Santa Cruz LGBTQ Pride 2015: Transforming

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: May 19, 2014
Contact: Dina Izzo
Phone: (831) 234-0259
Email: info@santacruzpride.org

Santa Cruz -- Big changes are afoot at this year’s Santa Cruz Pride March and Festival! After many years of gathering at Cathcart and Pacific, then marching down the street towards the Clock Tower, this year’s Pride March will start at Church and Pacific, and march in the reverse direction, towards a new location for the festival in the parking lot at Cathcart and Center (where the Farmer’s Market is held every Wednesday afternoon).

After conducting an independent survey at the end of last years' festival, Pride’s organizers concluded that they needed to shake things up, and have changed the layout of the Festival to make it more of a community oriented gathering space. This year’s Festival Grounds will be set up with commercial vendors and community information booths, local Food Trucks, the traditional Stage featuring LBGTQ musical and other performances, a dedicated Kid's Play Space, and places to sit in the shade (new!).

While Santa Cruz Pride’s famous 'rainbow lighthouse' logo has been a constant over many years, each year Pride organizers select a theme and graphic for the Festival. This year it is “Transforming, Transitioning, Transcending”. It represents the many changes and transformations of Santa Cruz Pride as well as those in our community who are transforming and transitioning to be their authentic selves, while also transcending fear and stigmatization. This year’s image was designed by Pride volunteer Angie Cruz, a proud trans identified member of our community.

About 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, one of the oldest continuously operating Pride celebrations in the world, has been made possible for 40+ years because of the ongoing support and contributions of time, talent, and treasure by the residents of Santa Cruz County.

Find out more, and keep up to date with events as June 7th approaches, on their website at:

http://www.santacruzpride.org

or on their Facebook Page at:

https://www.facebook.com/Santa.Cruz.Pride.74

Pride is accepting donations to support the March and Festival via a GoFundMe crowdfunding campaign at: http://www.gofundme.com/scpride