Vote on our 2018 pride theme
Pride is approaching and we are asking YOU to vote on our theme! We've narrowed it down to three choices and would love for you to choose your favorite.

Voting ends on Friday, April 6th!
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Share your pride experience at Seaside City Council

On Thursday, April 19, the Seaside City Council will vote on whether or not to grant Monterey Peninsula Pride a fee waiver for use of the Oldemeyer Center for the 2018 pride celebration. If you joined us for last year's pride, and would like to support our nonprofit's continued efforts, please consider attending this city council meeting to share your experience and make your voice heard! 

Date: Thursday, April 19
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: 440 Harcourt Avenue, Seaside
Join the Rainbow Youth Support Group

Come experience a supportive environment for LGBTQ+ youth to create community, share and process common themes.

This group will open to new members every 12 weeks. Topics will include: 

  • Safe Zones
  • Health
  • Allies
  • Coming out
  • Family dynamics
  • Suicide prevention
  • Domestic violence and abuse
  • Drug and alcohol use
  • Race and culture
  • Social media
This group supports folks ages 15-20, and will run weekly on Tuesday evenings from 5-6:30, beginning May 1, at Shine a Light Counseling Center in Monterey. Please contact Tayler at or Hillary at with any questions and to begin the screening process.  
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New Events

"Coffee Talk" at Starbucks

Head on over to Starbucks at The Dunes in Marina every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome and new folks are encouraged to stop by. Friends, family and all are welcome! Find out more information about this weekly gathering on the Monterey Bay GLBTQ network or Monterey LGBTQ & Friends Meetup.
The Epicenter's "Second Annual Benefit Luncheon"

Please join The Epicenter in celebrating the Second Annual Benefit Luncheon where they will have renowned speaker Sade Daniels, testimonials from youth staff, and a silent auction. Tickets will also be available at the door. For more details please email
Date: April 12, 2018
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: Corral De Tierra Country Club
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 'LGBT History in Schools' class at CSUMB

If you're an educator looking to improve your school's curriculum on LGBTQ history, this is the class for you. This course is available online and begins in June.

Registration opens: April 13, 2018
Instructor: Rob Darrow, Ed.D.
'LGBTQ+ Inclusive Hospice and Palliative Care' seminar
When there is tension between values/beliefs of an individual health care professional and the ethical imperative to treat all patients with dignity and respect, conflict and legal issues may arise.

This webinar and discussion will explore potential conflicts and offer strategies and tools for professionals in effectively serving the LGBTQ+ community. 

There is no cost for this event, but pre-registration is required. Please register here or call 831-333-9023. Refreshments and light snacks will be served.

Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018
Time: 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Location: CSUMB—Student Center, Rm. #120
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LGBTQ+ Cinema

A Fantastic Woman

Now playing at Osio Theater in downtown Monterey.

"Marina, a trans woman, is a singer and waitress. She has just moved in with her lover, Orlando. One night, Orlando wakes up feeling very unwell. Unable to stand up, he collapses and falls down a staircase. Marina rushes him to a hospital, but Orlando dies, apparently from a brain aneurysm. Marina is viewed with suspicion. A detective comes to the restaurant where she works, and asks her questions suggesting that Orlando's death had resulted from a physical altercation between the two of them. The exclusions might have more to do with her identity rather than the death of Orlando." 
Love, Simon

Now playing at Century Cinemas at Del Monte Center.
"Simon Spier keeps a huge secret from his family, his friends, and all of his classmates: he's gay. When that secret is threatened, Simon must face everyone and come to terms with his identity."

Call Me By Your Name

Now playing at Osio Theater in downtown Monterey 

"It's the summer of 1983, and precocious 17-year-old Elio Perlman is spending the days with his family at their 17th-century villa in Lombardy, Italy. He soon meets Oliver, a handsome doctoral student who's working as an intern for Elio's father. Amid the sun-drenched splendor of their surroundings, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever." 

Help Us Improve Our Website

We're building a list of LGBTTQQIAAPF-friendly service providers in Monterey County, from health services to event vendors. The more information we have, the better! If you'd like to add your organization to the list, please email our web developers here.
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