This week is San Luis Obispo Pride, a celebration of the Central Coast LGBTQ+ community. Over the weekend there will be parties, drag performances and Pride in the Plaza, a free festival for the public with live entertainment. Some will also be using the opportunity to raise awareness about issues that continue to impact all communities—including the queer community—such as deportation, racism and gentrification.
A group called the SLO Queer Crowd will be hosting a march and rally to focus on these topics Sunday afternoon. Member and local activist Matt Klepfer stopped by the KCBX studio to talk about the events and what the organization aims to accomplish. Click the link above to listen to his conversation with KCBX's Tyler Pratt.
The march begins at Mission Plaza, traveling on sidewalks through downtown and ending at Mitchell Park, beginning at 11:30am.
There will be a rally and speakers at Mitchell Park at 12:30pm.