Central Coast Pride

Courtesy of David Weisman

The Central Coast celebrated virtual Pride from May 16-23 and included some of the stories from Central Coast Queer Archive Project. The Central Coast Queer Archive Project collects oral and video histories of the LGBTQ community to preserve them in a historical archive.

Pride is held each year by LGBTQ+ communities the world over to celebrate accomplishments towards gaining civil rights and push for more rights until achieving equity. The first Central Coast Pride was organized in 1997, over the years, Central Coast Pride has grown from a few hundred attendees to one of San Luis Obispo's largest community events. Community volunteers spend months planning various events aimed to educate, entertain, and celebrate. In 2021, Central Coast Pride will be celebrating 25 Years, and look back on the accomplishments of activism, work towards inclusivity and equality, and look forward to celebrating PRIDE for years to come. 

Join Fred Munroe as he speaks with guests Michelle Call, Executive Director of the Gala Pride and Diversity Center, Ila Moncrief, California State University Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo, Intern at the Pride Center and Pride committee chair, and  Dusty Colyer-Worth, San Luis Obispo (SLO) Chamber of Commerce, Vice-Chair City of SLO Human Relations Commission.

They will talk with us about the history of Pride, share with us details about upcoming Central Coast Pride month activities, as well as talk with us about continuing work to lift up our LGBTQ+ community and how we can assist with these efforts.