MESSAGE FROM PRIDE DIRECTOR LISA NAVA
Over the last five years, I have had the honor to serve as Pride Director for the North County LGBTQ Resource Center. In that time, I have seen our festival grow in size, attendance, and impact. Our Pride is turning 15 years old and like most teenagers, she’s growing up faster than expected.
This year, we have more vendors, community resources, and entertainment than ever before. It’s as humbling as empowering to see, over and over, what the power of community can produce. My heart and gratitude go out to our committee of dedicated volunteers who made this event possible and to the over 100 volunteers who will support the festival on June 11!
I’m so proud of the teamwork we have had this year. Our volunteers all are truly the biggest accomplishment of this year’s Pride by the Beach.
Together, we have dedicated ourselves to learning about our Center and expanding its reach.
Together, we have bonded friendships, worked through obstacles, tried to understand thought processes and challenges with an eye on creating a revolutionary space.
Together, we have given each other grace as we shoulder life’s personal challenges.
Together, we will truly create a space for the LGBTQIA and allies to gather and experience a space free of social stigma.
NORTH COUNTY PRIDE MONTH EVENTS
02 June 7:00 pm Light up with PRIDE: Interfaith Affirming Gathering
The Table, 170 Calle Magdalena, Encinitas 92024
04 June 9:00 am Zumba Pride Fundraiser at Oceanside Dance Academy
4095 Oceanside Blvd., Suite G, Oceanside 92056
04 June 7:00 pm Woman to Woman / Lesbian Pride Night
Smitty’s Downtown Vista, 119 E. Broadway, Vista 92084
05 June 2:00 pm Pride Drag Show at Hi/Low
210 N Myers St., Oceanside 92054
11 June 12:00 pm Pride by the Beach
300 N. Coast Hwy, Oceanside, California 92054
01 June 12:00 pm Flag Raising at Palomar College
1140 W. Mission Road, San Marcos CA 92069
01 June 3:00 pm Flag Raising at Oceanside Unified
2111 Mission Ave., Oceanside 92058
03 June 3:00 pm Flag Raising at City of Encinitas
505 S. Vulcan, Encinitas CA 92024
08 June 5:00 pm Escondido City Council – Pride Proclamation
201 N. Broadway, Escondido CA 92025
08 June 5:00 pm Oceanside City Council – Pride Proclamation
300 N. Coast Hwy, Oceanside CA 92054
08 June 6:00 pm Encinitas City Council – Pride Proclamation
505 S. Vulcan, Encinitas CA 92024
14 June 4:00 pm Carlsbad City Council – Pride Proclamation
1635 Faraday Ave, Carlsbad CA 92008
14 June 5:30 pm Vista City Council – Pride Proclamation
200 Civic Center Dr., Vista CA 92084
PRIDE MAIN STAGE
|12:00||Opening Shawl Ceremony and Land Recognition||Strong Hearted Native Women’s Coalition|
|12:10||Dedication||Kay Compton (LINC)|
|12:25||Keynote: Dr. Julie Vitale||Superintendent of OUSD|
|12:40||DJ Topeka Clementine||DJ|
|12:45||Issadora Ava||Pop artist|
|1:00||Go Scarlet||Go Go cover band|
|2:00||Joey Pearson||Queer singer song-writer|
|Katrena Roberts||San Diego-based singer song-writer|
|3:00||Paris Sukomi Max||Drag Headliner, Activist|
|3:10||Miss Keri Oki||Escondido Drag Queen|
|3:15||Las Sabrosas Latin Orchestra||12 piece all-female queer and allied latin salsa band|
|4:00||Tony Ocean||Allied Oceanside R & B artist|
|5:00||Boi Band||Headliners: Los Angeles-based pop group whose new hit single, Ferris Wheel, has everyone talking.|
|5:30||theholyrainbowclub||Local Oceanside queer Samoan hip hop artist|
MAP FOR THE PRIDE FESTIVAL
HISTORY OF PRIDE BY THE BEACH
2008 Max Disposti brings Pride at the Beach to the Junior Seau Gymnasium in Oceanside on National Coming Out Day, under the direction of the North County LGBTQ Coalition. An estimated 1,000 people attend. Coalition is granted 501(c)(3) status.
2009 Pride at the Beach moves to Betty’s Lot under the direction of Tina Leight-Roades and Disposti.
2011 Pride at the Beach attracts 3,000 people and on December 8, The Center officially opens its doors.
2013 John Johns becomes Pride Director as six states approve marriage equality, and the Supreme Court strikes down the Defense of Marriage Act.
2014 Shannon Rose takes charge and brings the festival to the downtown Oceanside Civic Center Plaza. Shannon’s dynamic leadership rebrands Pride by the Beach as a mainstage music festival. An estimated 5,000 people attend. The Center moves to our current location, at 3220 Mission Ave #2, Oceanside CA 92058.
2018 Lisa Nava is hired to grow the Pride program as a destination Pride which develops leadership through volunteerism, youth training, and fundraising (sponsorships and vendor fees). With an estimated 8,000+ attendees in 2019, we have managed two virtual celebrations and are ready to come back in-person this year.
Dr. Julie A. Vitale, Superintendent for Oceanside Unified School District, as their keynote speaker. Vitale has a long track record of centering and advocating for students and being especially vocal for the LGBTQ community within the Oceanside school system.
Under her leadership, the school board implemented a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Department; raised the pride flag at district offices; partnered with the North County LGBTQ Resource Center for staff training on inclusion; and was instrumental in the creation of the inaugural “Lead with Pride Summit,” sponsored by the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA), and served as conference chair. This conference was a first of its kind to focus on creating safe and affirming spaces for LGBTQIA+ students and staff.
Vitale wants to ensure a welcoming atmosphere to LGBTQIA+ students across the district. She wants a student’s authentic self-celebrated rather than think their queerness is something to hide. “I want them to know that at 15, and 12 and 10 and not wait until they’re 30, 40, 50 or never,” Vitale said.
RANSPORTATION / BUS SERVICE
Public parking is limited. We recommend you utilize Public Transportation.
Oceanside has one of the busiest public transportation hubs that reaches out to the North, South and East. Please visit the North County Transit District Website to see how you can easily get to the Downtown and NOT worry about parking: gonctd.com
Metrolink is proud to serve as the LINK between six Southern California counties and Pride by the Beach with safe, seamless and reliable train transportation. The Metrolink $10 Weekend Day Pass is good for unlimited system wide travel each day, and kids 17 and under ride for free when accompanied by a fare-paying adult. Take the Metrolink Orange County (OC) or Inland Empire-Orange County (IEOC) Lines to the Oceanside station and walk along S. Cleveland Street to the event.
Plan your trip, door-to-door, using the Moovit App or Transit App.
DRIVING DIRECTIONS: GPS SETTING:
Set your GPS for “300 N. Coast Hwy, Oceanside, California 92054”. Event is adjacent to Oceanside City Hall.