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.