LGBTQ+ Resources

 

santa cruz diversity center

Each year, The Diversity Center reaches approximately 10,000 individuals that we serve directly through our onsite programs, outreach and education events, our work with school-based Gay/Straight Alliances, and our Triangle Speakers program.

Contact Info

Email: info@diversitycenter.org
Phone: (831) 425-5422

Location

1117 Soquel Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
 

Queer youth task force

The Queer Youth Task Force (QYTF) is comprised of individuals and organizations that work with, or support, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and questioning (LGBTIQ) youth.  They strive to improve the quality of life for all LGBTIQ youth in their community, as well as children raised in homes where LGBTIQ people live.

contact info

Phone: (831) 427-4004
Fax: (831) 425-0743
E-mail: info@QYTF.org

Location

c/o Diversity Center
P.O. Box 8280
Santa Cruz, CA 95061

santa Cruz Pride

Every first Sunday in June, the Santa Cruz County Community joins with the voices of LGBTQ communities and their allies around the world in celebration of Pride Month. The Santa Cruz Pride Parade & Festival has been made possible for 40+ years because of the - often brave - time, talent, and treasure contributions of our Santa Cruz County community members. As a community member, we ask for your monetary support in creating a safe space for our community members to gather, celebrate, listen, shout, chant, march, learn, exist, break bread, honor, speak, enjoy one another's company.

contact info

Pride Coordinator: Dina Izzo
Phone: (831) 234-0259
E-mail: info@QYTF.org

Location

P.O. Box 8280
Santa Cruz, CA 95061 

 

salinas valley pride

Salinas Valley Pride Celebrations is a volunteer-based organization dedicated to providing LGBTQ awareness and visibility within the Salinas Valley. Our organization seeks to unite people of all ages, races, ethnicities, genders, and sexual identities in celebration of the diversity in these communities.

Contact

info@salinasvalleypride.com

 

Monterey Peninsula Pride

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. They 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.

Contact

info@peninsulapride.org