motorized bicycles are allowed per the city of Seaside. Rollerskaters are welcome. If you are planning to bring a dog, they must be well-trained next to bicycles and be on a leash no longer than five feet. 


The celebration starts @ 12:00 at Oldemeyer Center at 981 Hilby Avenue, in Seaside, CA. This is a free event for the community, though donations are appreciated. During the speaking portion of the event, ASL Interpretation will be provided by Sabine Wecker. 

Program Speakers

  • Interfaith spiritual welcome by Father Jon
  • Steven "Quazar" Goings
  • Jenaye Brelland
  • JT Mason
  • Deb Busman
  • Roselyn Marcias
  • River Navaille


  • American Civil Liberties Union Monterey County Chapter
  • Breakthrough Men’s Community
  • California Rural Legal assistance
  • Carmel Youth Center
  • Central Coast Nurses
  • Community Foundation 
  • Community Human Services
  • Conexiones LGBTQ
  • Deaf & Hard of Hearing Service Center-Central Coast Outreach Office
  • Diversity Center
  • Emerging Artists Alliance
  • Epiphany Lutheran & Episcopal Church
  • Interim Inc. Pajaro Street Wellness Center - Success Over Stigma
  • Medicare for All - Santa Cruz
  • Monterey Chapter of the ACLU 
  • Monterey County Branch NAACP
  • Monterey County Health Department
  • Monterey County Rape Crisis Center
  • Monterey County Theatre Alliance
  • Monterey LGBTQ & Friends Meetup
  • Monterey Peace and Justice Center
  • Monterey Public Library
  • Monterey Real Estate Agent Vanessa Ramirez
  • MPC Theatre Company
  • MY Museum
  • NAMI Monterey
  • National Association of Social Workers Central Coast Unit
  • National Coalition Building Institute, Monterey County & CSUMB Chapters
  • Otter Cross Cultural Center at CSUMB
  • Pacific Grove Police Department
  • Pacific Repertory Theater
  • Pajaro Valley Pride
  • Paper Wing Theatre
  • Peace & Justice Center
  • Planned Parenthood Mar Monte
  • Pride Club at CSUMB
  • Public Water Now
  • Rainbow Brigade
  • Rainbow Speakers and Friends
  • Salinas Valley Pride
  • San Benito LGBTQ+ Youth Space
  • Santa Cruz Pride
  • Seaside Voter Registration
  • Silicon Valley Pride
  • Suicide Prevention Service
  • Swing Left and Resister Sisters 
  • The Epicenter 
  • The SPCA for Monterey County
  • The Village Project
  • The Western Stage
  • Unitarian Universalist Church of the Monterey Peninsula (Social Justice Committee)
  • Whites for Racial Equity
  • Women's March at CSUMB
  • Women's March Monterey Bay  

Food Trucks


  • DJ Ayumi Winehouse


  • Paul Richmond
  • Tatiana Hart
  • Dianna O'Briant
  • Whitney Romberg
  • Annamarie Lopez
  • Savannah Chioino


Panel at Wave Street Studios

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After the pride parade and celebration, join a panel of pride organizers as they discuss the event and development of the new nonprofit Monterey Peninsula Pride. A Q+A will take place after the panel for our live audience members. All are welcome. RSVP on Facebook here.

The day of, we will also share a link for those who wish to watch the event online. Stay tuned for more information. 

This year's panelists include: 

  • Steven/Quazar, President and Panel Moderator
  • Tyller, Board Co-Chair
  • Rachel, Board Co-Chair
  • Father Jon, Senior Parade Marshall 
  • Hil, Chair of Marketing and Communications
  • Reilly, Board Member
  • JT Mason, Planning Committee

How To Get Involved


There are many ways to give! Donate online here or consider donating artwork, gift certificates, packages or speciality items for our silent auction at the pride celebration. For more information, please contact David Ciani at 

Purchase An Advertisement

This year our pride celebration will feature an event program to showcase our celebration activities, speakers, entertainment and more. If your business or organization would like exposure in the local LGBTQ+ community, please consider purchasing advertising space. Contact Christine Miller at for more information. 

Sponsor Us

If you'd like to sponsor our event, we'll include your advertisement in our program, provide a link to your business or organization on our website, give recognition on our social media accounts, announce you as a sponsor at our event, and prominently feature your logo at our celebration. Please contact Christine Miller at for more information. 

March In Our Parade

We're hoping to make our pride parade even bigger and better than last year — and we need your help to do it! We're calling on businesses, organizations, schools, groups, troupes, bands, entertainers, supporters and community members to make our parade truly shine. If you're interested in marching, please contact Kathryn Heckroth at and Steven Goings at

Table At The Celebration

While we're celebrating love, we're also placing a huge emphasis on education for our community. If you're organization or business would like to table at our celebration, contact Rachel Henry at

Bring Items For The Community Altar

At our pride event, we encourage you to bring items and photos to place on the community altar in remembrance and in honor of those who came before us and those we have lost too soon. We will also be displaying the Pulse Orlando Memorial Altar, thanks to The Epicenter. 

Entertain Us

Pride just isn't pride without entertainment! We're looking for singers, dancers, drag performers and entertainers to give our attendees a celebration to remember. If you'd like to perform, contact Rachel Henry at


Our queer art gallery was a huge hit at last year's celebration... so we're bringing it back! If you're interested in reserving space for your artwork in our gallery, contact Stefanie Berman at 


Our volunteers are the true superheroes of our pride parade and celebration. From keeping the march safe, to setting up tables at the celebration, to manning the photo-booth at our after party, being a volunteer for Monterey Peninsula Pride is a beautiful way to give back to your community! If you're interested in volunteering, please sign up here.

Spread the word

Help us reach more community members by downloading and sharing the flyer here, posting this event announcement and parade route on your social media account, or sharing the event from our Facebook page here. Thank you for your support! 

Art Contest


The 2018 pride art contest is now closed. Congratulations to our winner Vanessa, age 16, from Seaside High School. 

Board Of Directors

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.

  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

  Kat  (She/Her/Hers)  Board Member

Kat (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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