Show Your Pride for San Diego’s LGBTQ Community
NORTH COUNTY PRIDE
Come Out and Show Your Pride for San Diego’s LGBTQ Community
Looking for something fun to do that is not only entertaining but also supportive to the community?! Then look no further! San Diego’s North County Pride is October 14th in Oceanside! This year, North County Pride is celebrating a decade of celebration! Their theme is “Pride by the Beach,” and there will be parades, live music, inspirational speakers, and lots of delicious food! Not to mention the spectacular ocean views and dozens of local vendors!
With the headliner soon to be announced, North County Pride will feature live entertainment from artists such as Sea Freedom, GirlBoy, Lunden Reign, and more! According to the North County Pride Website, this event is growing steadily year by year: “Each year, the number of attendees at Pride by the Beach has steadily increased. The first Pride event hosted in the area had around 800 attendees. By 2013, the number of attendees more than quadrupled to over 4,000. In 2014, Pride by the Beach was moved to the streets of downtown Oceanside, CA. The move from the original location to downtown Oceanside provided more visibility, more accessibility and the number of attendees nearly doubled to 6,000-7,000!” The festival will be free of charge to all participants. Organizers have dropped the admission fee in an effort to create more exposure and visibility of the LGBTQ community to the residents of North County. According to the North County LGBTQ resource center, “…each year a percentage of the money raised from Pride by the Beach funds our Project Youth Program. Awards are given to the North County Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA) clubs in the middle schools and high schools. These clubs promote respect for diversity in the schools, play a critical role in stopping and preventing harassment and discrimination against LGBTQ students, and helps ensure that the schools are safe for everybody. In the past few years, Pride by the Beach has provided over $16,000 in cash awards to the GSA clubs.” With so many crazy things going on in our world right now, PRIDE gives us as a community the chance to show up and celebrate our differences.
October is LGBT History month, and there is no other way to show support than to celebrate in the sun with those you love!
October 14th, 2017 / 11am - 5pm
Civic Center Plaza
300 North Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054, USA